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jon14325
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Posted: 01/28/13 06:53 PM

I have a 400SBC in my firbird.  I am probably around 400HP.  I want to buy new rear tires.  I have read a little about the MT ET street radials, bf goodrich drag radials, and some nittos.  Anybody have a suggestion of what type of tire to get.  I have just regular bf goodrich radial *** right now and i want more traction on launches.  What would be the best rear tire for street and strip once in a while?  

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Dave632
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Posted: 01/28/13 09:05 PM

I always like MT and had good luck with their tires.
I have not raced for a long time however so maybe others can help with some more current knowledge.  
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redneckjoe69
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Posted: 01/29/13 04:58 AM

i bought some mickeys awhile back and really like them.   i was having some traction issues and the drag radials helped alot.  they ride nice down the highway too.   havent tried driving them in the rain,...heard thats not a good idea.      originally i ordered the bf goodrich tires, but after a month of being on back-order they gave me the mickeys for the same price.   ive heard alot of mixed reviews about the nittos.
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jon14325
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Posted: 01/29/13 07:51 AM

What type of mickeys do you use.  Street Comp, ET street, etc?  

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Dave632
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Posted: 01/30/13 07:12 PM

I had a set of MT drag radials just like the ones Joe has.
They were used on my street car which was a 95 Camaro which had a stock rear and
converter.
The motor was not stock but it did not leave like any of my race cars by far.
It hooked just fine on the strip and should work OK for your setup unless you have a high stall converter and big gears in the rear.  
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jon14325
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Posted: 01/30/13 08:45 PM

How would you compare something like the MT"S to bfgoodrich radials on the street?  Right now i just spin the goodriches with little effort.  

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redneckjoe69
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Posted: 01/31/13 03:28 AM

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What type of mickeys do you use.  Street Comp, ET street, etc?

theyre the ET streets, drag radial.   i bought them through a local speedshop so i didnt have to pay the extra shipping and handling from a mail order company.
   i had new directional, radial tires on the rear and traction was pathetic from a dead stop.   the MTs made a BIG difference,...especialy with low air pressures.   youll see and feel a difference over regular street tires.
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p2-72chevelle383
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Posted: 01/31/13 11:08 AM

I plan on getting those in the 275/60-15 when i put the bbc in  
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jon14325
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Posted: 01/31/13 12:01 PM

Sounds like i need some MT's.  I will probably go with the 255/60-15's.  That should really help me comin out of the hole.  They dont seem to expensive either compared to regular radials.  

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Dave632
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Posted: 01/31/13 03:16 PM

Regular radials will be no comparison to drag radials and you can street drive them.
I would put the biggest tire you could fit in the wheel well. The MTs were about 160 apiece at the speed shop back about 8 years ago. They were about 1/2 the price of the slicks on my Beretta.  
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