Like a tread pattern, tyre construction is also an important factor to consider when deciding on the right tyres for your driving application. Whether you are racing, touring on holiday, having a play in the bush or hardcore rock crawling, Mickey Thompson Tires have the right type of tyre construction for all your on and off-road needs.
Body plies run 70° angles from the bead and each layer runs in the opposite direction.This gives the carcass incredible sidewall strength and resistance to tears. Nylon construction is prone to cause distortion and vibrations as plies grow and shrink through temperature range. It’s also prone to flat spotting when cold or when the vehicle has been stationary for a while. There is no tread belt in this tyre’s design, therefore allowing tread squirm and tread walk.
Mickey Tyres with Bias Construction include: 46” Comp Claw
Body plies run 70° angles from the bead and each layer runs in the opposite direction.This gives the carcass incredible sidewall strength and resistance to tears. Polyester construction maintains greater consistency through temperature ranges. This means better case balance, less vibrations and a lighter weight tyre. Fibreglass (blue) belts in tread area give better handling, tread life and steering responsiveness on-road. It also reduces tread squirm and increases resistance to tread damage and penetration. Six actual plies in lower sidewall to give extra strength and reduce damage.
Mickey Tyres with Bias-Belted Construction include: 54” Comp Claw TTC, Mini Mag, Baja Pro
Body plies run 90° angles from the bead. This gives a comfortable ride and fast on‑road stability. Polyester body ply maintains greater consistency through varying temperature ranges. This means better case balance, less vibrations and a lighter weight tyre. Steel (blue) belts in tread area give better handling, tread life and steering responsiveness on-road due to the centrivical force pushing them against the road. It also reduces tread squirm and increases resistance to tread damage and penetration.
Mickey Tyres with Radial Construction include: STZ, ATZ 5-Rib, ATZ 4-Rib, MTZ, CLAW TTC
PowerPly construction has all the benefits of standard radial construction but with the addition of a third directional ply (the PowerPly) laid on top of the two body plies. This links the body plies together to form a more powerful case which strengthens the tyre. This also lessens the twist in the plies resulting in greater traction and faster steering response.
Mickey Tyres with Radial PowerPly include: ATZ 4-Rib (SLT only), MTZ and CLAW TTC
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