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Author Topic: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires  (Read 4179 times)

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Offline jww36

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Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« on: May 25, 2015, 10:25:36 AM »
Recently bought an older set of 18" rear mickey Thompson tires and cut one after first run. Need a replacement or will buy the pair if you have a good set of older Mickeys.
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 11:16:04 AM »
30" OD or 26.5"?
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 09:37:52 AM »
Sorry. 30" OD

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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 10:46:17 AM »
John this probably won't help you but it might be of interest to others....

We run Mickey Thompson Bonneville tires at Bonneville & Dunlop tires at El Mirage because of the likelihood of cutting a tire at the lake bed. The Dunlop tire is a bit tougher than the Mickey. As a matter of fact we have a couple of "light cuts" in our Dunlops that would have ruined our Mickey's. Dunlop makes a 30" & a 32" tire useing the same type 18" wheel as the 30" Mickey Thompson does.
The Dunlops have been run over 250 mph at El Mirage if that's a concern.
 
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 02:38:14 PM »
Thanks for that info. Where do you purchase the Dunlops?

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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 02:58:54 PM »
Roger Kraus Racing Ent. Castro Valley Ca. 510-582-5031.

All his information is listed in the SCTA Rule Book.

Check out his tire shaving service or contact Nate Jones @ Cowboy Tire (also in the rule book) for shaving.
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 05:08:54 PM »
Thanks all for the information.
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 08:36:51 AM »
The last time I was at Nate .Jjones, Cowboy tire, he had a set of 30" tires that a customer defaulted on, try him.

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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 08:48:14 AM »
One other thing John,

Congratulations, Your car is on the 2015 SCTA El Mirage poster!
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2015, 09:23:01 AM »
I did not shave my 32" Dunlops, I only knocked down the edge. They've been 216. Good luck..
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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 10:28:30 AM »
One other thing John,

Congratulations, Your car is on the 2015 SCTA El Mirage poster!
So is mine. But, I digress.  :-D  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 04:39:15 PM »
Thanks Michael. It's been one long build. Now we gotta get it to speed.

Dan, I will give Nate a call. Thanks

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Re: Older 18" Mickey Thompson Rear Tire or Tires
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 04:45:09 PM »
I would still take a single 30" M/T tire if one becomes available.