DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Just curious about Goodyear slicks
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Just curious about Goodyear slicks
 Login/Join
 
DRR Pro
posted
Does Goodyear have any of the bracket race market?


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1816 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
posted Hide Post
First let me say this is just MY opinion. You may have Goodyear slicks and love them.

In 53 years that I have been doing this not once has a Goodyear tire worked for me. If you gave me a set I would not take them.

If you’re gonna try some then good luck!


Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right. Here I am.......
 
Posts: 5286 | Location: stuck in the middle with you! | Registered: March 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
posted Hide Post
There are definitely cars out there winning on goodyears. Dave Triplett won the million on them I'm pretty sure.


Denis LeBlanc

 
Posts: 453 | Location: Manchester, NH | Registered: February 03, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
posted Hide Post
Aaron Vail,runs alot of big $ races and uses them on both cars. I used to run the 1984 on my Malibu I had years ago, they hooked good and we're very consistent but the side walls would go away within 100 passes.
 
Posts: 373 | Location: Shelbyville Indiana | Registered: February 04, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
Picture of Little Chief
posted Hide Post
Larry,a few months ago I found an email address for a person with Goodyear supposedly in the performance side of the business. I asked if they just concentrated on the pros or cared about sportsman racing with tire development but never received a reply. I also asked why we never see them at any of our bracket races in Texas. Oh well I guess I got my answer.
 
Posts: 229 | Location: Kilgore Texas | Registered: July 15, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
I tried their latest dragster tire ONE PASS if that tells ya anything....but think they are like Hoosiers in that they will work on door cars
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: USA | Registered: December 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
Picture of TD3550
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Little Chief:
Larry,a few months ago I found an email address for a person with Goodyear supposedly in the performance side of the business. I asked if they just concentrated on the pros or cared about sportsman racing with tire development but never received a reply. I also asked why we never see them at any of our bracket races in Texas. Oh well I guess I got my answer.


Who's email were you trying? If it was Mart from Goodyear Racing, he would of contacted you without a doubt.
 
Posts: 1405 | Location: Under a Truck | Registered: August 23, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Trophy
Picture of SuperPro54
posted Hide Post
I run the D1408 Goodyears. They have also was worked great.
 
Posts: 103 | Location: Florida - Ohio | Registered: September 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
posted Hide Post
Mike Wiblishouser runs them on his S/G car and he is tough as a boot. Maybe he gets a super deal on them.


Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right. Here I am.......
 
Posts: 5286 | Location: stuck in the middle with you! | Registered: March 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of 67TSCHEVY2
posted Hide Post
They work great for burning brush piles and keeping warm ..... otherwise don't waste your $
 
Posts: 1229 | Location: middle georgia | Registered: July 20, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
posted Hide Post
^^^^^^^ Thats my take also. Like buying a Rolls Royce when a Chev pick up will get the job done better. I never had any luck with them and they cost WAY to much
 
Posts: 6164 | Location: everywhere | Registered: March 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of RacerVX54
posted Hide Post
Don't tell the fuel guys they don't work lol.. Goodyears always worked good for me when i ran them. Actually a 3 major brands have worked well for me..


"Just Shut Up and Race"

Brian Martin
Martin Racing
5.66 @121.55
 
Posts: 1378 | Location: Va.Beach .Va | Registered: August 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
I had a set of Goodyears on my old car before I sold it. They worked, but the 60' was all over the map with them. Mickeys have been good to me, gonna keep running them....at least when I'm not trying to kill them......


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
posted Hide Post
Goodyear has always been my go to brand.

But I have had varying success with all of them. Firestone/Phoenix, M/T, Hoosier, GY

Scott
 
Posts: 1838 | Location: Illinois | Registered: August 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Sportsman
posted Hide Post
if you are willing to put in a little work on suspension any brand will work. I've tried all of them and made them work, but I always ended up back at Goodyear. M/T would be my second choice.
 
Posts: 329 | Location: observing the mayhem | Registered: December 22, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
posted Hide Post
I run the 3122 Goodyears on my car.
 
Posts: 25 | Location: K-Town | Registered: June 22, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
Picture of FootbrakeJim
posted Hide Post
I ran GY's for 10 years, on a heavy, slow footbrake car. Traction was good on any decently prepped track, and in hot weather. But the sidewalls always cracked and looked weather-checked very quickly, and consistency went away as well, in a few months to a year. (No matter what, where, or how I tried. One GY rep told me I was probably storing them too close to my compressor over the winter?). 60's were never deadly consistent, (nothing like the way M/T's worked for me, once I tried them). Years later, car got lighter, power went up a bunch, and I went to a trans-brake. Tried them again for a short while, and after 2 months, they looked older than some old worn out Mickeys that had been sitting outside for 3-4 years. I went back to M/T, short times tightened up again. Haven't looked back since. FWIW, had good luck with Hoosiers way back also, but they just didn't last long for me.


Dan "Jim" Moore
Much too young to feel this damn old!!
 
Posts: 1029 | Location: Farmersville, TX  | Registered: December 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
Picture of sst5167
posted Hide Post
I have been running Goodyear on my door car since 2009. We bought a dragster in 2014, and tried all 3 major brands the first couple seasons. I take my racing serious, and like to test a LOT to make my cars as good as they can be. I stuck with the Goodyear on the dragster as well. It would be VERY tough to convince me to switch to any other brand.


Mike Boehner
 
Posts: 91 | Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ | Registered: January 19, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
posted Hide Post
Does this make the OP
G y curious? LOL.
A friend of mine runs Goodyears and always has. Mounts tires of all sorts for people all season long. But always goodyears on his car. He wins plenty. But then he could tighten up the stripe driving a Yugo.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bucky,


Foxtrot Juliet Bravo
 
Posts: 6318 | Location: Illinois | Registered: July 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Just curious about Goodyear slicks

© DragRaceResults.com 2024