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Old 10-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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BFG drag radials are not very good.

So first tires I put on my car after it was obvious starspecs weren't going to work were Hoosier A6s, once I put those on I got full grip in 4th and could hook in third if I was careful. However as they are road race tires with stiff sidewalls I figured I was giving up some potential. So 5k miles later after I corded them I decided to go with some BFG drag radials in the same size.

Well I am very disappointed. I don't even have traction in 4th and the cars all over the place. It's really scary when you change lanes at 130mph and the car tries to go sideways. They are so bad I will probably toss them before they are treadless and go back with the A6s. I've tried lower pressures too. The tread is also just balling up on the tire which is probably part of the problem.

Anyway F.I. buyer beware.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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So first tires I put on my car after it was obvious starspecs weren't going to work were Hoosier A6s, once I put those on I got full grip in 4th and could hook in third if I was careful. However as they are road race tires with stiff sidewalls I figured I was giving up some potential. So 5k miles later after I corded them I decided to go with some BFG drag radials in the same size.

Well I am very disappointed. I don't even have traction in 4th and the cars all over the place. It's really scary when you change lanes at 130mph and the car tries to go sideways. They are so bad I will probably toss them before they are treadless and go back with the A6s. I've tried lower pressures too. The tread is also just balling up on the tire which is probably part of the problem.

Anyway F.I. buyer beware.
Really???? Brian (screen name gasser) really liked the bfg's on his stage 2.5? Rob really likes the toyo R888's on his stage 3 and that is also what mert used on his car to do his record breaking 60-130 time. Might want to give those a try. I am currently using them now and love them What size are the drag radials? If you are gonna toss them, can I buy them from you for cheap???
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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The BFG's suck... had them on my car for not very long at all and they wore off really fast...


Try some M/T ET's, Nitto 555's or the Bias ply M&H's...
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:00 AM   #4
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MT's or R888's IMO
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:50 AM   #5
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:52 AM   #6
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The only thing I wondered is how do Mickey thompsons handle for daily driving. Cornering wise?
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #7
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The only thing I wondered is how do Mickey thompsons handle for daily driving. Cornering wise?
You don't go taking turns on them, but it's not like it's dangerous to daily drive on them...
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You don't go taking turns on them, but it's not like it's dangerous to daily drive on them...
At least with the toyo r888 you can go canyon carving too
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:55 AM   #9
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The only thing I wondered is how do Mickey thompsons handle for daily driving. Cornering wise?
They are horrible in cornering! When i put them on for the first few days i thought something was wrong with my rear suspension until i realized it was teh damn tires. That was going from a BFG drag radial. So if you are having issues with lack of stiff sidewall with the bfg's good luck with the mickey thompsons.

You need to heat those bfg's up a bit. However as bad as teh mickeys are at cornering they stick a lot nicer than the bfg's. If you want the best of all worlds time to get a AWD car. Preferably mid engined.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:09 AM   #10
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I daily My MT's from time to time, 305/35/18 just for you that dont remember. They are awesome, traction in 2nd race/meth. even traction in first some of the times depending on the road. I drive the same on them as my Invo's when it comes to hard cornering and they are just fine. I leave them at 32psi, even at that psi I get perfect traction.

Need4spd: how big was your sidewall? must of been huge to have corning problems
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:46 AM   #11
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I run MT 275-40/17s at 23psi, and they are the best tire thus far!
I still have to be very careful on pump/meth and modulate the throttle (ease into it - lol), as it will go sideways in the blink of an eye, especially when not heated up, yet.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #12
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:19 AM   #13
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Airfrcd What stage are you, 3? I forget......I am 100 percent positive the 305/35 has more grip, you should try them next time. If you have some 18 inch rims sitting around.
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I daily My MT's from time to time, 305/35/18 just for you that dont remember. They are awesome, traction in 2nd race/meth. even traction in first some of the times depending on the road. I drive the same on them as my Invo's when it comes to hard cornering and they are just fine. I leave them at 32psi, even at that psi I get perfect traction.

Need4spd: how big was your sidewall? must of been huge to have corning problems
How wide of a wheel do you fit that tire on?
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Airfrcd What stage are you, 3? I forget......I am 100 percent positive the 305/35 has more grip, you should try them next time. If you have some 18 inch rims sitting around.
Yes, stage 3! Thanks for the feedback. I really benefit from the tall '40 series sidewall!
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btw which mickey thompsons are you guys running again? I have these in 265/40/18 sitting in my garage waiting for the dragstrip

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Old 10-14-2010, 05:35 PM   #17
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Im running the ET street radial 2. 305/35/18. They say to atleast have a 10.5 inch wide rim but I have a 10inch, makes the tire a tad bit taller then spec.

Airfrcd- remember, your 40 series is no taller to the eye then my 35 series. they are practically the same, only my tires are wider. the series number is a percentage of the width.
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bfg have been the worst in my experience. once worn some, they have the texture of a small cell foam sponge. they feel like really dense foam vs rubber. They blow for traction on every car I've been in with them from VWs to BMWs. Terrible. Get a M/T Street Radial Worlds better. Dunno what wheels you guys can run but if you can run a 16" or 17" wheel you will have a lot more traction than an 18" wheel.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:25 PM   #19
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Im running the ET street radial 2. 305/35/18. They say to atleast have a 10.5 inch wide rim but I have a 10inch, makes the tire a tad bit taller then spec.

Airfrcd- remember, your 40 series is no taller to the eye then my 35 series. they are practically the same, only my tires are wider. the series number is a percentage of the width.
BTW, I forgot to ask you... You said you daily drove on the MT's, how many miles would you get on a pair? thx
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:03 PM   #20
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Id daily for a month at a time because im lazy to put back on my Invos. So i have yet to go thru my first set. Im at about 4k miles right now. 2k miles was a Road trip to AZ. EvilTwinrob has been dailying his MT's same size as mine for awhile, he be the one to ask how many miles he has got so far.
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