I live in a very small town and have to drive at least an hour to get to a decent tire shop. I bought a set of Shelby Alcoa wheels fronts 20x9's and rears 20x10's from a fellow board member. I also bought a tpms kit from Tousley Ford. Anyone have any suggestions as to which other manufacturers I can go with that's an alternative to the Michelin's that's a all season tire. The tire shops I've called keep telling oh we can't find a 265 or 275/40/20 tire for the front. If anyone has any suggestions I'm open to them. Thanks Jay
Why go through a shop that's so far away (and can't find what you want anyway) when you can just order whatever tire you want online?
Last edited by Lethalchem; 02-19-2014 at 06:23 PM.
'13 SGM GT500
'03 Sonic Blue Cobra (Sold)
Ordered 9/7/12. VIN obtained on 10/12. Build date scheduled for 10/26 (FAIL), rescheduled for 11/28 (BUILT). ETA scheduled for 12/5 (FAIL), rescheduled for 12/13 (FAIL). Rescheduled for 1/5/13 (FAIL!), rescheduled for 1/22. DELIVERED Jan 19th 2013.
Check tirerack.com for recommended installers first, confirm your shop has a touch less mounting system, then make a drive that is 100% worth it. Tires are the most important upgrade you can do. I personally hate the idea of A/S rubber on this car but I understand if it's what you have to do. Michelin pilot a/s 3s best recommendation I could give.
'91 LX hatch:
427"/88mm at 16psi......4 digit power
Sterling Grey w/ Blue Stripe glass roof coupe
SVT finest yet
'04 E55 AMG:
bad black DD
you can also go with continental dws. god I feel like a freaking salesman I hawk these tires so much. I have 275 r19s and r20s on mine. they work great. I haven't tried the mpss so I can't compare to those but they work better than the goodyears in colder weather and everyday driving. I drive my car everyday.
2014 shelby GT500 with peformance package, recaro seats, electronics package with nav and shaker 1000. 595rwhp, 573ft/lbs of torque. [email protected] All animal.
If u really want an all season, I've heard good things about the continental.
2004 SVT Cobra........Hated IRS
1994 Saleen S281.....Sold
Just order them online from tire rack or something and take them to the tire shop yourself. For all seasons id say as3's the guys on the ford Gt500 forum all rave about those tires as much as people here say the same about the super sports. From all the threads and reading ive done on tires Michelin's seem to be by far the majority favorites. Never heard anyone say a bad thing about em. Thats my two cents.
I'd order also. Have them shipped to you, then take them to your shop, end of story. I'm ordering my MPSS next month. Actually taking mine off and take them to the shop, going to remove the stick on weights myself and clean the old adhesive off, paint the hubs, give them a good cleaning, change center caps and put the black lug nuts on for the summer.
2014 GT500 SGM/Black stripes, Performance pack, Track pack, regular seats, Pro audio, Factory stock
+1 for ordering what you want online and making the trip to the closest shop that has the right equipment to mount them properly.
When it comes to all-season tired, I don't think you can go wrong with either A/S 3 or DWS. I've heard and read very positive reviews from numerous owners about both.
Last edited by Norton; 02-19-2014 at 09:15 PM.
2013 Shelby GT500 Coupe, Triple Black, SVTPP, SVTTP, Recaros, Electronics Pkg, Shaker Pro, & Cover / 642RWHP, 621FT-LBS
#908 of 1464, Built on 16 Oct 12, Delivered by Whitney's Value Ford in Elma, WA on 9 Nov 12
Originally ordered from Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills (CO) on 18 Jun 12, my order dropped from "#1 of 3" to "#3 of 2" on 19 Sep 12
Moral of the story: Do NOT shop Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills in Colo Spgs, CO
Thank you for all your input, and ordering from tire rack and having them shipped to me is what I'm going to do and have a shop mount them for me, once again thanks guys.
No problem, good luck. I think you'll be fine with the top of the line Michelins A/S3 or Conti DWS.
Jay.....Liking those Alcoas huh?
Have fun man!
Man I love the Alcoa's, once again thanks for the great deal you gave me.
jelly on the alcoa's....good luck on the tire search