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Unread 12-03-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Drag Radials

I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times, I have reviewed it on many different web sites but still cant seem to make up my mind. So here I am asking your opinions on the matter.

Here is my case 2013 Mustang GT Automatic that I want to get Drag Radials for with 18" wheels

1. Stock rims are 18 X 8.5" wide and the MT's for that rim are 25.8 "diameter 1.4" smaller diameter then the stock tires of 27.2. Doesn’t seem like a good combo to me.
(least expensive)

2. There is a 26.5" MT for a 10" rim ok I'm willing to go with different 18" rims if needed but it is still almost 1" smaller in diameter then the stock tires. (most expensive)

3. Now M&H makes a 28" DR a little less then an inch bigger then the stock tire in diameter that fits a 10" rim.
But I don’t have much feed back on the M&H's


What would you go with.
This would be for participating in the up coming season of ET Bracket Racing, not just a few weekends here and there and would be for competition

Thanks
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From everything that I've HEARD(not actual experience, so take it as you will) the M&H radials are awesome! I researched them quite a bit and I saw nothing but good. Just my .02 cents though!
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go shorter! a shorter tire helps the gear ratio.... acks like more gear.
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Exactly what Mark said....what gear are you running?

What rpm are you crossing the line at?
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I have the stock Auto gear ratio of 3:15. One of my likely upgrades would be 3:73's. The 25.8 dia DR seems silly to me there is no side wall and the back tires looking smaller then the front? I am more then willing to give up a small amount of ET for consistancy because that will result in more rounds of racing
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I like your approach. But note, if you're willing to spring for two more wheels, you can get the Race Star 15s, in 15x8 or 15x10, clear your brakes, and get into the various 15 inch sizes such as the classic 275.

I like my M&H stuff so far, but have limited runs (last season only) and am in the bias ply world anyway. See M&H ROD-16 and ROD-30, I believe, for yourself.
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Yeah I have 6 / 18" wheels 4 / 8.5's for the street and 2 / 10" for slicks so Im kind of commited that way. I think I will go with the M&H's cause that will be fine later with 3.73's
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Drag Radials

I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times, I have reviewed it on many different web sites but still cant seem to make up my mind. So here I am asking your opinions on the matter.

Here is my case 2013 Mustang GT Automatic that I want to get Drag Radials for with 18" wheels

1. Stock rims are 18 X 8.5" wide and the MT's for that rim are 25.8 "diameter 1.4" smaller diameter then the stock tires of 27.2. Doesn’t seem like a good combo to me.
(least expensive)

2. There is a 26.5" MT for a 10" rim ok I'm willing to go with different 18" rims if needed but it is still almost 1" smaller in diameter then the stock tires. (most expensive)

3. Now M&H makes a 28" DR a little less then an inch bigger then the stock tire in diameter that fits a 10" rim.
But I don’t have much feed back on the M&H's


What would you go with.
This would be for participating in the up coming season of ET Bracket Racing, not just a few weekends here and there and would be for competition

Thanks
OP, if you are going for the 3.73 gear swap, I think a 28" tall tire will be better for you. I am running 3.55's, and have ran Mickey T's in 275/60 and 255/60. You will definitely see a difference in ET's with a different tire size. With the 275/60's, I could turn on the "Hill Assist", but with the 255/60's it was better to leave the Hill Assist off. Personally, I wouldn't go 3.73's, but good luck next year! JD
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