DOT Drag Tire Test Video

DOT Drag Tire Test Video


Car & Driver magazine - Tire Test - June, 1973

Car & Driver magazine - Tire Test - June, 1973. Volume 18, number 12. The automotive magazines we sell are from the actual original press run - used, not a reprint. In addition, the magazines are complete - stapled together with front and back covers - generally no staples, rips, tears or other markings. The general condition of the automotive magazine is good.

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Comments (20)

  • 505197 Reply

    It would have been nice to use a durometer on the tread as opposed to wear ratings to nail the softness down. I also wonder what treating the tires with Hot Lap or Track Claw, softening chemicals, would do. We used it in stock car racing and would see pretty big drops in hardness when using the durometer. I hated messing with the tires, but everyone was doing it and we were forced to. We'd use that blue towel on "endless" rolls, wrap the tire in the towel, soak it, then wrap the tire in Saran Wrap, then put it in a black waste bag and let it sit in the sun. We spent more time messing with tires than anything else.

    August 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Bob Newhart Reply

    Great video excellent information thanks for saving us the time and money

    August 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm
  • Stevie Bottz Reply

    Great great video, I'm still confused on what I should buy for track use only tire for a 6 speed car making 400 rwhp, I'd have to drive to and back from the track 2 hours each way.

    August 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • ISEE YOU Reply

    OMG this is so old.. I ran those L60 Dirt Track tires on the street back in the day.. They were actually damn good for what was out back then.

    August 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm
  • ISEE YOU Reply

    Car should have been an auto to be more accurate.. although I did bracket race successfully with a manual.. not everyone is consistent with their shifts.

    August 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm
  • Marlon Medina Reply

    LOL! That Yenko Deuce in your last run of the day is completely out of the picture by the time you shifted into second.

    August 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm
  • Davis G Reply

    Haha he said their test were unbiased, witty

    August 20, 2016 at 11:48 pm
  • Lethal Force Gaming Reply

    Your not supposed to have your tires deflated a bit so they grip better

    August 21, 2016 at 12:14 am
  • Ross Carpenter Reply

    Does anybody know what the name of the 4-hole Enkie wheels the bfg's were on are called?

    August 21, 2016 at 12:46 am
  • NickWayne100 Reply

    That wheel hop is horrendous

    August 21, 2016 at 1:37 am
  • Tim Harris Reply

    I'd like to see a drag radial test

    August 21, 2016 at 1:43 am
  • fastfordman1965 Reply

    No need to melt the BFG radial base tire.

    August 21, 2016 at 2:13 am
  • cmsracing Reply

    See, that's why I run slicks! 14.5 x 32×15 @ 6.5 psi.  1.29 60ft at 9.26 in a 2500 lb. car.

    August 21, 2016 at 2:39 am
  • Mark - Reply

    Your test car needs some suspension work.

    August 21, 2016 at 2:44 am
  • ezcondition Reply

    you learn absolutely nothing in this video except how the drive sucks and the test is skewed.

    August 21, 2016 at 2:50 am
  • 383mazda Reply

    Dry hopping ?!? SMH…

    August 21, 2016 at 3:19 am
  • RoninTXBR549 Reply

    Excellent video with very good information.

    August 21, 2016 at 3:51 am
  • Anthony Mason Reply

    Good test on how well the tires grip the road/track surface. But i would not use ET as a determination as which tire performed better. Unless of course you use the same wheels to test each tire. Weight of the wheel increases or decreases rotational mass. Higher rotational mass is a killer of ET times an 60' times! I know several cars that have taken as much as 1.5seconds off their ET times and trap speeds of 10-12mph by simply changing wheels, but using the same tires. Not being a troll, pessimist, or a dick… just trying to help. 

    August 21, 2016 at 4:26 am
  • makaveli200369 Reply

    This video was awesome. Thanks to the guys that made it

    August 21, 2016 at 5:18 am
  • HioSSilver1999 Reply

    It woulda been nice to see 60' times.

    August 21, 2016 at 5:24 am

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