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slicks?
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:54:22 PM »
I see a lot of talk on here about the 2585 goodyear slicks, But I notice most of the talk is on jr. fuel cars and such that are making a good bit more hp than I am. I'm looking to purchase some new slicks for my build and I was wondering if they would be good for a bracket FED or if there is something else that will work well for me. My car is a 178" david beard chassis with a 526 BBC and a glide. 5,000 rpm converter with 4.20 gear. Going to be doing mostly 1/8 mile runs. Thanks for any input from those of you have some seat time in one these cars

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 07:18:22 PM »
This Hoosier has worked well for our FED: Part number 18225 31.0/12.0-15* . I think it is about #30.

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 01:36:10 PM »
Just got a set of the 18225 and they weigh just under 27lbs each if that helps at all.
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 09:10:04 PM »
Ditto the Hoosiers.

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 09:40:29 AM »
I'm at the NHRA race in Vegas and talked to a Comp racer running 12" wide slicks and he said he stopped running the Hoosiers because they were  to narrow, for him, running range, ie between 65 and 100 track temp work OK, but blew the tires off over 100, and under 65.
He now runs Goodyears or 33x 10.5x15  M/T
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Re: slicks?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 10:45:55 AM »
Thanks Jon. Did he mention which M/T he used? And I'm assuming the 2585 Goodyear?

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 09:04:22 PM »
Joe was using 33x10.5Wx 15 M/T, on a 14" wheel,  in Vegas, and he made it to the semi's running 7.06 to 7.07 in B/ED, running a 3 speed trans.
I have run the same tire, but on 12" wide wheel [JrFuel rules], and so far ran a 1.01 sixty foot time. I will try some other combinations with the M/T like higher launch RPM, and different tire pressure. I ran 7 1/4 to 6 3/4, but Joe found the best is 6 #. Down side on the M/T is they are heavy, rotating weight, like 34 lbs, where as the GY 31x12x15 weight 26 lbs, and our JF car ran 7.06, 7.07, 7.08 at the CHRR, running a 2 speed trans.
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Re: slicks?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 01:26:30 PM »
We bracket race a lower horse power FED and have had good results with the 2585 tire. 

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 05:40:38 PM »
Yes, I still have some D2585's left from my special order.
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Re: slicks?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 01:24:14 PM »
Hello I know this is an older topic but if your still out there ... Isn't the 33x10.5 M/T a stiff side wall tyre for a heavy door car?

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 01:40:04 PM »
MT 33x10.5 works great on many cars --mine included--pal swaps between 2585 and MT 33 and can hardly tell any diff yea they are lite but it does not always show up in ET slip
I have always had a fascination with fast cars at the expense of more normal character development

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 04:21:48 PM »
So far, with the few runs I've had the chance to make with the car, the 33-10.50's are working great. best of 1.26 60' so far

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 11:53:13 PM »
Dave, what lind of HP does your pal, that swaped tires make? It might be both tires are too big to match his HP. Also what kind of launch RPM and tire pressures ?
We get 1.0-1.05 sixty ' times, 4.45 @ 154-155 mph at the 1/8.

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2017, 03:31:21 PM »
You are probably right--we both have entry level 350's so not that stout
I have always had a fascination with fast cars at the expense of more normal character development

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Re: slicks?
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 02:41:53 AM »
Jon. How much is a pair of the Goodyear  D2585's delivered to 62563 or 62703 ? Thank you. George

I'm looking to try some on our SBC blower car. The Hoosiers usually work good but when track isn't great we struggle.

I would settle for a used set. Also will be at Indy/ US Nats on Saturday.