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Old 02-27-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Tires cupped 'n borked

(Meant to post this in the tires section, oops for having multiple tabs open)

Folks I've done it again, I've failed to maintain my alignment (went to pepbois to save a buck) and borked my tires. Combined with defective front control arms from the factory (replaced once, gone bad again) these tires stood no chance, and not in the fun way. Ford will not touch the alignment because of the odd wear and I doubt I will be getting anything replaced other than the ctrl arms under warranty. I have about 25k miles on the car, rotated the tires every 7k miles and made the mistake of believing my alignment was correct from pepbois when it was not (verified by ford). What I am expecting is to own this and get new tires, my fever dream would be to get them replaced under warranty due to the ctrl arms being bad, but I doubt this will happen due to the alignment. For the most part I know a bit of this and that about mods, parts and such, but where I fall short is on WHAT TIRE TO GET. The stock pirelli p-zeros on my non-brembo 18" rims were EXCELLENT for lateral grip, but were about as sticky as a greased pig when confronted with straight line acceleration, and totally blow out on the 1-2 or 2-3 shift at WOT. I am on a bit of a budget and have some goals in mind as to what I want out of a tire; I would like at least some kind of decent life (20k-ish) with a decent upgrade to straight line, I don't plan on going past 420ish to the wheels for now and generally stick to street situations and the occasional 100mi visit to my mom. I want a summer tire as I live in a warm, dry climate year-round. I've seen some info on Nitto extreme 555s, Sumimoto HTR Z-III and that's about it. Any other recommendations for my goals/needs?
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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Sucks to hear the newer stangs also have crap ball joints/control arms

I have Dunlop direzza DZ101 tires. Love them. More grip than the Pirellies Pzero Nero's and they are predictable at their grip limits. They are a summer tire though so don't expect them to last as long or have as much grip in the rain.
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if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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