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Old 6/7/14, 12:15 PM
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BFG or other brand for my gt/cs?

I have a 2007 mustang gt/cs performance white with 36K. original tires ready to be replaced. do I stay with BFG g-force T/A KDWS all weather tires or can u guys recommend another brand. the original BFG tire wore very well and lasted 36K. I am original owner. and do not race but get on it once in awhile. I need all weather since i reside in new york. thanks.

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If money is no concern, Michelin makes the best tires out there IMO. The Pilot Sport AS Plus tires on my '08 Bullitt perform better than the BFG Sport Comp 2 summer tires I had previously. I've also had Pirelli P-Zero Nero AS, Goodyear Eagle GT, and Cooper RS3-S on my '06 and '07 GT's and the Michelin's are in a totally different class.
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I was very happy with the Cooper RS3-A tires on Awesome, and if they had made 275/40-18s, that's what'd be on her today when I put the 2010 GT500 vert wheels on her.

But alas.

I wound up getting something else, and I won't even bother tellin' ya, because while they're all season, and they do grip some, they aren't the Coopers, and they are some noisy dang tires.

They sure do *look* pretty tho... So there's that.
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If money is no concern, Michelin makes the best tires out there IMO. The Pilot Sport AS Plus tires on my '08 Bullitt perform better than the BFG Sport Comp 2 summer tires I had previously. I've also had Pirelli P-Zero Nero AS, Goodyear Eagle GT, and Cooper RS3-S on my '06 and '07 GT's and the Michelin's are in a totally different class.
what did u think of the Pirelli P-Zero Nero AS ? did they make noise. how long did they last?

thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by ken2014 View Post
I have a 2007 mustang gt/cs performance white with 36K. original tires ready to be replaced. do I stay with BFG g-force T/A KDWS all weather tires or can u guys recommend another brand. the original BFG tire wore very well and lasted 36K. I am original owner. and do not race but get on it once in awhile. I need all weather since i reside in new york. thanks.
Depending on availability I'm leaning to stay with the KDWS. I get good handling and the All Season is kind of important due to 5k passes all around me that can have icy corners (shaded) even in the summer during morning.
The only thing I'm disappointed in is I don't think I'll get 36k like you did. I was expecting 40k+. I drive some two lane twisties pretty aggresive that have this chip seal surface. The local BFG shop said that'll wear em down. I think I'll be lucky to get 30-32k. I'm at 27.5 now and the bars are getting closer.
EDIT: PS: and I rotate my tires every 5k and regularly check air pressure to get maximum mileage. But...

So the other I'm looking at is the Mich's Pilot Sport A/S.

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I have the exact car as you Ken2014. I went with the Goodyear Eagle GT A/S in the stock size and am thoroughly satisfied. We went on a 5,000+ miles trip to the west coast last year and hit all kinds of weather extremes. Most notable was a torrential downpour in Alabama. The tires were flawless!! They handle extremely well in dry and wet with superb traction. A comfortable ride with no road noise.
In comparison I bought the BFG G-force A/S for my Trans Am last year and although a decent tire, not up to par with the Goodyear. I would have bought the Goodyear for my T/A but they didn't make them in 16" anymore. I will get the Goodyears again in a heartbeat for the GT/CS. In all sincerity I compare them favorably with the Michelin PS A/S I had on my old '95 911 a few years back. That's saying a lot. You won't go wrong with either the Michelin or Goodyear IMO. They are expensive but there is a reason why.
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Thanks everyone for your help. much appreciated.
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Thanks everyone for your help. much appreciated.
What did you decide to go with? How do you like them so far?
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Old 6/22/14, 10:03 AM
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If money is no concern, Michelin makes the best tires out there IMO. The Pilot Sport AS Plus tires on my '08 Bullitt perform better than the BFG Sport Comp 2 summer tires I had previously. I've also had Pirelli P-Zero Nero AS, Goodyear Eagle GT, and Cooper RS3-S on my '06 and '07 GT's and the Michelin's are in a totally different class.
A bit late to this but Michelin is phasing out the AS+ for the A/S 3. Its a more conventional looking tire with some of the design addressing a few A/S+ issues (namely being able to cross rotate and eliminate the A/S+ unique wear pattern).


The A/S 3 is also designed to improve dry handling and is on par with some other tire companies summer tires.


The NT555's on my car are about ready for a change and due to the limited availability of 285/40R18's I'm gonna give the A/S 3's a try and see if Michelin's claims are true.


I ran the A/S+ on an older Mustang and really liked it as an all-season tire.
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Originally Posted by ken2014 View Post
I have a 2007 mustang gt/cs performance white with 36K. original tires ready to be replaced. do I stay with BFG g-force T/A KDWS all weather tires or can u guys recommend another brand. the original BFG tire wore very well and lasted 36K. I am original owner. and do not race but get on it once in awhile. I need all weather since i reside in new york. thanks.
,,,I say sell the old wheels and tires together and upgrade , to new wheels ,,bigger ,,20 X 9's or 20 X 10 's in the back ,, cheaper to get wheel and tire package ,, shop around ,
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after stock tires (BFG g-force T/A KDWS) lasted 38,000 miles, I bought them again. very happy with stock tires. thanks everyone.

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