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How do you determine what tire compound you need when you want to order slicks? Thanks Tore

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Depends on what your application is, i.e. are you superclass racing or bracket racing, is the car light or heavy, stick or automatic,horsepower output, etc. They all play into the choice. Need more info.

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Bracket car, 4000pds, automatic, over 500 hp to rear wheels. Lmted to size 10.5 x 28.00 Thanks Tore I made alot of money renting my crescent wrench at the BAsh I thought I would splurge.

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In my experience the tire compound on a bracket car is more about durablillity than traction. If you go with the softest compound your tires will wear a lot faster for sure. You will get a little better traction especially on the first 10 or 15 passes but then the rubber starts to harden up and they end up about the same as a harder compound.

On a max effort Super Stock or stock class car you will see them using soft compounds and selling them to bracket guys after 30 or 40 runs.

For my money take the hit on a little less traction and go for the durabillity of the harder compound. Most Goodyears I think the D5 is kind of the middle of the road.

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Any other suggestions on picking a slick .Would a D3 goodyear to hard? Thanks Tore :?:

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D1 is the softest . I have used d5 and d1 with very little noticeable difference on 32 x 14 goodyear's.
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