Just walked out to work on the cars some and had to put some air in these darn mickeys. I tell you what, flipping a switch and putting some air in the tires was hands down the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Even though these tires work fantastic on the track, those 10 seconds of my life are something I can never get back
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At least two regular posters here, multi time divisional and national event winners have recently made the swap from emp-tee back to Hoosier, nuff said!
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I believe Hoosier has made progress with their tires for fast dragsters, although from what I hear they are still not as forgiving as Mickeys. But they are better than they were, for sure. That being said I'll stick with what works for me. Although I do not rule out trying Hoosiers again. They worked well on my previous rides.
I personally know of two fast dragster guys that have switched to Mickeys, one a former T/D D2 champ and the other a very quick car. Both have contacted me for my suggestions on what tire and pressure etc to run.
The tire wars continue, some switching to Hoosiers, some switching to Mickeys. Some have switched, then switched back. I think that is a good thing. Competition will no doubt make for a better product in the long run.
Well just just got off the phone with Jeg's and placed my order for a set of 3183 M/T rear tires for my Corvette since my Hoosiers are done!
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It's been three years and 220 passes since I purchased my Mickey PBR tires. Just ordered another set yesterday...Just in case my 60's start to vary. Disclaimer - It's a small tire radial and holds air.
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Ed I think my son, who holds a doctorate degree, was trying to get you to respond. Well it worked, last year at the Million a person who has a tire deal with Hoosier told me Mickey was the better tire for fast bracket cars. I want say there name as I have Tons of respect for them. I have tried Goodyear, Hoosier, and Mickeys. Always went back to the sticky Mickeys, it works on any track most any time. Goodyears would shake about 30 feet off the line and kill 2 numbers. When it was hot the Hoosiers would shake also but did work well in cold weather. I see lots of everything in the lanes but seems cars from up north do prefer Hoosiers
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3074s Mickeys, over 300 runs on them, and I just pulled my best every 60s this weekend. Multiple 1.01s with a sbc. The numerous sets of different Hoosiers I've owned would never do that because they would blow the tires off at the line instead.
Tempted to get a dragster to put the TT Hemi in and prove that the Goodyear 2922 is the only tire to run.
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My results with the 3074 has been similar and I tried several different Hoosier tires and compounds before I finally dumped Hoosier.
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I've always ran the 3190 little bubbas on this car but I am considering trying a set of the 3186 tire. Quite a few people run them around here with good results.
The old pro stock (I think it was the 2200) take offs were the best tires I have ever had on my dragsters. We were able to get them from a few teams in Mooresville after a few runs for pennies on the dollar and they flat worked on a 4.8x-5.2x 4 link dragster.
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I am back in the M/T's...the Hoosier definitely has gotten better. I carry both brands in case one gives me problems at marginal race conditions.
I just bought a set of M/T front tires for my dragster. Anyone have any experiences with them?
I ran the 2200 GY years back on my TS Firebird...very short tire that performed well.
The 3186 is hard to beat but I would recommend trying the 95 or 96...IMO
The M/T fronts lasted me 7 years, changed them because of a little dry cracks. They held air well and took very little weight to balance as do the new ones.
Lots of 2211's available now cheap, as of Chicago 2433 is the only legal tire......if you need help on this let me know.
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I like the Mickey fronts better then Hoosier because the tread is more square which allows me to run more tire pressure and still have the car handle well at the top end. I always ran 20 psi in my Hoosier fronts because the contact patch was too small at high presure and i couldn't steer well.
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Will what pressure do you normally run in the front M/T dragster tire?
It's a tuff pill to swallow when a set of 875$ tires come apart at 20-25 runs and your told "sorry, there yours now".......
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