How big is a 315 drag radial?

How big is a 315 drag radial?

The 315/35R17 Nitto NT05R Drag Radial has a diameter of 25.71″, a width of 12.48″, mounts on a 17″ rim and has 809 revolutions per mile. It weighs 29.9 lbs, has a max load of 1433 lbs, a maximum air pressure of 44 psi, a tread depth of 6.3/32″ and should be used on a rim width of 10.5-12.5″.

What is the biggest drag radial tire?

Mickey Thompson is well-regarded as the innovator of drag radial race tires, and the new 31-inch ET Street S/S is one of the world’s largest.

Are radial tires legal?

Generally speaking, all street tires sold in the US are DOT approved. While you can legally drive around the street with a DOT approved drag radial that doesn’t necessary mean it is a good idea. These tires are more designed for racing and will not perform as well in normal driving conditions or in bad weather.

What is radial tire drag racing?

Radials have less rolling resistance, allowing them to be quicker and faster relative to the ET Drag. Drivers report a more stable feel at the top end of the track because of the radial design and because they work with more air pressure than a bias-ply tire. Radials are also a little easier to manage.

How big is a 275 Drag Radial?

ET Street Radial Pro tires have a unique tread pattern that allows for maximum dry traction. The 275/60R15 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro has a diameter of 28.2″, a width of 11.4″, mounts on a 15″ rim and has 737 revolutions per mile. It weighs 32 lbs and should be used on a rim width of 7.5-9.5″.

What size tire is considered big tire in drag racing?

A big tire car as defined by this competition is any tire larger than a 10.5W. Big tires give you the advantage of great traction, but with the penalty of all the weighty rubber and rolling resistance. Racers making 3,500 hp on methanol in a 2,500 pound car like these guys are, just don’t care.

What is a radial tire vs bias ply?

A radial tire allows the sidewall and the tread to function as two independent features of the tire. A bias tire consists of multiple rubber plies over lapping each other. The crown and sidewalls are interdependent. The overlapped plies form a thick layer that is less flexible and more sensitive to overheating.

Are race tires radial?

Most racing radial tires are closer to a belted bias ply tire than a passenger car radial tire. This gives the racing radial tire traits from both bias & radial tires (good feedback & higher breakaway traction).

Is a taller tire better for drag racing?

Taller tires will in fact place more tire area (front to back) on the racing surface. Bickel also points out that you should never select a bigger tire just because it looks like it will work better. Large tires have more inertia and require more power to accelerate.

What is considered a big tire in drag racing?

What size tire is considered small tire in drag racing?

With the increased popularity of “small tire racing” and “no prep drag racing”, we’re proud to introduce several new bias ply slick options. First is the 10.5/28.0-15 (also known as a 28×10. 5 tire). This is the quintessential “small tire” size, and is used on everything from street cars to all out grudge cars.