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The car will be a DD and i dont plan on hitting the road course this summer. I will just b driving it. if i do hit the drag strip, i would get another set of rims and put DR's on, so i guess im just asking for everyday driving, what would be the most reasonable tire for the money.
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Vehicle: 06 Black GT,08 Black GT500, 09 Metallic Silver V6 (wife's car)
Location: North Idaho
Originally Posted by IA Shelby
1) Is the car a DD or weekend Toy?
2) Does it get stored? I assume yes living in Idaho.
3) Drag Racing, Road racing, Auto Cross, Spirited street driving?
4) Dry traction, Wet Traction, Road Noise, Tread Wear?
It would be helpful to share some additional info to get a better dialed in solution.
Great Tire recommendations in 19"
2) Michelin Pilot Super Sports or PS2
3)Continental Extreme DW or DWS (all season)
4)Nitto Invo solid all around summer tire with low road noise.
5)Cooper Zeon RS3-A (all season)
I would NOT replace with any Goodyear product especially living in Idaho.
It is a weekend nice weather toy only...I do like to take it down a hard run on the open roads of Idaho and Montana at times...I never get it wet LOL...pop it in a show now and then...I do like to smoke a tire now and then off a light...what I have seem 285/40/18 is hard to find...have had guys say they like nitto 555...and then some like Continental Extreme...I am sure I WONT be using Goodyears! I dont plan on having any tire more then 15K LOL...
My wife has said she is wondering when she will be in the garage and the GT 500 will be in the bedroom...I tell her thats just crazy...there is no way to get the car up the stairs!
There is NO problem that can't be solved by the simple application of more Horsepower!!
re-11 doesn't come in the correct front size for stangs, Bridgestone recommends the S-04's instead. You would have to go with a lower and wider front, the correct rear is available. i talked with a bridgestone engineer about the re-11 and he felt the lower profile and wider footprint would change the handling of the car and didn't recommend the re-11.
You are correct they don't come in 255/40/19 but they do offer 245/40/19 and the tire OD drops .3" to 26.7.
Michelin Pilot Super Sports or PS2. For overall balance for a non-tracked car these tires are very good. Expensive but what you pay extra, you get in the # of miles these tires will last as well as better ride quality.
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