Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Review

Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro - Drag Tire Buyer
Summit Racing Rating
4.8/5
Jegs Rating
4.6/5
Amazon Rating
5/5
Simple Tire Rating
4.8/5
American Muscle Rating
4.9/5

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

MT ET Street Pro R2 Compound - Drag Tire Buyer

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″

  • P275/60R15
  • P315/60R15

15″ Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro

Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Drag Radial - Drag Tire Buyer

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 Drag Radial - Drag Tire Buyer

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.  

"These are the best tires for drag racing I have been using them for about 3 years and have absolutely love them!!"
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
American Muscle
"ET Pro's are a great step up from the original'. Hook is consistent, little burn out needed!"
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
Summit Racing
"These tires work well I don’t have to do much of a burnout to get them ready to go they do not wear out so fast and last longer"
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
Summit Racing
Great tire. Never had a tire that hooked like these. Excellent choice on the street and strip.
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
Jegs
"Hooks great on the street and better on the track. No long burnout needed. A quick twist to dust them off and you're good.”
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
LMR
"These things hook. The sidewall is much softer than the regular ET Streets."
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Tread Design - Drag Tire Buyer
American Muscle

Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Pros & Cons

There are a lot of things to like about the ET Street Pro radial. These tires have the ability to hook on less than perfect surfaces while being able to get you down track without that typical floating feeling you might get with other tires. 
 

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

    • Not DOT approved, so not intended for street use
    • Very limited in sizes (2)

Bottom Line

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.  

 

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Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro Review
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The Mickey Thompson ET Street Pro drag radial is by far one of the top drag racing tires on the market, and it's easy to see why. Between its R2 compound and radial / slick hybrid performance, racers all over are using this tire to not only get personal bests, but compete in high horsepower, small tire classes.
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