Slicks whos running them

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  1. madmanadam

    madmanadam Full Access Member

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    Will be going 16" with grinded caliper, is anyone running M & H 31.5/12.0 16 nostalgia?
    So many options not sure which way to go.
    With all the racing, there should be a Sticky note stating sizes that will work.

    I have done lots of searching.

    thx Adam
     
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    VPRPWRD VTCoA Ring Leader Supporting Member

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    The sticky is a good suggestion. I know a guy that can do that. ;)

    Also, here is the link to the calculator I used to give you the tire size recommendation that others can use to do the same:

    http://www.precisionsite.com/auto-x/tools/

    There is also an equation that you can use to do this by hand that Trainman provided me several years back. If you prefer the pencil and paper route.
     
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    better do work on rearend first .Slics will put a beating on your spyder gears, just saying. ;)
     
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    Drag radials are actually harder on the drivetrain than a full slick.
     
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    Seen a lot run DR's and never eat gears .As soon as they go to slicks ,crunch crunch .;)
     
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    I'll be testing mine out this summer, we'll see what happens.
     
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    Did you at least put a set of cryoed spyders in it .


    The death zone is dropping clutch at 4000 to 5000 rpm repeatedly .:burnout:


    Seen three eat it so far .Its kind of a sick sound too :mad:
     
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    Hell no! I'm waiting for the weak link to present itself before I replace perfectly good parts.
     
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    Like Andy said, slicks are much easier on the drive train because the sidewalls have more give to them. Drag radials will normally give you a few more mph top end though. I've run 26/10.5/17, 31/12/16(the ones you're looking at), 28/14.5/16, and currently run a 30/14/16. You're going to need BIG power to run those nostalgia slicks because they're just too tall, how high are you going to rev the engine? As far as durability I was dumping the clutch at 4500-5000 NA, eventually broke the limited slip. Replaced that and added cryod spiders and now I'm doing 4000rpm on a 100shot of spray.
     
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    Took me 6 years of pretty heavy racing to finally break something.
     
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    Thanks for the input, No cryo yet, when I break I will go cryo'd. M&H 30/14.0 -16LT looks to be the ones I will try, then go from there. Plan to drop at 4000-4500 and once I get the feel and shifting down I plan on a 100 shot or more.
     
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    I'd go with the nostalgia slicks if you're going to spray, the 30" might be too short with spray and 4.56
     
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    Same thing I recommended for him. I'd say great minds think alike, but you already knew that. :D
     
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    The 14s might be to wide if you have Scott's long bars
     
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    no long bars here, caltracs traction bars.
    Sounds good then, will stick with what was suggested. :burnout:
     
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    Nostalgia here and love them. Almost exact height of stock 22's
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    I run the M&H Cheater slicks, which are 30" high, work great. I will be using those with my more powerful NA engine to come. I feel the Nostalgia slicks are too tall at 32" and will only slow you down unless you have big power. Trust me I know a little about this subject.
     
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    I heard you don't even have an SRT10 to race. :D
     
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    Can anyone fill in the blanks to the chart then we could have a better idea on what does and doesnt work.
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    Lets take the guess work out and start racing. :dontknow:
     
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    Would need to add gear ratios in there as well, where is caveman to make a spreadsheet