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slicks choice

stock between using 16qtp on rx7 wheels or original 17"rims with m&h drag slicks

any one is better than the other?
i know the 16" will have a bit more flex but other than that is their any major difference or any pros and cons?

really like how the m&h slicks look on oem wheels....

any advice pls...
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I'm partial to the MH's personally
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Slicks

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Are you talking slicks or radials or Hoosier qtp? What is your current setup?
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Its a choice between.... 16" qtp on rx7 wheels or m&h slicks on my oem wheels....
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From what I've read most people say to get the MH radials if your going on the stock rim. The 60ft times were marginally different and they are much safer...
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Might want to ask a mod to move this to the suspension/brake/wheel sub forum. Might have more opinions there.
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Are you doing any events? Such as running at any IFO events or anything? If so slicks will put you in the pro class and the QTP you can run sport. Thinner sidewalls on the 17’s are also going to be less forgiving on the drivetrain than QTP in 16’s. I run the RX7 wheels and QTP and if I did it again I would probably go to 15’s and do QTP again.
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Yes will be racing at the tracks
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Well as I said the taller side wall is going to be more forgiving on the drivetrain. Also I would look up classes as most classes only Pro class can fun full slicks on AWD cars
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Originally Posted by dillons13 View Post
stock between using 16qtp on rx7 wheels or original 17"rims with m&h drag slicks

any one is better than the other?
i know the 16" will have a bit more flex but other than that is their any major difference or any pros and cons?

really like how the m&h slicks look on oem wheels....

any advice pls...
For what use?

Drag tires are intended for drag racing, and they are mostly bias-ply...

Tires for circuit, hillclimb or rally are different, and are also different depending on what do you need them for, circuit, hillclimb or rally... Almost all are radial tires, but some people still use cross-ply tires, I have seen them on some cars on hillclimbs...

You have a wide choice, Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Goodyear, Continental, Hankook, Kumho, Avon, etc...

See this, then decide what do you need:

https://michelinmotorsport.com/Tyres

https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-ww/...t/competitions

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/

http://www.yokohama-online.com/Tyres/Motorsports-Tyres

For drag racing:

http://www.hoosiertire.com/tires/drag_racing/

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/drag-tires
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Thanks. .. its for strictly drag racing at the tracks
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I have ran the Hoosier QTP's on 16" Rota Slipstreams, MT ET Street R on 15" Kosei K1's, and 15" MT ET Drag slicks. I'm not a fan of the Hoosier QTP's, was never able to get a decent 60 foot out of them. I had better 60fts with the MT ET Street R's and best with the MT ET Drag slicks.

I would run the M&H slick over the QTP any day.
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