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    Drag radials as a steer tire in hillclimbs?

    So I have used drag radials (mickey thompson street et) on the rear of cars before that i have taken to short hillclimbs with good success.
    Wondering how they would go as a steer tire rather than a drive tire.
    Being a radial i am thinking they would be ok but others have said they are only good at the strip due to having too soft a sidewall?
    Thoughts?
    Originally Posted by Tut
    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

    #2
    I suspect it depends on how they fit on the rim, David reckoned he could feel the sidewall flex when the dirt Hoosiers were on 12" wide wheels, but doesn't now they are on 15" wide wheels.

    Just gotta stretch them on there in stance style?

    I'd guess higher tyre pressure is also going to stiffen them up a bit.

    how's the clearing sale going?
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      #3
      Originally posted by bp18t View Post
      So I have used drag radials (mickey thompson street et) on the rear of cars before that i have taken to short hillclimbs with good success.
      Wondering how they would go as a steer tire rather than a drive tire.
      Being a radial i am thinking they would be ok but others have said they are only good at the strip due to having too soft a sidewall?
      Thoughts?
      I have thought about drag radials on the rears for hillclimbs but have always been too scared! Did they work alright? They would feel weird I reckon. Dont reckon they would turn real good on the fronts.

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        #4
        Sounds like a terrible idea to me

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          #5
          On the G6E turbo I had NT05R on the back and NT05 on the front, the rears hooked well even at 30psi and it went ok around the back half of the lap at Calder, without being scary and feeling like I was driving on flat tyres

          thats all I can add
          ..........

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            #6
            Low profile ones, sure.
            Originally posted by piss98
            I wish Kochie would get blown out to sea and never found, in fact most of those dumb cunts standing in the rain telling people not to stand in the rain need to get fucked. Stupid tart on the news last night talking to the weather guy "wow you look totally drenched there whateverthefuckhisnamewas." No shit you vapid bitch he is standing in a fucking cyclone.

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              #7
              Not exactly cheap these days. Surely used race tyres be better suited and cheaper

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              Originally posted by 50RTD
              Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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                #8
                Problem with used race tyres is they are generally too hard for hill climbing, unless you can get some wets, but then they squirm all over the shop because of the tread blocks.

                And hill climb tyres are generally in smaller sizes to suit open wheelers and other specials.

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                  #9
                  Fair enough. Drag radials are $350-450ea these days. They are a little greasy new, but also do go off after a year or so.

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                  Originally posted by 50RTD
                  Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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                    #10
                    the carcass of a drag tyre will not be designed for much in the way of side loads - would expect flex. Any Hoosier tyres in your size?

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                      #11
                      Nah, you ideally want something soft that works straight away, grip wise.
                      Originally posted by brewdles
                      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                        #12
                        not sure why you think a tyre with lateral load being no part of the design brief would be suitable for an application where lateral load is the primary focus.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by glenn View Post

                          I have thought about drag radials on the rears for hillclimbs but have always been too scared! Did they work alright? They would feel weird I reckon. Dont reckon they would turn real good on the fronts.
                          Yeah. They worked fine at willunga hillclimb but got a bit hot at the end of the run.
                          Car was a 360kw 1500kg 68 toyota crown wagon. It finishe din the top 25 out of 130odd entries.
                          Originally Posted by Tut
                          THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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                            #14
                            Because finding a soft soft hillclimb tyre that is also road legal to suit the rules is hard to find.
                            When you have an overpowered under tyred car, grip is something you look for.
                            They aren't overly soft in sidewall, especially if you compare them to a proper soft avon hillclimb slick.
                            They worked a treat on the back of my crown but i was just wondering how bad they would be on the front.
                            They are a street legal dot tyre and i know more than one person that uses them on the street on their drag cars. but they dont really go around corners at any sort of speed.
                            Originally Posted by Tut
                            THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bp18t View Post

                              Yeah. They worked fine at willunga hillclimb but got a bit hot at the end of the run.
                              Car was a 360kw 1500kg 68 toyota crown wagon. It finishe din the top 25 out of 130odd entries.
                              I dont reckon I would use them at Mt Alma lol. I nearly die on A050's!

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