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Jerry Piner
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From: staunton, va
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posted 05-05-2003 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am currently running 28x11.50 QT Pros. I have been running in the Street class at my track. I am going to move up to the footbrake class and was thinking about buying a set of slicks. I was wondering how much better would a set of slicks hook compared to the QT Pros.
I know a guy who was running ET Streets and went to a slick and his 60 ft went from 1.67's to 1.62's.

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popeye
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posted 05-07-2003 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry,pretty hard to beat a new set of slicks for traction and consistency but then you can't use em on the street.

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-07-2003 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MOst cars pick up even more Jerry.

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n2oMike
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posted 05-07-2003 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Real slicks bite a little better than DOT slicks.

BUT, if you weren't having traction problems with the DOT slicks, you won't gain much (if anything) by going to real ones.

Traction limited vehicles are the ones that will be able to tell a significant difference.

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Wireman
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posted 05-08-2003 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wireman   Click Here to Email Wireman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I race in several heads up classes. One of the classes require a DOT tire not to exceed a measured 10.5". I run the MT ET Street 28 x 12.5, it falls in right on the size limit.
My car is about .3 slower all the way around on the ET Streets.
I would not have believed it, but they are not as forgiving as the ET Drag. I can hit the 28 x 10.5 Drags pretty hard. The only bad thing I have noticed is I can get about 25 passes on either type tire.

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