Notices
Tire and Wheel Tech All the tire and wheel technical information you can think of in one place!
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Mustanger's Guide to Perfect Tires

Old 3/13/13, 06:01 AM
  #41  
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
[I have been running conti DWS for the winter and just received my summer shoes. The DWS (245/45/19) tires were awesome for winter but clearly not an extreme performance tire. My summer shoes, Hankook RS3's (265/35/18 and 285/35/18) are being mounted today so I will repost in a few weeks to let you know how they are. Discount tire heat cycled them to reduce the break in. I will see if I wasted $60 for that. Otherwise discount tire did a great job, great price, knowledgable sales people and delivered ahead of what was promised. Can't beat that. I have a pic but can't figure out how to post it. Will post when I figured it out.

BTW The OEM Pirellis were terrible. I didn't like them at all. Did not hold up over the season. First track session they were great. After that, they would get very greasy when they got hot.
einstr is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 06:52 AM
  #42  
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
New summer shoes

New shoes! Hopefully the pic was attached
Attached Thumbnails Mustanger's Guide to Perfect Tires-image.jpg  
einstr is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 07:20 AM
  #43  
Bullitt Member
 
Mustang259's Avatar
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Location: Near Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 499
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Very impressive rubber, looks like 18"s?? So you are going from 19"s to 18"s?
Love to see a pic when its done!
Mustang259 is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 07:25 AM
  #44  
Mach 1 Member
 
Krohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: April 11, 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 981
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Summer - 255/45-18s in all four corners.
Compared to the OEM tires, these are so much better! I had these on my previous car and on my current 5.0 GT and love them! They're sticky and haven't given me anything to worry about in the rain. They just want to stick. I even took them to a road track and I could sling my base '12 GT in the corners and the front and rear would just clamp down! They were very reasonably priced from Discount Tire and will be my tires of choice from here on. Recommend? Yes!

Hankook DynaPro A/Ts

All Terrain - 225/75-16s in all four corners.
I have these on my 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD V6 and I love them! Great Price! Great Traction! and Great Look! Noise is minimal, ride is slightly stiffer than the stock Michelins, but they are such a great bang for the buck! I haven't had the opportunity to review their off-road traction yet. Recommend? Yes.

Last edited by Krohn; 6/20/13 at 03:56 PM.
Krohn is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 04:32 PM
  #45  
Cobra R Member
Thread Starter
 
cpotts13's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 27, 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by scramblerider5 View Post
Interesting read
Thanks! that was the goal of this thread!!

Originally Posted by einstr View Post
[I have been running conti DWS for the winter and just received my summer shoes. The DWS (245/45/19) tires were awesome for winter but clearly not an extreme performance tire. My summer shoes, Hankook RS3's (265/35/18 and 285/35/18) are being mounted today so I will repost in a few weeks to let you know how they are. Discount tire heat cycled them to reduce the break in. I will see if I wasted $60 for that. Otherwise discount tire did a great job, great price, knowledgable sales people and delivered ahead of what was promised. Can't beat that. I have a pic but can't figure out how to post it. Will post when I figured it out.

BTW The OEM Pirellis were terrible. I didn't like them at all. Did not hold up over the season. First track session they were great. After that, they would get very greasy when they got hot.
i have heard horror stories of the oem pirellis

Originally Posted by Krohn View Post
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Summer - 255/45-18s in all four corners.
Compared to the OEM tires, these are so much better! I had these on my previous car and on my current 5.0 GT and love them! They're sticky and haven't given me anything to worry about in the rain. They just want to stick. I even took them to a road track and I could sling my base '12 GT in the corners and the front and rear would just clamp down! They were very reasonably priced from Discount Tire and will be my tires of choice from here on. Recommend? Yes!

