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I've got this 87 Mustang LX 5-speed coupe that I'm setting up for 1/4 mile use only.
The suspension, trans, motor, etc, are all still stock.
I want to run it that way at first to get a benchmark, then start changing things...
The rear already has 4.10's with the stock axles. I've got some 15x10 Welds now. I can trade them for a set of 15x8's if need be.

So should I go with drag radials, ET streets, or ET drags?
What size?

I don't want to tear the rear end up before I get some more suspension work done. But on the other hand, it's still a stock motor...
 

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If you plan to run it for a while be fore you modify it go with the new MT ET street radials. You will get more life out of them and they hook like glue. My son just put them on his 93 hatch and is dumping the clutch at 6000 it just hooks and books. His set up is a stock bottom end and heads with vic jr intake 750 AED carb summit 1 5/8 long tubes Hooker 2 1/2" maxflows and custom cam. Car goes low 12's at 107 with the miss matched 373 gear.
 

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The guys I've talked to locally say the drag radials hook, and to watch out for spinning your stock axles in the chunk. You might think about upgrading your axles before you really get on it hard. Just something to think about.
 

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Just get the slicks and be done with it. You'll want them later on anyway, might as well go ahead & just get 'em now.

What class are you planning to run? Brackets or what? If it's a bracket car only and not really set up for a street tire bracket class, slicks are the ONLY way to go. Overtired and underpowered is a big key to consistency.
 

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Ronbuell is correct. If you get stickys on there, it will expose your weakest link. As of now your stress is released through the tires you have. Get sticky, and you will wringe out your axles (4 lug I bet). Don't put the cart before the horse.

Just my .02
 

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I went with drag radials first with marginal benefit. Then went with MT 26X10X15 ET Drags. They will put your spleen in the back seat. You'll be happy with real slicks.
 

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Excellent analogy...


I'm getting a 8.8 welded up and I'm going to load it with some 5-lug 31 splines and a rebuilt truck T-lok.

I got a hold of some 275/50 BFG drag radials. I'm going to try running them on the stock 4-lug axles and see what happens... The only reason I went ahead and got them was because one of the classes I wanted to run in required a drag radial. But I still don't have the car running yet so I'll probably miss it anyways.

I'll probably go with a E/T street or Drag when I get the new rear bolted in...


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1987 Mustang LX coupe, drag car project
1995 F-150 4x4 ext cab
1984 F-250 4x4 plow truck

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