One of the most legendary brands in the world of drag racing and motorsports is Mickey Thompson. Their ET Street Radial Pro tires have taken the racing world by storm, shattering small radial tire records everywhere.
The Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Drag Tires are purpose-built race tires for drag racing classes that require a P275/60R15 or P315/60R15 size tire and they should not be used on the street. This is M/T’s next-generation construction that is designed with a lower tread profile for fast, reliable, consistent launches and a responsive, sticky grip on the strip.
With the ET Street Radial Pro only offering two sizes, you know it means business. This tire is becoming the go to radial in many classes, and its easy to see why.
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Features & Benefits
The ET Street Radial Pro tires are designed for tires in the class of P275/60R15 or P315/60R15 D.O.T. Approved radial. These are next-generation tires are designed to take drivers to a more powerful, robust and rapid launches.
These tires appeal to the racer looking for a dedicated drag radial to perform on high horsepower setups in “small tire” 275 tire classes. While the ET Street Pro is a drag radial, it is not DOT legal, meaning it is not intended for street use.
The tire’s reduced tread pattern allows for maximum traction, as this tire is solely and specifically built for the racetrack in mind. The tires are designed with a lower tread profile, which means:
- It provides for fast and rapid launches
- It gives drivers a reliable and consistent launch
- It allows for a responsive and sticky grip on the strip
- You cannot use it for street driving, although it is DOT approved.
The ET Street Radial Pro Tire is a result of months of real-world test outings and development, and the final product is definitely worth the wait among racers.
Designed for racing applications that require ultra-high-performance tire in this size, this tire can be used for all types of racing environments. Here are some of the best features of the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tire:
R2 Special Compound
This formulation provides the ET Street Radial Pro with maximum performance on the strip. It gives the tires its softness and flexibility but keep in mind that this also causes quicker wear than tires with tread compounds built for regular street use.
The MT R2 compound can be found on other tires including the ET Street SS and ET Street R, both of which are DOT approved tires.
Newly Designed Internal Construction
The ET Street Radial Pro’s new internal construction offers softer sidewalls that are akin to a slick, which makes it more forgiving. While it does use the R2 Special compound, the difference here is that you can feel the benefits of a slick in the tires.
Next-Generation Tire Technology
The ET Street Radial Pro should not be used on the street as it is built specifically for track use. The lower tread profile results in faster, robust, consistent and reliable launches. Best of all, these tires don’t require a big burnout or perfectly prepped surface in order to hook.
Refined Tire Carcass
Through consistent and extensive R&D testing, the Mickey Thompson team has been successful at fine-tuning the carcass of the tire to result in lesser absorption of power during launch time and throughout the entire run. This means the tire has the ability to stay planted, maintain its uniformity as well as drive with less resistance on the track.
Cross between Radial and Traditional Slick
The Radial construction features a groove-less tread surface which makes them a popular choice for Stock, Competition Eliminator and Super Stock racing categories.
The ET Street Pro behaves like a traditional bias ply slick by having a very soft sidewall that promotes more wrinkle and higher wheel speeds at launch. This makes the Pro a great choice for the high horsepower auto guys leaving hard off a trans brake.
Mickey Thomspson ET Street Pro Sizes
The ET Street Pro tires have 2 sizes ranging for 15″ wheels. Since this is a race dedicated tire, you have a very limited number sizing options. However, the tire sizes we designed for a very specific market – the high horsepower drag racer, and these tire certainly appeal to that crowd.
15″ Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro P275/60R15
- Weight: 32 lbs
- Diameter: 28.2″
- Width: 11.4″
- Approved Wheel: 8″
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro P315/60R15
- Weight: 39 lbs
- Diameter: 30.3″
- Width: 13.2″
- Approved Wheel: 9.5″
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Reviews
The Mickey Thompson ET Street Pro is one of the top choices for all out track performance. With its R2 compound and performance of a slick, these tires are used in a variety of applications.
Overall, these tires have been getting amazing feedback since they came out, and because of this, they are a top choice for drag racers all over.
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Pros & Cons
- Works great on all surfaces
- Hybrid radial / slick construction
- Reduced tread pattern for all out performance and grip
- Soft R2 compound – The same compound used on the ET Street SS and ET Street R
- Tire of choice for big power cars, especially those with an automatic transmissions leaving off a trans brake
- Not DOT approved, so not intended for street use
- Very limited in sizes (2)
If you are looking for a tire built specifically to be used on the racetrack, then the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tire is the choice for your car. Built with the racer in mind, this tire with its reduced tread pattern allows for maximum traction and its next-generation construction provides optimum launches, propelling you closer towards victory.
If you’re looking for a tire to compete in any 275 classes or are wanting one of the top drag tires on the market, the ET Street Pro is your choice.
Overall, we compare this tire to the newer Hoosier DOT DR2 radial as it has a very similar design and performance.