Jump to content
  • Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register


Recommended Posts

Hey all

What do you guys recommend as drag tyres.

Now these will be for a track car so no need to worry about the road.

R33 gtst.

Im looking to have a set for drag only.

Also what sizes work? 16s? 17s? 18s? Etc then widths? As I have to get some rims also

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mickey Thompson ET Streets.

What car are they for and how much power are you making?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its for a GTST r33 est power will be around 380 to 400kws

Im unsure of what rim size to get also etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well no but if you run full slicks then you also have to run front runners.

You will get better traction with full slicks though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HAVE to run front runners??

Sorry new to all this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If running a full drag slick, you need to run cross-ply tyres up front as well or "front runners" as most call them.

Do some Googling on the topic, its essentially to make sure you don't end up in a wall :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^What he said.

If you run a full slick tyre on the rear you have to run a narrow tyre on the front. Have a look at front runners on the Mickey Thompson page and have a flick through the ANDRA rules too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to grab some sticky tyres for the drags only, wont be running it often, just want to get a decent MPH and time and then focus back on trackwork..... What sort of lifespan does a MT Street have at the drags? I assume they have a pretty quick wear rate? Where is Mr NytDave? :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends how hard you shred them doing burnouts. They can last quite (40+ passes/burnout) a while even with street driving (few 1,000 of KM).

Like any tyre, it's how hard they get treated :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends how hard you shred them doing burnouts. They can last quite (40+ passes/burnout) a while even with street driving (few 1,000 of KM).

Like any tyre, it's how hard they get treated :)

Sweet, Thanks Ash!

I assume they dont need a huge burnout to get them sticky... :rolleyes: Ill leave skids to Texi days like on the weekend haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and how small is to small rim wise?

ill be doing gaurd work. ET Streets seem the way to go

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A set of ET Streets would probably last you a year's worth of drag racing if you were racing monthly. Just so long as you don't sit there frying tyres every run which is not needed.

There isn't really a limit on how small you can go but I probably wouldn't go any smaller than a 15.

If you're running 15's or 16's with guard work you should be able to fit a set of 275's under there.

A mate of mine runs 15" 275's under the rear of his S14 which last time he ran it had around 430rwkw and was good for a low 10 and 145 or so mph.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what rim width was the 275s on mate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I run 255s MT on 16x 8 with no issues just can't have it sitting too low- which you wouldn't want to anyway.

I just run standard wheels on the front and jt drives fine as long as you have good pressure JB the rears otherwise its a little uncomfortable.

Won't last if you bake them every time before you launch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what rim width was the 275s on mate?

With the 275/17 Hoosiers I was using for a while on my GTR - Just used stock R33 GTR wheels, worked fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent thanks mate.

Can anyone tell me the differance between radial and non-radial Mickey Thomson streets??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×
×
  • Create New...