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Trying to decide on rear tires for my car. M/T 3074s or 3074 or hossiers 18245 stiff or 18250. The car weighs 2140. Small block chevy 4-link rear suspension. People that run this tire please chime in.. I would also like a air pressure to start with..Thanks
 
Posts: 18 | Location: Alpine AL | Registered: September 04, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have ran the Hoosier 18250 and won some races with them. Then I went to the MT 3074 and had really good results with them. Faster, more consistent over much wider temperature range and less tire shake. I have also ran the 3074S with good results. They are now on my 1740 Lbs Altered and I run 6.8 PSI according to my tire gauge.

Hands down the MT tire has worked much better for me.


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The m/t 3074S is a much better tire than the Hoosier
 
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We've run the 3074S on door cars for years with great success but the availability at times is horrible. Last year I changed over to the Hoosier 18235 on my Vega (2675lbs and goes 5.80s) and have been very happy with the tire.


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I’ve used 3074S and 18245 on my 2850# car that presently has 18235 trying a shorter RO, all stiff wall. I think most under 2500# won’t benefit much from stiff wall.

MT and Hoosier are both good tires. When I’m on MT I’m doing longer BO. When I’m on Hoosier the BO is much shorter. MT gets soaped when I install and still leak at times. Hoosiers don’t leak. My present set of Hoosiers took less than 2 oz to balance. The last set of MT took 14 + 10 oz to balance.

Like was posted prior, MT 3074S can be hard to get at times during the summer. That’s why I tried the 18235 that is presently on my car.

I think 8 psi would be good to start.
 
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Ive run the 3074S on my S10 since 2019. With the last 2 pair, I had some inconsistent 60' unless I do a very, very aggressive burnout.

I am considering switching to the MT 3373R after watching them in action at eddyville this past weekend on a friend's car.
 
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A good friend of mine ran the Mickey and Hoosier bias tires being discussed here on his 5.70 SBC Vega, and that car became incredible after switching to a Hoosier radial.

We just made the same switch on my brother's Camaro, but haven't run it yet.


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that car became incredible after switching to a Hoosier radial


In door cars,I have seen few if any using radials in the 32x14 size when at tracks. Most I see are bias in this 32x14 size.

Radials are stiffer sidewall, slightly heavier and harder compound from what I read in the brochures. So what does one need to change/adjust in the chassis, air pressure settings when switching from bias to radial to make them work properly?? What if your door car leaves wheels down, how does that work with a radial??

Here’s a 3074S tire that’s perty amazing.

 
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60 foot moved 2 thou in 6 hits from daylight to dark when switching to 3074S
 
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Here’s the 18235 that I replaced the 3074S with on my car last year, having a slightly shorter RO that I wanted to try. I just ordered 18245 today as I want to go back to a RO that’s even longer than the 3074S.

My point being…….. bias tires are excellent over a long day going from day to night. Show me these types of numbers in a radial.

 
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Originally posted by markemark:
Here’s the 18235 that I replaced the 3074S with on my car last year, having a slightly shorter RO that I wanted to try. I just ordered 18245 today as I want to go back to a RO that’s even longer than the 3074S.

My point being…….. bias tires are excellent over a long day going from day to night. Show me these types of numbers in a radial.



I’ve seen Michael beard post some impressive m/t radial numbers, maybe he will come along and share
 
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I’ve seen Michael beard post some impressive m/t radial numbers, maybe he will come along and share


Agreed, but would like to see results from racers using 13-14” wide radials.
 
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