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« Reply #1230 on: December 03, 2016, 04:24:21 pm »

That thing is pretty healthy for how heavy it is.     I have been looking at drag radials.  What is it you don't like about the SS?  Is it just they don't stick as well as the old ET radials?  


Thanks.

Yes the new style M/T tires do not hook as good as their old style.  They have three "rain gutters" that are each one inch wide.  No good.  IMHO they are so bad next traction-wise I will be getting these "regular" tires next time UNLESS M/T brings back their old style simply because they wear out MUCH quicker than a regular tire and they don't grab worth a bunny's' ass.


https://www.amazon.com/Hoosier-Racing-Tires-Street-12-5R15/dp/B00975FR3O/ref=pd_day0_293_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00975FR3O&pd_rd_r=V42R0CB6B15RYMPWAZT6&pd_rd_w=Pw2F9&pd_rd_wg=IAOKD&psc=1&refRID=V42R0CB6B15RYMPWAZT6


Summit sells them for $329 each.
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624/.609 251/256 108, 1-3/4" x 3" headers stepped into 3-1/2" pipes just past the collector then into 3-1/2" Dynomax Ultra Flo #17224 mufflers dumped before the axle, Broader Performance reverse manual V/B under a C6/4R100 behind a 8"/9" billet 5500 stall converter, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, M/T ET radial Streets 315/60-15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1231 on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:15 am »

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/HOO-19275


So I just put these on and I love them.  Much better than the sticky M/T ET Street tires because M/T added a bunch of water channels and their life on the street versus not very good grip got me to go back to street tires for the street.

I like these Hoosiers because they are big.  I know their 60' time would suck compared to a race track slick but on the street they seem faster than the M/T tires I used to have on the Merc because the Hoosier tires spin some once I floor it and between shifts so the Merc revs up quicker.  Plus I kinda missed having to work the steering wheel to maintain a straight drive while rowing the gears up at WOT ...

They were a LOT of fun going to work this morning ...    
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624/.609 251/256 108, 1-3/4" x 3" headers stepped into 3-1/2" pipes just past the collector then into 3-1/2" Dynomax Ultra Flo #17224 mufflers dumped before the axle, Broader Performance reverse manual V/B under a C6/4R100 behind a 8"/9" billet 5500 stall converter, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, M/T ET radial Streets 315/60-15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1232 on: April 11, 2017, 09:39:32 pm »

The morning drive was so much fun that I forgot about my important complaint.  Hoosier advertises these tires to be 31".  They are only B A R E L Y 30-1/4" tall on 10" wide rims.  If I had known that I would not have paid over $350 per tire.  They were supposed to be the tallest tire at 12-1/2" wide around that was of normal tire tread material.  I SURE was pissed when I measured them aired up on the Merc.


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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624/.609 251/256 108, 1-3/4" x 3" headers stepped into 3-1/2" pipes just past the collector then into 3-1/2" Dynomax Ultra Flo #17224 mufflers dumped before the axle, Broader Performance reverse manual V/B under a C6/4R100 behind a 8"/9" billet 5500 stall converter, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, M/T ET radial Streets 315/60-15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #1233 on: April 18, 2017, 07:33:42 pm »

Well --to be fair to Hoosier and their tire:

I have driven with the Hoosier tires for almost a week now.  They look better than the M/T that were on the Merc.  Appearance-wise they are VERY noticeably wider and do look a little bit taller.

I was griping about a small amount of height difference compared to their initial cost but I figured that the M/
T wear out so quickly that actually the Hooiser are a little bit less money.

Sorry Hoosier, I take my ranting back.  I NOW actually like these tires by Hoosier quite a bit more.

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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624/.609 251/256 108, 1-3/4" x 3" headers stepped into 3-1/2" pipes just past the collector then into 3-1/2" Dynomax Ultra Flo #17224 mufflers dumped before the axle, Broader Performance reverse manual V/B under a C6/4R100 behind a 8"/9" billet 5500 stall converter, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, M/T ET radial Streets 315/60-15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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