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 Post subject: Radial Slick ???
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:11 am 
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anyone know anything about these Mickey thompson "radial slicks"?

31.25/12.2R15R

I heard there is a difference between "Radial Slick" and "Drag Radial"...but no one can tell me what it is.

I currently run the 14x32 Bias  but considering the "Radial Slicks"....

I found some with 12-15 mid 10 second passes on them for $50 Each....my 14x32 have the cords showing.

i dont want to spend $100 if they are crap...$100 will  go a long way towards new bias slicks.


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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:52 am 
 
Pro Drag Radials are the fastest Drag tires on the strip! The radial design allows for less rolling resistance for better ET's. Radial slicks will give you the edge over the competition!

   * Radial Construction for Less Rolling Resistance
   * Zero Growth for Predictable Gear Ratios
   * Compounded For Maximum Traction
   * Works best with Auto Trans Applications

M5 - Good compound for general use.
R1 - Special Compound for ET Drag Radial

There is a few guy's around here running them and they seem to like them real well.


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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:55 am 
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any idea how well they would work on a light car?

was told they were origonally designed for super stockers....

but Im 2359# .....not 3200# "+"


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Got a friend that tried the drag radial but don't know which brand they were.  He ran'em on a SBC powered 68 Nova back half ladder bar car that weighs around 2800lbs.  He ran those for a few races but then took them off and went back to the Goodyears.  He said that the radial wasn't as good as the slick.

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A friend of ours runs then on a 71 caprice in nostalgia muscle car and said they were fast and hooked , but once you started to spin they didn't recover too well.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:37 pm 
 
The post i made there is from M/T and i think he was talking about the radial slick not the drag radial .

They are two different tires the radial slick hasn't been out that long .


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I was talking about the M/T radial slick. He likes the Hoosier much better.

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Ken0069 wrote:
Got a friend that tried the drag radial but don't know which brand they were.  He ran'em on a SBC powered 68 Nova back half ladder bar car that weighs around 2800lbs.  He ran those for a few races but then took them off and went back to the Goodyears.  He said that the radial wasn't as good as the slick.



Ken, there is a difference between the "Drag Radial" and the "Radial Slick"

Im wondering about the radial slicks....

but thanks for the info anyway...lol


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ron owens wrote:
The post i made there is from M/T and i think he was talking about the radial slick not the drag radial .

They are two different tires the radial slick hasn't been out that long .



BINGO...thats the ones!


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We run the radial slicks on our comp car. It weighs around 2700#. My boss loves them I hear they are good for a tenth. I have also heard you have to set the car up a lil differntly

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intocarss wrote:
We run the radial slicks on our comp car. It weighs around 2700#. My boss loves them I hear they are good for a tenth. I have also heard you have to set the car up a lil differntly


like how?....less agressive?....more agressive?


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Drag Chevette wrote:
intocarss wrote:
We run the radial slicks on our comp car. It weighs around 2700#. My boss loves them I hear they are good for a tenth. I have also heard you have to set the car up a lil differntly


like how?....less agressive?....more agressive?
I really don't know. I have only heard that you have to do some adj. It may also depend on the car. I run reg slicks on mine

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