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Your luck with M/T Street Radials?

I am looking for a tire will will help me get the traction I need in my 66' Mercury 1/2 Ton truck. Street/Strip

Engine (521) should make around 700 H.P. I am using a C-6 trans, but I'm not sure if I am going to use a trans brake yet. Plan is a Calvert mono-leaf, cal-tracs, and sliders in the rear.

The street radials have a better selection of sizes, and since my tire is tucked into the wheel well, width is a concern.

I am looking @ the 30x12.5-15 tire right now, with an actual tread width of 10.9".

Looking for your opinion, suggestions. I would like to get my tire stuff figured out so that I can move on to my gear ratio and converter stall.

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That will be a very good tire for you. I didn't run that size myself but it seemed like they were made of super glue.

How much does your truck weigh? I have a trans brake in mine but was never able to use it because of the weight. It is very hard on driveline parts when coming off the line. I do have a 4500 rpm stall that worked well but I would still snap stuff so hitting it at 4500 rpm up on a trans brake never really seemed like a good idea. I also have a 521. Somewhere north of 700 hp. At least according to the times that I ran anyway using the HP calculators. My pig is close to 5000 pounds with me in it. That is very hard to drag race. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I built it.

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Im planning on using the m/t 295/60/15 on my deal.
I've got a t brake and caltracs and over 700ft lbs....i can tell ya one thing......ya gotta have a stiff sidewall tire!!
Droppedf100 on here has a late 70s f100 running them in the high 1.4's in 60ft.
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Nice!! Thanks for the help guys...

Mr. S, my truck won't be quite as heavy as yours... It should weigh between 3700-4000 lbs. when complete. They were never quite as heavy as those gen. 6 trucks.

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MT street radials

DJW check out my video in my signature . I am running 275/60/15 MT drag radials . They hook up real nice , nice enough to pull the front tires and give me a 1.5 60 ft . Motor is 600 hp with a 4500 stall convertor and 410 gears .

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Looks good Bird! Leaves real well.

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Thanks DJW . I did a typo , my convertor is a 3500 stall not 4500 . Hit the wrong button .

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im running 275x60x15 in #3870 f1 truck with 490hp by wallace racing calulator for mph. my 60ft r in the 1.5s but when i spray the 275 dont work think the 295x55x15 would help. best et. on motor 11.51 @ 115 at dragweek 2010 in indy handed a 526 hemi roadrunner his a$$
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im running 275x60x15 in #3870 f1 truck with 490hp by wallace racing calulator for mph. my 60ft r in the 1.5s but when i spray the 275 dont work think the 295x55x15 would help. best et. on motor 11.51 @ 115 at dragweek 2010 in indy handed a 526 hemi roadrunner his a$$
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Thanks DJW . I did a typo , my convertor is a 3500 stall not 4500 . Hit the wrong button .
what is the street-ability like with a 3500 stall? Or is she not street legal?

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what is the street-ability like with a 3500 stall? Or is she not street legal?
Very street legal and I have no problem with the stall at all .

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what is the street-ability like with a 3500 stall? Or is she not street legal?
most think it is a sbc till i make a pass then they ask wtf do you have in that truck. and when i tell them its a 460 ford with overdrive they cant believe it. i also have 3500 stall but with lock up. and a little spray lets really run
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