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Looking for best drag tires and size

Going to the track, a few questions:
What is the best/fastest drag tire and size may as well save the 35's for the street?
At what boost should I launch at?
Anyone run recent times with a Spartan 250 and 350?

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I like the Mickey Thompson slicks. But if you want them for the streets you could get the ET streets instead of the ET drag. But if you want a radial go with the drag radials.

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I heard of the Toyo Proxes ST but the load is only 2000 lbs on an 8400lb truck, does anyone else run them or does everyone run street legal drag slicks even on the dyno?

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I heard of the Toyo Proxes ST but the load is only 2000 lbs on an 8400lb truck, does anyone else run them or does everyone run street legal drag slicks even on the dyno?

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I run Proxes on my truck every day. The load is not 2,000 lbs though. They are just over 3,000 each. 305/50/20's in the ST2's. My recommendation is either Nitto 420's for a good drag/street tire or the Mickey Thompson ET Streets for a complete drag tire.

Run the 310 tune. It's the best track tune we offer. Leave the line at around 15-18 psi in 4wd high.

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I saw a spartan 350 in the package, did you ever try that at the track?
How are the Toyos for the track as compared to the other two, it would save me buying the drag tires if the toyo's run good enough time wise?
My spartan will be in this week.

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I forgot, check out Smooth Rock Truck Fest on you tube for the kind of racing we do up here, what tune will not kill the engine in such a race?

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I saw a spartan 350 in the package, did you ever try that at the track?
How are the Toyos for the track as compared to the other two, it would save me buying the drag tires if the toyo's run good enough time wise?
My spartan will be in this week.

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Go with Nitto 420's.

As far as the 350 tune goes, it is not as quick in the 1/4 mile as the 310 tune. I have track times from the same night to back this up. Matt and I plan to work on some files this summer to see if it can be made quicker than the 310. The dyno shows more power, but the track does not.

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I forgot, check out Smooth Rock Truck Fest on you tube for the kind of racing we do up here, what tune will not kill the engine in such a race?

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That is not "drag racing", that is truck pulling. I recommend running a soft all terrain tire for that. Seems like that could bust a street tire with all of the stress on the rear tires.

As far as a tune to run, that is up to you. It looks to be less stress than a sled pull, and guys run the 275 and 310 tunes while sled pulling. I say start low and work your way up. Watch your temps and see which tune seems to stay in check but still pulls well.

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There are 1/4 mile drag races too but just that truck pull is very different up a hill, always been won by dodges but hoping to change that.
Thanks alot for the help!

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Looking at the Mickey Strip that are street legal, F-350 CC. Now they all run 15 inch rims. There is quite a variety of widths available. What would you recommend?

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