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Old 02-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

I am having no luck whatsoever on average tracks with the M/T drag radials.. So I am in the market for some new tires. I love the feel of a drag radial on top end, but also enjoy a wheels up launch with a slick. What should I buy this time? I am leaning towards the Hoosier drag radials or the M/T 26x10 stiff wall slicks. What do you all think? Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

if you run on tracks that are NOT prepped very well, i would run slicks...
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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if you run on tracks that are NOT prepped very well, i would run slicks...
Someone told me that the hoosier radials hook as good as slicks.. I just don't like fighting a slick going down the track.. A radial is more stable on top end.. Are the stiff wall slicks more stable than the standard ones? Just curious
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How wide is your wheel?

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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Wheel is 15x10, 6.5 offset..
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

i went with hoosiers from m/t and wont go back. went from 1.40 60ft to 1.35 with wheel standing action.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

I have used both and on a shitty track you better have the slicks because once you spin a dr its over! From my personal experience the slick can recover where the dr will blow tires again
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

If you've got proper air in a slick it is not a fight going down track. If your weaving or otherwise having to constantly steer correct you most likely are short on air pressure. I also agree that a slick is more forgiving on a marginal track. A radial spins and it's gone, no recovery, race lost.
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

What kind of car, rear shock, and rear suspension? What kind of front suspension and shock?



If you can't get a wheels up launch with a radial, sounds like the car will need a lot more work before you could realize the benefits of running them.
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

You could try running inner tubes on the slicks and it will almost be like a radial up top. I agree also with z289sec, you should work on the suspension also, will benefit you in the long run greatly.
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What kind of car, rear shock, and rear suspension? What kind of front suspension and shock?



If you can't get a wheels up launch with a radial, sounds like the car will need a lot more work before you could realize the benefits of running them.
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I run a 275/60/15 Hoosier DR and have no problem cutting 1.2x 60's wheels up, wheels down doesn't matter.

That being said, I could probably switch to a M/T and run the same times with a little shock setting tweak, but I'd need a damn good track to do it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #13
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What kind of car, rear shock, and rear suspension? What kind of front suspension and shock?



If you can't get a wheels up launch with a radial, sounds like the car will need a lot more work before you could realize the benefits of running them.
S/S with single adjustable shocks on front and rear.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #14
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How wide is your wheel?

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What is your suggestion Jason? And what do you think would be the 60' difference switching from a standard 26 inch slick to a stiff wall same size?
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #15
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Default Re: Hoosier radials or M/T stiff wall slicks??

Our results show different gains depending on the combination. The higher the horsepower and weight, the bigger the gain going to a stiff sidewall tire.

A 10" wide wheel and a stiff sidewall tire is a good combination. If your car is close to or over 3000 lbs, and you have more that 500 HP, I would go with the stiff sidewall tire.

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