Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Review

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Summit Racing Rating
4.8/5
Discount Tire Rating
4.4/5
Amazon Rating
5/5
Jegs Rating
4.7/5

The Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S drag radial tires are an evolution of the ET Street and ET Street II range, and they improve on these previous models and the parallel ET Street Pro in various ways, most notably by relocating some of the tire’s diameter to provide stronger traction whilst reducing the risk of hydroplaning in wet weather. Like any Mickey Thompson tire, the S/S has generally good build quality, and delivers a high standard of performance when it comes to everyday usage. This isn’t to say that it’s a perfect tire, but it is getting a lot done for a relatively low price.

A wide, soft tire, the S/S (Street/Strip) is a good choice for those looking for consistent performance in everyday driving and a little extra kick on the drag strip. The tire sports a radial, tubeless construction with a leak-free seal, and the R2 compound used in the rubber allows for an overall softer contact with track surface than its predecessors. 

This means you’re going to get fantastic traction on a wide variety of track conditions, however, much like previous models, the ET Street S/S don’t perform brilliantly in the rain. They’re still perfectly serviceable, but at the end of the day it’s a jack of all trades tire, so there are going to be some trade-offs.

Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Features & Benefits

The ET Street SS DOT drag radial was specifically designed to provide weekend racers a street friendly tire without compromising grip at the track. The aggressive design allows for the perfect balance of a superior traction when you need it most and a smooth ride home.  

DOT Approved

All Mickey Thompson ET Street SS is a tubeless DOT drag radial approved for street usage. While this is a given for all tires sold in the US, DOT approval also means that these tires meet the marking and performance requirements required on the racetrack. The ET Street SS drag radial tire was developed with drag racers in mind who are looking for unbeatable performance at the drag strip while being safe for good weather street driving. 

Drive-to-track-and-back

The ET Street SS are designed for versatility between track and street, without missing a beat when racing. Drivers can have their cake and eat it too when it comes to track performance and street use. Since the ET Street SS is a dual-purpose competition drag radial, they have reduced tread depth and a much softer tread compound for optimal performance in dry weather. 

Superior Traction With Mickey Thompson’s R2 Compound

All Mickey Thompson ET Street SS’ are constructed with MT’s proven R2 tire compound. The R2 compound is the same compound used on the quickest drag radials on the planet. This ensures superior traction at the track with little to no burnout.  

Improved Tread DesignMickey Thompson ET Street SS Tread - Drag Tire Buyer

The ET Street SS is an updated and more street friendly hybrid of the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial and ET Street Radial 2.  The ET Street SS is designed using the equivalent tread void as the ET Street Radial 2, which is redistributed for improved hydroplane resistance if you get caught in the rain. This is all done while providing plenty of tread contact making for excellent dry traction. 

Mickey Thomspson ET Street SS Sizes

The ET Street S/S tires have 23 different sizes ranging from 15″ to 20″ inch fitments. This is great for many OEM wheel ranges of most last model performance cars.

15″

  • P235/60R15 (26X9.50R15)
  • P275/50R15 (26X11.50R15)
  • P255/60R15 (27X10.50R15)
  • P275/60R15 (28X1150R15)
  • P295/55R15 (28X12.50R15)
  • 29X15.00R15LT
  • 29X18.00R15LT
  • P295/65R15 (30X12.50R15)
  • 31X18.00R15LT

16″

  • P255/50R16 (26X10.50R16)

17″

  • P275/40R17 (26X11.50R17)
  • P315/35R17 (26X12.50R17)
  • P305/45R17 (28X12.50R17)

18″ 

  • P305/35R18 (26X12.50R18)
  • P285/40R18 (27X11.50R18)
  • P275/45R18  (28X11.50R18)
  • P305/40R18 (28X12.50R18)
  • P345/35R18 (28X13.50R18)

19″

  • P285/35R19 (27X11.50R19)
  • P305/35R19 (27X12.50R19)
  • P325/30R19  (27X13.50R19)

20″

  • P275/40R20 (29X11.50R20)
  • P305/35R20 (29X12.50R20)

15″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P235/60R15 (26x9.5R15)

  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.2″
  • Width: 9.4″
  • Approved Wheel: 6.5″ – 7″ – 8.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P275/50R15 (26x11.5R15)

  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.4″
  • Width: 11.1″
  • Approved Wheel: 7.5″ – 8.5″ – 9.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P255/60R15 (27x10.5R15)

  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.3″
  • Width: 10.1″
  • Approved Wheel: 7″ – 7.5″ – 9″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P275/60R15 (28x11.5R15)

  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Diameter: 28.2″
  • Width: 11.1″
  • Approved Wheel: 7.5″ – 8″ – 9.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P295/55R15 (28x12.5R15)

  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Diameter: 28″
  • Width: 11.9″
  • Approved Wheel: 8″ – 9.5″ – 10.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS 29x15R15

  • Weight: 42 lbs
  • Diameter: 29″
  • Width: 14.8″
  • Approved Wheel: 10″ – 12″ – 13″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS 29x18R15

  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Diameter: 29″
  • Width: 17.3″
  • Approved Wheel: 14″ – 16″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P295/65R15 (30x12.5R15)

  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Diameter: 30.3″
  • Width: 12″
  • Approved Wheel: 8″ – 8.5″ – 10.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS 31x18R15

