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Old 09-27-2004, 01:53   #1 (permalink)
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Street/Strip Tyres

I'm after some new tyres for my XD. I've got 15" by 4 fronts & 15" by 8.5" rears I'm after something that will hook up well on the strip that I can still drive home with. I've got BF Goodrichs at the moment & they are absolute garbage I don't have a hope of getting the power down (they do do great burnouts tho) so does anyone have any experience with these kind of tyres they can share? I don't drive in the rain at all & don't care how they corner really I just want traction.
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Old 09-27-2004, 20:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Street/Strip Tyres

Have you seen the ones @ VPW? The BFGoodrich Comp TA Drag Radial.

They are much nicer and softer than the normal ZR rates BFG tyres. Falcon coupe has some sitting in his hallway waiting to go on. They look and feel the goods. Not quite as soft as my MT ET streets but very close.

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I'm after some new tyres for my XD. I've got 15" by 4 fronts & 15" by 8.5" rears I'm after something that will hook up well on the strip that I can still drive home with. I've got BF Goodrichs at the moment & they are absolute garbage I don't have a hope of getting the power down (they do do great burnouts tho) so does anyone have any experience with these kind of tyres they can share? I don't drive in the rain at all & don't care how they corner really I just want traction.
I saw a charger at Winton with those tyres on in the wet. The wheels were spinning all the way down the straight.
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Street/Strip Tyres

I'm currently leaning towards Micky Thompson Sportsman Pros I saw the BFs but the ones I have are so bad that they have really put me off the brand.
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I am looking @ the BFG drag radial to test after I blow off my slicks on my 16" rims Then I'll get my 15" rims widened and run full slicks on them

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Old 09-28-2004, 20:14   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Street/Strip Tyres

I know how you feel Mr Jucy.

My BFG Traction/Absent's are shite as well. But I have to admit the BFG Drag radials have got nothing buy rave reviews in everything I've read.... plus you can run a normal radial front tyre, which will save you big $$$ if your driving on the street.
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i know a few of use mite not like reacaps but they always seem to hook up well for me, cheap soft compund tyre,

when i have cash i usually get the Micky Thompson Sportsman

thank god ive never had one fall apart yet at high speeds :-)
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:53   #8 (permalink)
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Well I went out & got Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros for the rear & Sportsman fronts. My next question is what kind of presure to people run in these sort of tyres round abouts?
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Re: Street/Strip Tyres

Being drag tyres:

When racing between 10-16psi (nothing under 10psi). 20 psi for the drive home.

The side walls on the dront tyres will say what pressures to run. I can't fidn anything about the pressures the Sportsman fronts are supposed to run.

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T/A - Traction Absent. That's a good one. Doesn't apply to the COMP T/A R1 which I would like to put on my coupe. The only draw back is that they are no longer made:

BF Goodrich make the COMP T/A R1 tyres for Cobra and other U.S.A. muscle cars.
The COMP T/A R1 tyre is a street legal tyre, produced with race compound tread and construction.


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