Runnin 1/2 mile on DR's

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  1. Noquarter

    Noquarter Gold Member

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    Hey all,

    I wanted to pick up a set of MT Street SS or Nitto NT555Rs for my daily driving rears but I also wanted to try and run a 1/2 mile event this year.

    Both Nitto and MT said "Don't run them over 150 for a sustained length of time" but they don't really say what that means.. assuming for legality.

    I would imagine my stock can do the 1/2 in the 150-160 range. Cant see being longer than 10-20 seconds over 150. Has anyone ran a 1/2m with Drs?
     
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    I'd like to know this info too. But based on my info, You can run over 150 but not for prolong time and let them cool for next run.
     
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    A lot of 1/2 mile events don't allow drag radials FYI
     
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    I know Clayton GA event has type of tires
    HPT, drag, and slick selection..
     
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    There are a lot of people that do run. You should be fine if you are stock . The best i have seen and heard of a stock hellcat is 160 And that was with a role start not from a dig .
     
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    I ran 160 from a roll bone stock summer tires . It was fun and I wished I had drag radials bad.
     
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    One of the Hellcats at the Florida 1/2 mile was running MTs and he did fine. Granted, traction and weather sucked and I think he got up to around 151on his best run.
     
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    Several cars ran the half mile last summer using drag radials , no issues
     
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    I saw 1/2 dozen cars at a test and tune and there was no issues.
     
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    I've run Nitto NT-05's at several 1/2 mile events pushing 160mph, no problems, depends on the runway composition concrete vs asphalt, in GA. I didn't have to do a burnout, in FL. even after a burnout still had trouble getting them to hook, but I was also running a lot more HP and TQ. Can't run DR's at 1 mile events.
     
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