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Old 02-10-2008, 07:00 PM   #21
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That's what I need, Hoosier D.O.T. Drag Radials in 225/50R15 !!!!

Thank you very much, I will let you guys know what my time slips look like....we just added the FR IM to the build!!!!

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:43 PM   #22
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M 8.5" 24.2" 76.0" 7-9" 7" 9.3" 18

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the hoosier??

I want FULL slicks, even if i have to trailer it, I think im gonna need some slicks....
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There are street tires out there that get alot better grip than drag radials.

I had a set of BFG drag radials on my 84 Mustang and even after heating them up I could still get excessive wheel spin.... I put on a set of cheap Daytona SR's and thet grabbed with immensly better traction. I would guess they had about 1/4 of the wheelspin of the drag radials did.. or even less.
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BFG drag radials are weird. If there BRAND NEW, or have not been used in a while, they will not hook up on the first couple of passes. Like they need to be broke in. Also, you have to take into consideration the track condition. If a whole lot of guys are running street tires, the radials will slip more, as there made to run on a track where slicks are run. They should still have better grip than a radial, although i must admit, when my Dayton S/Rs get real hot (burn outs = fun) they are very sticky.
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Take it any way you want to take it.... my BFG Drag radials would NOT hook up near as good as the set of Dayton S/R I had.
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just to back up a second...full slicks ??

have you upgraded axles ?

I think you'll break stock axles like twigs with full slicks
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just to back up a second...full slicks ??

have you upgraded axles ?

I think you'll break stock axles like twigs with full slicks
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Well according to a lot of the guys on this board the factory axles are bullit proof. If you want to find out some more info about how the stock axles hold up to a sticky tire, follow the link to this thread. Axle Debate Thread
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whoa, that thread turned into a total flame war....

so let me be clear, this is just my opinion

I'm not a big focus guy yet, I heavily modified my Mazda before, and have worked in and around cars a long time...there aren't too many 4 cylinder econoboxes that can launch properly on a drag strip on full racing slicks and not break something....the weakest part, whatever it may be

if he has upgraded the diff, which is usually weak on most FWD trannies, the next obvious part to me would be the axles...

from everything i gathered from the previous thread, was that they axles would hold a lot of power as long as you AREN'T doing high rpm launches on slicks

THE THREAD STARTER, asked what he could do to improve his launch times, and plans on getting slicks...if this is an all out drag car, an axle upgrade would probably be a good idea, IMHO
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The stock axles will hold all your gona put out in a Focus. Now, when they break, its caused by wheel hop, not power. If you build a 400whp focus and throw on slicks and lsd, you can still hop without proper suspension work.
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Wooww, got a little off track ?? get it drag track , if you ladies are done.....it is very true what he mentioned bout the suspension, what are the ingredients of a good suspension??

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