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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 20, 5:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hoosier slick life

I bought a brand new pair of Hoosier drag slicks in 2015. They have ZERO passes on them. Always been stored inside with low air pressure, and not mounted on my Chevelle.
Do you think they should still be fine to run?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 20, 1:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hoosier slick life

Inflate them and see if there are any cracks on the sidewall. If you are still in doubt call Hoosier.

People often run used/old slicks. Several of my friends that race will sell their old slicks when they get old or lose their effectiveness, they never have a problem finding buyers. The guys that buy them are the people going to a couple of T&T’s or grudge nights a year. They don’t want to spend the money on new slicks and don’t really care that the tires are past their prime.

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Re: Hoosier slick life

Rubber is 5 Years old at Lest

Thinking they are near their End of Life Cycle

Last Year 2021 !?

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Re: Hoosier slick life

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Inflate them and see if there are any cracks on the sidewall. If you are still in doubt call Hoosier.

People often run used/old slicks. Several of my friends that race will sell their old slicks when they get old or lose their effectiveness, they never have a problem finding buyers. The guys that buy them are the people going to a couple of T&T’s or grudge nights a year. They don’t want to spend the money on new slicks and don’t really care that the tires are past their prime.
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Is'nt that when they are only a Year or 2 old for the guys that Run them every week !?

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Re: Hoosier slick life

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Is'nt that when they are only a Year or 2 old for the guys that Run them every week !?
That depends, some guys only run weekend races, of which the local track only schedules 12-15 events. However, most are scheduled from January through March so they normally lose 2 or 3 but last year they lost 6 or 7. Their slicks will last more than two years.

I have friends that have tried new compounds or brands that have removed a set of slicks after 2 or 3 races if the car wouldn’t repeat in the 60ft. To them its worth eating the cost rather than loosing early especially if they are running points or for large purses. Last weekend, they had a 4 day race where the winning payouts for each day varied between $5,000 and $25,000, would you fool around with a set of tires if you thought they were last their prime. That’s the sort of race where a twenty package, .020, is not competitive in later rounds. On the same weekend a track in Michigan ran a race where the winners payout was more than $100,000 on multiple days, the racing was even tighter there. Both of those races were live streamed on YouTube, I’m sure they are still available to watch if you are so inclined.

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Re: Hoosier slick life

I just would not run any Rubber Tire past 5/6 years and especially ones for High Speed runs down the Track

I would rather buy new ones

67 Chevelle Malibu SS Cdn
Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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Re: Hoosier slick life

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I bought a brand new pair of Hoosier drag slicks in 2015. They have ZERO passes on them. Always been stored inside with low air pressure, and not mounted on my Chevelle.
Do you think they should still be fine to run?
They will be fine. I bought a set of slicks a guy had stored in his basement for 8 years, brand new. Put them on a rear engine dragster and raced them for 2 years, no problems. Sold them to another fellow and he wore them out.
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