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Going to the track soon and wanted to know if i should use my trans brake or should i just go off of the footbrake with these Mickey ET Street II drag radials? 345/35/18 on a C5 corvette with th400 and twin turbo's. Does this tire need to be hit hard or just eased into the power? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks guys!
 

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You need to be able to "hit" the tire but the load needs to stay applied. This has a lot to do with the tune-up in the car and shock settings. A lot of guys use a trans brake, but I might suggest you walk before you run.

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Jason Moulton
 

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Hey Redbird...have you considered the LG spindle that allows you to run a real wheel and tire combo. With the power and ET you are looking to run....I would be looking at a 15" combo. The spindle allows you to keep your stock brakes and e-brake.

Here is some vette tire porn....with the spindles...

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/realtires4.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/realtires3.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/realtires2.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/realtires1.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/realtires.jpg/

Good luck with your build...
 

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Yeah..I hear ya but....9.5's and 8.9's are worlds apart. I'm pretty tuned into the vette track scene and there are a handfull of guys going mid nines on 17 & 18 dr's but...from reading this guys sig and seeing what number he is shooting for....save yourself the headache and do it right from the start.

Arun @ CCA
Rodney @ RPM
Jay (4DRush)

Jay is already in the eights and the other two are knocking on the door...these guys switched to the spindles and it seems to have been a smart move.

And the other thing is the rotating mass issue...C6ZO6 (replicas) 18x11= 30lbs M/T 345/35/18=35lbs total 65lbs per side.

Weld prostar 15x10=13lbs Hoosier 325/50/15=28lbs total= 41

So...24lbs of rotation mass per side...I think the formula is 1lbs of rotation is equal to 6lbs of static weight..(estimation) 6 x 48lbs = 288lbs of extra weight. Not to mention lack of sidewall issues...

Thanks.....But I do agree the dr's are awesome...
 
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