Overdrive Euphoria

Shift From Old School to New Age With a Simple Swap

Randy Fish Apr 11, 2005 0 Comment(s)

HOW TO MAKE IT HOOK
With an El Camino that just had an infusion of more low gear, it was obvious that producing favorable test results would have a great deal to do with traction. The biggest fear was having an empty pickup bed--as in no weight over the rear axle with a limited amount of options to make it stick on the starting line. We turned to BFGoodrich for a set of their 275/60R15s Comp T/A Drag Radials.

BFGoodrich has been manufacturing its Comp T/A Drag Radial for several years now, with proven results. Targeted specifically for the Street-Legal drag racing crowd, the tire met with rave reviews. With its minimal tread, few cross grooves, and softer compound, the Comp T/A Drag Radial is yet another tool to be used in your arsenal of speed, and it's available in sizes ranging from P295/65R15 to P315/35R17.

Referring to the Drag Strip Results chart, the improvement in 60-foot times are eye opening. Three-tenths is a bunch, when you realize that's a figure you can't count on your watch, and lately, an entire 16-car NHRA Pro Stock field has less of a spread from the first to the last qualifier. So, if you're looking to improve traction at the drag strip, opt for a new set of shoes!

Sources

Energy Suspension
San Clemente, 92673
888-913-6374
http://www.energysuspension.com
BFGoodrich
877-788-8899
www.bfgoodrichtires.com
B&M Racing & Performance Products
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-882-6422
http://www.bmracing.com
Powertrain Industries
Garden Grove, CA 92841
310-515-2860
www.powertrainindustries.com
Hughes Performance
Phoenix, AZ 85009

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