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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
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posted 08-16-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dose lowering the tire pressure in my BFG radials help.I have read that the side walls dont give enough to get any effect from lowering the air pressure in a radial tire.
When I was at the track,I went from 30to20 pounds in the rear tires and it didn't change anything.As far as helping wheel spin.It rides better at 22lbs then at 30lbs.

SCOOP

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kid vishus
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posted 08-16-2002 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You want as much contact p[atch as possble. The best way to do this, is to find a stretch of road where no one is around, and do some burnouts. Try one at 30 lbs, get out and look at the black mark. You want the black mark to be solid clear across.It is possible if the tire pressure gets too low, the center of the tread will "pull up" causing the center of the tire to not touch the ground. That will be evident by the black mark having a real lighter shade in the center, or no mark at all.

When you do it, dont get excessive with it, just enough to leave a mark. You dont want to kill your tires finding out how much is best in them.

At least, that's my opinion.

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capri man
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posted 08-16-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have never ran street tires but all i have read about them said to run your normal pressure in them. just do enough burnout to clean and dry them and run!!

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steve'66
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posted 08-16-2002 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To check your contact patch you can simply drive over a peice of paper under each tire. A radial keeps its shape thru a wide range of tire pressures. They suck for drag racin too. You want a tire with the lowest wear rating possible (softer rubber) you don't want one that's good for 60,000 miles. Drag radials are lucky to live for 6,000 miles, and they suck too.

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capri man
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posted 08-16-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey SCOOP, an extra set of wheels and a used set of drag slicks are mighty cheap!!

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Fastymz
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posted 08-17-2002 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok guys the only reason I shy away from a slicks is that I dont want so much traction that I start to break stuff.I know you cant have it all.I'm kinda looking for a happy medium.A tire thats good for the street,and for traction off the line.
So ARE there any good drag tires,or whats the best street strip tire out there????

SCOOP

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Boss302
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posted 08-17-2002 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
isn't breaking stuff and fixing it the whole joy of being a gearhead???

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