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#1 Tires

Post by Sprite80 » Thu May 31, 2018 1:30 pm

I would like to replace the tires on my 1974 Jaguar E-Type RHD Series 3 Roadster. Is anyone here familiar with Mickey Thompson Tires Sportsman S/T. Should I go for it?

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#2 Re: Tires

Post by mgcjag » Thu May 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Hi....whats you name.....where are you and the car located......never heard of them....how about going for a recognised brand...they are low tyre speed rating... Steve
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Post by Heuer » Thu May 31, 2018 5:50 pm

I would avoid those tyres like the plague! They are aimed at American muscle cars which appear only to go in straight lines - I don't think they do corners. The E-Type is a very dynamic car so you need to stick with the tyres specified for it, in particular the VR rating which applies to maximum speed and weight/load.

"Sportsman S/T Radial Tire is specifically designed for muscle car owners seeking style, quality and performance. The tire features flat tread pattern profile that ensures improved handling and wear. Sportsman S/T Radial Tire is available in a variety of sizes for all muscle cars."

Basically they would ruin the E-Type - Mickey Mouse tyres would be a better name in this context! :shock:
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Post by mgcjag » Thu May 31, 2018 6:23 pm

Mickey Mouse......that was my first thought....but held back... :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: .
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Post by cactusman » Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 pm

Go for Pirelli's if you have the money. Or Blockley if you are just an afternoon cruiser and not likely to explore the edges of the envelope so to speak...
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#6 Re: Tires

Post by Heuer » Thu May 31, 2018 10:18 pm

Everything I have read suggests these (Mickey Mouse) tyres are a complete scam. Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin et al are professional and respected manufactures with proven products. Keep clear of these clowns who sell rubber to be burnt.

PS. This poster is a spammer so feel free to denigrate before we ban him!
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#7 Re: Tires

Post by chrisfell » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am

Heuer wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:18 pm
Everything I have read suggests these (Mickey Mouse) tyres are a complete scam.
Not so. I friend has a Toyota Tonka Truck, self built on a pickup bed. It wears Mickey Thompson tyres that are almost as tall as me. He’s driven around Europe and Africa across deserts and up mountains. The tyres are bullet proof (I wouldn’t be surprised if that was literally true), hard wearing and suited to their task.

That said, the tyre mentioned by the OP has a tread pattern identical to a cheap Korean import originally fitted to my car by its P.O. Methinks Mickey Thompson maybe re-branding tyres manufactured by others.
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#8 Re: Tires

Post by mgcjag » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:29 am

Hi David.....my first thoughts was a spammer, looking at the IP location....thats why i asked for his name and location......Steve
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Post by dougal » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am

Hi

Could i put this page forward https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... -type.html as having what i beleive to be the best choice of tyres for an e type.
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Post by Ikebaddog » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:32 am

I run Mickey Thompson tyres and wheels on my Jeep Wrangler, quite highly respected in the 4x4 world
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#11 Re: Tires

Post by JJC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:21 pm

MT's not a bad tire...they are produced by another manufacturer. Might I suggest, since I have the same car as you, try a set of Goodyear Advantage,215 /70 series / 15 inch. Great in both wet and dry, long lasting (30K plus),and cheaper then a set of MT's. Sidewall has a bit of give to it to make city driving a bit more pleasant also.

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