Was on the Mickey Thompson drag tire site and noticed they are not listing a lot the tire sizes they had last year. Anyone else see this or heard anything?
I heard Goodyear bought them , and in usual Goodyear fashion . they will screw them up for sure ...
Industry wide shortages of inventory, materials, manpower. From Medium and Heavy Duty trucks to industrial, off-road, equipment, and agriculture, tires are near impossible to stock.
Pray you don't need a 235/80R22.5 (245/75R22.5) for your motorcoach....or a 265/75R22.5 for your expedited freight truck.
Cooper bought M/T, Goodyear bought Cooper, who knows where that will end up?
"Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular."
No issues getting my Hoosier tires 3 weeks ago nor the four 22.5" Michelin's I just put on my Motorhome.
Unfortunately like the competition buy ups, it will suffer even though MT showed them how to fix a fuel tire.
I hope it works out for the guys who run them.
I’m extremely happy with my R/9”H and our H18705.
Raceless in California!
Rumor seems to be that Goodyear is promising to let M/T do their thing as normal. Not sure what the advantage of buying them was if that were really true.
I spoke to M/T this week, and they said they skinny'ed down their offerings because of rubber shortages. I have no idea of how true that is, but it's what they said. They indicated that the other selections would eventually return to their offerings. But not for months at least.
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They're now a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire. Even though the name says MT the money still goes to GoodYear. Sometimes the best thing to do is have 2 rival companies under the same umbrella. That way the rivalry actually fuels profit under the umbrella.
Maybe GY could show MT how to make drag slicks that don’t leak.
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Lots of M/T part number's on the chopping block.
The part number's they sell a lot of, aren't on the list.
Trimming the fat.
Both MT tires I like have been cut this year. They said only the best sellers are being built for now. The ones I run have been on backorder every time I've tried to get them the last couple years but I guess that doesn't mean it is a good seller.
Hoosier tire covers a lot of tire sizes. They seem to not leak air while sitting. Also with in the same tire size they offer different compounds. Someone there knows a compound recommended for said application. If M/T is not available I am pretty sure Hoosier will have it covered. Also looks like Goodyear has tire sizes available that went away from the M/T tire production sheet.
For what it's worth. I have three cars on Hoosier 32 x 14 CO5. They do not leak and perform as expected [consistent]. All these cars are in the 6.0 1/8 mile ET range.
I normally run either MT 32x16 or 33x15. I also have a set of the Hoosier 18372 33x15. A good tire just not as consistent on my car. Maybe as simple as needing the car setup different for the Hoosier. I ran them for about a month and just never got the same consistency as the MT's
My car has been in the shop since September with MT's and still full of air. The last couple years they seem better but I do soap them.
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and In turn m/T can show Goodyear how to make a sportsman tire that hooks on something with a 60' under 1.05 ....
Goodyear already has that tire, just ask Pete Biondo.
Ed, then they have done a really great job keeping it a secret! A local TD racer has been receiving free tires from GY for a number of years, all failures! On the same day, puts his Big Bubbas back on and goes right down Broadway! At the Lebanon Divisonal last year one of my friends tried a set of free GY's on his TD car, 1.02 to .990 typical 60's, one word - "NOPE". GY has not made a good tire fast sportsman tire since they changed the old 2032's about 15 to 20 years ago. I'd also add the Peter's setup has something to do with it also meaning his car is capable of going faster than the way he races it...
Al, just reporting what I see with my own eyes. Pete's been running Goodyears forever and winning forever on Goodyear tires which are on both his older Ractech and new Racetech dragsters.
That said, you know there are a lot of racers out there who's cars don't work but think it does because they turn on a win light occasionally.
I agree 100% and also with regards to any product, comparisons of these products with anyone of Peter's status/talent etc. is useless. He and others like him can win with anything, in anything.
Also with my own eyes, the TD racer who tried the GY's at Lebanon that just did another burnout on the starting line, he and his car won a D1 TD championship with MT's. And honestly that's sad because GY has the HP to do the R&D and develop a good tire but have failed over and over for years. In addition I know a number of racers who were very loyal to GY but just couldn't be any longer due to the issues they had with GY tires. Even free costs you money when they let you down.
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