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So I was thinking, what good would it do to get gears for my car if my traction is crap in the first place? Should I set my car up for traction FIRST or buy the gears now?

What is the cheapest mod that is most beneficial for better traction? I have all this cash to spend and have no idea how I'm going to mod my car! Help me!
 

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Tires.... Mickey Thompson ET streets. Best traction helper out!
 

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Couldn't agree more, tires are your best bet.
 

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Well the tires I have on my car right now are crappy, but they still have tons of life left. It would be a waste of money to buy a brand new set right now. Maybe it would be best to go with the gears first, then replace my tires when they need to be replaced...

My understanding is that drag radials are not meant to be used as daily drivers, is that correct? I don't think I would get them because I use my stang every day.

What are some other good street tires I could use? Right now I have the stock 17 inch alloy's. I think the tire size is 225/40/17?
 

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the98stang said:
Well the tires I have on my car right now are crappy, but they still have tons of life left. It would be a waste of money to buy a brand new set right now. Maybe it would be best to go with the gears first, then replace my tires when they need to be replaced...

My understanding is that drag radials are not meant to be used as daily drivers, is that correct? I don't think I would get them because I use my stang every day.

What are some other good street tires I could use? Right now I have the stock 17 inch alloy's. I think the tire size is 225/40/17?
With lower gears, you have a tougher time maintaining traction than you do now. You'd end up replacing your tires quickly.

There are some drag tires that are considered DOT or street legal. They are clear weather ONLY. I would NEVER drive in water with DOT legal drag radials.

Your stock tires should be 245/45-17's for a 1998 w/17" wheels. Without supsension upgrades and some better rubber, I doubt there's anything you can do to help with traction other than get your foot out of the pedal a bit more. As for tires, Nittos, BFG and a few others might help, but you can only fit or upsize so far on a stock rim.
 

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the98stang said:
Well the tires I have on my car right now are crappy, but they still have tons of life left. It would be a waste of money to buy a brand new set right now. Maybe it would be best to go with the gears first, then replace my tires when they need to be replaced...

My understanding is that drag radials are not meant to be used as daily drivers, is that correct? I don't think I would get them because I use my stang every day.

What are some other good street tires I could use? Right now I have the stock 17 inch alloy's. I think the tire size is 225/40/17?
Right, they are not ment to daily drive but you can.
Keep in mind that drag radials have less cornering stability but more traction. Plus you get a lot less miles out of them.
A good alternative if you want to keep costs low would be the:
BFGoodrich G-force sport - $106 at tirerack (245/45 17)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Sport&partnum=445ZR7GFSP&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=2
By the way:
If you got to much thread on your set of tires and you feel bad just to buy new ones, do the same I did with my Hankooks! Nice f***ing burnouts. If you got the thread gone, you HAVE to buy ew ones....... make sence?!?:eyebulge:
 

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other then good tires id have to say get a good set of control arms....my mega bits realy hook compared to the stock crap
 

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What is a good brand of LCA's to go with? Will there be a noticeable difference?
 

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most lca are made to bolt up like the stock ones....i like the ones that bolt on diferently with a bracket to change the angle(hard for me to explain)....anyway i like mega bites they have 2 mounting holes and you do realy feel the difference between the 2 holes
 

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You may also want to look into a battery relocation kit, they are pretty cheap and transfer more of your cars weight to the rear, where it is needed for rear wheel drive traction, another thought if you are racing at a track is to buy a set of 2 cheap steel wheels for the back and put a set of slicks on them, then you can just take 15 minutes before and after your racing and switch from your street tires to drag tires,,,,, good luck
 
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