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Old 06-10-2018, 04:15 PM
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what tires to run on my 97 TA 6spd 4.10 gears 410rwhp? Mickey thompson et street R or the mickey thompson ss streets? I want a tire i can drive to the track but will hook up abd drive home again.i do not daily drive my car i havent had it in the rain yet but not saying it aint gona happen. And i only put maybe 1500 miles a yr on my car if that probly less than a 1000 miles per yr
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The Mickey Thompson ss will be more than enough. Although they are not great on the highway in the rain.

Another tire to look at if you're considering the street R is the Hoosier Dr2.
NEITHER are remotely a option in the rain.
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The R compound will hook better but wear faster. It depends on what you want
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I’ve been down the path with MT drag radials on a M6 4.10 fbody. Don’t bother. I once got below a 2.0 60’. It was either bog or spin every time.

I now have 26x10.5x15 MT street R bias ply with skinnys up front. I can dump the clutch a 6000 rpm and pull 1.7 / 1.8 60’ times all day long with worn out decarb shocks and stock springs.





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i wouldnt put a drag radial on it. id run a 26" bias ply like the ET Street R Bias P/N 90000024651
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Ya the 26” was another option. I actually have a brand new set of rims to do that skinnys up front and i got 15”x10” for the rears i was gona switch them out for the track. But i really liked the way the micheys look on the car nice wide stance
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Originally Posted by one sweet ws6 View Post
But i really liked the way the micheys look on the car nice wide stance
I'm confused. MT makes ET Street R Radial and ET Street R Bias Ply.

Or are you concerned because you have 15x10 and MT recommends 15X8 +-1 with ET street R Bias Ply. I went with 15X9 for that reason.

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Well they got the et street r in a radial and they have the ss in a radial. Only reason im considering radials i cant find many street legal skinnies that r dot approved to drive from the track and back in a bias tire i think M&H makes one
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ive run radial skinnies on the front with bias ply on the rear for years without an issue for what its worth
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Well they got the et street r in a radial and they have the ss in a radial. Only reason im considering radials i cant find many street legal skinnies that r dot approved to drive from the track and back in a bias tire i think M&H makes one
I had the same issue. I went with M and H bias ply on 17” weld S77 rts wheels. The other day I noticed the M and H tires were only rated for 900 lbs. I drive a full weight car and did not feel it provided a large enough factory of safety for street driving. I might still use them for the drag strip. I ended up buying a set of 15” weld rts wheels and went with MT sportsman front bias (1573). They are 8 ply and are rated for 1450 lbs each. Hopefully someday someone will make 8 ply bias skinnies 26” tall for a 17” wheel.

I weighed both sets. The 26” tall M and H skinnies on 17” s77 weld rts wheels were 5 pounds lighter each then the sportsman’s in 15” s77 weld rts.
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Btw, even MT sportsman SR skinnies 26/6/17 are only rated for 1025 lbs.
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My car is close to the same power level as OP, but has 3.55:1 gears. Also an M6. I thought M/T made a 16" bias drag tire that was 26" tall? Has that been discontinued? I'd prefer not to grind on the calipers. Does that mean I'm stuck with 17's?
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I ended up getting mickeys 315/35/17s they hook great on the rd ill b trying the track here soon. Mickey et street r
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[QUOTE=98_1LE;19928125]I thought M/T made a 16" bias drag tire that was 26" tall? Has that been discontinued? QUOTE]

Sadly, I think the 26x16 M/T bias ply is discontinued.

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Yup pretty sure they are
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My Mickey T make my car shake bad at 70 get Nittos
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My car is lowered on Strano springs. I assume 28" tall tires will rub. Is this accurate?
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I had nittos and it shook at 70+mph so i donno
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Originally Posted by 98_1LE View Post
My car is lowered on Strano springs. I assume 28" tall tires will rub. Is this accurate?
i would assume that they might rub
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Thank you. Looks like I'm back to 17" drag radials..... Hopefully the ET Street Rs hook better than Nittos.
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