Which Street Legal Drag Radial Racing Tires to Buy

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Gary Stanley

Do you have a high-powered Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang or modified car that you want to take to the drag strip? If so, you might be interested in a tire that is designed to be driven on the street, as well as at your event. 

Drag racing radials have softer sidewalls and tread compounds in order to maximize grip in straight-line acceleration that's typical when launching a car from a stop at a drag racing strip. 

Toyo Proxes TQ
Toyo Proxes
TQ
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial 2
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial 2


BFGoodrich's popular g-Force T/A Drag Radial is available in a variety of sizes and comes in two tread patterns depending on the size. The classic tread pattern is known as the T/A Drag Radial 2 while the more modern tread pattern is simply called the g-Force T/A Drag Radial. Toyo's Proxes TQ (which stands for "Top Qualifier") is available in more limited sizes and one tread pattern.

Note that while drag racing radials are street legal, the soft sidewalls they feature often result in reduced cornering grip and stability in street driving. 

Shop by size or by vehicle to see which models are available for your application.

Comments on Which Street Legal Drag Radial Racing Tires to Buy

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by Creighton Williams:
I want drag radials for my 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Road and Track. It has factory 20's on it. 245/45/20. I don't wanna have to change my rim and I don't mind changing the size of the tire. Any suggestions?
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Gary:
I'm sorry, I know of no 20" drag radial tires.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Trae Puckett:
Was looking for a pair of radials for my 06 Dodge charger and haven't found any in the 18" diameter but have no problem going to a smaller rim, just looking for the best bang for my buck tire wise.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Gary:
Trae,

If you're just replacing a pair (two tires) it is important to match to the brand name and model of the other two tires on the vehicle.
Sunday, July 7, 2013 by willis:
I have a 2004 srt4 that is lowered (not sure how much) with a body kit. Was looking at the Hoosier DOT Drag Radial 245/45R17 and was wondering if it would fit. I know I'm not giving you a lot to go off of but any educated guesses?
Monday, July 8, 2013 by Gary:
Willis,

The largest that we've fit on the 2004 Dodge Neon SRT4 is size 225/45R17. We do not know if the taller and wider 245/45R17 will fit, sorry.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Nate:
I have a 72 Dodge Dart. I'm looking for best street legal drag setup for it. Pushing 600+ hp. 15" x 10". Would I be better of with the Toyo or the BF Goodrich? or any other suggestions?
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Gary:
Nate,

Of the Drag Radials that we sell, only the BFG Drag Radial2 is available in 15" sizes.

Tires : http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, July 18, 2013 by sean:
can you tell me which brand of drag radial has the best grip?
Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Gary:
Sean,

I'm sorry, we do not test drag radials at Tire Rack, so I am not able to offer any insight on this question.
Friday, July 19, 2013 by eddie35:
1987 ss monte carlo . What are good overall tire for drag strips and also street
Friday, July 19, 2013 by Gary:
Eddie,

What size tires are you using and will you be using the tires year round?
Saturday, July 27, 2013 by eddie:
@Gary my size of tire on my monte carlo is p225/70r15
Monday, July 29, 2013 by Gary:
Eddie,

Unfortunately we are not aware of any drag radials that are near this size, sorry.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 by eddie:
Any drag radials or street/drag radials that could fit 1987 ss monte carlo.
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Gary:
Eddie,

Yes, you should be able to use the BFGoodrich Drag radial in size 235/60R15.


Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, August 31, 2013 by keith:
'92 camaro bone stock, will 265/55/15 fit?
Sunday, September 8, 2013 by Vic:
2001 camaro on 16" wheels, I want to go the widest possible. Any suggestions?
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Gary:
Vic,
The largest we've tried on this car in 16" is size 245/50R16. The nearest size made in a street legal race tire is size 255/50R16.
Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Gary:
Keith,
I'm sorry, we have never tried this tire size on a Camaro so we are not sure if it would fit. We actually do not carry any tires at all in this particular size.
Monday, June 23, 2014 by Darryl :
I have 07 f150 with size 265-60-18 I want some street drags what size should I get can't find any in my size tire
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Gary:
Darryl,

The only other 18" sizing that we can recommend for the 2007 Ford F150 is 275/65R18.
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Tom:
Looking for a street/strip A rated tire 28" dia with at least a 9" tread and a section/w of 10"-11" to fit a 15X7" rim. Most of my driving is street and not any track time but want sticky for playing on the street.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 by Kris:
I'm racing in the dollar stock/ hobby stock dirt track racing class. I was wondering what tires I should use. Here are the rules: HEELS:
1. Offset wheels are allowed. Plating, washers or double nuts are allowed.
2. Tires must be street tires only. No mud or knobby tires. Must be DOT approved, street legal tires; Snow
tires must not have studs.
3. DOT P rated tires only no race spec tires Maximum tire width is 225mm or 8.00 inch as stamped on tire
from manufacturer must be legible and unaltered. Default if manufacturers numbering is illegible maximum “measured TREAD width” shall not exceed 7 inches.

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