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Old 08-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Post Best tires for Mustang GT 08

So I'm about to change my tires : Goodyear G-Force apparently they are the worst, everybody keeps on saying that they are bad tires and it is time to change them anyway!

So I would have liked some advices, so far I have two or three tires that I like:

- Continental Extreme contact DW
- Nitto Extreme performance NT 555
- Michelin Pilot Sport 2

Obviously the Michelin are the best ones but for a DD what would be the best choice Quality/Price?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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Also right now, I have 275-40-18 in the back and 265-35-18 in the front.
Do you think I should change the size or does it seem like a good size to you?

So far, I have a Steeda CAI, 3.73 gears in the car is lowered -1.5"
I don't know if it helps!
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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I've had the Continental DW's on for over15,000 miles and am still impressed with the grip, ride and relative quietness.The size you can run depends on your wheel width. I have 9.5 in. GT500 wheels and run 255/45-18 front and 285/40-18 rear. So far, the Conti's are much better than the Yokohama Advan Sports I had before. Those and the original BFG's are my only experience with tires on this car.

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The best tires are not the best for all weather or durability. Advan makes excellent traction tires but they don't last long. Most people go for a balance. Price, durability, traction. A lot of people go with Nitto 555R.

The ultra high performance all seasons seem to be the best over all but cost more. Stay away from Toyo Proxes, I hate mine and would rather have larger Pirelli's again
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265/35 in the front! Jeesus! You front tires are wider than my back tires.

Any of the summer tires will have great traction. I like the yokohama S. drives.

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The best tires are not the best for all weather or durability. Advan makes excellent traction tires but they don't last long. Most people go for a balance. Price, durability, traction. A lot of people go with Nitto 555R.

The ultra high performance all seasons seem to be the best over all but cost more. Stay away from Toyo Proxes, I hate mine and would rather have larger Pirelli's again
Yeah JCON, since I drive my car daily I was looking for a good compromise like you said : Price, durability, traction.
So far the continental and the nitto seems a very good choice, the michelin too but 100 dollars more per tire... Decision, Decision...

@ moosestang : I was thinking of keeping the same size of tires I have or go to 275/40 all the way around... I love the color of your car by the way!
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I would go to a 245 or 255 front tire. Also look at Bridgestone Potenza (had them before and loved them, wasn't on my Mustang though) or Khumo Ecsta.
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I'm quite happy with the grip of the continentals. The michelin pilot sports are supposed to be really good, but it's more expensive.
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I've heard great things about Sumitomos, and they're dirt cheap, which is good for a college student such as myself. I know you can pick up some 285's on tire rack for under $150.

Sorry, wish I could offer some personal experience, but the only experience I have is my fantastic stock dry rotting pirellis that are getting replaced come spring time.
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JCON why do you think I should go any smaller in the front? I would think the wider, the better ... (I won't say "that's what she said" XD Sorry...)
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