silversnake2001 Posted December 6, 2010 Report Share Posted December 6, 2010 Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've written a post on here. I don't know if anyone saw but my car was in the Oct 10 issue of 5.0. They did a tech article on a Zex nitrous kit being installed on the Shelby. It made about 617 rwhp and close to 700 lb/tq to the tires! It was hard to handle but the nitrous didn't hit until it was full throttle and I didn't use it that much. Nitrous can be tricky with bottle pressure and everything so I decided I wanted more traditional power. I just got back from my local speed shop here in Phoenix (AMP) and got a 2.3L TVS and a cobra throttle body. With a custom tune it made 635 rwhp and 600 lb/tq. I was truly amazed! I got a chance to get up on it and I love it but mad I have major traction issued. I get squrilly all the way till 3rd gear and even got a little squirlly on the freeway at 60mph with a 3rd gear punch. So now my next investment is a set of drag radial! Here is my question. I just put a set of new tires a few months ago. I went with Yokohama Advan sports 265/30/19-295/30/19. I would like to keep the front tires and I like the stock look of the wheels at least for now. I read a post by a member here that bought a set of 2010 SVT wheels from American Muscle (18by10) and mounted a pair of Nitto NT555R's with them. I'm leaning on going this route too but I would have to get the rims painted to match the front wheels. Another option though would be buying a pair of OEM 2010 Convertible rims or a set of used 2010 vert rims which are 18by9.5. On Nitto's website they recommend a 305/45/18 on a 9.5 rim, but would a 45 profile be too much sidewall on my car using a 18 in rim? Also I don't know if anyone could answer this but are the 201 vert rims the same finish as the 2010 coupe? What would you do in this situation? Thanks for your help! Here are a few pics of the TVS under the hood Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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