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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 06, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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ET Streets on the street

How do the MT ET Street Radials behave on the highway? Can I run these on Power Tour, etc. at highway speeds through the rain?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 06, 12:49 PM
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Re: ET Streets on the street

Not really made for the rain... but... Buddy with a 67SS drove his 300 or so miles on the MT DR's and in the rain (not all 300 miles ) at 60+ without issues according to him.

Being what they are and ment to do, you could but 2000+ miles ? I'd run something else.

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Neil,

That would scare the shiznit out of me, I run Hooseir quick time pros and I wouldnt think of running them on a long haul such as the hot rod power tour. Wet weather would be really risky, the razor blade grooves in those tires are worthless. And I can tell you if Im going a moderate speed around an overpass I can sometimes feel the sidewall of the tire folding over, not good. Just going to local cruise nights I often think Im pushing my luck. Be safe mount up some radial street hides and enjoy the cruise with no worries.

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I would agree with rick in dry weather the traction is good with low air pressure. But if you leave the air pressure low and ride a lot your going to ware your rubber twice as fast. And if you air them up there goes most you traction and then add rain. Not a good combanation. You can also do as i have on my 7.54 e/t daily driver 92 gmc pick up and runn a set of 255 50 15 nitto extrems good traction plus good all weather performance.
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I agree, ET Streets wouldn't be my choice for what you are trying to do. They are basically useless in the rain. I ran them on the street for a while and didn't really like them. If you want a sticky street tire with a firm side wall and a little better groove, try the ET Street Radials. I have yet to drive on mine, let alone in the rain, but they are a lot more stable than regular ET streets and have more and larger grooves. Neither one is a rain tire, but I would much rather be caught in the rain with the radials.

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I agree, ET Streets wouldn't be my choice for what you are trying to do. They are basically useless in the rain. I ran them on the street for a while and didn't really like them. If you want a sticky street tire with a firm side wall and a little better groove, try the ET Street Radials. I have yet to drive on mine, let alone in the rain, but they are a lot more stable than regular ET streets and have more and larger grooves. Neither one is a rain tire, but I would much rather be caught in the rain with the radials.
Camaroman,

I was referring to the radials, not the bias ply ET Streets. I have a friend that runs the Nitto drag radials on a 4th Gen daily driver, so I was curious if this could be done with the ET Street Radials. I wanna be ready for action at Gainesville Dragway and E-Town when the tour arrives without having to carry a spare set of wheels. : )
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Re: ET Streets on the street

The ET Street Radials are fine on the street for shorter trips. (100 miles at a time.) A couple guys around here run them all the time. Although the hide from the rain. (it's like driving on black ice) They get 5-10k miles on them. Keep in mind that includes 1/4 mile trips. With the distance and weather issues I wouldn't run them on the power tour. Get yourself a sticky set of street radials.


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