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Old 21st August 2013, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Drag wheels/Tyres

I am looking into 18" rear only drag wheels/tyres just for straightline events. Tyres need to be street legal, as I'll bolt them on at home.

I have 400mm front discs so 18" is not an option on the front and by the looks of it the US guys run D/Rs at the back only.

I have never used drag tyres so anyone with any experience would be great.

I'm running 275/35/20 MPSS up front at the moment so tyre size would need to be compatible with that and not upset the FWD clutch.
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Street radials are dot approved, but still not UK legal
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Can anyone list a few wheel manufacturers who do a 18' x 11J wheel?

Preferably who do 20's too as I may change the road wheels to match the drag wheels.
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Have a look on JamieP's thread, I'm sure he's running drag radials on the back.
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I got my wheels from SVM, 11x18 and I use a 325/40/18 M&H drag radial, will be testing them soon on the drag strip but they are the same JH has on his car so should work well.

You run smaller front tyres than me though, a 305/40/18 will give you the same rolling radius, use the tyre calculator.

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2 NEW 305/40-18 Nitto NT 555R Drag Tires 40R 18 305 | eBay
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Cheers Jamie, you are a star.

Was hoping to increase the contact patch, I will have a play with the tire calculator.

I see that MT do a 345/35/18, but requires a 12j wheel....
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I heard the Nitto not so good as GTR can't burnout to heat them up
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Cheers Jamie, you are a star.

Was hoping to increase the contact patch, I will have a play with the tire calculator.

I see that MT do a 345/35/18, but requires a 12j wheel....
You could get a company such as image wheels to make you a pair of 12x18's

Jeff ludgate is good for sourcing drag tyres.

Image Wheels Ltd manufactures three piece wheels, also know as split rim wheels in high grade aluminium. We supply O.E, kit cars, race cars, dragsters, trikes, motorcycles, off road 4 X 4 vehicles, road cars etc. We export world wide and can make whe
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