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Old 01-11-2020, 01:27 PM   #1
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Did a little bit of searching on here but couldn't quite find the right answer. Any bracket racers running the Mickey Thompson or Hoosier radials? I have an S10 I was trying to fill up the fender wells with a 14-in slick but the Hoosier tires I bought with the wheels have a 2-in bulge. I know the radials have a lot less bulge, but I haven't talked to too many people who have tried them successfully.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:01 AM   #2
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Did a little bit of searching on here but couldn't quite find the right answer. Any bracket racers running the Mickey Thompson or Hoosier radials? I have an S10 I was trying to fill up the fender wells with a 14-in slick but the Hoosier tires I bought with the wheels have a 2-in bulge. I know the radials have a lot less bulge, but I haven't talked to too many people who have tried them successfully.
Always check the section width of the slick if your tight on clearance. I liked the Hoosier # 18239 31.5/13.5-15 Radial. Tread width is 13.5 & Sec. width is 16.3". Best to use a 14" wide rim.
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Always check the section width of the slick if your tight on clearance. I liked the Hoosier # 18239 31.5/13.5-15 Radial. Tread width is 13.5 & Sec. width is 16.3". Best to use a 14" wide rim.
I'm going to do some more measuring but that was the tire I was looking at.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:47 AM   #4
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Always check the section width of the slick if your tight on clearance. I liked the Hoosier # 18239 31.5/13.5-15 Radial. Tread width is 13.5 & Sec. width is 16.3". Best to use a 14" wide rim.
This is the tire I run on my super stock car. Good tire. Hooks good. good life. I would give them a try.
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This is the tire I run on my super stock car. Good tire. Hooks good. good life. I would give them a try.
I would but I have the wrong backspace. I bought some MT 10.5x33x15Ws,they fit exactly flush to outside fender.I needed 5 1/2 B's and screwed up somehow 🤔
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I’ve had stellar results with MT’s PBR. I’ve been running the 28x9 for a few years. Now in the midst of some work to make room for more tire, and will be running the PBR in a 29.5 x 10.5 moving forward. I also have a number of buddies that love the nPBR; one of them recently tried a Hoosier radial, and says he lost half a tenth somehow (???), but is seeing similar consistency.
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:54 PM   #7
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I have been running the Mickey Thompson Pro Bracket Radial 29.5x10.5 for 3 years. I got over 180 runs on the first set. When I brought them over to the Mickey Thompson trailer, they asked why I wanted new ones. I said I had almost 150 runs on them, they asked if they were still hooking ok, I said yes, they said, "Run them till the cords show, or you start seeing your 60 foot change." I ran them for another month, then bought a new set just because they had over 180 runs on them. BEST hooking tire I have ever used. Soon as I installed them, 60 foot went from 1.46-1.50 down to 1.37-1.40. Car used to roll over the tire and porpoise 2-3 times before hooking. Now its doing 2-3 foot wheel stands! This is the ONLY tire I will use on my combination. It is a stiff side wall tire. I do not use tubes, and they are not screwed to the tire. Also, I've only had to add air to them a couple of times throughout the season, they do not move as far as pressure goes. Mickey Thompson said they know cars that have over 250 runs on these tires.
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