We’ve tested Mickey Thompson’s 15-inch ET Street Radial and the newer ET 18-inch Street Radial II against one another on the street and at the track to see just how well they perform within their own given parameters.
by Don Creason on April 25, 2013
Mickey Thompson recently began offering wheels and tires for the late model street crowd through their Enhanced Stance System (ESS) program. We test Mickey Thompson’s new Street Comp SC-5 wheels and Street Comp tires on our 1998 Mustang GT.
by Don Creason on March 29, 2013
Mickey Thompson has a new street tire aimed squarely at the high performance daily driver crowd. See what this tire is all about when we try them out on our project Wild E Coyote.
We were invited to Miller Motorsports Park to check out Nitto’s latest all season Motivo and their NT90W snow tire. They were pitted against the OEM tire offering on Infinity G37x sedans and put through a myriad of tests. Inside we concentrate our review on Nitto’s Motivo all season tire.
by Michael Harding on March 25, 2013
How many times have we bought wheels that looked great hanging on a hook, but after a few months of use they have lost their appeal? We talked to three companies who make quality wheels for under $399 each, and we have some tips for how to care for those wheels.
We take an inside look at what exactly goes in to building a set of custom wheels over at Forgeline wheels. Following our Project Blank Slate ’69 Camaro wheels through the Forgeline assembly process we’re able to see exactly how it’s done – from start to finish. Check it out here!
by Don Creason on December 5, 2012
There are literally thousands of parts and tricks we can use to make our cars go faster at the track. Weight savings is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but saving weight in the right area of the car can make surprising improvements in your ET’s. We test a set of GT500 18×9.5s versus Weld’s 18×4.5 RTS wheels.
by Andrew Wolf on October 23, 2012
In this tech review, we take a look at a pair of Mickey Thompson’s latest and greatest products on our Project BlownZ Camaro that have made waves in the sport: the one-piece Pro-5 ET Drag Wheel and the record-breaking ET Street Radial Pro tire.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
Every garage, engine builder, or race team has a torque wrench, and we all use it a considerable bit! But when was the last time you gave more than a moments glance at your torque wrench?
by Don Creason on August 7, 2012
Choosing the right wheel and tire combination that would achieve our goals of both setting off the look of our car as well as giving us a comfortable ride while maintaining optimum performance is no small task. With all of this in mind we turned to the folks at American Racing Wheels and Toyo Tires on our 2011 GT.
by Mark Gearhart on June 11, 2012
So you thought that Mickey Thompson Tires was all about cruiser or drag racing tires? Well, guess again. Here is the latest top secret project from M/T, their new Street Comp ultra high performance tire.
by Jefferson Bryant on April 9, 2012
We step out to the PowerTV garages for an install of a new set of Dick Cepek Torque wheels, and Mickey Thomspon Baja STZ’s on the PowerTV 2011 F-150. We then head out for an on and off-road jaunt, to test the meddle of the new rolling stock
by Bobby Kimbrough on March 20, 2012
In our quest to bring some props to the oft maligned third-gen F-Body Camaros, we have begun upgrading our project car with an all new set of hoops from Weld Racing. This update includes the RT-S wheels as well as upgrades to the new tires with Toyo.
by Andrew Wolf on March 16, 2012
Following months of development and numerous real-world test outings during the late winter, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels launched their all-new ET Street Radial Pro P275/60R15 tire at the Radial Revolution “Lights Out 3″ last month, creating a record-setting frenzy among the racers.
In this technical piece, we’re going to dive into the world of racing wheels to bring you the 411 on the latest in drag racing wheel technology as we focus not only on the design and construction processes, but what goes into keeping the wheel and tire mated in the most intense of environs.
by Jefferson Bryant on February 20, 2012
There are two kinds of street/strip cars—street cars that occasionally see the dragstrip, and drag cars that get driven to the cruise night every once in a while. Both cars need tires, but can that really be the same tire? We set out to break them down and give you the skinny on fat tires.
by Kevin Shaw on November 23, 2011
Aluminum rims are quickly becoming the standard for muscle cars both new and old, the weight alone are worth the investment. We outfit Killer Kong with some Weld Draglite wheels and use Meguiar’s to give ‘em a good spit n’ shine.
Mickey Thompson has been leading that tire category for longer than we can remember, especially when it comes to the street/strip or heads-up drag racing, so we went to them (specifically, M/T’s Carl Robinson) to answer our Top Ten questions concerning drag slicks and radials. Here’s what they had to say.
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by Mark Gearhart on October 21, 2011
The rear suspension of a vehicle shouldn’t be a place to cheap out. With 1000 HP, we needed a way to transmit all that power to the pavement. We installed an Autoworks mini tub kit, 9-inch from Strange, suspension from Calvert, Wilwood brakes, and Weld wheels rapped in M/T drag radials into our ’65 Mustang