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soroush

Ford Gt Owner
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Aug 8, 2007
5,250
hit the spinners til your hammer looks like this :)
nice car.... like the rocker set up on it...
 
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twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,476
Las Vegas, NV
The first time you take them you could gonthrough the mallet that's why I got the American hammer
 
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extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
781
Gainesville FL
Looks like the Terminator from T2 after an Arnold shotgun blast.
 
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TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
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Jul 4, 2007
1,417
Niceville FL
Kevin, I’m anxious to hear what you think about your Avons- as I told you when we spoke, that really seems to be the way to go. My 20 year old BFGs gotta go!!
Clint, I replaced my Cobra BFGs with 15" Mickey Thompson ET Streets. They are a much superior tire to the previous 2 sets of BFGs I used. My BFGs would never hold a balance so I was constantly taking them to the tire store for rebalancing. Absolutely no problem with the Mickeys in the last 3 years.

Mickey Thompson ET Street Tires - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
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Dec 9, 2012
1,456
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Clint, I replaced my Cobra BFGs with 15" Mickey Thompson ET Streets. They are a much superior tire to the previous 2 sets of BFGs I used. My BFGs would never hold a balance so I was constantly taking them to the tire store for rebalancing. Absolutely no problem with the Mickeys in the last 3 years.

Mickey Thompson ET Street Tires - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

Thanks for the suggestion, Jer- I will look into that option as well! :)
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,476
Las Vegas, NV
Mine came from Shelby with the close relative of the tires that were on the Ford GT. I think they might have been more closely related to what was on the GT500 but they were all in the same "family". They were OK, but just as with the FGT and GT500, they were not cold air/pavement friendly with the threshold being about 50*F. I knew that and it still broke loose going out of the subdivision but the pucker moment was going to work one day when I was taking a left onto the street at work and there was some not-quite-frosty blacktop. It wasn't quite wet it wasn't quite dry, but the tires just let loose. I got a 360* view. No traffic and no curb thank goodness. It was a perfect loop, just not planned.
 
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Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
Clint, I replaced my Cobra BFGs with 15" Mickey Thompson ET Streets. They are a much superior tire to the previous 2 sets of BFGs I used. My BFGs would never hold a balance so I was constantly taking them to the tire store for rebalancing. Absolutely no problem with the Mickeys in the last 3 years.

Mickey Thompson ET Street Tires - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
I have heard good things about these and they are 1/3 the price of Avon’s.
The first time you take them you could gonthrough the mallet that's why I got the American hammer
the American hammer should be hear soon!
 

Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
I am anxious to hear how the Avons transform the ride.

On a related note, I pray Avon survives Goodyear's take-over of Cooper.
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Mine say Cooper/Avon on the packaging.
 

2112

Blue/white 06'
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Mine say Cooper/Avon on the packaging.
I think Goodyear bought Cooper about 3 weeks ago. It will probably be a year or two before we know anything.
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Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
So my Spinner 9-1-1 tool and lead hammer showed up today. The job went from near impossible to done in 15 minutes!
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GTinTN

GT Owner
Jan 17, 2019
143
Brentwood, TN
Congratulations on your purchase!
I enjoyed my 427AC Cobra for 18 years and finally sold it to make room for my GT and Viper ACR. I still miss that car and consider it the most "fun" car I have owned! Hope you enjoy.
 

Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
I would also agree that this is the most fun car I own! I’ve just about got her sorted out. Today I installed my new Avon’s (and practiced my safety wire tying skills), shifter bushings, oil change, and corrected a build booboo... someone installed a Right tooth pattern speedo gear when it should have been a Left. You can see the chewed up teeth on the wrong gear. The end result was a really fun drive this afternoon!
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GT35065

GT Owner
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Clint, I replaced my Cobra BFGs with 15" Mickey Thompson ET Streets. They are a much superior tire to the previous 2 sets of BFGs I used. My BFGs would never hold a balance so I was constantly taking them to the tire store for rebalancing. Absolutely no problem with the Mickeys in the last 3 years.

Mickey Thompson ET Street Tires - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
I replaced my tires on my Superformance Cobra a couple years ago with the Mickey Thompson tires and they have been great. Can't believe how reasonable they are too.
 
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Special K

GT Owner
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Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
I replaced my tires on my Superformance Cobra a couple years ago with the Mickey Thompson tires and they have been great. Can't believe how reasonable they are too.
I found out about the MTs after I bought the Avon’s. It would have been a hard sell on the Avon’s otherwise.
 

soroush

Ford Gt Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 8, 2007
5,250
so the Avons have gone up in price I would have liked the Avons but got the mIckeys also. I got the SRs which have a hot rod pattern to them Not crazy about the pattern would prefer the Avons but they perform very well.
 
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DakotaGT

GT Owner
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Dec 9, 2012
1,456
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
I'm trying to decide what to get for my CSX4145 Cobra, too. I had pretty much decided on the Avons. Regarding the Mickeys- just better price and more grip? I like the vintage look of the tread on the Avons.
 

Rick Mustang

GT Owner
Mar 29, 2016
75
Central Texas
What dealer did you get the Avon’s from?
 
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Nafod

GT Owner
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so the Avons have gone up in price I would have liked the Avons but got the mIckeys also. I got the SRs which have a hot rod pattern to them Not crazy about the pattern would prefer the Avons but they perform very well.
Looking at the Summit web page, they also have ET Street S/S. They seem to have a little street pattern that may help if out in a sudden downpour. The S/R's look to be more like Hoosiers, great for the dry? Maybe not so for the wet. No experience with either. Currently have Avons.
Thanks for the info.
 

Special K

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Aug 23, 2016
1,546
Franklinton, LA
What dealer did you get the Avon’s from?
Nick Acton at Acton Custom Enterprises (ACE)
 

soroush

Ford Gt Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 8, 2007
5,250
Looking at the Summit web page, they also have ET Street S/S. They seem to have a little street pattern that may help if out in a sudden downpour. The S/R's look to be more like Hoosiers, great for the dry? Maybe not so for the wet. No experience with either. Currently have Avons.
Thanks for the info.
ya I saw the S/S too not really crazy about the pattern on those and the sizing was slightly different and I obsessed over the exact height of the tire I wanted to get the look right... plus I think they look pretty much like the BF goodrich tires and I already have a set of those mounted on second set of wheels. When I want the race look I put the S/Rs on and when I want a more muted look go with the Bfs...

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