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Old 12-22-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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The first 2 times I went to the track I had abosolutly no problems with traction. I got a set of BFG all terrains and a superchip and now I cannot hook up for the life of me. I'm running slower than I was completely stock with a few hundred lbs of crap on my truck.

I have a stock LSD with 3.55 gears and 265 bfg all terrains. I'm looking for a set of drag radials that are street legal so I can drive to the track. My next updrage is a set of 4.10 gears. I want to use a set of stock 17X8 dodge ram rims. What size tires do I need to be looking for? I looked at Summit Racing and I don't see any that are 17" and have a minimum rim width of 8". What do yall recommend?

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Old 12-23-2007, 03:44 PM   #2
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The only calculators I can find are

Effective Ratio = (Old tire height / New tire height) * Original ratio

But what if you're changing tires for a second time and changing rear end gears?

I originally had 29" tires with 3.55 gears, then 30.5" tires and 3.55 gears. I want to use a 28" tire with 4.1 gears. What does this make my final ratio?

29/28 X 4.10 = 4.26?
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:18 AM   #3
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I'd go with the Mickey Thompson 295/45-17 drag radials. They're steet legal, and don't look too retarted on the truck. Either that or the M&H 275/50-17 drag radial. They're both good tires, and either of them will not have a problem hooking up for you with your current mods. The M&H's are right at 28" tall, and the MT's are about 27.5" tall. I'm running the 295/45 MT's and absolutely love them. I've probaly put 1500-2000 miles on them on the street and I have nothing bad to say about them. They even hook up good on wet roads. I don't push it on the interstate when it's wet cause I'd imagine they would hydoplane pretty easy. Here's a picture of them, and one of them mounted on the factory 17" offroad wheels painted black.
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HAHA, our trucks look so silly with those little baby 17" wheels and tires. Mine looked so out of place when I had my track wheels and tires on a few weeks ago.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:43 AM   #5
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If the truck is lowered enough and/or has big enough drag radials, they don't look too dumb. My truck looked retarted with the 26" tall tires, but with either of the tires I mentioned above it doesn't look that bad.
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:54 AM   #6
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Those don't look too bad. And I guess they wont look too bad when you're stomping hondas at the track! The mickey thompsons seem like a pretty good deal. You fit those on a stock rim? These tires are going to look terrible on my truck! haha
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:55 AM   #7
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Mickey Thompson doesn't make a 28-30" version do they?
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:33 AM   #8
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Not in a 17" wheel. If you want to grind your rear calipers down you can fit some 16" wheels on the back. There are alot more options for drag radials in 16" wheels. I think Nitto makes a drag radial thats around 30" tall in a 17" wheel.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:36 AM   #9
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Nevermind, the Nitto tire I was thinking about that's 29" tall is on a 18" wheel. It's a 305/45-18.
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Here is the link to M&H, they have alot of different sizes and styles:

http://www.mandhtire.com/
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