News 700HP 2023 V8 Ford Raptor R

Advertising supports this site

Sheepdog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2021
Posts
684
RDC Crypto
700
Location
Texas
Dont know. It was my buddies car. I just helped with the driving.

Lol.

I know of no DOT drag radial that has a treadwear rating of more than 00 (double zero).

And all of them that I've seen, include warnings like this one from Hoosier:

"WARNING - NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE

NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE: All Hoosier Racing Tires including DOT labeled Hoosier Racing Tires are designed for racing purposes only on specified racing surfaces and are not to be operated on public roadways. DOT labeled Hoosier Racing Tires meet Department Of Transportation requirements for marking
and performance only and are NOT INTENDED FOR HIGHWAY USE. It is unsafe to operate any Hoosier Racing Tire including DOT tires on public roads. The prohibited use of Hoosier Racing Tires on public roadways may result in loss of traction, unexpected loss of vehicle control, or sudden loss of tire pressure, resulting in a vehicle crash and SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH."
 
Last edited:

Crusty Shellback

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Posts
1,015
RDC Crypto
1,388
Location
Ventura County
All I know is it said drag radial on the side. Saw it when we were putting a plug in it so we could continue on our journey.
 

This old rz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2021
Posts
77
RDC Crypto
137
Location
Landers Calif
Lol..Drag radials etc .We used to drive our cars everywhere with wrinkles wall slicks,cheater slicks etc .
On just about every motorcycle I owned in the 80s to the early 90s I ran on used road racing slicks on the street...lol
They actually weren't so bad w 80s rubber tech.

You can't do that with new slicks or even track day tires they just don't last ....in some cases more than a few days at the track.
Those slicks back then could almost be considered endurance slicks.
Certainly exciting times in the wet! No If Ands or Butts..Bout it 😅

I've always had all terrains or mud terrains on my trucks and to be honest with a decent amount of power behind them they're just as dangerous as any drag radial I've ever rolled on.
Like many of you, I'm sure...can't tell you how many times I've saved my ass, with my trucks stepping out on me...either total loss of traction corning too fast, or stepping out sideways , just a bit too far.. from acceleration.

God .. I'm sure some of you guys, remember a day spent at Super Shops every month in the '80s with "Posi- Traction" tires.. lol
I would just incinerate those at least it back set of tires once a month.
I took out a row of hedges once.. and a bus stop another time.. in the rain when the charger hit second gear it would just go sideways and keep going...round & round..
But my 88 Ford mustang 5.0 takes the Cake for my worst handling car I've ever had... On a hot summer day with sticky tires that thing would still just spin out of control... On a regular basis god that car sucked in anything but a straight line..lol
 
Advertising supports this site

Crusty Shellback

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Posts
1,015
RDC Crypto
1,388
Location
Ventura County
Yep, spent plenty of time and money in there.
Went to the big one in Chatsworth, Ca one day.
Had all kinds of cool cars and motors on display in the store. Huge store. Like a kid in a candy store.
 

BCarr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2004
Posts
262
RDC Crypto
175
Location
Santa Barbara, Ca
^^^ Super Shops...what a dream fullfilling franchise. Back when I'd see a part in the shop or the counterman would get me its price, I'd go away and save for weeks, announce to the crew we need a road trip cause a purchase was going down. The visit was an event cause some other sideshow was happening there or on the way to or from (we didn't have one in any town nearby). Usually had to go back for some additional part needed to do the job or I busted something...good times, thanks for bringing that name up!
 
Top