- 1 Can you use drag radials on the street?
- 2 What front tires go with drag radials?
- 3 Can you daily drive drag radials?
- 4 How many miles do drag radials last?
- 5 What’s better slicks or drag radials?
- 6 What is the best tire pressure for drag racing?
- 7 What is the best drag radial for street?
- 8 Can you daily drive slicks?
- 9 When should you replace drag radials?
- 10 How many passes can you get out of slicks?
- 11 Why are slicks not street legal?
Can you use drag radials on the street?
DOT Drag Radials are not all cut from the same cloth. Some are designed to barely meet the DOT standards and are not for street use (Hoosier), but tires like the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials are safe for street use, as long as the pavement is dry. For street cars, we are looking at DOT-rated tires.
What front tires go with drag radials?
Any of the top brand non-runflat radials should do. For drag racing, I would put the narrowest fronts that are recommended for a 9″ wide wheel and select a tire with a higher max pressure rating so that you inflate the fronts to ~40psi or so to cut down on rolling resistance.
Can you daily drive drag radials?
Nitto drag radials are great for daily driving. I’ve put nearly 10k on mine in all types of weather and honestly think they’ve done better than any normal street tire I’ve tried. Only problem is they only last about 15k miles at best.
How many miles do drag radials last?
Owners of drag racing cars estimate that they get anywhere from 15,000-30,000 miles on their street drag radials. Street drag radials are constructed differently than typical tires. They have a slightly smaller sidewall width and thinner tread.
What’s better slicks or drag radials?
The real difference between these two are the direction of the cords inside the tire. A true slick is usually bias ply and it cords form as x pattern all the way around the tire. As far as drag racing goes, the radial will help keep you more stable while a slick will allow you to launch much harder.
What is the best tire pressure for drag racing?
Pro Drag Radial
|Vehicle Weight||Tire Size||Air Pressure|
|2,500 – 3,000 lbs.||Under 30″ dia.||16 psi and up|
|2,500 – 3,000 lbs.||Over 30″ dia.||8 psi and up|
|Over 3,000 lbs.||Under 30″ dia.||16 psi and up|
|Over 3,000 lbs.||Over 30″ dia.||12 psi and up|
What is the best drag radial for street?
10 Best Drag Radials for Street – [Review & Buying Guide] 2021
- Cooper Cobra Radial G/T. 1.2.
- Mickey Thompson Street Radial Tire P275/60R15.
- Nitto NT05R Drag Radial Tire 35R17.
- Cooper Cobra Radial G/T All-Season P225/70R14 98T Tire.
- Nitto NT420S All-Season Radial Tire.
- Toyo Tires EXTENSA HP II.
- Mickey Thompson ET Street Rad Racing Radial.
- Nitto NT05R Drag Radial Tire 35R20.
Can you daily drive slicks?
No. Slicks are track only. Drag Radials are street legal, but only minimally so.
When should you replace drag radials?
Usually when the 60’s start falling off it’s time to replace the tires. This will happen between 90 and 120 runs. Even if the wear indicators show the tire is still good, I replace the tire. With bracket racing, consistency is important.
How many passes can you get out of slicks?
200 passes before they go away.
Why are slicks not street legal?
Since completely slick tyres are outlawed on most roads due to their inability to handle wet pavement, the “cheater slick” became a popular item in the hot rod world in the 1960s; a typical slick type tyre, but engraved with the absolute minimum amount of tread grooves required to satisfy legal requirements.