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67HEAVEN

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Being the traditionalist that I am, I chose to stay with 15" wheels on my car. I'm looking to replace the rear tires with a slightly different size, and wonder if any of you have experience with B.F. Goodrich G-Force Drag Radials.

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g-Force Drag Radial

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g-Force Drag Radial 2

As you may know, the choice in 15" diameter tires is getting pretty sparse. Still, can't bring myself to go donk. :D
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Any of you ever use the g-Force Drag Radials? Which design? Comments?

Thanks.
 
Get it high enough and you can go off roading. We can't even take ours in to our cottage. Must be getting old, but I just don't get this donk thing. A lot of work to make a car butt UGLY. Many years ago, I put a set of cheater slicks on my Firebird. A little shower came up and it was as if someone had greased the back tires up. Talk about dangerous. That was the last time for those tires. If you plan on running these tires on the street, get some with some tread. Hydroplaning can be nasty.
 
Get it high enough and you can go off roading. We can't even take ours in to our cottage. Must be getting old, but I just don't get this donk thing. A lot of work to make a car butt UGLY. Many years ago, I put a set of cheater slicks on my Firebird. A little shower came up and it was as if someone had greased the back tires up. Talk about dangerous. That was the last time for those tires. If you plan on running these tires on the street, get some with some tread. Hydroplaning can be nasty.

I have a set of Radial T/As on mine and they sucked in the only rain shower I got caught in this summer. Can't imagine a set of slicks...:eek:

But I don't imagine rain is something 67HEAVEN will likely encounter with such a beautiful machine. You're correct in stating the dearth of 15" tires with a diameter of roughly 27" these days; getting to be pretty rare.
 
You're correct in stating the dearth of 15" tires with a diameter of roughly 27" these days; getting to be pretty rare.

I have a pair of 295/50R-15 tires that I ran for only 20 miles and took off. Should sell them I guess. They were just a bit too close to the fenders for me to be able to relax. I couldn't get a baby finger between them and the fender lip. In frustration, I installed a pair of 275/60R-15 tires on the rear. Now, I want to return to 50 series on the back to match the aspect ratio of the front tires.

The only size that makes sense to me (assuming 15" diameter) is 275/50R-15. However, regular T/As won't be up to the task, even on dry roads. Thus, the drag radial idea.

However, I'm open to suggestions.

:driving:
 
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials are available in 275/50/15. So are BF Goodrich G-Force T/A Drag Radials, Hoosier DOT Drag Radials, Nitto 555 R Extreme Drag Radials and Goodyear Eagle SS DOT Drag Radials. All on Summit Racings website. :)
 
Must be getting old, but I just don't get this donk thing.

You're not getting too old. Nobody gets this "donk" thing. It's just a "manhood" measuring competition to see who can get the biggest wheels on their car which represents how much money they have. It has nothing to do with performance, practicality, or sanity. You can't see quarter mile times, maximum corning or braking performance by just looking at a car, so the only logical solution to show success in certain circles is to do ridonkulous things like this that make about 99.9% of the population just shake their heads. Same goes for devil camber. Look that trend up if you need more to shake your head at.

Next week, I'm putting tracks on my Corvette!

As for the real reason for why I should post.

Unfortunately I have no first hand experience but I was talking with the owner of the muffler shop that put my dual 3" on my Chevelle and noticed that he had the BF's on his Chevelle. Although no information on wear, he LOVED them. He was saying after a quick run on the street, when he was slowing down, the tires were so sticky he could hear the pebble and stuff hitting the underside of the car like when he had slicks mounted.
 
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