  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Diameter: 30.3″
  • Width: 12″
  • Approved Wheel: 8″ – 8.5″ – 10.5″

16″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P255/50R16 (26x10.5R16)

  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.4″
  • Width: 10.4″
  • Approved Wheel: 7″ – 8″ – 9″

17″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P275/40R17 (26x11.5R17)

  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Diameter: 26″
  • Width: 10.9″
  • Approved Wheel: 9″ – 9.5″ – 11″ 
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P315/35R17 (26x12.5R17)

  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Diameter: 25.9″
  • Width: 12.3″
  • Approved Wheel: 10.5″ – 11″ – 12.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P305/45R17 (28x12.5R17)

  • Weight: 36 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.9″
  • Width: 11.9″
  • Approved Wheel: 9.5″ – 10″ – 11.5″

18″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P305/35R18 (26x12.5R18)

  • Weight: 33 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.6″
  • Width: 12.2″
  • Approved Wheel: 10″ – 11″ – 12″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P285/40R18 (27x11.5R18)

  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.9″
  • Width: 11.3″
  • Approved Wheel: 9.5″ – 10″ – 11″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P275/45R18 (28x11.5R18)

  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.8″
  • Width: 11.3″
  • Approved Wheel: 8.5″ – 9″ – 10.5″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P305/40R18 (28x12.5R18)

  • Weight: 33 lbs
  • Diameter: 28″
  • Width: 12.2″
  • Approved Wheel: 10″ – 11″ – 12″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P345/35R18 (28x13.5R18)

  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.8″
  • Width: 13.5″
  • Approved Wheel: 11.5″ – 12″ – 13.5″

19″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P285/35R19 (27x11.5R19)

  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Diameter: 26.9″
  • Width: 11.3″
  • Approved Wheel: 9.5″ – 10″ – 11″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P305/35R19 (27x12.5R19)

  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.2″
  • Width: 12.9″
  • Approved Wheel: 10″ – 11″ – 12″
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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P325/30R19 (27x13.5R19)

  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Diameter: 27.2″
  • Width: 12.9″
  • Approved Wheel: 11″ – 11.5″ – 12″

20″ Mickey Thompson ET Street SS

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P275/40R20 (29x11.5R20)

  • Weight: 33 lbs
  • Diameter: 29″
  • Width: 10.8″
  • Approved Wheel: 9″ – 9.5″ – 11″
Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Drag Radial - Drag Tire Buyer

Mickey Thompson ET Street SS P305/35R20 (29x12.5R20)

  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Diameter: 28.7″
  • Width: 12″
  • Approved Wheel: 10″ – 11″ – 12″

Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Reviews

Between its exceptional track performance and street ability, the ET Street SS is a serious tire for the performance oriented driver. Since the release of the ET Street SS, sales and performance reviews have all been great. 

Overall, Mickey Thompson did a great job of making a more street friendly drag radial without sacrificing performance. In fact, they made the ET Street SS better than the original ET Street Radial.

"I was looking for something to put my power down plus good tire wear and good in rain. These surpassed all my requirements"
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American Muscle
"These tires really stick to the pavement. I drove to the track on the expressway with no issues"
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Summit Racing
"These tires are better than the original. I just replaced my old Mickey Thompson Drag radials with these and I am very pleased"
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Summit Racing
"I got these a few years ago and got about 150 passes, plus a few tips to and from the track out of them.
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Jegs
"Survived Hot Rod Drag Week with zero issues, ran my fastest ET and best 60 ft. on these tires. Highly recommended!"
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Jegs
"Perfect for street and light track. Gets great grip when heated up and rides smooth over the road."
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American Muscle

Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Pros & Cons

There are a lot of things to like about the ET Street S/S tires. Cornering stability, for one, is fantastic, thanks to the steel-belted radial construction that maintains bounce-back despite the soft R2 rubber compound used. The tires have great hook and handle beautifully in dry weather with very little spin. As such they’re a great fit for high horsepower vehicles. 

Pros:

  • All-rounders, great for both street and strip
  • Strong traction and powerful hook
  • Wide variety of sizes
  • D.O.T. Approved for street use

Cons:

    • Not the most durable tires
    • Mediocre in rainy conditions

Bottom Line

One downside to their adaptability is that the tread-wear is not spectacular; you’re looking at sub 10,000 miles on these, but the fact that you don’t need to change these tires at any point for between the drag strip and street road surfaces more than makes up for this in terms of convenience. We compare the ET Street SS to the Nitto NT05R and M&H Racemaster in terms of how long they might last and their performance. 

The reason for the lack of durability is that the tread pattern is designed to boost hydroplaning resistance for regular road usage, whilst maintaining minimum void space to increased drive traction, so it’s something that can’t be avoided.

If you’re looking for an all around street strip tire then the ET Street SS is 100% for you. In the $180-$400 range (depending on the size) these tires are a very reasonable purchase for anyone looking to improve grip both on and off the track.

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Mickey Thompson ET Street SS Drag Radial Review
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The Mickey Thompson ET Street SS is an updated and much improved version of the original ET Street drag radial in terms of being a dual purpose drag radial. With its more street friendly tread design, the ET Street SS is a phenomenal street strip tire providing maximum straight line performance.
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