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  • Tire question

    Santa says I'm going get new tires for my 67...so what would be better MT ET Streets or BFG's or some other street/strip tire?
    Keith
    67 Mustang Coupe, 351W C4, 3.80 limited slip, 13.9sec ET @97mph
    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P1010066.jpg
    66 Mustang Coupe, I-6 C4
    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P6170172.jpg
    2003 Ford E350 Van, 2010 Ford Fusion SE

  • #2
    You know that Goodyear also has a street drag radial now.

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    Alex Denysenko
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    NHRA/IHRA/NMCA member and licensed Superstock driver
    NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder 99','00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05 & '06
    First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
    First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
    5 time IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
    Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

    The Barry of BarrysGrrl

    Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
    Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
    Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
    Quote #4: "Go fast or go home!"
    Quote#5:" No Brag,Just Fact!"
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moneymaker View Post
      You know that Goodyear also has a street drag radial now.

      Is it any good? I stopped buying Goodyear for my other vehicles. They did not as last long as the other brands I put on.
      Keith
      67 Mustang Coupe, 351W C4, 3.80 limited slip, 13.9sec ET @97mph
      http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P1010066.jpg
      66 Mustang Coupe, I-6 C4
      http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P6170172.jpg
      2003 Ford E350 Van, 2010 Ford Fusion SE

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      • #4
        Is wear and long life really a issue for choosing drag tires? I would choose them based on the performance. No drag tire is going to wear well due to it's nature.
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        Alex Denysenko
        Co-Administrator

        NHRA/IHRA/NMCA member and licensed Superstock driver
        NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder 99','00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05 & '06
        First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
        First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
        5 time IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
        Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

        The Barry of BarrysGrrl

        Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
        Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
        Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
        Quote #4: "Go fast or go home!"
        Quote#5:" No Brag,Just Fact!"
        www.moneymakerracing.com

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        • #5
          I haven't seen the Goodyear tire, but the MT-ET Street Radial is an EXCELLENT product. I've ridden in a few friends' cars who purchased them, and for a -street- radial, they work GREAT. They work FAR better than the BFG product!

          If you are overly worried about tire wear, you should have two sets of rear wheels... one with regular street radials and one with drag tires. That's what I do. In the long run, it's actually CHEAPER.

          Good Luck!
          http://webpages.charter.net/hotrods/n2oMike.jpg

          Mike Burch
          1966 Mustang, Toploader 4-speed
          Pump Gas Flat Tappet 302, 10.134 @ 134.71
          http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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          • #6
            OK, let me explain... I'm not much concerned about tire life on my street/strip tires as I am about tire quality. The Goodyears on my other cars stunk. (The cheaper, Kelly tires were much better.) So, I swore off Goodyears, thinking if they make a crappy regular car tire, then any tire they make is high dollar and low quality. (Too much money spent on advertizing and sponsoring NASCAR, instead of quality and development). I'm looking for a street/strip tire that will grip well, and last 5000 miles not 500 miles. I guess I wouldn't mind getting a tire that would last only 2000 miles instead of 5000, if it had a LOT more grip, but not if it barely had more grip (0.05 seconds at the track wouldn't mean much to me, but 0.2 seconds would mean something). I'm looking for the best bang for the buck.

            I do plan to have two sets of tires. The street/strip tire for around town and the strip. (Ya never know what can happen at a red light). And the regular tires for trips of 50 miles or more.

            So, to the original question...For street strip tires who likes/recommends MT, BFG, Goodyear, other???

            Thanks.
            Keith
            67 Mustang Coupe, 351W C4, 3.80 limited slip, 13.9sec ET @97mph
            http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P1010066.jpg
            66 Mustang Coupe, I-6 C4
            http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h8...2/P6170172.jpg
            2003 Ford E350 Van, 2010 Ford Fusion SE

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            • #7
              I'm curious about this as well....How does the Mickey Thompson ET street drag radial compare to the older ET street tire(bias ply)?...........I did not know goodyear even made a drag radial..
              http://mustangsandmore.com/memberpages2/frdnut.html
              68 J-Code Sprint,408W 11.59@120.95

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              • #8
                Originally posted by frdnut View Post
                I'm curious about this as well....How does the Mickey Thompson ET street drag radial compare to the older ET street tire(bias ply)?...........I did not know goodyear even made a drag radial..
                I use the MT ET drag radials they ride awesome and hook great too. I have friends that use the ET streets I've been told they are second only to a drag slick. So from my understanding slicks hook the best, then bias ply ET's,then drag radials.
                As for mileage any good drag radial should be able to give you around 2000 miles. Of course that all depends on how many burn outs you do too?
                M&M #1240
                Apr 2001
                Ron

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                • #9








                  I probably have larger/better pictures somewhere, but this is what I have at short notice.
                  http://webpages.charter.net/hotrods/n2oMike.jpg

                  Mike Burch
                  1966 Mustang, Toploader 4-speed
                  Pump Gas Flat Tappet 302, 10.134 @ 134.71
                  http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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                  • #10
                    I especially like your new high torque "group" starter Mike.
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                    Alex Denysenko
                    Co-Administrator

                    NHRA/IHRA/NMCA member and licensed Superstock driver
                    NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder 99','00,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05 & '06
                    First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
                    First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
                    5 time IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
                    Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

                    The Barry of BarrysGrrl

                    Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
                    Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
                    Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
                    Quote #4: "Go fast or go home!"
                    Quote#5:" No Brag,Just Fact!"
                    www.moneymakerracing.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Moneymaker View Post
                      I especially like your new high torque "group" starter Mike.
                      Oops, I meant to post this in the 'Weld Wheels' thread, but put it here by mistake.

                      About that high torque starter... The starter crapped out at the strip, jamming up the engine where it was locked up solid. I discovered the problem, removed the starter, and had to rely on some help from my friends in order to go racing.

                      Worked out... Ended up running 6.68 @ 105.4 in the 1/8 that day. We all plan on going to the 1/4 next spring. That will be fun. It should be good for high 10.4's at around 133 if all goes right.

                      The friends really liked helping. Here's my 2 year old taking his turn at the wheel. hehe

                      http://webpages.charter.net/hotrods/n2oMike.jpg

                      Mike Burch
                      1966 Mustang, Toploader 4-speed
                      Pump Gas Flat Tappet 302, 10.134 @ 134.71
                      http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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                      • #12
                        I have the BFG's on mine and I love them. A very sticky tire and so far good tread life.
                        1966 Mustang Coupe
                        Ford Racing 5.0 HO Roller Motor/B303 Cam/1.7 RR
                        TFS TW 205 Heads/Ceramic Coated Tri-Y Headers
                        Edelbrock Performer RPM/Holley 650 DP
                        8 qrt Milodon oil pan/Griffin aluminum radiator
                        Mallory Distributor/MSD/Holley Electric Fuel Pump
                        2.5" Exhaust with H pipe/2 chamber Flowmasters
                        Auburn 3:55's rear/Aluminum drive shaft + loop
                        SSBC disc brakes/C-4 wTCI 2800
                        15x6/15x7 Torque Thrust D's BFG Drag Radials
                        Fiberglass Shelby hood/frt valance/trunk/bumpers

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