SEMA 2012: Mickey Thompson’s Award Winning Street Comp UHP Tires
Mickey Thompson has long been a a leader in tires for race applications, classic muscle car and Pro-Street cars. If you’ve been to a dragstrip, you’ve seen MT tires in action.
We wanted the Street Comp to have all the latest bells and whistles and paid attention to what true gearheads said they would want in a tire. – Don Sneddon
Missing from MT’s line up was an offering for street driven or daily driven modern muscle cars. “The Modern American Muscle Car owner has been using our ET Drag, ET Street & ET Street Radial products for years, it was time the Mickey Thompson Tires put its legendary performance on the streets” said Don Sneddon of Mickey Thompson.
It took the company about two years to develop the tire, “We wanted the Street Comp to have all the latest bells and whistles and paid attention to what true gearheads said they would want in a tire,” said Sneddon. A great deal of technology went into the tire including borrowing from other already successful MT products.
MT’s top tire engineers spent months developing the tread design and proper rubber compound for this tire. They company conducted extensive track testing as well at their private test facility utilizing the modern Modern Muscle cars that the product is intended for as their test mules.
“The Street Comp was developed specifically for the Modern American Muscle Car with Performance being the number one goal,” said Sneddon. The tires feature an asymmetric tread design common on many UHP tires. The tires are designed to perform in both wet and dry conditions. They have a uniform tire quality grading (UTQG) of 300 AA A. That puts their treadwear in the upper echelon of wear rating for most UHP tires.
Fitments are available for rims from seventeen to twenty inches in diameter, and seven and a half to ten inches in width. You can find a complete chart of all the sizes available on the Mickey Thompson Tires web site.