Help with rear tires? - Team Camaro Tech
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
George
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Greensburg, Pa
Posts: 22
Help with rear tires?

Looking to get some street tires soon and wanted to see what everyone likes. They will be 18.5, or 21.5 and the choice looks like hoosier, or mickey thompson. What does everyone like, bias, or radial? Thanks
driftbuster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 04:08 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Mike
 
prostreet69camaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Spring Texas
Posts: 5,580
Re: Help with rear tires?

It all depends on what kinda tire you want and what kinda driving you will be doing. Are you looking for a tire to drive in the rain,,just incase your caught in the rain? Do you want tires with traction? Do you want a tire for normal street driving. I personally have had them all.

Mickey Thompson 21.5- Good street tire but not very good traction
Mickey Thompson Pro 21.5 - Good street tire with a little bit better traction
Mickey Thompson ET Street 18.5- Good tire, great traction, lousy in the rain, scary
Mickey Thompson SR Rail 22- Great street tire, Great in the rain, lousy traction
Hoiosier Quick Time Pro- Great tire, Great traction, lousy in the rain

Out of all the tires above I would not have the SR Radials. They made my car rock back and forth when you got on it hard and I dont like the side wall look. But they are a great cruisin tire and handled great going down the highway at 75 mph.

I like the big tire slick look.

Mike
69 Camaro Prostreet - purple w/ghost flames , 502 w/ 871 blower


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
prostreet69camaro is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 04:50 PM
Senior Tech
David
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rainsville, Alabama
Posts: 4,274
Re: Help with rear tires?

Quote:
Originally Posted by driftbuster View Post
Looking to get some street tires soon and wanted to see what everyone likes. They will be 18.5, or 21.5 and the choice looks like hoosier, or mickey thompson. What does everyone like, bias, or radial? Thanks
I have bias ply 19.50 wide Mickey Thompsons on my Camaro. I'm curious as to why your width selection doesn't include this size. I would run the widest tire that you can safely fit under the car without clearance issues.

Quote:
Originally Posted by prostreet69camaro View Post
It all depends on what kinda tire you want and what kinda driving you will be doing. Are you looking for a tire to drive in the rain,,just incase your caught in the rain? Do you want tires with traction? Do you want a tire for normal street driving.


Mickey Thompson 21.5- Good street tire but not very good traction
Mickey Thompson Pro 21.5 - Good street tire with a little bit better traction
Mickey Thompson ET Street 18.5- Good tire, great traction, lousy in the rain, scary
Mickey Thompson SR Rail 22- Great street tire, Great in the rain, lousy traction
Hoiosier Quick Time Pro- Great tire, Great traction, lousy in the rain

Out of all the tires above I would not have the SR Radials. They made my car rock back and forth when you got on it hard and I dont like the side wall look. But they are a great cruisin tire and handled great going down the highway at 75 mph.

I like the big tire slick look.
X2

David F.
www.firstgens.com

"All I need is a fast machine". Steve McQueen
My Machine: 1969 Pro Street Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

468 CID 661 Horsepower
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo 400
33"x19.50" Mickey Thompsons

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1969ProStreetCamaro is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
George
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Greensburg, Pa
Posts: 22
Re: Help with rear tires?

I asked about those sizes because both make them, the only one i saw with 19.5 was MT and i figure it will perform similar to the 18.5, and 21.5. I also agree with sticking as much as i can fit under the car.

Out of the ones you mentioned i think the QT pros are in the lead. Any experience with the hoosier quick time, Or the Pro Street radials?
driftbuster is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 05:47 PM
Senior Tech
David
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rainsville, Alabama
Posts: 4,274
Re: Help with rear tires?

Quote:
Originally Posted by driftbuster View Post
....Any experience with the hoosier quick time, Or the Pro Street radials?
I thought about the M/T Radial until I saw what prostreet69camaro(Mike) posted about them....don't think I'll try them. As for the Hoosier QuickTime tires.....If they made them in a 19.50" width I'd buy them as I cannot fit the 21.50" wide tire under my Camaro......clearance issues.

David F.
www.firstgens.com

"All I need is a fast machine". Steve McQueen
My Machine: 1969 Pro Street Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

468 CID 661 Horsepower
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo 400
33"x19.50" Mickey Thompsons

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1969ProStreetCamaro is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
George
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Greensburg, Pa
Posts: 22
Re: Help with rear tires?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1969ProStreetCamaro View Post
I thought about the M/T Radial until I saw what prostreet69camaro(Mike) posted about them....don't think I'll try them. As for the Hoosier QuickTime tires.....If they made them in a 19.50" width I'd buy them as I cannot fit the 21.50" wide tire under my Camaro......clearance issues.

David F.
www.firstgens.com

I had thought about M/T also, maybe the Hoosier Pro Street Radial is better but not sure about traction.
driftbuster is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 06:15 PM
Senior Tech
David
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rainsville, Alabama
Posts: 4,274
Re: Help with rear tires?

Quote:
Originally Posted by driftbuster View Post
I had thought about M/T also, maybe the Hoosier Pro Street Radial is better but not sure about traction.
Check out this link to Hoosier's Pro Street Radial Tires........webpage says "Excellent wet traction & braking"

http://www.hoosiertire.com/pbprostr.htm

David F.
www.firstgens.com

"All I need is a fast machine". Steve McQueen
My Machine: 1969 Pro Street Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

468 CID 661 Horsepower
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo 400
33"x19.50" Mickey Thompsons

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1969ProStreetCamaro is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 10, 03:06 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Mike
 
prostreet69camaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Spring Texas
Posts: 5,580
Re: Help with rear tires?

Any of the radial tires have no traction. The only ones are the MT ET Street or Hoosier Quick Time Pro. They look and feel like a slick but they have grooves in them to be DOT approved.

Mike
69 Camaro Prostreet - purple w/ghost flames , 502 w/ 871 blower


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
prostreet69camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome