Best tire for GT


Fubar

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Aug 2, 2006
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I got 8K miles out of the rears and the fronts are good for 16K miles.
You should try using the gas peddle on occasion. It is a lot of fun. (3k on rear GY / 6k-ish on front)
 

SLF360

GT Owner
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made it to 2500 on the first rears.... But it was 2500orgasmic miles, :biggrin !
 

roketman

GT Owner
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Oct 24, 2005
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I really ,really like the Hoosiers !!!
The improvement on braking ,exceleration and cornering is awesome !!!
In the rain ,go real slow !!!
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
Some other owners are happy with Bridgestone RE50As in 345/35/19 and 265/40/18. Also for the rear Pirelli P Corsa System are available in 345/35/19. The Pirelli would give the best grip, shortest life and are the most expensive!

The stock rims are at the minimum width spec for these tires which is not ideal, but nevertheless within specs.

Is there a reason that you would go with 265s in front rather then 255s ?
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,414
SF Bay Area in California
Is there a reason that you would go with 265s in front rather then 255s ?
I think it would be a personal choice, based on looks. If you have bulging sidewalls on the rear, do you also want them on the fronts? Another owner PMed me has tried the various widths and didn't find much of a difference in the cornering. Maybe you could push it to also to a 275! Some owners are running that width with PS2s.
 

Cyclenirvana

GT Owner
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Feb 7, 2006
596
Winston-Salem, NC
Really wanted to try the Bridgestones, but the 265 for the front has been on back order with Tire Rack for some time. Got tired of waiting so just replaced my daily driving tires with the OEM Goodyears. Have a set of Hoosiers on a second set of BBS wheels for the track. Probably would have more choices with a different wheel size, but I like the current wheel size as is...:biggrin
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
Which is the best tire/size to replace the stock GYs for street traction that will fit the factory wheels..

Thanks
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
4,192
North Carolina
running Dunlop Sport 9000 up front 255/45/18 and Hoosiers A6 in rear.....

at least I can steer into a crash in the rain :lol
 

STUNTS

FORD GT OWNER & LITTLE TIMMYS DAD!
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Apr 5, 2006
2,418
SoCal
don't quote me but the difference between 275's and 245's is what? 10mm

or

.3937 inches
 
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ViperJoe

GT Owner
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Aug 17, 2006
1,305
Washington Crossing, PA
don't quote me but the difference between 275's and 245's is what? 10mm

or

.3937 inches
If you're referring to width, 275 - 245 = 30 mm or 1.181102"
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
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Jan 4, 2006
10,308
Belleville, IL
None. You really need different size wheels to get better street tires. Kirby got some Michelin PS2's that were slightly smaller in diameter. Look for his old thread. Hoosier makes a racing tire usable on the street, but not good in weather.
 

STUNTS

FORD GT OWNER & LITTLE TIMMYS DAD!
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 5, 2006
2,418
SoCal
If you're referring to width, 275 - 245 = 30 mm or 1.181102"
That is what it's suppose to be but for some reason when inflated yada yada yada.... the actual width is only as I stated.... I don't know why.... someone here must..... but that's about the difference..

someone explain....:confused
 

Fast Freddy

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Aug 5, 2005
2,556
Tucson, Arizona
Michelin Pilot Sport "Cup" tires for the Silver State Classic and the Bonneville 100 for me. Hoosier slicks for the road race track and Nitto drag radials for 1 mile top speed shootouts. all will fit on the stock wheels. i will be buying an extra set of the stock lightweight BBS wheels when it comes time to start racing my GT. i still got 1.5 years left on my warranty so its gonna be awhile for me yet.
 
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Nardo GT

Well-known member
Jul 15, 2006
2,300
Texas
I posted about this a few weeks ago. The Michelins are considerably more expensive than the Goodyears. Went with the factory type GY's. $1000 for a complete set of 4. I got 8K miles out of the rears and the fronts are good for 16K miles. Discount Tire locally.
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,414
SF Bay Area in California
Some other owners are happy with Bridgestone RE50As in 345/35/19 and 265/40/18. Also for the rear Pirelli P Corsa System are available in 345/35/19. The Pirelli would give the best grip, shortest life and are the most expensive!

The stock rims are at the minimum width spec for these tires which is not ideal, but nevertheless within specs.
 

STUNTS

FORD GT OWNER & LITTLE TIMMYS DAD!
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 5, 2006
2,418
SoCal
Some other owners are happy with Bridgestone RE50As in 345/35/19 and 265/40/18. Also for the rear Pirelli P Corsa System are available in 345/35/19. The Pirelli would give the best grip, shortest life and are the most expensive!

The stock rims are at the minimum width spec for these tires which is not ideal, but nevertheless within specs.
What is the widest rim possible for the front? I love the upgraded bbs and want to stay stock... but If I could find a way to widen the front rims, I'd consider it....
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
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MA
Was at NHIS on monday with the hoosier R6, if you ever want to hit the track, these were a HUGE HUGE improvement over the GY (which I had tracked as well). They are basically a slick with 2 grooves. I am going to continue to run them on the street avoiding the rain.....