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  1. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    It has the performance package on it.

    What do you guys recommend? Keep the OEM tires or change them to something else?
     
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    conti dws FTW
     
  3. Matt@DTD

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    Thank you for the post.

    You may want to change the tires out depending on your driving needs. What are your likes and dislikes with the O.E. tires? Will the vehicle see any track time (road race, drag etc)? How many miles are you typically driving per year? What do you want your tires to do for you?
     
  4. 4rd Toys

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    Here's what I have found so far....

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    Continentals- ExtremeContact "DW" AND "DWS" ONLY available in the 275/40R19 size & [DWS only>] 315/35R20 which the rears would NOT fit without modding rear...
    [I wanted Continentals for my SVTPP but @ minimum OE sizes or was going to plus-size....]
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    Maintaining OE size MATCHING [265/40R19 & 285/35R20]

    Michelin Pilot SuperSport
    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar [L/R]
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    Plus "Zero" MATCHING front & rear [275/40R19 & 295/35R20]

    Michelin Pilot SuperSport
    Pirelli P-Zero
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    [Sorry Discount Tire]
    But there are deals on NEW Goodyear F1 SuperCar in 265/40R19 on eBay that are listed at HALF the retail price [fronts only]
    The rears [Goodyear F1], so far, you either have to pay full retail price [$$$] or find a member who is unloaded a set here in the "market section"
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    I personally don't like "mismatching" the fronts & rears; I have been searching for options for daily "road use" real world conditions.....
    Just don't go "narrower"- the brakes & SVTPP suspension all play a part to keep the Shelby between the lanes and not the ditch....
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    I'm completely stock with mine, just like everyone said, the goodyears need to be "warmed-up" to provide grip. I have had no issues other than "initial grip" in the cold mornings....
    So far, they don't "track" the road like the other Goodyear tires I have used in the past.
    [Sorry Discount Tire]
    I have a complete OE Goodyear L/R replacement set waiting to "throw" on mine:
    The new front set from an eBay seller
    Low-mileage rears from a member here

    :pop:
     
  5. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    Main gripe with the stock tires is traction. I've never felt like they offered a whole lot of it. I don't really track the car, but if it comes up it's not like I'm going to say no. I'm averaging about 5000 miles per year up to now. Will probably be more like 2500 miles per year from here on out. She's no garage queen as I try to drive her as much as I can. Unfortunately, I don't have as much time as I'd like. Fortunately, my daily driver is pretty fun too.

    I guess I'm looking for traction.
     
  6. Intimidator

    Intimidator El Spanko! Established Member

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    Good info. Thanks.

    What kind of modding to the rear would be required to fit the 315's?
     
  7. Matt@DTD

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    Do you have a link to the 265/40-19 Goodyear eBay listing? As you have probably read on the boards, we guarantee the lowest out the door price on all the products we carry. If a competitor has a cheaper advertised out the door price, we'll beat it :coolman:

    Thank you for the additional information. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an excellent option to look into. This model provides excellent dry and wet grip and typically lasts around 15K to 20K miles on staggered applications. If you are going to continued to use your factory wheels I suggest running this tire model in the O.E. sizes. Anything wider (in the rear) will require wider wheels. Our current mail order prices are listed below and rght now we are offering an instant $10.00 OFF per tire Shipping is included.

    265/40-19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport - $360.00 each
    285/35-20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport - $332.00 each
     
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    Thank you for the links 4rd Toys.

    I'll pass the first link along. The second link you provided are for blemished tires which we do not sell.
     
  10. Intimidator

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    Thanks. I'll probably end up going with those. When does the discount expire?
     
  11. Matt@DTD

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    The $10.00 OFF promotion is set to expire Monday, September 30th, 2013.
     

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