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Ok, i have 14" inch wheels already i plan to use. These are the tires I've found, once my 215/60/14 drag radials give out.

26x8.5X14 Mickey Thompson ET drags $169

26x9.5x14 Hoosier Quicktime's $154

235/60/14 M+H racemasters $141


I assume i can fit a 26" tire on my car as I know others have done. I run a 255/40/17 street tire anyway. Would anyone care to comment on any of these??? like,dislikes whatever is fine...

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I've used the Mickey Thompson's on my Mustang, & whilst they improved the 60ft, the taller profile slowed the car down to what it ran on street tires lol!
Are the other two 'street legal'? I'm thinking of buying some new tires & they might be a good compromise for me, so I don't have to take another pair of wheels/slicks to the track.
 

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I've never heard even one bad thing about the Quick Time Pro's.

The 26x9.5x14 (or 15) Hoosier Quicktime Pros fit fine on the rear of a 65/66 Mustang just fine. I mounted mine on a 7" wide rim with 4.25 backspace. The tread is about 8" wide. They smoke and grip like a normal race slick. The rubber gets very hot, soft and spongy during a burnout.

Changing to the QTP's resulted in a 1 1/2 second drop in my Et's over normal street tires with my 4 speed car. They grabbed so hard with 20lbs of air (too much) that they spun on the rims within 3 runs. If I ran the recommended 15lbs they would have bit even harder.


Oops, I was thinking DOT's, not drags. They should still fit just fine though because the 9.5 is measured at the sidewall, just like my QTP's.

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I run the ET Drags in the size you mentioned. See lots running them at my local track. Have been afraid to try and take full advantage of them since I still have the 8" rear and stock flywheel and bellhousing.

Brother in law used the Racemasters 8-10 years ago and never really could get a decent 60 ft. Don't know that it was all to blame on the tires or not.
 

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On 2006-09-01 11:39, n2omike wrote:
The Hoosier Quick Time Pros. Good price, good traction, good tread life.
What more could you want? Seems like a winner!
 
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