Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Re: Drag Radials vs. ET Street
If he has slicks for the track, I would look into a MT radial or even better a Nitto 555R.
The nittos are way stickier than a street tire and can last 15k-20k miles (one guy claimed to get 29k with them but they were down to the cords). They are also cheaper. Perfect street tire for a toy. They are SUPERB in the rain until the middle section wears out. When the tread is still deep they are the best tires I've driven in the rain.
The MT are noted for quicker wear and people claim they are stickier but my best 60ft with them was 1.77 (hooking rolling into throttle) versus consistent 1.79 (spinning very slightly) with a Nitto. On wet pavement they are scary even when brand new due to the tread design.
The BFG drag radials are notorious for wearing out very very quickly. Would not be my choice for a street tire.
Pro Touring 1971 Chevelle SS clone
head/cam LS2, 4l60e, 3.42 12 bolt
1.61 60ft 7.17@95 1/8th 11.33@117 1/4