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13 GT 500 Front Tires

Discussion in '2013-14 Shelby GT500' started by railroad, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Considering Nitto 555 G2 for the front tires on my GT500.
    I want something in the 300 tread wear rating. I am running Toyo Proxies 888R on the rear.
    I do not get on the track and only occasional street pulls in low speed pulls.

    I would also consider Michelin, but had issues with a set for my truck. 2 of the tires would not balance and nor run smooth.

    I do not want to go through that again.
    Anything wrong with my choice or something comparatively better.
    I am not worried about slight cost differences.
    thanks,
     
  2. 44shelby

    44shelby Member Established Member

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    I run Michelins on my gt500 and like them. if I had to switch I would switch to continentals as I had them on my zr1 and they were great
     
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  3. Catmonkey

    Catmonkey I Void Warranties! Premium Member Established Member

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    I've had a few sets of Michelins on my car. I never had any balancing issue. High performance summer tires have better carcasses than truck tires.
     
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    1Kona_Venom Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Be prepared for the back order status
     
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    Kel Active Member Established Member

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    That's what I'm running on the front (555R's in the rear), no complaints here after a few years (other than little rear traction ;) ). Good luck.
     
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  6. RockChalk

    RockChalk Well-Known Member Established Member

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    All-Season Michelins on mine. Love the fact I can drive when it is cold, but clear and dry out. Never had issues with the Michelins I've had on any of my vehicles.
     
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  7. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks for the replies and advise. I will read up on the Continental's and reconsider the Michelins.
    Which Michelin, for the front, summer tire OK, being lazy.
    thanks,
    I guess supply, might be a factor in what I get. Did not know that was going on.
    Running the original Goodyears, 7K miles on the front, need to get then off.
     
  8. 44shelby

    44shelby Member Established Member

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    i run the ps4 in stock sizes
     
  9. RockChalk

    RockChalk Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ for the fronts and rears.
     
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  10. COOL COBRA

    COOL COBRA Hell Yes! Established Member

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    How are you liking the 888 on the rear?
     
  11. railroad

    railroad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The Toyo's are the best tires, I have run on a strong motored car, (street only)
    I am running some 315/30-18 G-Force Rivals on the rear of a Factory 5 Cobra with a Gen 1 aluminator, 3.55 gears, that are holding really well also. The Toyos seem to have a stiffer sidewall, good for the Shelby. The G-Force are staying under the car, only 1300 miles
    Both cars stored inside, slow aging the rubber, should be slower than parked outside.

    On the Michelin Pilot A/S 3's , they might be harder than I want. I want to stay in the 300's tread wear rating. Both tires have a AA traction rating, so I am scratching my head on that.
     
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  12. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    I've run MPSS, Invo and G2s. Didn't like MPSS. Invo were good but did have a little road noise. I'm most happy with the G2s front and rear. They were also priced affordably.

    Tom
     
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  13. Beercules

    Beercules Active Member Established Member

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    Below 40 degrees stay with the Michelin as3.

    I watched a video with back to back runs, 888 had better traction than 555.

    19" fronts are an uncommon/ expensive size, so that could either help or hurt with backordering.
     
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    4rd Toys Polishing my SVTs.... Established Member

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