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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 19, 5:27 PM
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Re: best drag radial for a heavy 3700 pound chevelle

Donnie Edmonds runs a 29.5x10.5x15 Pro Bracket Radial on his 3700# Chevelle. He's been [email protected] 118 1/8th, 9.18 @ 146 in the 1/4 with a best of 1.292 60', naturally aspirated.

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On a normal stick car, probably would stay with a bias ply if you are worried about the transmission. At least on my junk, if the PBRs spin and then grab it'll rattle the fillings out of your teeth! Feels a lot like tire shake on a big tire car. The handful of times my PBRs spun and grabbed or 'chattered' I was positive that the ring and pinion, planetaries, driveshaft, or something was going to explode..

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Re: best drag radial for a heavy 3700 pound chevelle

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If you are installing a 'tamer, either one of the radials will work.

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I'm definitely leaning towards the 9" wide.

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I have a manual trans ; a stock LS1 T56 from a 2000 Camaro and the two drag radials I'm looking at are what Dan recommends, the 10.5" wide M/T 3355 or the 9" wide M/T 3354, which is identical only narrower.

I am afraid of "hooking too well" and damaging the trans. The rear is bulletproof (Strange S60).

Should I stay away from the 10.5" wide slick ? The clutch is a single disc diaphragm centerforce type, so it should not be "too grabby."

The engine is a small-cammed (224/234) wolfie 489. Probably 525 hp.

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Alot of the racers around here with sticks like the Hoosier QTPs. Seem to work well.

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I've gone 1.27 5.55 130 on a 275 pro at 3475 lbs with me. trying the 28x10.5 pro bracket tomorrow if the rain stays away
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Alot of the racers around here with sticks like the Hoosier QTPs. Seem to work well.
I would like to go with a radial, but from everything I've read, the bias-ply slick is what I need for a manual trans.

Since I have 4 wheel disc brakes, I'm stuck with a 17" rim but I see Hoosier makes a 17" slick 28 X 9 or 10.

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