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What is the difference . Radial slick prep verses bias slick?
 
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I believe radial is super sticky, more so that bias.
 
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Go to Lights Out in Ga, and you will see what radial prep is like, almost like a glue mouse trap, lol.

Bias ply usually wants some wheel speed, a radial wants a dead hook from what I'm told.
 
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Go to Lights Out in Ga, and you will see what radial prep is like, almost like a glue mouse trap, lol.

Bias ply usually wants some wheel speed, a radial wants a dead hook from what I'm told.


Seems like if they start to spin, they recover poorly. Where a bias will often hook back up if given even a little chance.


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What is the difference . Radial slick prep verses bias slick?


When our track was having the Radial Revenge series they were using 12-15 drums of glue over a weekend if that gives you any idea. We would have a bracket race as filler and some of the slower cars would actually slow down it was so sticky. Pro Mod big tire slick cars really struggle to get down it without running over the tire. They would have to run the bracket cars then drag the track for them to even have a chance.

Funny story about it was the track uses a 50' flag for the opening ceremony that people hold flat across the track. My son and I participated in it and it pulled his shoes off. He was under the flag trying to get them back on and once he go out it had pulled chunks of the soles off. LOL

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I thought the transmission was broke running on a radial no time track once. Car didn't want to move.


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ive ran on radial prepped tracks, after dark, in the middle of the summer when the weather was garbage, but still run within .01-.02 of mine shaft weather ets on a 4.50 car. You dont realize how bad "bracket prep" has gotten until you get to race on a track prepped for radials.


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I've been running radials slicks for over 20 years and not once on a "radial prepped" track.
 
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ive ran on radial prepped tracks, after dark, in the middle of the summer when the weather was garbage, but still run within .01-.02 of mine shaft weather ets on a 4.50 car. You dont realize how bad "bracket prep" has gotten until you get to race on a track prepped for radials.


I don't know if bracket prep is so bad but radial prep is just over the top. The last time we had a radial prepped track I was 1.220 in 60' then a couple weeks later in better air I was back to my usual 1.250 60'



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I've been 1.17 60 foot in a 3200 lb. car launched off the footbrake on a test/tune track
 
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I've been 1.17 60 foot in a 3200 lb. car launched off the footbrake on a test/tune track


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