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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 13, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

What's the best drag radial that can actually be driven to the drag strip? Many are DOT apprroved but clearly state "not for highway use",..Hoosier's for instance.

Mickey Thompson doesn't have this "not for highway use" disclaimer for their ET Sreet Radials. Would the ET's be better for driving to the track?

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

I'd say below in the order listed. I've had the MT and BFG and drove both to track and home. You just don't want to get caught in the rain.

1. Mickey Thompson (better for track)
2. BFG (better for track)
3. Nitto (better for street)
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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

I have the ET street radials on my camaro, that is what I would use. The hoosiers and the new Mickey Thompson Pro tires, would not be the best choice for highway use, they might be ok for around town driving. BF Goodrich makes a drag radial, but wont have the traction the ET steets have.

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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

X2 on dont get caught in the rain with the ET street radials, ask me how I know, lol.

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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

ive used both the et street radeals and the et street bias cheter slicks on the highway to the track 1 hour and a half one way on my 95 Z28 never had a problem

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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

I used BFG drag radials on my daily driver (yes daily driver, lol) when I was young and did lots of "unsanctioned racing", they are not terrible in the rain but can also get scary pretty quick when the tread gets low, and it's pretty low to start. I would get maybe 4k miles out of them before they were bare.

The MT street radials are much better at the track than the BFG's, and I use them year round on my Camaro now, but only drive it in the rain by accident, the MT's are pretty bad in the rain.
But in all other dry circumstances they work great, I wouldn't hesitate to use either on a dry weather cruiser, they have much more sidewall strength than the bias ply street slicks and feel way better driving, and work great in dry weather.
When it rains, be careful but then again if it needs a drag radial thats probably the case with a street radial too.

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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

My M/T drag radials were fine on the street.

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Re: Best drag radial that can actully be driven to the drag strip

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I'd say below in the order listed. I've had the MT and BFG and drove both to track and home. You just don't want to get caught in the rain.

1. Mickey Thompson (better for track)
2. BFG (better for track)
3. Nitto (better for street)
X2. The Nittos are definitely better for the street and will last longer then the other 2

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