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Hoosier vrs. MT tires

I'm gonna upgrade my rear tires this winter and looking at both Hoosier and Mickey Thompson. Anyone used either or have experiance of one vrs the other? How about the Drag Radials vrs the ProStreet types? I'm not to keen on the bias ply tires.....looking at something in the 30x12.5 - 30x14 sizes, may consider a 31 tall tire. I had McCreary sprintcar tires on a blown 41 Willys years ago, tube type w wrinkle wall......but very soft, not much life
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I'm gonna upgrade my rear tires this winter and looking at both Hoosier and Mickey Thompson. Anyone used either or have experiance of one vrs the other? How about the Drag Radials vrs the ProStreet types? I'm not to keen on the bias ply tires.....looking at something in the 30x12.5 - 30x14 sizes, may consider a 31 tall tire. I had McCreary sprintcar tires on a blown 41 Willys years ago, tube type w wrinkle wall......but very soft, not much
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You will find about the same thing on any non DOT bias race tire on the street. I have run the big Hoosiers and Firestones on light street rods and also the M/T Sportsman. M/T has a little longer tread life, is DOT, and a bit more stable but not much.
All can be a handfull for handling characteristics in poor weather some road situations.
My latest has M/T drag radials on it. Not bad in dry weather. Iffy in wet.

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Yeah, I'm thinkin about the ET Street from M/T. I understand they aren't for wet, I usually don't bring the car out if its gonna rain. Are you using wheel width following the tread width measurements? I have 10" wheels now, will have to go up to 12" I'm figuring.
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I run Hoosier 29x18.5 radials. They wear good, a little slippery on wet pavement (at times on dry pavement too, but thats my fault for being on the throttle too hard). Normal driving is good, and they will hook ok for a street tire if the suspension is set correctly. I have driven in the rain, they work good, but standing water on the road needs to be respected. My car weighs 3220 lbs.
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All I can say is,my M/T sportsman bias ,ride like a turd,I forgot how bad they were 35yrs. ago when that's all we had,they look the way I want,for a period car,but never again!
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