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MudManMatt
Mud Master
2007/06/23 21:02:21
What is your opinion on the best tires to use for 300Ft. Dirt drags? I have been using 25in Holeshots and they just spin for the first 50 or so feet.
corkyw123
Outlaw Extremist
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/23 21:18:06
I have a full blown drag banshee but I've never heard of a 300ft DIRT drag. Sand drags are normal. Of course for that application we reccommend  25" Haulers, buffed. If it is dirt you're racing in I'd say Zippers - 22"+.
dcm450
Mud Pro
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/23 21:27:44
zippers or maxxis 4-snows i think they are lighter
TeamMudd
Outlaw
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/23 22:34:17
ORIGINAL: corkyw123

I have a full blown drag banshee but I've never heard of a 300ft DIRT drag. Sand drags are normal. Of course for that application we reccommend  25" Haulers, buffed. If it is dirt you're racing in I'd say Zippers - 22"+.

300ft drags com'on man.........your in LA, you can't tell me you havn't heard of the Jonesville Dirt Drag Assn., Marksville Cajun Bayou, Abbyville Dirt Drags, Twin City Drags??  i'm sure there are a couple more, but those are the ones i've atteneded/participated in.  there's a few more in MS too, Panther Swamp Dirt Drags, Yazoo MS Dirt Drags, those a a couple right along the border. 

i guess you could call them a mud/sand drag.  most of them have ATV classes as well as Mud truck classes.  i'm tunning up the 'ol mud drag truck for the July 14 Jonesville race.  i "think" they start at 9 or 10am, and run till "late"!  i havn't had a chance to get to one this year.............work schedule has been to grueling to try and squeeze a race in.

drop me a line for some contact sites, and numbers if you want them!



corkyw123
Outlaw Extremist
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/23 23:03:35
Nah, honestly never seen the dirt drags. Mine of course is set up only for sand so that may be why. We race State Capitol and alot of the Planet Sand races in Gilbert. We play around on the MS river, LA dunes, and Thompson Creek.
1986_K5
Mud Bogger
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/24 14:05:24
prowedgeII's(hard to find), maxxis 4snow's, ams zippers(these 3 all have basically the same tread pattern).  only thing is i think they are limited to 22" tall but i may be wrong.  also skat-trak extreme or hauler paddles which i know come in a 25" or itp dune stars which come in a 26".


if its going on your BRP here's a pic for you if i can get it to work

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/99tacoma4x4/The%20Dunes%203-25-07/DSC01273.jpg


wouldnt let me upload so theres the link.  thats my buddies 800 with 25" 12 paddle, i think extremes
post edited by 1986_K5 - 2007/06/24 14:13:26
Mike Walker
Respected Member
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/25 06:21:46
really depends on the "type" of dirt... if it's very loose, the 4-snows, etc. work well, they are very light, & will round up like a wrinkle slick on a drag car, offering you the bottom end gear ratio of a 22" tire, & the top speed ratio of a 24"-26" tire, but they are only made for 8", 9", & 10" wheels

but I've found that for medium to hard surfaces, the paddles don't work as well as a tire with alot of biting edges... I like my 22" X 11" X 9" GBC Schredders, or one of the newer radial tread patterns for 12" wheels...

which ever you choose, keep your tire & wheel combo as light as possible...for 250ft - 300 ft distances a shorter tire will give you faster times, but if you are wanting to run in 4 X 4, it can take some special set ups to run less than 12" diameter wheels on the front of most moderned disk brake utility quads... you can pull the front brake calipers, to run shorter wheels needed for the specialty tires, or you can use a tire like the 489's that are offered in a 23" tire for a 12" wheel
 
BTW... you might find that spinning for the 1st 50 ft gives you faster times that too good a hook, & letting off the gas, to control a wheelie
post edited by Mike Walker - 2007/06/25 06:23:15
MudManMatt
Mud Master
RE: Best Tires For Dirt Drags? 2007/06/25 17:21:23
I need a tire for a 12" rim and either a 25in or 26in tire.Im not to worried about A wheelie,I have a wheelie bar for that.