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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 10, 3:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?



Anyone using or used the MT SR series tire? I'm interested in noise, wear, traction (I know the last two are dependent on your right foot...!) My car - when it arrives - has the 31 x 18 x 20 tire. It seems that the MT SR has become the default tire for 20" rims, but am all ears if there is a better alternative.

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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

I put these on my car but it won't be on the road till this summer, has been an ongoing project and I have 15" rims
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

Running 33-22-15 and love them.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 10, 5:49 PM
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

Check natureboy71's threads. He has them, 223315 and can give you the info you're looking for.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 10, 12:05 PM
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Running 33-22-15 and love them.
How wide are your rim's? I have 14" will they fit? I'm running 33-19.5-15 M/T Sportsmans now.

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 10, 10:41 PM
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

You need a minimum of a 15" rim to mount them. Their site recommends between 15-18" rim.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 10, 3:02 PM
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

I had the 33X22X15 on my car. They are a great tire for cruisin. Performance wise they are a waste of money. I took mine off and put 33x22x15 Hoosiers Quick Time Pros on. They are great for traction but lousy in the rain.

You have to decide what you want out of a tire. I dont like the sidewall on the SR radial either. It is to straight,,,not balloned like a slick. I wanted the race car look.

Another problem I had was it made my car wobble back and forth when you hit it hard. When I put the other tires on,,it went away.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 10, 4:50 PM
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

As mentioned I have the 33x22's on my Chevelle. Great for driving, looks and no hassles from cops but if you want it to hook some ET streets or Hoosier Quick times would be the way to go. (after a burn out)

Though I would like to try them at the track with some sticky compound on the launch pad to see what happens.

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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

I have the 33x22x15 mounted on 20" bogart's. Really flatens out the foot print.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 10, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

Thanks for the input. I have some old M/T Sportsman 31x18.5 to get rid of first, but I think the 33x22 will be a much better size (maybe in the Hoosiers).

Dave - do you have any photos of the tires mounted? I'd love to see how they look on a wiiiiide rim. My car has an extra 4" inboard and 2" outboard clearance with an 18" tire, so 22" is easy.

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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

Here are the ones I had on my car.



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Question Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

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Here are the ones I had on my car.



Mike how wilde are your rims?

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Mike how wilde are your rims?
15 x 15 rims...15" wide
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Re: Thoughts on the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR tires?

be care when u measure, dont forget theses tires are radails and will be wider as the et or sportsmans tires.

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