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Old 06-07-2008, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Drag Radials?

Just looking to see if anyone in the Springs has drag radials for their Evo and/or if anyone has experience with using them. I already have some good info from reading a lot on EvoM, and I know I could get a set of BFGs in 225 to slap on my stock-sized Rota Torques, but then I'd have 5 sets of tires and 3 sets of rims plus the need to swap the snow tires back and forth on the Rotas with the drag radials. I shouldn't really need drag radials, but I am simply unable to launch the way I prefer (balls out), and it's killing my normally good 60's. I was hoping to maybe try out a set at PMI in the groove or something, else I'll have to pick events only at Bandi when there are lots of fast RWDs who lay rubber and keep the launch pad sticky. It would be nice to be able to do a TNT with sticky rubber to combat the ice rink that ensues after a few hundred street cars run.

So, let me know if anyone down here has some - either mounted or not. Thanks!





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Didn't expect to find anyone down here, but I thought I'd try. I think I'll just purchase a set this week and put them on my winter rims until the winter returns, and then hit up PMI to run in the groove.

I just need to decide between the Nitto 555R in 245/45-17 (taller gearing, more contact patch) vs the BFG in 225/45-17 (shorter gearing than stock, lighter, and more widely used by Evos). Both are very affordable, and there's even a 275/40 size that's on sale for the Nitto, but I don't know if I even need that much width just for drag launches.





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I know that Mark is running the BFGs on his 10 sec evo with good results.
I would prefer a lighter tire as a wider set may be overkill at a stock turbo power level.
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That is part of my dilemma. I don't make power up top with the stock turbo, and I was way up near 8k in 4th when going through the traps, so I do not want to shorten my gearing, but I also don't want more tire than my stock turbo can even handle.





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That is part of my dilemma. I don't make power up top with the stock turbo, and I was way up near 8k in 4th when going through the traps, so I do not want to shorten my gearing, but I also don't want more tire than my stock turbo can even handle.
throw a green on there!!
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I'd love a green, and that may come in time, but for now I need to get some traction.





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Let me know before you buy. I sell Mickey Thompsons and Falken if I can help.
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