The best tires out there for drag racing

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  1. srt8abee

    srt8abee Hellcat Member

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    Found out the summer tires just don't want to hook up,what,what tires and size r using to get your car to hook up without straight slicks of course
     
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    Mickey Thompson street radials seem to be the choice of alot of members, even on the street they'll hook nicely with little or no warmup. 0 -60 mph in 3.4 sec street time as a stop and go only.
     

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    i have the nitto's and can do 3.5 on the street.......MT's seem to do better at the track...they can floor it off the line while i cant...

    next time i will be purchasing the MT's
     
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    I have nittos 555r and love them. You have to get a good burnout for them to work, rpms and smoke.
     
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    ive done a good burnout with them.....there is actually a point where you can over heat them because if i hot lap i notice traction gets worse with them..

    when rolling out of a 5 sec burnout going into 3rd gear during the burnout i hear the chirp which lets me know they are sticky...... ive watched StellasHC floor it with his MT's while i had to feather it out off the line........every track is different im sure.....it sure seems like 10 second times are a heck of a lot easier with MT's than Nitto's......im still learning and have 3 trips only to the track.....each time i get better........also notice Nitto's dont smoke much.......ive tried to get them to smoke and i can sit there for 10 seconds and barely get smoke.....
     
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    How much air do you run? I run 22 lbs and avg 1.6 with average prep 1.5 60ft with good prep. Another thing with nittos is they have a v rating I know thats way under Hellcat top speed. But Mts have no speed rating.
     
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    1.841 60'

    11.29 best time

    still learning

    new shaft going in next week, 10's next spring!!!!

    if i floor it off the line i spin.....the guys with MT's seem like they can floor it
     
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    Are you a a8?
     
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    now your picking on me!!!!!!


    .....yes im a A8
     
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    Lol not picking on you are you leaving at idle?
     
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    if i were getting 11.2's with a M6 id be the king!!!! of the M6 here

    are my 60's that bad?
     
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    Brass Monkey Hellcat Senior Hellcat Member

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    yes a 1.841 60ft in a hellcat is awful. not dogging you... just answering your question honestly.
    btw I ran a 1.76 60ft in my M6 (1st time at track with hellcat) and achieved a 11.29 1/4 so i guess you could say i'm the king of m6. 0-60mph was 3.3

    for stock and drag radials.
    1.5 excellent
    1.6 very good
    1.7 average
    1.8 poor
    1.9 what are you doing on the track lol
     
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    Have you tried flashing which means leaving at idle? Just flooring it no brake torquing? It's not bad 1.6 would put you in the tens. I flash when I race but I have a totally different vehicle.
     
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    Will these fit on stock rims?
     
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    Yes these will fit on stock 9.5" wheels as many members here will also say the same and have worked well. I actually bought the HC replica wheels in a 10" just so I can switch back and forth when i want.
     

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