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Has any one used the Michelin Pilot sports at the drage and how did they work?
Going to a test and tune day at Cayuga speedway on saturday. 427 Alloy Shelby 485 stroker engine.
373 rear 3 link and 335/35 17 rears 2000lbs car
600 FWHP any thoughts.

thanks
ROB
 

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You need one more thing to make the package work, the big bottle of VHT track bite, tire softener.
Seriously, 600 Hp and 2,000 lbs, It is time for dedicated racing tires. Let us know how you do, Video please.
 

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2K pounds, 3.73 gears, approx. 550 at the tire...

Why are you worrying about your Pilots? Nothing's going to hook that up short of slicks...

Matter of fact, you'll want the Pilots to spin some to soften the hit on the 3-link, otherwise you'll be looking for AAA or a car trailer after the first pass!


Seriously though, Pilot Sports are somewhat soft, but I feel the tread pattern and stiff sidewalls will be detrimental for any major traction...

HTH...
Mark
 

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three link is welded and has suport bar added.
Never been to track. If I spin them a bit they do hook better.

ROB
 

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600FWHP
Please tell me that's a typo, and NOT 600 front wheel horsepower. ;)

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I agree, you'll need drag radials, even then you'll have to throttle that puppy. Let us know how you do.
 

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Fly Wheel HP Billy

Made that mistake myself once......

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