Author Topic: Mickey Thompson 10.5  (Read 1885 times)

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Mickey Thompson 10.5
« on: June 05, 2019, 10:51:54 AM »
Well I tried a set of the Mickeys on my car and I am not impressed at all with them ! having trouble with wheel speed and the do not squat at the hit ! Tried leaving about 4000 and they dead hook went up to 5200 and it was a little better but not great ! Going to try to leave higher and lower the pressure from 5 to 5 1/5 lbs . Jon what's your take on this !

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 11:21:49 AM »
I know that with Goodyears, the half size (.5) is a door car tire and plants different and does not grow like a "COMP"( .0) tire size that plants and grows because they were designed for a lighter car

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 12:07:01 PM »
Bruce I agree ! The MT has a stiffer side wall !

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 12:55:48 PM »
Bill what compund is the tire you are running?  I know Parks is not fan of MT's because hard to get wheel speed ,even with leaving at 9000 or so. You guys having issue with wheel speed and MT's has me  concerned about new ones I have. Hey if can't get enough wheel spd dump some nitro in tank 25% should get them spinning.LOL
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 04:54:37 AM »
Chris it is an M5 compound and yes I am having trouble with wheel speed ! Going to try leaving higher and lower the tire pressure a little !

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 05:37:47 AM »
I would think stiffer sidewall would help tire get wheel speed up easier if anything. Maybe wrong and missing something else  in equation. Or is it that the stiffer side wall makes for larger contact area by keeping tire flatter across the tread?
 
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 05:47:22 AM »
We found on our car lower leave rpm got it all working--2500 or so and they were great ---try it one time after couple years we found that 7 1/2 lbs worked the best overall and we went from 5-11 lbs   best hook I ever got was at 11 leaving as hard as it would but car was uncontrollable it was just lucky that it went OK
The car settled right down when we discovered that low leave RPM was what it seemed to like--then it started running like a bracket car so why fight it searching for a little more 60 ft? Right??
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 04:57:57 PM »
we run the m/t 33 10.5's, but we only do 9.0 @147 with the buick 350. I tried the lows and highs for air and the best so far for us is 8.5 and launch at 3500. we tried 4k once and you could watch the chassis get all sorts of crazy. 3500 is just right for us.

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 04:59:59 AM »
I have decided to take them off and try another tire . Frank told me that the M+H 12x33 is a real good tire so that is what I am going to try ! We ran the MT's again last weekend with the same results ! The car is a tenth slower in the eighth mile and drives to the right or left about a 100 ft out ! If I was making big power I guess they might work ! My car went from a car that would go straight down any race track to a car that can barely make it down without lifting 1 out of 3 times !And that's 3 different race tracks !

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 08:11:48 AM »
So guess I need to sale off a brand new set of tires? LOL Maybe need to try them first,maybe that 4.5" crank will throw enough TQ to make them work.Beginning to sound like less chance.If luck turn good as much as been bad for last month I will have new trailer out of lottery money and can find out. LOL
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 09:08:14 AM »
Scott Parks mentioned that I should try the 33x10.5 MT on my car said my tires are to large D2070 Goodyear 33x14.5

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 03:30:26 PM »
maybe I missed something.Only 33x10.5 on M/T website is actually 14 wide about the same as you have Paul. Did I miss finding it? 3069? It does say for 10" wheel which would be good weight loss except tires do weigh 33 lbs,I think about 8lbs Heavier than the GY  That Jon sales. Probably about same weight as tire you are running and same width so only big gain would be in wheel weight you would loose. JM2 cents which is probably over priced.
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2019, 06:51:17 AM »
Chris I think the big problem is that the tire is so sticky that it won't spin at all on my car ! I had the same problem with the Hoosier 12x33 but it was not as bad as the Mickey ! I had a friend video the tire at the hit and it and it dose not sqat at all and takes forever to shift ! Others on this forum have had the same problems with these tires like Crider ! A lot of the Top dragster and bracket guy's love the Mickey Thompson tire and I think that they are ok for that type of car but I still think that a soft sidewall tire is the quickest way to get down the track !     

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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 07:32:30 AM »
we just did orange drag reunion on sterling airport in ma. it's only 330' of runway. there was 5 dragsters there and i'm pretty sure everybody has m/t's on them. I think we were the only ones using a 10.5W on a 10" rim @ 9.5lbs. we were the only ones going straight, while the other were moving around. there was one fool again (could use worse terms) that goes all over the track because he is all over the track. told him he needs more air, but doesn't listen, don't like running with him at all.
another had 29.5's on it. definitely a door car tire. told him it really needs new and better tires to stop the squirrelyness. he's gonna get 10.5W's for it.
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Re: Mickey Thompson 10.5
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2019, 09:05:55 AM »
We are at the 2 minute mark 1 The car just drives to the right