Mickey Thompson Tires

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  1. SHANE 73Z

    SHANE 73Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I just ordered a set last week.

    They are 26x10 on a 15x8-4.75" backspace in the front and 26x12 on a 15x10-5.5" backspace in the rear. I hope to get them installed in a month or so.

    One thing I like about MT is that they definately look at the long term for their tires, so they should be available for a long time. Im glad a company had the brass to develop a new 15" performance tire.

    Shane
     
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    Sounds great Shane. Anyone know if you need to run a tube on Mickey Thompson 3756R - Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Drag Tires
    Thety do not say tubbeless but I was wondering if you can run them still without a tube?
     
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    Shane; if you are going with a 15" tire, I assume you are not going for autocross/ pro-touring. Therefore, I think a 12X28-15 MT will look much better on your car. It fills the wheel well much better and gives a more muscular look. It is what I was running, Also, I think the 5.5" backspace may be too much. Mine fit perfectly with a 5" backspace and cnt imaginehow you would use more than 5.25" w/o a spacer.

    Also on that 26X10-15 tire, that is equivalant to a 255/55-15 tire. Hope it doesnt rub on full turn lock. I was thinking no more than a 4.5" backspace for that wheel size.

    I love these MT tires, but wish they would make a slightly bigger size than the 28X12-15. The next biggest size is a 29X15-15. I really would like a 28X13.0-15.. or a 28X12.5-15 even.

    I have more wheel well to fill up so I went to a 325/50-15 MT ET Street radial.

    A 26X9.0-15 size would also be nice as that would be equivalent to a 235/60-15 tire.

    FatnLow; you do not neeed a tube for the MT ET Street radials.

    mike
     
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    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks Mike. If I do not get the ET's I was going with the 26x10 SR on the rear. I need to get under there and do some measuring of what I have now. Kent
     
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    SHANE 73Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mike,

    Good to hear from ya. With the options I had for backspacing, I felt a little too much was better than not enough. I am still going with the handling type setup, hence the tire sizes along with my ride height. I am this close to pulling the trigger on some lower control arms, that will allow me to dial out some steering if need be. I am also preparing to build a custom brake package that will fit the 15s and may not necessitate a spacer in the front. I have also even considered a splined front sway bar for clearance.

    I knew the 16s were gonna have to go. I struggled with the decision to go back to the 15s or jump to 17s. Surprisingly the folks that sold me on the SRs, were a bunch of Cobra replica guys. They have been very very pleased with these tires even up against some track day action.

    Take care,
    Shane


     
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  6. Tokyo Torquer3

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    Kent.. the 12.0" wide tire will fit nice in the stock wheel well with the right back spacing. I still have some room left over with my 28X12-15's. The perfect BS for my car is 5". If you are not racing, I would go with the SR's and it is a better looking tire to boot... also safer in the rain, less wear, traction better than average street radial, but wont pick up rocks as much as a racing compound and mark up your lower quarter panel.

    mike
     
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    What's a better one to go for non track, SR or ET street ? Really like the way these tuck inside the wells, I thought my BF's 275's on 15 SS Cragers looked muscle, that is one mean set up !
     
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    Hi Shane;

    How is your Keisler TKO kit holding up? Mine is still living behind some serious horsepower but weeps at the input shaft.:confused:

    If you want handling, I would think you would want to go to 17's or 18's. They do sell the SR's in 18" and have a 28 and 26X12-18 size that would fit easily. I was thinking of 17's someday when I get tried of the big blower/ pro-street look and a tire that gets great reviews is the M&H drag radials.. they tend to run narrow for their size and one that would fit perfectly in our stock wheel wells is their 325/50-17 tire.

    http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?crn=70&rn=305&action=show_detail
    DOT Certified
    Comparable Race Size 11.5/28.0R17
    Tread Width: 11.3"
    Section Width: 12.6"
    Diameter: 28.0"
    Circumference: 88.0"
    Rim Size: 11.0"

    They also have this tire in an 18" size;
    http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?crn=70&rn=379&action=show_detail

    Do you have any updated pics for your car?

    mike
     
  9. Tokyo Torquer3

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    SR for the street.
     
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    Tokyo Mike do you have any recent pics of your car? Your car domain link doesn't work. Is that a current pic on your profile? Thanks.
     

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