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SUDBURY, ONT

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Anyone know if DOT approved cheater slicks are allowed here in Ontario?



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Probably shouldn't be allowed on any street! Unless you like doing 360's!...lol

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Years ago there was Grey 68-69 nova going north on the 400 toward Barrie
The car was cruise n when it began to rain
The car broke loose went side ways an tore into two pieces{front sub frame came out from under )
There sat a big block in the middle of the highway ...Along with a shell that did not do well..
Why did i post such a story??
The car was running Cheater slick's
Yup cheated the guy right outta his life,never mind the folk's he hit.

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Are these a bias ply?. They don't handle, cant compare them versus a radial. I absolutely have no issue with a drag radial tire on the street .I  run drag radials and know lots of other guys that do the same. Some have there opinions on whats legal or needed but as always it s a individual choice. As ground pounders story reads...it can and will be dangerous. Any type of moisture is not a good thing so that's the dart to avoid . I have a second set of treaded tires to use for longer trips where rain may come into play. 
Need to be smart about when and how the car is used. 

 



-- Edited by Torquewar on Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:29:41 AM

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DOURO, ONT

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mmm - been looking into this as well
It is interesting that most "drag Radials" manufacturers have a disclaimer right on their website telling you the DOT stamp is strictly to allow the tire to be accepted into certain types of class racing and is not nor was ever intended for street use.

To my knowledge only the MT Et Streets and the Nitto are actually a bonafide street drag radial

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Common sense should always prevail…in my opinion any type of slick, be it bias or radial should be reserved for the track.


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I wouldn't run my wrinkles for a road trip or for a tour to Macs Milk for smokes.

I have some cheaters, but my car doesn't do rain, even with a forecast of sun.

Strictly for those late night, bunch of guys that get together on the never used back county road for an edge.

That is all, carry on.

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Yes they're allowed, that's why they are marked "DOT", Department of Transport approved.

But as noted above, use discretion.
The compound is very soft,you'll be replacing those tires damn near every oil change. Aside from the thread pattern doesn't work worth a sh*+ on wet/damp asphalt.


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SUDBURY, ONT

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Thanks guys. I understand the dangers of them ... was just wondering if they were allowed on the streets here in Ontario. DOT approved in the USA doesn't always mean approved here with the MTO laws.

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Best of my knowledge, I don't know of any "Canadian" or "MTO"  department of transportation rule, that would trump the "DOT" standards applied.

 



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