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Old 10-02-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Slicks vs. Drag Radials

I am pondering this decision.
Slicks or Drag Radials
I am so impressed with the traction cabablilities of drag radials that I am considering going this route instead of slicks for the Bonne. That way I can run them on the street on the way to the track.

Sure slicks offer better traction capabilities but they aren't that much different than drag radials other than lacking grooves.

What do you guys think.
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If i were you , ill take the drag radial , for the difference it will give you,and no needs to bring 2 set of front tires.

Probably what ill do next year
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Good question! Cuz drag radials are a lot more available than slicks...or so I've found. Do they were about the same as the slicks?
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Drag radials are usually good for 1.9 60'*, ET streets for 1.8'* and ET drags for 1.7'*. Of course on a well prepped track you can take a tenth off of those times.
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if you're going to swap wheels when you run you should go all-out with slicks.
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But changing at the track sucks, and driving to the track on slicks sucks worse.
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But changing at the track sucks, and driving to the track on slicks sucks worse.
yep! and no needs to let all your stuff in the parking when doing a run , you can change your tires in the next morning.
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i don't know guys, when i switched from dr'* to hardcore slicks i noticed a BIG BIG difference(RWD). never complained about changing wheels at the track, and i'm pretty irritable and lazy. the benefits were there for sure though.
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hard to choose between 2,

its up to his goal i think and preferences
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ET Streets may be a good compromise. I'm not out to break any records...besides my own PB. It would sure open up a lot of trunk space for other travel needs when I'm 500+ miles from home.

Still some time to decide before the spring.

I just came in from installing my drive shaft safety loop...on my Firebird. That would be a trick installing on a FWD.
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