Drag Race 101: Tire Pressure Tips. If your launch seems a bit too smokey, maybe you should check you tire pressure.
In the last issue, we took an involved look at the business end of the car – the tires. And we devoted that space specifically drag radials. But what about the front of the car?
Our drag race and street-strip wheel and tire series rolls on. This time we’ll look at the rubber part of the equation. Years ago, slicks ruled the roost in terms of drag race tires. You wanted to race? You ran slicks. But today, many popular racing categories mandate radial tires.
In Part I we looked at wheel weights. And while weight is critical, something else is hugely important for wheel performance – wheel offset. The industry is filled with virtually any combination of wheels with specific standard or custom backspace dimensions. So what’s right for your car?
Drag Race 101: Wheels and Tires. These essential components of your vehicle are often overlooked when changing from street to strip.