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Old 03-06-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Anybody run drag radials? on what wheels/size?

So, I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about when I get done with the build sometime in my next life maybe picking up up a set of drag radials for fun...

but the only other set of wheels I have are my stock 14s...and I'd have to run a 205/something from BFgoodrich drag radial...

what are you guys running?

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Yes. Nitto 205-45-15 on the Rspeed 15x7 Chapparrals.
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Yes. Nitto 205-45-15 on the Rspeed 15x7 Chapparrals.
do you get traction w/ 205s? I was thinking about trying to squeeze them on the stock 14s...good idea/bad idea?
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are the side walls super soft on these tires?
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I would be afraid of tearing up the drivetrain more than anything. I know sort of off topic, but that seems to be the weak link in it all, anywho you could probably get just fine traction with 205 drag radials.
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are the side walls super soft on these tires?
not as much as slicks, but they aren't exactly stiff
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Sidewalls are not stiff by any means, but that's what also helps them hook up in straight line launch. That said, I haven't done any hard launches. It wasn't my intention to actually get drag radials, but I worked out a deal in trade since I needed tires and this is what I got. They're actually nice riding DD tires- probably because the sidewalls aren't stiff. I wouldn't recommend them for somebody doing canyon carving- definitely not a road course tire.
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true, I'll leave azenis on my 16s or pick up a set of 13x8 for a friend w/ r-comps...I just want some go fast tires.
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