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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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A friend was throwing away a few sets of slicks. So I picked up a pair since they were free. They are Hoosier 2070 27.0/10.0-15. What do these numbers mean? Which is the width? I figures the 15 is for 15" rims.

Are theses tires useable for drag racing?

Will they fit on my spare set of LX rims?

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27" in Dia, 10" wide and fit on a 15" wheel. They will work very well on an MN12 as long as they let you run pure slicks.

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The 27.0 is the overall height of the tire. A stock 215/70r15 is 26.9", so they're perfect height wise. The 10.0 is the width. I'm not sure if you can fit them on your wheels or not, but something tells me no. And obviously, the 15 is the rim size. As for the usefulness, there's probably a reason your friend was throwing them out. However, they probably have quite a few drag runs left in them as long as you aren't putting out ChadG levels of power. As long as you can find wheels to put them on and the tire shop says they're still safe, go for it. Even a used slick will still behave better at the track than many street tires. Plus, you get to do burnouts without looking like a poser.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, for the help.

Does anyone else know if the width is good?

He is throwing them away because he races professionaly, he doesn't waste his time with 1/2 used tires.
There is still a bit of tire on them for my purposes.

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so he IS a drag racing guy?

Maybe he should sell them on here for $20/set, that would be nice.
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He never mentioned what type of racing he does, I should probable ask, I just got distracted when he said free.

redsft, it is for my 3.8, I dont think I have to worry about to much power

If you guys want a set, I can get them for you, but I dont think it would be worth shipping used tires. So you would have to swing by Jersey.

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Well I know people who race "stock cars" on dirt, oval tracks run Hoosier slicks, but I don't know if they'd be appropriate for drag racing applications. And they don't hold air very well.

If they are indeed off a drag car paying $10-12/each for shipping wouldn't be a bad deal for half used up slicks. Tire Rack ships tires that cheap at least.
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Where in North Jersey are you? I'd definitely be interested in some slicks!

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I am in Newark mon-fri and Succasunna (near lake hopatcong) on the weekends.

I havent seen you around before, check out the NJ T-Bird club.
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Email me, I am sure I can pick you up a set.

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Out of curiosity, I tried a Hoosier Dirt track tire at the track, albeit it was one of the treaded tires, it was really soft, and I thought it might work OK, but my street tires were better.

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