Jump to content
TEAM SHELBY FORUM

Suggestions on tires


nexxone_05
 Share

Recommended Posts

I just bought my razors today. 820 shipped to my door. Did I get a good deal?

Now Im looking into tire's. Can any of you guys direct me to the right decision. Any thoughts on running the 285's in the rear?

 

$820 sounds pretty good, but I'm not sure as you didn't state what size you bought. I think I ended up paying around $1,600 for my package including shipping (20 Silver on Nitto's) As far as the size of the rear, I'm running 285 even though I think 275 was supposed to be max on the 9 inch.

 

On a side note, Nitto's are useless as tits on a bull if you're making any power!

 

DSCN0883.jpg

DSCN0884.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What are hubcentric rings and their purpose? What size tire's are you Invos? I purchased Gunmetal 20's.

 

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-HR705710/?image=large

 

Some of us experienced wobbling after installing Razors. These hub rings help make the wheel fit snugger on the hub which eliminates this problem.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-HR705710/?image=large

 

Some of us experienced wobbling after installing Razors. These hub rings help make the wheel fit snugger on the hub which eliminates this problem.

Is this the specifc size set that we need? I saw there is plastic and steel versions.

 

As far as tires go. You might try 275s in the Nitto NT-05s. Same size will allow for rotation to the front if needed and will work on a 9" rim. the difference between the 275s and 285 is generally meaningless as far as getting the power to the ground if you have any significant modification. I have a set of NT-05s on my '00 Cobra R and really have liked them alot.

Edited by phdpsy
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I love my Razors (after I installed the hubcentric rings on them) I'm running Nitto INVOs and love them. Better traction, great ride and very quiet with the top down.

 

wow, I am actually surprised to hear that the Razors are not hub-centric!

 

What are hubcentric rings and their purpose? What size tire's are you Invos? I purchased Gunmetal 20's.

 

a ring that is used to take up the difference between the car's hub and portion of the backside of the wheel that mounts to the car's hub.

 

IMO, they are a very small detail that can make a big difference

Edited by 08 Mustang
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My Razors were fine then a couple weeks into it I got a small wobble, I took it back and they rebalanced and it did no good. I just had my Discount Tire order some, they were like $15 for the set and they put them on for free. In fact, the refused to charge me for the rings themselves because I've been a customer for so long.

 

When I took my Shelby to the last car show, I stopped by and asked if they had a poster that I could display by the tires. They gave me a vinyl banner, coozies, tire gauges and other stuff to hand out as well.

 

I'm running 255/35 and 285/30 Nitto INVOs. Much better traction (not great if you're drag racing) but the tire is much quieter, noticeable so with the top down.

 

One tip, notice the bottom pic below. Have your tire man when mounting, align the center cap with the Shelby engraved spoke. Looks much better.

 

Shelby-0308-New-Wheels.jpg

 

Shelby-0308-Front-Wheel.jpg

Edited by TexasShelby
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My Razors were fine then a couple weeks into it I got a small wobble, I took it back and they rebalanced and it did no good. I just had my Discount Tire order some, they were like $15 for the set and they put them on for free. In fact, the refused to charge me for the rings themselves because I've been a customer for so long.

 

When I took my Shelby to the last car show, I stopped by and asked if they had a poster that I could display by the tires. They gave me a vinyl banner, coozies, tire gauges and other stuff to hand out as well.

 

I'm running 255/35 and 285/30 Nitto INVOs. Much better traction (not great if you're drag racing) but the tire is much quieter, noticeable so with the top down.

 

One tip, notice the bottom pic below. Have your tire man when mounting, align the center cap with the Shelby engraved spoke. Looks much better.

 

Shelby-0308-New-Wheels.jpg

 

Shelby-0308-Front-Wheel.jpg

 

 

So would I be safe running the 285's on the rear.

Thank's for the tip. Will do.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm running Toyo Proxes T1R's. 275/35/20's up front, and 305/30/20's out back on widened Razors to 10.5" If I would have to do it all over again I would have widened my Razors to 11" and run 315, a few guys have done this with no major modifications or issues.

 

Weldcraft Wheels link this is who widened my wheels.

 

100_2479.jpg

 

000_0973.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm running Toyo Proxes T1R's. 275/35/20's up front, and 305/30/20's out back on widened Razors to 10.5" If I would have to do it all over again I would have widened my Razors to 11" and run 315, a few guys have done this with no major modifications or issues.

 

Weldcraft Wheels link this is who widened my wheels.

Hey Hisssss, are your fronts still the 9"? just widened the rear? Looks sweet BTW!

Edited by Slabo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So would I be safe running the 285's on the rear.

Thank's for the tip. Will do.

 

With a stock Razor, Nitto suggests nothing larger than a 275. I went 285 because I felt very confident I wouldn't be road tracking it. I do plan on widening this winter and looking at something around a 305 or so.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...
...