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Hey,

 

So as many of you realize, the Shelby GT Mustang is using a fairly conservative Z-Rated tire. I was wondering what tires you guys are getting when you replace these. I live in LA so a summer tire is what i'll be looking for. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was a big fan of the Toyo Proxes 4 on my previous, but that was a FWD turbo charged Toyota. I really like some of the Falken tires. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Jared

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BF Goodrich KDW's with the new tread design. Along with some new 20 inch Shelby Razor wheels....

 

Actually the KDW's that are stock are a W rated, I believe.

I agree... Ge-Force T/A KDW2 with the new tread design. As soon as a check arrives, I'm going the CS-56 with 285/40 & 255/45's myself. 18's for me.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...rce+T%2FA+KDW+2

 

Check out the comparisons...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresult...ay.jsp?type=UHP

 

Dan

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Actually the KDW's that are stock are a W rated, I believe.

I agree... Ge-Force T/A KDW2 with the new tread design. As soon as a check arrives, I'm going the CS-56 with 285/40 & 255/45's myself. 18's for me.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...rce+T%2FA+KDW+2

 

Check out the comparisons...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresult...ay.jsp?type=UHP

 

Dan

 

Per that list the Yokohama S looks pretty interesting.

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I purchased Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars in a 255/45/18 for my Razors and they are awesome. They have a 220 treadwear rating and stick real well for a street tire. They are about $130-$140 a tire depending on who sells them.

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Has anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 or Goodyear F1 GS-D3?

 

They rated very highly (#2 and #3) for the Max Performance Summer tire results.

 

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresult...lay.jsp?type=MP

 

I had the #1 rated Bridgestone's on my 2004 Mach1. It was a fantastic tire. I wish they made it in a size I could use on the SGT. I would most definitely get another set. :happy feet:

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you sure about that?

 

Well if you can believe Wikipedia Goodrich(which was an American company) sold the tire name/division(BF Goodrich) to Michelin ( a French Company) in 1988 :banghead:

 

"Even though B.F. Goodrich is still a popular brand name of tires, the Goodrich Corporation exited the tire business in 1988. The tire business and use of the name was sold to Michelin."

 

Wikipedia-BF Goodrich

 

Andrew

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I used to LOVE Dunlop SP Sport on my RX8... I replaced the OEM Bridgestone RE090... the Dunlops were a major upgrade.

Maybe they might have something in the size and speed rating we need.

Treadlife, handling, braking, noise, comfort, wet tracton... all stellar.

I'm thinking of Razors too, maybe I'll check out the Dunlop folks.

 

Jer

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The thing to remember about tires, is that the more grip they deliver, the shorter the lifespan, thus replacement costs are a factor to consider.

 

I won't drive on any tire with less than 5/32 of tread, the risk of hydroplaning in standing water, or, during a rain storm is too high. For me, early replacement is more a safety factor than a performance issue, and on my last 3 cars, I used an extremely sticky tire, the Pirelli P-Zero Assymetrico in front, and Directionale in the rear. What an exciting setup.

 

Again, sticky = wear, and these tries were very expensive. Fun to drive on and known to have the strongest sidewall on the market, but they lasted only about 10K miles. I used to donate my used tires to friends for use in burnout displays and local drifting events, not as street tires.

 

Speaking of drifting, Vaughn Gittin Jr. is a champion driver in the D1GP Drift series and he drives an S197 Mustang. He is sponsored by Ford and Falken, and his tire of choice for competition is the Falken Azenis RT 615.

 

I like them too and it's not a bad place to start in your searching, but beware of one thing. They are competition tires and have only 8/32 of tread depth. That's drag radial neighborhood, and not suitable (IMHO) for street/highway. Again, the hazzard of hydroplaning is great, moreso with a car like the SGT with high strung suspension. Cars with stiff suspension need stiff sidewalls and proper inflation. I ran my Pirellis at 38 PSI in the front and 40 PSI in the rear. Once my factory tire wear down, I'll either find something in the Falken line, or, go back to Pirelli P-Zeros.

 

Just my .02C gents, carry on.

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