Best tire replacement from oem


dikran

GT Owner
Aug 11, 2006
55
Birmingham, MI
Why are you replacing? From wear, or are you looking for better performance?

That is a great question, however, as I am sure many on this site have worn their tires because of slightly faster than average starts. I'll be watching any answers that come your way, and then file it away in my GT info for future reference.
 

06fordgt

GT
Mark II Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Nov 8, 2006
1,841
Toronto Canada
I am not a big fan of Goodyear from past experience on my other cars. However when checking for rubber for my 6 spoke set of wheels my tire dealer could not find any compnay that makes the sizes for all four corners. I usually do not like to run 2 different makes of tires on a vehicle unless it is the drag strip. The only company to cover fronts and rears so far is Goodyear. Not cheap either.
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
Why are you replacing? From wear, or are you looking for better performance?

That is a great question, however, as I am sure many on this site have worn their tires because of slightly faster than average starts. I'll be watching any answers that come your way, and then file it away in my GT info for future reference.
Certainly not wear , car only has 920miles, I was thinking about changing my wheels and performance tires.. Just a thought, looking at options..

Thanks Performance / look
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
Why are you replacing? From wear, or are you looking for better performance?

That is a great question, however, as I am sure many on this site have worn their tires because of slightly faster than average starts. I'll be watching any answers that come your way, and then file it away in my GT info for future reference.
Certainly not wear , car only has 920miles, I was thinking about changing my wheels and performance tires.. Just a thought, looking at options..

Thanks
Performance / look
 

HeritageBruce

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Mar 13, 2006
746
Southern CA
I have been waiting for the right size rubber for our gals for 9 months now. :mad Someone better come up w/ our sizes soon......
 

andymlow

GT Owner
May 17, 2007
283
Sarasota, FL
what if we get orphaned? does anybody remember the Mustang with the TRX wheels and tires?
 

cobrar1339

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 2, 2006
956
Diamond Bar, Ca
Guys the Nitto's are exactly what we are looking for. They are fantastic on my Vette. I sent Nitto and email on their website about the GT. If you all pile on board, and send them in as well we may get some help. They sent a nice response back and said they would seriously consider it.

I have used the R2's for the ZO6. Think of them as an ALMS rain tire. They are fairly priced, very sticky. You can drive on them to the track or just leave them on all the time like I do. They are affiliated with Toyo, the Toyo version is the Proxes Ra1. They built tires for the C5 Z06 and C6. Drive decent and you get about 8,000 street miles.

http://www.nittotire.com/#index.contact

Click Technical and consumer.
 

AZTungsten

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 2, 2007
10
So. Arizona
Inquiry sent. Thanks for the contact link.
Guys the Nitto's are exactly what we are looking for. They are fantastic on my Vette. I sent Nitto and email on their website about the GT. If you all pile on board, and send them in as well we may get some help. They sent a nice response back and said they would seriously consider it.

I have used the R2's for the ZO6. Think of them as an ALMS rain tire. They are fairly priced, very sticky. You can drive on them to the track or just leave them on all the time like I do. They are affiliated with Toyo, the Toyo version is the Proxes Ra1. They built tires for the C5 Z06 and C6. Drive decent and you get about 8,000 street miles.

http://www.nittotire.com/#index.contact

Click Technical and consumer.
 

paulo5656

GT Owner
Feb 18, 2006
85
Guys the Nitto's are exactly what we are looking for. They are fantastic on my Vette. I sent Nitto and email on their website about the GT. If you all pile on board, and send them in as well we may get some help. They sent a nice response back and said they would seriously consider it.

I have used the R2's for the ZO6. Think of them as an ALMS rain tire. They are fairly priced, very sticky. You can drive on them to the track or just leave them on all the time like I do. They are affiliated with Toyo, the Toyo version is the Proxes Ra1. They built tires for the C5 Z06 and C6. Drive decent and you get about 8,000 street miles.

http://www.nittotire.com/#index.contact

Click Technical and consumer.
sent request
 

dikran

GT Owner
Aug 11, 2006
55
Birmingham, MI
I sent a request to Nitto
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,307
NorCal
CC wheels

Cobra R - 10.5 x 18" front & 12 x 18" rear wheels. Better rubber selection for the track. John also has street wheels & a new set of drag wheels for the GT also.

Ed
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
Guys the Nitto's are exactly what we are looking for. They are fantastic on my Vette. I sent Nitto and email on their website about the GT. If you all pile on board, and send them in as well we may get some help. They sent a nice response back and said they would seriously consider it.

I have used the R2's for the ZO6. Think of them as an ALMS rain tire. They are fairly priced, very sticky. You can drive on them to the track or just leave them on all the time like I do. They are affiliated with Toyo, the Toyo version is the Proxes Ra1. They built tires for the C5 Z06 and C6. Drive decent and you get about 8,000 street miles.

http://www.nittotire.com/#index.contact

Click Technical and consumer.

Request sent

Thanks for the info
 

cobrar1339

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 2, 2006
956
Diamond Bar, Ca
Ed that sounds outstanding !. Keep us posted. John is a good guy, I have used his stuff a couple times now. Top notch service and quality for the $. He lives on refferals from happy customers.
 

Kirby Vieira

GT Owner/B.o.D
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 22, 2005
1,768
Atlanta
request sent
 

GERMANORACING

GT Owner
Dec 4, 2006
132
Farmington CT USA
What would be the best tire on the market to replacement OEM ,
Tire brand and size..

Thanks
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,267
California
Guys the Nitto's are exactly what we are looking for. They are fantastic on my Vette. I sent Nitto and email on their website about the GT. If you all pile on board, and send them in as well we may get some help. They sent a nice response back and said they would seriously consider it.

I have used the R2's for the ZO6. Think of them as an ALMS rain tire. They are fairly priced, very sticky. You can drive on them to the track or just leave them on all the time like I do. They are affiliated with Toyo, the Toyo version is the Proxes Ra1. They built tires for the C5 Z06 and C6. Drive decent and you get about 8,000 street miles.

http://www.nittotire.com/#index.contact

Click Technical and consumer.
Request sent. Any updates on this? I need some new tires soon.
 

STORMCAT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
May 25, 2006
7,408
Ft. Lauderdale
request sent....
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,412
SF Bay Area in California
I got back a response from Nitto that they don't have any plans to make a tire for the GT.
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,307
NorCal
slicks for the road? the G factor

The Hoosiers are seeming more tame to me as the miles build up. I'll let you know how the Goodyear slicks I just ordered from http://www.ccwheel.com work on the dry road.

Ed

PS I know- road hazards, liquids, etc are bad. It is unsafe & I don't recommend it for anyone else. Black Ice - let's use your Drift Box to see if it's worth it on the G scale!

PPS I bought them & the C14 wheels for the track but I have to try them on the road.
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,412
SF Bay Area in California
The Hoosiers are seeming more tame to me as the miles build up. I'll let you know how the Goodyear slicks I just ordered from http://www.ccwheel.com work on the dry road.

Ed

PS I know- road hazards, liquids, etc are bad. It is unsafe & I don't recommend it for anyone else. Black Ice - let's use your Drift Box to see if it's worth it on the G scale!

PPS I bought them & the C14 wheels for the track but I have to try them on the road.
I pulled 1.1 G on the autocross durning the Rally with the stock tires. The slicks should do even better, maybe 1.2 or 1.3 G.

Let me know when you need the Driftbox.