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Old 09-27-2010, 09:27 PM
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28 inch tall tire for drag strip?

Have an 03 2wd with a Superchips 1704 on performance setting. Currently running 235/85/16's and best time is around a 14.5 with about a 2.7 60ft time. I cannot launch at any RPM without breaking the tires loose. I think this truck could be in the 13's with a drag radial or slick on it.

Anyways, would a 28 inch tire be too short for these trucks? It's got factory .3.73's in it. I would also be willing to get an SCT with custom tunes and adjust the tire size.

Yes, I said that an 03 2wd 6.0 would be in the 13's with traction. Don't ask. This truck flat out hauls *** for some reason.
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13's? hmmm





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Dude, I run 28s on my NA Mustang 5.0 (she still puts it out tho ). We need MUCH taller for these TQ numbers my friend.
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Dude, I run 28s on my NA Mustang 5.0 (she still puts it out tho ). We need MUCH taller for these TQ numbers my friend.
The stocks on mine are 31.5 inches tall.

If I can't get a drag radial on them, there has to be a tire that can hook alot better than e-load highway tires.
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And yes, get some custom tunes, 13s yes! At test and tune I saw a PSD do 14 flat. Race tune, air dog, EGR gone, Studs. I think you could do it.

ps. the track was SLOW that day. I had my notch there and she was running 12.20, 12.25 when usualy 11.90s
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The stocks on mine are 31.5 inches tall.

If I can't get a drag radial on them, there has to be a tire that can hook alot better than e-load highway tires.
Yes, there are taller track tires out there! However, they usualy get much wider. Call Summit tomorrow!
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And yes, get some custom tunes, 13s yes! At test and tune I saw a PSD do 14 flat. Race tune, air dog, EGR gone, Studs. I think you could do it.

ps. the track was SLOW that day. I had my notch there and she was running 12.20, 12.25 when usualy 11.90s
Yeah, I think this one could get a 13 with just the Superchips and traction. A 2.7 60ft sucks! I was cutting 1.9's in my 4x4. And running 14.3 with custom tunes and studded.

I think it is because it is an 03, one of the first builds, and it is 2wd. So much lighter than a 4x4.
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Get a 33x10.5 Drag radial and call it a day
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Get a 33x10.5 Drag radial and call it a day
I can't find a radial in that size. And the slicks I see only come for 15" rims.
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