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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 20, 8:53 PM Thread Starter
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ET streets on the street?

I'm currently running Mickey Thompson 295/50R15's Sportsman S/T Radial's on 5.5" backspacing. The traction is pretty much non-existant. My first gear is useless at anything beyond half throttle. I think the rubber on these tires may have hardened over time. They are about 7 years old. Maybe too many burnouts glazed them in a way?

I'm really thinking about trying something like this...


https://www.jegs.com/i/Mickey-Thomps.../3454/10002/-1

Its a little higher, but I think I'll be OK as long as I dont put too much weight in the back seat.


Anyone running these on the street? My car is not a daily driver in the summer, but I am running to family functions and day trips so they would see some expressway time.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 20, 11:50 PM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

that is the latest tires on rear of my 68.
they are shoehorned in the wheel wells; 72 cars have bigger area to fill..
they act/feel like a good radial tire on the road/highway.
my ride is running 2'' lowering springs in rear for reference.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 11:42 AM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

I ran the older version on my car pretty much all year last year. Definitely more traction than the 295 ST's that I normally wear. When I had 3.31s, there was a noticeable reduction in RPM's at the end of the 1/4, I barely would get into 4th gear. Obviously will change your speedometer too.

Never drove in the rain, so I can't comment on wet weather traction but I am sure it's pretty bad.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 12:39 PM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

Yes 7 years for a Tire is pass their Safe to run Date

I have the 295/55/15 M/Ts #3454s as my Track Tires on 15"x 10" with a 5.5" BS and are great for Launching the Car at the Track

Drove another pair of them on the Dry Street with no problems
do not know how they would be in the Rain

The only problem with them is they do not last long as they wear out quickly driving them on the Street

I ran this Tire on the Street for 7 years, after they were too old/getting Spider Cracks on the sidewalls
but they gave me 1/2 decent Traction on the Street and even got a new Best at the Track with them one late Fall Day
M/T S/R # 6641 https://www.jegs.com/i/Mickey-Thomps.../6641/10002/-1
on a 15"x 8" Wheel with a 4.25" BS
I will be buying a new pair of them for the Street this Spring
and they will go on a 15"x 10" Wheel with a 5.5" BS
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Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 1:19 PM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

I'm not a fan of drag radials on the street. Very expensive, suck in the rain, and they don't last long.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 20, 9:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: ET streets on the street?

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Yes 7 years for a Tire is pass their Safe to run Date

I have the 295/55/15 M/Ts #3454s as my Track Tires on 15"x 10" with a 5.5" BS and are great for Launching the Car at the Track

Drove another pair of them on the Dry Street with no problems
do not know how they would be in the Rain

The only problem with them is they do not last long as they wear out quickly driving them on the Street

I ran this Tire on the Street for 7 years, after they were too old/getting Spider Cracks on the sidewalls
but they gave me 1/2 decent Traction on the Street and even got a new Best at the Track with them one late Fall Day
M/T S/R # 6641 https://www.jegs.com/i/Mickey-Thomps.../6641/10002/-1
on a 15"x 8" Wheel with a 4.25" BS
I will be buying a new pair of them for the Street this Spring
and they will go on a 15"x 10" Wheel with a 5.5" BS
Those S/R radials might be a good in-between option. Thanks. I need to check to see if the slightly larger diameter would be a problem.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 20, 10:52 AM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

They are only 28" Tall and should be okay unless your 72 is lowered to much

A 8" Wide Wheel with a 4.5" BS also works in my 67
with the smaller Wheel Well Space as my car in the Back is at Stock Height

Pics of the S/Rs on a 15"x 8" Wheel with a 4.25" BS




Pics of the Track 295/55/15 # 3454 Tires on a 15"x 10" Wheel with a 5.5" BS




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Born 283 / PG / A51
468/TH400 2,500 stall/ S60 3.70 Gs
Prev Best on M/T ET S/S #3454 street Tires/Dress 2018/05/20
60' = 1.664
1/8 = 7.532 et / 91 mph
1/4 = 11.814 et / 115 mph
NEW Best with 3,500+ Stall TC 2019/09/08
60' = 1.547
1/8 = 7.311 et / 91.76 mph
1/4 = 11.595 et / 114.28 mph


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 29th, 20, 10:59 AM
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I've run the ET street bias plys on the street. I'm sure the radials will have better manners. The ETs I used were noticeably soft and felt like jello in the back... but at the same time it was fun to have traction and a good tradeoff for a Sunday cruiser! I did get caught in the rain, but it was slippery, you'd have to feather the throttle and limp it home.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 20, 11:37 AM
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Re: ET streets on the street?

youll love them... I run their (equiv) 275/50/15 full time doesnt feel mushy at all?
Driven in the rain too..they are fine just take it easy on the throttle....if its heavy rain may wanna cancel plans they can hydro plane
M and H makes one with deeper tread.
7 is pretty old
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Re: ET streets on the street?

Try driving around in an 11 second street car on Polyglas tires!!


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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 20, 8:46 AM
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That’s the tire I use. I love them, but they will last around 5000 miles
I don’t drive much so it’s not a issue. Car don’t go outside unless there is no rain chance. They would suck in rain if image.
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