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Posted by Budteboe, Feb 22, 2012
Newbie Forum - Beginner/newbie/general DSM modification questions. First mods, how to run 10's when you haven't run 12's yet, any tech question that doesn't fit in another tech forum.
You would not have enough sidewall even if they made them and they would never fit if they do.
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
are these drag radials
If you are NT I'd suggest trying to spend your money on something else for the time being. Are you at least using nitrous?
It's true that it is his car, but we should at least try to talk him out of throwing it down the drain. His profile says "stock, I'm still learning". But then again people sometimes don't update their profile or a friend helps them make huge changes to their car or they dropped sh** loads of cash for a shop to build it for them. Maybe he ordered some parts and is intending on making huge power even though he does not really understand how to use them?
We really could use more information to help him out.
It was answered when they said that drag radials on 19's wouldn't fit or wouldn't be worth it since the wall would be so small.
And you didn't help with his question either
There are alot of other things you can do to your car at this point that will get more performance for your money.
If you read the description, you'd see that was for a 305 wide tire. No way you're fitting that on your car. I'm guessing you will not find a 19" drag radial that's thin enough to fit on a wheel you can run.
What is the reason you want a drag radial? To run at the strip? Or to run on the street? I'm sure we can find you a better tire to look into depending on what you want to use it for.
Not really sure where you see bashing? Its more of a statement based on experience statistics.
Drag radials on 19's tires wouldn't gain you anything compared to regular high end street tires.
And to put drag radials on a car that is known not to have much power to start with is some what of a waste of money, until his car making enough power to where they would be beneficial. He might, but he hasn't said much. And that's a pretty true statement, but again, if he WANTS to waste his money on unnecessary things he is more than entitled to do so.
I, and a few others, feel that the money being spent on the tires would be more significantly spent on something that would make the car perform better, and not add parts that help when the time is right.
No Bashing, just speaking statements of personal opinions.
No, those are soft street radials, not drag radials.
In drag racing, sidewalls are your friend. And you aren't going to have sidewall on a 19" wheel on a DSM. Not to mention the weight issue of a large diamener wheel...
If you're serious about wanting a decent drag racing tire, then find a smaller diameter (15" or 16") set of wheels.
This is the weirdest question I've seen for a while (and I read almost every post on this site, so that says a lot).
If by "19 inch drag radials" you mean a drag radial that is designed for a 19"-diameter rim, then it's a crazy question, since Eclipses never came with 19" rims. The Eclipses that you see on the street with 19" rims are cars that have been subjected to inexcusable modification abuse by one of more owners. Mitsu didn't do that to the car. Mitsu loves cars.
If by "19 inch drag radials" you mean a drag radial that is 19" in outside diameter, then that's also crazy. Even if your Eclipse came on 15" wheels, that's a 2" sidewall. That's not a tire. That's someone spraying Plasti-Dip on their wheels and calling it a tire.
If by "19 inch drag radials" you mean a drag radial that is 19" wide, then that's majorly cool, but, again, totally crazy. Try to picture what this would mean. The car would have tires sticking more than a foot outside the wheelwells. When you tried to launch, the Patron Saint of Wheel Bearings would descend from a cloud and punch you in the nuts so hard that it would travel up your family tree and retroactively cause you and your father to never have been conceived.
Do they make 19 inch drag radials that fit eclipse rims? Of course not. And next time wait until April First before posting this kind of thing, OK?
Man I love the last part about the nuts, to funny!
Who is that aimed at?
You do realize your car probably runs low 18's in the 1/4 right? And that is before you put 19" donks on it.
With donks and the obvious subs+body kit combo, your looking at a possible 20 second car. That means getting ass raped by mid 90's mini vans....
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