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post #1 of 17 Old 01-04-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Mickey Thompson's on my 2fidy?

Anyone ever put drag slicks on their rig? I'm thinking of how eliminating the 4wd in our trucks would help them in the top end. Would it help to get some slicks on the truck? I know you can get them in 35" sizes. I think it'd look awesome and maybe even help the truck out a bit.

I know in 4wd these trucks shine, but at the top end of the track, it's all down hill. I know I could get some N2O to fix it, but I'm just throwing ideas around... what do you guys think?
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I've seen them on a dodge before, it would definentelly add a few mph and probably drop a couple tenths off your ET if you didn't have to use your 4wd.

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Yep I agree, think of the power you'd be putting to the rear wheels by not having to turn the front one's, let me know what tires you find, I always wanted to put around some 33" slicks on mine but never found any for a 17" wheel. I can't justify buying a set of new wheels and tires just to go play at the track a few times a year.

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Good luck driving a stock weight truck on slicks at 100mph. Ever had slicks before? Maybe you should go with a drag radial rather then a full blown slick for stability reasons. I believe there is a weight rating on m/t slicks I'm not trying to flame you I personaly have mustangs and they are alittle lose on the top end with slicks and personaly would think it would be a death trap on a full 4dr p/s, but yet again I've never done it sounds good on paper though and will net you a loss of alot of time off your e/t vs running in 4wd.
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Yep I agree, think of the power you'd be putting to the rear wheels by not having to turn the front one's, let me know what tires you find, I always wanted to put around some 33" slicks on mine but never found any for a 17" wheel. I can't justify buying a set of new wheels and tires just to go play at the track a few times a year.
I think hes refurring to these.......Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
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Umm Hello.....My name is Nate....and I'm a...dragaholic! Welcome Nate! We're all here to get better.
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I think hes refurring to these.......Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
Yep, thats them, so where's the 17" tires that I need to fit over my rear brakes?

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I didn't do tooo much research. I just saw a M/T tire size of 35" and a light bulb went off. I dunno, maybe I'll see what I can do. I know my truck would hook with them, if a 7000hp dragster gets traction with them, my measly truck would. I'm just trying to get all the power I can out of what I have now...

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Good luck driving a stock weight truck on slicks at 100mph. Ever had slicks before? Maybe you should go with a drag radial rather then a full blown slick for stability reasons. I believe there is a weight rating on m/t slicks I'm not trying to flame you I personaly have mustangs and they are alittle lose on the top end with slicks and personaly would think it would be a death trap on a full 4dr p/s, but yet again I've never done it sounds good on paper though and will net you a loss of alot of time off your e/t vs running in 4wd.
Great point! I was going to look into the weight ratings on these tires. I'm just trying to eliminate the 4wd... we'll see what I come up with!


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Umm Hello.....My name is Nate....and I'm a...dragaholic! Welcome Nate! We're all here to get better.
So true.
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Umm Hello.....My name is Nate....and I'm a...dragaholic! Welcome Nate! We're all here to get better.
That's funny, Matt! I think in order to get better, you have to want to first! Nate might be a lost cause...

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