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Discussion in 'Suspension Modifications' started by svtcobrar2004, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. svtcobrar2004

    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    Hello all, looking to see what tires yous guys are rocking to get traction. I only street drive it and rarely. I don't need anything that'll last me a while. Thanks!
     

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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I think a lot of guys like the Mickey Thompson drag radials.
     
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    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    I was looking at those. Appears to be the best drag radial for traction
     
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    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    mickey Thompson's and a light throttle foot
     
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    Comp04svt Active Member Established Member

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    Love the M/T et streets. I'm at 685 wheel and have no traction issues, running a 305-35-18.
     
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    Bandit5.4 Slow driver Established Member

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    If you rarely drive it and don't care about longevity, Hoosiers.
     
  7. svtcobrar2004

    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    i thought about that. but are those not good for highway pulls?
     
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    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    nice man, what ones do you have? the R or S/S tire
     
  9. TwinScrewSVT

    TwinScrewSVT Member Established Member

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    I have 607 whp 2003 cobra and can get it to hook from a mild roll 1st gear when tires are hot. Toyo R888R 315/30/18 rears 275/35/18 front. Best tire on the street in the dry, if it slightly drizzled... scary. I weekend canyon drive and track car only.
     
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    olympic Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have 315/35R17 MT ET Streets and they are amazing. On a warm day they just hook and go. I really hope they haven't changed anything with the SS's as I'll probably need a set soon.
     
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    Comp04svt Active Member Established Member

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    They are the S/S
     
  12. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I thought the R888R's were supposed to be decent in the rain as well? That might change my mind on them as I do occasionally get stuck in the rain.
     
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    Jameeson silver is the fastest color Established Member

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    305/35 R888's are great. You will like them if you want a tire with stiffer sidewall that still grips.
    when warm spins a little in second but hooks 3rd hard.
    800+ hp
     
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    TwinScrewSVT Member Established Member

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    No no damp maybe but actual rain, white knuckles at 45. Imo best tire for the street that’s a track tire.
     
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    MG0h3 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    SS are not as good as the old ETs in my opinion.

    I can spin 305/35/18s at will in second. Let go a time or two in 3rd getting on the freeway.

    Felt like the old ETs fought a little harder


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    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    Are those 17 or 18” wheels?
    Did I miss the size wheel and size tire you’re currently running?
    For reference, the 315/50/17 MT ET Rs I just fit on my Shelby with 17x10s hook 1000rwhp in second from a roll!
    -J
     
  17. svtcobrar2004

    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    I'm running a 17x10.5. I am leaning towards the R's since i don't do much driving with mine.
     
  18. Tyler Quinton

    Tyler Quinton Member Established Member

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    I don't have much power so take this with a grain of salt but my r888r's are pretty awesome tires. I have them on a 2018 ecoboost in a 275/35/19 and cut a 1.8x 60' pretty consistently at the track


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    Iamchris Shakey Snake Established Member

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    Some years ago I rolled a Mach 1 on drag radials, in a moderate rain and travelling around 40-50mph. The car was a fair weather machine, but I occasionally got stuck in the rain because I didnt care too-too much about getting her wet.
    Prior to that accident, many people had spoken about drag radials being "fine in the rain if you take it easy". I found that to be false. I'm not saying everyone will experience what I did, but I swore off drag-radials after that accident.
    Fast forward to now. My cars are never taken out in the rain and see maybe 500 miles a year. I am considering an R compound tire on my next purchase, probably the 888R. I am confident at this point that I would not drive in the rain... otherwise I wouldnt consider them.

    Also, with that said I believe that a fair amount of traction is to be gained in correcting and reinforcing the suspension. I believe that the tires are critical of course, but you will still get a lot of spin with an R compound without visiting the suspension/bushings. These cars need corrections before they can be expected to get a solid hook, I think a lot of people who only drive Mustangs havent really realized how badly these things hook up, even on drag radials.
     
  20. svtcobrar2004

    svtcobrar2004 Member Established Member

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    I'm on a solid rear and even since i switched from an IRS I've loved my car even more and it use to hook up perfectly.. until I got the KB lol. I just figured something with a "stickier" tire will help me with traction. I would like to enjoy the car in 2nd and 3rd gear again lol
     

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