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Anyone running radial front runners on their door car?

I've been running radial slicks for about 15 years & decided my next set of front runners would be the same. 

https://proshop.summitracing.com/parts/mtt-3851

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Do you think radial fronts could be used with bias rears?
 
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As long as you run radials rear..
Mixing could be an issue.
Radials don’t give, bias doo, be interesting to see some input here.


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Many running rear radials are using bias fronts that work properly being mixed, just saying.
 
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I used to run bias fronts and rears, for several years now I have run radial fronts and bias rears, I have seen no difference except I get a lot more life out of the radial fronts.
 
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Originally posted by qtrrcr:
I used to run bias fronts and rears, for several years now I have run radial fronts and bias rears, I have seen no difference except I get a lot more life out of the radial fronts.


Thanks Scott!

I've been running mixed since switching to radials with no issues. I'm assuming there will be no issues with running radials up front. The only thing I have read is some people not liking them coming down from a wheelie, no reason(s) given.

M & M,

I think we are fine with mixing because we are running straight a line. I think it might be an issue for the knuckle heads over driving their race vehicles. Maybe someone will chime in on your question of radials in front/bias rear. OOPS, I forgot they did qtrrcr!

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BKIng ,
those are new but way out of my price range ! Especially when converted to Aussie peso .
I am a ways slower than you so run a 185R15 street radial , have done for years .
As those MT are LT I dont see a speed rating , yes we dont maintain a high speed but something to think of . Hope they are better than some of the other MT front radials I have seen .

Tex
 
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BKIng ,
those are new but way out of my price range ! Especially when converted to Aussie peso .
I am a ways slower than you so run a 185R15 street radial , have done for years .
As those MT are LT I dont see a speed rating , yes we dont maintain a high speed but something to think of . Hope they are better than some of the other MT front radials I have seen .

Tex


That's a good catch Tex! I will contact M/T before purchasing.

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BKIng ,
those are new but way out of my price range ! Especially when converted to Aussie peso .
I am a ways slower than you so run a 185R15 street radial , have done for years .
As those MT are LT I dont see a speed rating , yes we dont maintain a high speed but something to think of . Hope they are better than some of the other MT front radials I have seen .

Tex


That's a good catch Tex! I will contact M/T before purchasing.

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I emailed M/T today about the tire in the OP & gave them the part #. I explained my cars weight & the MPH it runs. Below is the response, take it for what it is!

"None of our drag tires, including the fronts, are going to have a speed rating due to their intended use. In the ¼ mile it is whatever speed you can throw at them, for normal driving they are tested up to 80mph for sustained speeds."

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I got the radial front runners ordered today. Seeing the new rims arrived. Too bad I don't have a car to mount them on right now.

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Got the tires today, nice looking tire. They are about 4 lbs. heavier ea. than what I've been running. I need some weight up front anyway.

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I can only see mixing being a problem on a street car.


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I needed tires in a rush and ordered the bias 25” MT 3001 ET Fronts. Wish I had more time to investigate the MT 3850 ET Street Drag Radial Front as it could possibly be a better choice for me with my car leaving wheels down. I’m going to watch for those using these MT Radial fronts at the track to see what they look like.
 
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I needed tires in a rush and ordered the bias 25” MT 3001 ET Fronts. Wish I had more time to investigate the MT 3850 ET Street Drag Radial Front as it could possibly be a better choice for me with my car leaving wheels down. I’m going to watch for those using these MT Radial fronts at the track to see what they look like.


M&M,

I currently run the M/T 27.5" bias ET fronts. They've been on the car for 2 seasons. They hold air reasonably well & lose 1-2 lbs. a month.

As for the radials, they will not get tested until Sept. I'm hoping they will help to lessen my wheel stands. Although I would rather do it with static weight vs. rotational weight. I'm mainly using a launch retard & front suspension to control the wheel stands now.

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For cars launching wheels up, I think a bias tire would set down from a larger wheelie softer than a radial given the front shocks and other settings used.
 
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I am curious to see if there is any et going from a bias to a Radial in the front. It makes almost a 10th difference in my car on the rear, granted it's a bigger driven tire. But you would think there is still less rolling resistance between the two.


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Originally posted by banjo:
I am curious to see if there is any et going from a bias to a Radial in the front. It makes almost a 10th difference in my car on the rear, granted it's a bigger driven tire. But you would think there is still less rolling resistance between the two.


I doubt there will be an ET gain but maybe a mph gain. I don't want or need the mph, but we'll see. Regardless, it's going to be hard to determine et or mph with the tire change due to making 2 other changes in the set-up.

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