Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PRO? - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 17, 7:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PRO?

So I plan to bracket race my street car this year, and am close to needing new drag radials. Never really had any issue with the 275/60R15 S/S ET Street Drag Radials, but they sure wore out fast...
Absolutely no chance of me running ANY bias ply tires, so no need to even discuss them

I run 15x8 wheels.

About the same money for my 2 choices , so that's a non-issue.

My 2 choices are both Mickey Thompson Drag Radials

1. 295/55R15 ET Street Drag Radial S/S

2. 275/60R15 ET Street Drag Radial PRO

#1 is DOT legal, #2 is not.
#1 "should" work and are an inch wider than what I have been running.
#2 is supposed to be a very awesome tire...

I DO actually DRIVE the car as much as possible, so that's a factor...

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

I thought about those 295/55's for mine. Wasnt sure they would fit though. I've run the 275 version all last year....Still have a ton of tread left at least 100 passes on them and alot of street miles. Surprised yours wore out so quick. I just do a quick burnout to clean off the tires and go though...

For bracket racing Id think either should work....for the 295's you might want a 10" wheel though...i have 295 50 15 BFG street tires and they are on a 10" rim.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

Bob, I heard a rumor that MT is releasing a 275 ET Street R this month. Basically a 275 pro with a few grooves that is a real DOT street legal tire. I am running the 325 ET street R . when they actually get released is anybody's guess. If you don't care about Street legal , 275 Pro is a proven tire.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

275 Pro would be my choice and have a set of tires for the street. I have used the 275 ET a lot on the street and they do not last.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

I presently have FOUR rear wheels that match the fronts . All 15x8s.

Two have 285/70R15 BFG's, and two have the 275/60 ET STREET S/S drag radials.

Definitely not buying another $500 pair of wheels...


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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

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So I plan to bracket race my street car this year, and am close to needing new drag radials. Never really had any issue with the 275/60R15 S/S ET Street Drag Radials, but they sure wore out fast...
Absolutely no chance of me running ANY bias ply tires, so no need to even discuss them

I run 15x8 wheels.

About the same money for my 2 choices , so that's a non-issue.

My 2 choices are both Mickey Thompson Drag Radials

1. 295/55R15 ET Street Drag Radial S/S

2. 275/60R15 ET Street Drag Radial PRO

#1 is DOT legal, #2 is not.
#1 "should" work and are an inch wider than what I have been running.
#2 is supposed to be a very awesome tire...

I DO actually DRIVE the car as much as possible, so that's a factor...

Opinions?
Bob trust me, I've been drag racing all my life and I know for a fact that the Radial PRO's are definitely the best on the market right now. When I went to the Buick GS Nationals with my GN, all the fast guys were running them….and by fast, I mean F-A-S-T…(7's in the 1/4 mile) The downside is that I don't think they're DOT approved and they probably won't last as long as other drag radials… but one thing for sure…They hook!

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

Bob, I use the ET Pros' on my nova and they work great.
On a 8" rim ,I have to air them down to make a flat contact patch though.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

Well, I guess the ET PRO is the way to go, and then just plan on swapping the extras on for cruising....

I actually meant to make this a 2 part question...with Part 2 being a gear question....so I'll add it here....

Car is 1/2 second slower with the 3.08 gears, which isn't a problem, and actually helps it hook....

Would you guys run the 3.90's and wring it out in high gear, OR...

...3.08 gears, barely hitting high gear, and lowering the chance of traction issues....while not beating on the car as bad????


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NOT the SS.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

And no way a 295/55 on an 8"wheel.
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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

What do you think about gear choice Rick?

I got no problem losing a half second, if it'll help consistency.

Any thoughts?


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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

Bob…I think that 3:08's is low for racing and that 4:10 a tad too high… Have you thought of 3:50's or maybe 3:73's? One of these two ratios would be best…

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

Have you thought about these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/nit-180490 Nitto NT555R 275/50/15. I'm very satisfied with mine, FWIW.

You seem to drive your car a lot.....which means you'll likely get stuck in the rain at some point. The MTs kind of s*ck in any amount of water.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

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Well, I guess the ET PRO is the way to go, and then just plan on swapping the extras on for cruising....

I actually meant to make this a 2 part question...with Part 2 being a gear question....so I'll add it here....

Car is 1/2 second slower with the 3.08 gears, which isn't a problem, and actually helps it hook....

Would you guys run the 3.90's and wring it out in high gear, OR...

...3.08 gears, barely hitting high gear, and lowering the chance of traction issues....while not beating on the car as bad????
What type of Bracket Racing do you plan on taking part in? Better to be the quicker car and do the chasing down.

If you had the 3.9s or 4.11s would be low 11s which over here would be the Fastest of the 'Super Street' DYO class who can go down to 11.0 seconds.

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Re: Dragstrip DRAG RADIALS: 295/55/15 ET STREET S/S or 275/60/15 ET PR

I've seen video's of you "driving" on the street Bob...no tire you can buy is going to last.
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