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Mickey's Are Back

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Summit just called and said they're getting a bunch of them early next week. They said Mickey is FINALLY delivering them. I've been waiting since LAST AUGUST for one 305/45x18! Yahoo!!!!!!!
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There's a nice used pair of 17s for sale cheap in the for sale section of this forum 馃槈
Summit just called and said they're getting a bunch of them early next week. They said Mickey is FINALLY delivering them. I've been waiting since LAST AUGUST for one 305/45x18! Yahoo!!!!!!!
Thank you for the heads up I just ordered a set and some it says they will ship tomorrow.
I have a set of M&H racemasters to put on however I will use the Mickey's first they're an inch taller but no doubt better traction.
Mine showed up today.
Well 1 so far.

ordered 2 weeks ago.

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Funny, they told me sometime next week, then all of a sudden it shows up.............when I'm out of town! Either way, I "hope" it balances ok and NOT another bad one. We just got a Discount Tire here, so I'll try them.
When I ordered mine last week they said they would ship the following day, then the following day they sent me an email saying they were out of stock. I can either wait till they come in stock or I could cancel, and if I don't do anything they'll cancel the order within a few days. So I didn't do anything figuring the order would get canceled. Then I get a ship notification for both of them and they will be here Wednesday of next week LOL.
Yeah, I was going to just buy one and fight for the $100 difference they cost now.
Ordered mine on Tuesday the 16th, shipped on Thursday the 18th.
Delivered Tuesday the 23rd.
Thanks again @baabootoo

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That "rotation" thing kind of makes me laugh. Warranty avoidance scam? It's like a "best before" date on "250,000 year old Himalayan salt."

They will explode when you reverse?

The tires can feel no difference between acceleration and braking. Can we not use them to brake?

Yup, warranty avoidance. That would be the only reason. It would be fun to test them then swap the tires side-to side and test them again, and see if you nuked the planet as a result.
That "rotation" thing kind of makes me laugh. Warranty avoidance scam? It's like a "best before" date on "250,000 year old Himalayan salt."

They will explode when you reverse?

The tires can feel no difference between acceleration and braking. Can we not use them to brake?

Yup, warranty avoidance. That would be the only reason. It would be fun to test them then swap the tires side-to side and test them again, and see if you nuked the planet as a result.
So there are several people in this thread talking about purchasing tires.
One guy gives a heads up and a few people purchase them, and there's some friendly thank yous.
Then there's always got to be that one guy that comes in and writes a bunch of gibberish that unfortunately he probably doesn't know anything about. Maybe you should think about it first before you try to make fun of people and products.
I could think of a few examples on why tires of all sorts should be installed with the rotation in a specific direction.
And I know why these tires are to be installed with the rotation in a specific direction. I can assure you it's not to get out of a warranty issue (or "nuked the planet") for set of drag radials, (who thinks of this stuff?).

BTW, the point of the photograph was actually to show the tread wear, temperature and traction numbers and letters.
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Then there's always got to be that one guy that comes in and writes a bunch of gibberish
That.
Would be YOU.

Keep your snide little personal vendettas OFF the internet.

And, please show the documented and proven evidence of why the tires have a specified direction of rotation, with the tests proving that they are somehow better in one direction than the other, when they have completely symmetrical treads, not water- or mud-specific treads.
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That.
Would be YOU.

Keep your snide little personal vendettas OFF the internet.

And, please show the documented and proven evidence of why the tires have a specified direction of rotation, with the tests proving that they are somehow better in one direction than the other, when they have completely symmetrical treads, not water- or mud-specific treads.
Hey sport, I apologize. I didn't realize I would touch a nerve, it's all in fun and games okay, I'm really sorry.
As far as me showing documentation and proven evidence for why these or any other tires or anything else for you, that's not going to happen. Researching this topic is not that difficult.
Once again I'm sorry I hurt your feelings, but if you do a little bit of research you will find out that tires have a specific rotation for other reasons than just the tread pattern. I will even go so far as to say the tires being directional doesn't have anything to do with them being better in one direction than another.

But if you don't feel like doing any research, I will say for the sake of getting into a huge internet beef (lol) over drag radial tires, I was 100% wrong, these are directional only so they can get out of a warranty issue if one would arise on the drag tire.
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these are directional only so they can get out of a warranty issue if one would arise on the drag tire.
That was so polite, thanks for that.

I was wondering about that one point, and if it was valid, physically, like "best before" labels on relatively imperishable products.

The main reason I wonder is that by combining directional arrows AND orientation instructions, they can lock a tire to one side of the car, only, which limits one's ability to rotate one's tires in any direction other than fore and aft, and that is one of the main ways one can balance the wear on a tire, by swapping sides WITHOUT having to put the outside of the tire on the outside position when you change the sides, which largely negates the value of tire rotation that is not due to simply overall wear of the entire width of the tire.

I know that drag radials age faster than a supermodel's career, but it was just the general "trapping the tire to one position" that was the issue, to me.
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I am going to have some 305/45R17 R's for sale soon.......
Oh yeah, are you going to be able to beat the price on dragracingwheels.com? They have 86 of those in stock.

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Don't forget E-Bay or Walmart either.
I delivered those brand new Tires to Las Vegas yesterday and got $450 cash for them.
Smoking deal
I have occasionally wondered how the TAIF grooves do to actually help traction in the rain.
You got me there. What is TAIF? When I Googled, I got returns from Saudi Arabia. If these are DOT certified for highways, they must make a difference then.
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