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Old 1/4/19, 04:25 PM
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Supercharger vs tires and traction control

Is there a combination of street tire brand/type/size that will allow you to floor the gas in 2nd gear without burnouts if you have the Roush supercharger installed? I have ordered the supercharger kit, and want to get some info from others' experience before guessing and buying wheels and tires. I currently have 255/40/19 Pilot Sports, which do pretty well without the supercharger installed yet...

Also, does the traction control do anything with the supercharger installed? It didn't seem to do much on a cold day with the OEM Pirellis. The car would spin those easily in 2nd gear.

Are you guys doing burnouts in 3rd gear if you're not careful?
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Quick question

I have a 2018 manual pp1 thinking about getting a stage 1 supercharger..Do you know the total cost including installation?
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Old 1/4/19, 06:36 PM
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Not sure. I bought a stage 2 on sale and intend to install myself.
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Is there a combination of street tire brand/type/size that will allow you to floor the gas in 2nd gear without burnouts if you have the Roush supercharger installed?
I doubt it -- you want the widest and stickiest tires that you can fit in the wheel wells and can afford. I think you can fit 11" wide wheels and 315 tires if you get the offset just right. But I'm pretty sure you will still be able to spin them if you are not careful with the gas.

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Also, does the traction control do anything with the supercharger installed? . .
I hope not. I think you want to avoid traction control intervention, because I am not sure if it works by cutting fuel . . . it if does cut fuel, you could go lean, which could be bad. I think you want to learn to rely on right foot control rather than traction control.

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Are you guys doing burnouts in 3rd gear if you're not careful?
I hope so! Isn't that the point? LOL
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Is there a combination of street tire brand/type/size that will allow you to floor the gas in 2nd gear without burnouts if you have the Roush supercharger installed? I have ordered the supercharger kit, and want to get some info from others' experience before guessing and buying wheels and tires. I currently have 255/40/19 Pilot Sports, which do pretty well without the supercharger installed yet...

Also, does the traction control do anything with the supercharger installed? It didn't seem to do much on a cold day with the OEM Pirellis. The car would spin those easily in 2nd gear.

Are you guys doing burnouts in 3rd gear if you're not careful?
I just installed a Procharger and put down 680whp. I have Project 6GR wheels which are 11 inches in the rear and I have on a Nitto NT555 G2 305/35/19 tire and 2nd gear is still useless, but 3rd gear hooks pretty good. I then upped to a Weld race wheel with Mickey Thompson ET Street 305/45/17 and that hooks in 2nd gear very well. I have not tried 1st gear yet because I like my car and don't want to crash it lol
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I run a drag radial full time, no issues putting down 608 rwhp in my Whippled '13 GT.

You can't expect an all-season tire or even your typical summer tire to be able to handle that kind of abuse.
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I am planning on using the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, possibly widening to 295/35/19, or 305/35/19 (when the 4S is available in that size). A little spin I don't mind, but I don't want it to be too easy to loose control of. I also want to be able to drive on slightly wet roads without being afraid. I don't typically drive in the car if it's going to rain, but you never know. Also, I don't drive in cold weather at all.
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Originally Posted by colt breaker
I am planning on using the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, possibly widening to 295/35/19, or 305/35/19 (when the 4S is available in that size). A little spin I don't mind, but I don't want it to be too easy to loose control of. I also want to be able to drive on slightly wet roads without being afraid. I don't typically drive in the car if it's going to rain, but you never know. Also, I don't drive in cold weather at all.
Good because cold weather with those tires are like driving on ice!
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I have an 18 PP1 - it comes with the pilot sport 4s tires - stock I can go crazy in them... I'm by far not even close to being an expert (unless watching mustang videos on youtube counts) ---> that being said... I do plan on doing some form of boost in the future, when I do I will also research suspension mods and wheel hop mods, watch cj pony parts and AM videos, both talk about what they sell and you can go read reviews and decide, but adding power to a stock car with only tires upgraded is not enough for 600+ hp...
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True but the pp1 package will help you when you decide to add more horsepower. The suspension upgrades in the pp1 will help in putting the power to the ground compared to a regular 2018 gt.I just found out that there is a Steada shop only like 100miles south of where I live..I want a whipple but truthfully its added horsepower I will never use
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True but the pp1 package will help you when you decide to add more horsepower. The suspension upgrades in the pp1 will help in putting the power to the ground compared to a regular 2018 gt.I just found out that there is a Steada shop only like 100miles south of where I live..I want a whipple but truthfully its added horsepower I will never use
PP1 upgrades aren't THAT substantial.

Adding boost will overwhelm the stock suspension in any GT, even the PP2
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