OEM tyres


DBK

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Working on it Tony. Ralphie sent a note to Goodyear and I spoke with SVT last night to see if they could lean on the tire manufacturer for us. I'm not super optimistic that Goodyear has the Ford GT high on their priority list at this point, but hopefully we can figure it out.
 

tony h

GT Owner
Jun 16, 2010
75
United Kingdom
Working on it Tony. Ralphie sent a note to Goodyear and I spoke with SVT last night to see if they could lean on the tire manufacturer for us. I'm not super optimistic that Goodyear has the Ford GT high on their priority list at this point, but hopefully we can figure it out.
Many thanks for reply.

Goodyear may very well not have the Ford GT on priority list, that said I have to say that its a bit of a low down trick to play.

Hopefully Goodyear will see the light and play ball in the near future.

There was me thinkin that I had an excellent deal on the tyres......as they say if it sounds too good to be true it probably is :frown

Suppose its a wait and see jobby.

Thanks again - Tony h
 

tony h

GT Owner
Jun 16, 2010
75
United Kingdom
Yea, I meant to ask Tony. Sorry .....
Sorry not replied sooner, seem to be spending more time away from home these days....:frown

I fit 345/35-19 to the rear - the car sits well and you would never guess that they are not OEM. The tyres fit the arches better than stock in my opinion and makes the car look menacing from the rear (not that it needs any help in that department).

The grip is astonishing. I get very little wheelspin as opposed to the Goodyears, that said you can still light them up if you get a little trigger happy with the right foot :banana

I havent fit the fronts as I was led to believe that I could get Goodyears. I was going to keep the cars tyres stock but now I am going to fit 255/40-18 to the front. My homework tells me that a slightly narrower front will give me better normal road driving characteristics.

My car is an 05 and I think that its tyres are probably starting to go off, hence the lesser grip. I never intended to mix the tyres - hence decision to fit new fronts even though existing ones are like new.

Hope this helps.

Tony h
 

MTV8

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The tire rack website now shows rear goodyears estimated availability of 07/01/11.
 

jaxgt

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FWIW - I am not alone in thinking the Bridgestones are much bettter.
 

FBA

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Dec 5, 2010
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The OEM tires are in stock at the Tire Rack right now...not cheap, but in stock anyway. Only one set left from what I see.

Sorry, you are right...rears are not in stock. Is that Jan 7 or July 1?
 
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ViperJoe

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FWIW - I am not alone in thinking the Bridgestones are much bettter.
What size Bridgestones did you go with?
 

2112

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What size Bridgestones did you go with?
Not that you are asking me...but....

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?12372-THE-Tire-Thread/page17
 

Art138

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I just found some (all 4) on ebay with 900 miles in excellent shape to have as spares....my car only has 1,500 plus change but thought the others would be good OEM keepers....
 

ViperJoe

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Yea, I meant to ask Tony. Sorry .....
 

Sinovac

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Those OCD types really interested in absolute originality should probably store their OEM tires. They won't be safe to use for their intended purpose in years to come, but they will be properly date coded for a future concours-for-the-anal-retentive.
 

AJB

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Jerry (& DBK)- per your note above, I did call my Ford Dealer. I also had a call yesterday from FCSD ...as you are aware, I am involved in trying to help on the tire issue with FordMotorCompany.
What I found:
--Yes, the 20 sets seem to have hit the Ford Network Warehouse.
--They can get me a set of Fronts and rears.
--As far as they are aware , the tires have either 2005 or 2006 calendar year build dates on them
--The pricing would be: 18" fronts - $871.08 installed for pair.
--The pricing would be: 19" rears - $1393.12 installed for pair.
This is pricey, but I do not know the 'build-up' of the pricing. This would need to be understood.
I would order a new set of all 4 tires, but I think the pricing needs to be better and I would want 2011 build dated units
since I would most likely store them for a year or two.
If Tires (OEM Goodyears) are such an issue for our cars and owners, I think we need a 'sticky'thread on this item "OEM TIRES" and then
we need to start a serious negotiation with Goodyear, Production Purchasing and FCSD...
I would be interested in being involved personally as we have talked.
AJB (andy)
 

SBR

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Aug 23, 2009
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Those OCD types really interested in absolute originality should probably store their OEM tires. They won't be safe to use for their intended purpose in years to come, but they will be properly date coded for a future concours-for-the-anal-retentive.
Sounds like me, LOL.
 

BlackICE

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Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
I may be switch to Bridgestones and have some almost new GY rears 06 production and used original fronts any takers from the originality crowd? Should I keep them. I think I have to change the fronts for Mojave due to the date code still some good tread but the rubber is OLD.
 
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Derry

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The OE tires are fine for show but I would not be doing any performance driving on 5 year old tires. Just my $.02.
 

JPLeBoeuf

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Feb 25, 2010
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Dearborn, MI
Andy, thanks for the feedback. I definitely will keep working the issue & have been in contact with Marketing re: pricing & availability and Prod Purchasing re: new Run of tires. I'll keep all informed via this forum, and Dave, Sticky Note thread may be appropriate.
 

MTV8

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The tire rack website says the rear goodyears have an estimated availability of 03/25/11. Not sure if this is just a date that is perpetually moved back though.
 

MTV8

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The OEM tires are in stock at the Tire Rack right now...not cheap, but in stock anyway. Only one set left from what I see.

Sorry, you are right...rears are not in stock. Is that Jan 7 or July 1?
July, although I would not be surprised to see the date revised again.
 

JPLeBoeuf

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Feb 25, 2010
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Dearborn, MI
Ford Tire Marketing team has located 20 sets and they are being sent to the Ford network warehouse now. Ford Production OE Purchasing is in escalation meetings with Goodyear relative to the worldwide rubber shortage. Purchasing has asked what it would take to get a new run. No guarantees at this point but Goodyear management wants to know how many sets are we talking about? If you are interested, reply here or contact your Ford dealer and ask them to order some and see what they tell you.
 

PL510*Jeff

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Here's my estimate for my GT....2-3 sets of rear tires per year, through 2015