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Heads up: Mickey Thompson S/R Front Drag Radials

Just a heads up for anyone considering these tires.... don't!

I bought a pair of these late 2014 / early 2015. I wasn't too impressed with them, but they did look great with the wheels.

Fast forward to early Jan of 2016 and the tires are completely shot. They still have nipples on them, the tread looks great but one doesn't like to hold air and both have an insane amount of cracking on the side walls. I've never in my life seen a tire do this. Let alone one for cost this much.

I only really ran it on the weekends, during the summer or if all my other vehicles were down for what ever reason.

In all seriousness tho, these tires are terrible. I love Mickey Thompson tires (I have a set of ET Streets on the back of the car) but those SR's felt terrible, dry rotting side walls after only 1 year and cost a fortune.

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Sucks to hear man!

How is everything else on the car doing? How is my intake manifold holding up?


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Sucks to hear man!

How is everything else on the car doing? How is my intake manifold holding up?
This car is driving me nuts! I love it, but here lately it's just getting to be everyday something new.

First off, the intake started leaking around the T-stat. I was going to just swap it out with the one I got from you, but I found a very small crack near the T-stat. No worries tho, I'm not blaming you. I could have bumped it or something fell on it etc. I did move shortly after meeting you, so who knows what happened.

Next up, I'm having a cold start (as well as a 2,000rpm rattle) when it's cold. I'm guessing something timing chain related. So I guess that's on the list as well.

And finally, I'm pulling in oil to the TB from somewhere, but I can't find out where. I have a catch can routed to BOTH valve covers, yet the can seems to be catching.... nothing.

The oil issue is causing detonation problems as well. I'm having to run an 87 octane tune with 93 octane gas to prevent detonation. And it seems to be getting worse with summer coming. If I run 87 on the 87 tune, I have to pull 6 degrees of global timing to keep it from pinging to death.

I'm honestly thinking about just straight up selling or trading the car for something else.
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