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 Post subject: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Hi guys

Just wandering wre the best place in the uk is to get hold of some Drag slicks for a FWD

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:21 pm 
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What size are your existing front tyres???

You need to know rim diameter, rim width and the outside diameter of your normal tyres.

Then you can go to the Mickey Thompson website to find a pair that will match.

Then talk to Geoff at Hauser Race Cars (near Northampton) to order them.

FWD slicks are no different to RWD slicks. They both turn the same way :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Cheers for that i will contact them soon. as for the FWD part I read on one of the US drag forums that there was a difference between them :?

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:40 am 
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Do you want road legal?

If so the BF Goodrich drag radial ones are pretty effective, people I know have used them down into the 11s quite happily on various FWD cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:09 pm 
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I wouldn't mind a complete slick just for the strip

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Anybody have any more info please

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:43 pm 
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What info do you need??

You know the width of your front rims.
You know the diameter of your front rims.
You know the outside diameter of your normal tyres.

You just need to go the Mickey Thompson website or the BFG website and find a set of tyres that suit your needs?

With Mickey Thompson slicks you can go 1" either side of your rim size with no problems. I run 8" rims but I use 9" wide slicks.

What other info do you think you need??

If you are worried about choosing a tyre then give us the info so we can help for a full slick tyre.

Wheel rim width ??
Rim diameter??
Existing tyre height / outside diameter?

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:33 pm 
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The wheels are 15" 7j and have 195 50 15 tires on them.
I just want the right size/compound etc. Im new to the slick game so not sure what a "good" slick is.
also is roll out the amount that the tire grows

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Your on the same size wheel/tyres combination as i use.

To fit on tha same size wheel and keep around the same overall ratio, with no arch rubbing i use the Micky Thompson 3019 which is a 22.0/8.0-15. They work very well ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Drag slicks
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:53 pm 
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:shock: Same size as I run on my Skoda! 195-50-15!

Hmmm - slicks................ Might need to get a BIT more power first. :omgrofl:

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