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ET Street - 28 x11.5 or Hoosier Drag Radials - 275/60's

Which would you choose?
 

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Neither. I would go for the bias ply over a DR any day with a stick car but around here Hoosier QTP's work better on our hot greasy tracks.
 

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Well, I would bet it gets a lot hotter here in SouthEast NC than in Indiana, so if they work better on hot greasy tracks, that may be something I want to look into.
 

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Well, I would bet it gets a lot hotter here in SouthEast NC than in Indiana, so if they work better on hot greasy tracks, that may be something I want to look into.
I would check with some of your local racers. But around here the Hoosiers rule. The Hoosiers also hold air way better than the M/T's.
 

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hooser drag slicks all the way. i made 4 passes tubless with out having to add air.
 

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hooser drag slicks all the way. i made 4 passes tubless with out having to add air.
Pretty much the same tire as the QTP. If you need a DOT legal tire the QTP's are hard to beat.
 

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Bias ply FTW, unless you race in a class that requires a radial tire.

Another vote for QTPs here. Have them and love them. They have sat in my garage for like 6 months and haven't leaked anything out. Aside from holding air 10x better than ET Streets, they also are a bit stickier and have a wider contact patch.
 

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28x11.5x15 ET streets are bias ply DOT tires. He didn't say ET street radials.
 

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Yeah, I didn't really offer enough explanation in my first post, I guess.

I ran the Hoosier Drag Radials last year and loved them, and it's time to get another set for the track. So I was wondering if I should continue to run the Hoosiers, or was there a benefit to running a bias ply type tire. I do have to run a street tire, but it doesn't have to be a radial. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

From talking to you guys and a few other people "in the know", it seems that the QTP's would be a better choice for me car overall.
 

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Yeah, I didn't really offer enough explanation in my first post, I guess.

I ran the Hoosier Drag Radials last year and loved them, and it's time to get another set for the track. So I was wondering if I should continue to run the Hoosiers, or was there a benefit to running a bias ply type tire. I do have to run a street tire, but it doesn't have to be a radial. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

From talking to you guys and a few other people "in the know", it seems that the QTP's would be a better choice for me car overall.
I ran a DR for a couple of years. Although I could cut some decent 60's with them they were very track dependent. I learned a bias ply is much better for a stick car. The QTP's will always 60 decent to awesome depending on track conditions.
 

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I ran a DR for a couple of years. Although I could cut some decent 60's with them they were very track dependent. I learned a bias ply is much better for a stick car. The QTP's will always 60 decent to awesome depending on track conditions.
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I ran Hoosier QTP's and will never look back. Best slick I have ever used. Im sold for life
 

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Bias ply tires will be much more forgiving also. Especially on a stick car. They don't "fight back" as much as radial tires. Which will be easier on drivline components. I was able to cut 1.57 short times on small 26x10.5 (only 8 inches wide) ET streets. Still have stock diff too.
 

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Yea, slicks will absorb more drivetrain shock than radials will, which is why cobra guys with IRS's love them. Takes the shock away from the halfshafts.

Hoosier QTP's get my vote.
 
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