Hankook DynaPro A/Ts
All Terrain - 225/75-16s in all four corners.
I have these on my 2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD V6 and I love them! Great Price! Great Traction! and Great Look! Noise is minimal, ride is slightly stiffer than the stock Michelins, but they are such a great bang for the buck! I haven't had the opportunity to review their off-road traction yet. Recommend? Yes.
Goof information here
cpotts13 is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 06:24 PM
  #46  
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cpotts13 View Post
Thanks! that was the goal of this thread!!



i have heard horror stories of the oem pirellis



Goof information here
Interesting you heard bad things about the OEM. I could not find much about them. Anyway, turns out to be a really bad day. My mechanic wouldn't mount my tires!! He was scared! The profile was too low for him. Went to Tire Rack and found a local shop that is proficient at installing low profile tires, got an appt tomorrow so hopefully will have them mounted tomorrow. Ugh, this is never easy.

einstr is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 06:28 PM
  #47  
Banned
 
Join Date: March 9, 2011
Posts: 12,317
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Did you guys come up with a consensus of the perfect tire or is it all over the place?
11SHELBYGT500 is offline  
Old 3/13/13, 06:36 PM
  #48  
Cobra R Member
Thread Starter
 
cpotts13's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 27, 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 11SHELBYGT500 View Post
Did you guys come up with a consensus of the perfect tire or is it all over the place?
It looks as though the conti dws and nitro nt555 seem to be a crowd favorite among mustang drivers seeing as though they have the most replies.
cpotts13 is offline  
Old 3/16/13, 02:59 PM
  #49  
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Update on new shoes

Couldn't resist posting before and after pics. Here is the before.
Attached Thumbnails Mustanger's Guide to Perfect Tires-image.jpg  
einstr is offline  
Old 3/16/13, 03:01 PM
  #50  
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
And after

New AMR wheels 18x9 and 18x10 with Hankook 265/35/18 front and 285/35/18 rears. First track day is two weeks away. Next up is hawk pads and slotted rotors next weekend.
Attached Thumbnails Mustanger's Guide to Perfect Tires-image.jpg  
einstr is offline  
Old 3/17/13, 07:39 AM
  #51  
Cobra Member
 
1 Alibi 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: March 2, 2012
Location: Hackettstown, N.J.
Posts: 1,070
Likes: 0
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
Some tire info, may be useful in making a decision..
.
Name:  Stickytires-PHR-Oct2010-1001.jpg
Views: 1443
Size:  149.1 KB
Name:  Stickytires-2001.jpg
Views: 1729
Size:  131.0 KB
Name:  Stickytires-3001.jpg
Views: 1565
Size:  140.5 KB
Name:  Stickytires-4001.jpg
Views: 1725
Size:  137.4 KB

Last edited by 1 Alibi 2; 3/17/13 at 07:40 AM.
1 Alibi 2 is offline  
Old 4/24/13, 08:48 AM
  #52  
Cobra R Member
 
bluethunderhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 30, 2007
Location: Summerville GA
Posts: 1,568
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
Cooper Zeon Sport R/S 245/45/ZR17



All around good tire. Dry traction is good, so is wet traction. Very low noise, I don't have any complaints with this tire as they have lasted for approx 25,000 miles. I would buy them again, but I now have a job where I can get a better tire at wholesale price
bluethunderhorse is offline  
Old 4/24/13, 05:55 PM
  #53  
Bullitt Member
 
Womprat's Avatar
 
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Posts: 454
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Michelin Pilot Super Sport, summer tire. Phenomenal dry handling, predictable, quiet, have yet to find the limit. I can romp through on/offramps without slowing down, running 275-35-18's on SVT 2009 GT500 rims, these balanced nicely but needed a re-balance after 150 miles after they settled. Ran Sumitomo HTZ R3 and Nitto 555 Extremes previously, they kill both. Rain traction is excellent, best tire I've run yet.
Womprat is offline  
Old 4/24/13, 06:33 PM
  #54  
Post *****
 
Glenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 7, 2006
Location: Las Vegas NV
Posts: 14,479
Received 157 Likes on 142 Posts
I run the hankook v12's and like them alot. I can't say how they compare to other tires but for the most part they do what I want them to do. Here's an older tire test but I'm sure its still relevant.
http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...mparison-tests
Glenn is offline  
Old 4/24/13, 06:38 PM
  #55  
Cobra R Member
Thread Starter
 
cpotts13's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 27, 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great reviews guys!
cpotts13 is offline  
Old 4/28/13, 05:07 PM
  #56  
GT Member
 
Join Date: March 23, 2013
Location: Parkersburg, Wv
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cooper Zeon Sport R/S 245/45/ZR17

I wouldn't ever buy these tires again, sure the treadwear is ok, but they spin out easy in wet conditions, also if your car has traction control these tires spin a little while going around turns which throws your traction control in a wack which they always did in my 350z. so I switched to the General G-max and all issues solved and prolly what I will be putting on my 2014 Gt in about 3 weeks when i roder my new wheels and tires for it.
Kevin0027 is offline  
Old 4/29/13, 03:39 PM
  #57  
Cobra R Member
Thread Starter
 
cpotts13's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 27, 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Added^^
cpotts13 is offline  
Old 4/30/13, 09:56 AM
  #58  
Cobra Member
 
UOP Shadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 3, 2012
Posts: 1,083
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
Had the Nitto Invos put on our 20s. Dry traction is better than the DWS on our staggered wheels. The tire is softer so I hear it more at very low speeds.

I'm waiting for it to rain so I can test the grip in the wet stuff.

More updates in a few weeks.
UOP Shadow is offline  
Old 5/1/13, 07:10 PM
  #59  
Shelby GT500 Member
 
kcoTiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: December 20, 2011
Location: CenTex...sort of
Posts: 2,686
Received 53 Likes on 52 Posts
Running Nitto 555's up front, 275/35/20, Nitto 555r's out back, 305/35/20. When warm, these tires actually grip on a launch with my '13 Shelby on a street. No, it's not a complete grab, but for these DR's to hold onto a non-dragstrip surface (when sufficiently warm) with as much as half throttle from a dead stop is hard to believe. I've run track apps and recorded 0-60 times of just over 4.5 seconds (again, on a street, and without launch control), which is quite impressive. The 555's up front are a significant improvement over OEM, they will stick like glue in anything over 75 degrees. Wet traction is not the best, but driving carefully in the rain should be common sense anyway. These will get you where you need to go, as long as you remember you're driving a muscle car in the rain. I have had one slip from the rears in wet, none from the front. Excellent, excellent tires.
kcoTiger is offline  
Old 5/2/13, 05:34 AM
  #60  
Cobra Member
 
NC07GTCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: December 17, 2012
Location: Western NC
Posts: 1,163
Received 83 Likes on 65 Posts
Originally Posted by NC07GTCS View Post
Just bought a set (around Xmas) of the Goodyear Eagle GT for my GT/CS in the original stock size of 235/50ZR18 with a speed rating of 97W. The label indicates it as a 'High Performance All Season' radial. They replaced the BFG originals which weren't too bad.
I am extremely impressed with the performance in the rain and cold which it seems to be almost daily here in western NC lately. The grip is outstanding and comparable to the Goodyear GS-D3 I have on my Trans Am. I know it is early in the game for these new tires but all my experiences with Goodyear have been very positive.
** UPDATE: Just returned home from a 5,600 miles trip to the southwestern US. These tires exceeded every expectation. A horrible rainstorm was encountered for hours in AL and MS on the way out and the traction was superb with no hydroplaning at highway speeds. Complete confidence! The handling on a very twisty section of Rte 66 in AZ was also excellent. The beading is also not an issue (like the original BFG) as there was no air loss whatsoever. The tread wear appears to be very good and the mostly highway miles were very comfortable. I realize these are not inexpensive tires but I highly recommend them for those seeking quality.

Last edited by NC07GTCS; 5/2/13 at 05:38 AM. Reason: Added info
NC07GTCS is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Mustanger's Guide to Perfect Tires


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.