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Mickey Thompson increases size offerings of its Sportsman S/R radial front runner
Mickeys to the Front
When it comes to tires for our Mustangs, there are seemingly limitless options. However, when it comes to front skinnies, the number of options is greatly reduced. In our experiences, the most popular front runner option is from Mickey Thompson Tires. Available in both bias-ply and radial options, Mickey Thompson Tires has the front runner solution for your Mustang.
For our 1994 Cobra, we needed new front radials, and about the time our old skinnies needed replacing, Mickey Thompson unveiled its Sportsman S/R radial in a few new sizes. To complement the Sportsman S/R radial line, Mickey Thompson added a 27x6.00R15LT, 27x8.00R15LT, 27x6.00R17LT, and a 27x8.00R17LT. The 27s join a lineup already featuring 26- and 28-inch tall front skinnies. The 6-inch wide applications fit 15- and 17-inch wheels up to 5 inches wide, while the 8-inch wide S/Rs fit wheels up to 7 inches wide.
"Featuring a unique flamed tread pattern, custom sizing, long life and a smooth ride, the Sportsman S/R radial is a must-have for hot rodders and racers alike," said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. As we found out, the S/R pairs well with Mickey Thompson's ET Street S/S, making for an excellent street combo, even when the weather turns rainy. With the S/Rs up front and the S/S out back, our Cobra tackled whatever we threw at it, and handled it with ease.
If you're looking for a street/strip combo tire combination for your Mustang, pairing Mickey Thompson's Sportsman S/R up front with the ET Street S/S out back could be exactly what is needed.
Photographer by Michael Johnson