Discuss Best tires for 2008 Mustang GT ? on AllFordMustangs.com, the place for Mustang enthusiasts.
Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.
You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.
10,000 miles and it's time for new tires. I drive mainly on very twisty roads at "fun" speeds. (see picture) The OEM 18" tires are evenly worn and I rotated them once. I'm looking for some that will last longer and have better handling characteristics. Is that possible ?
I'm looking at Bridgestone Potenza RE760's. Does anybody run them and how do you like them ? I don't drive in the snow and very seldom in the rain. Any other recommendations ?
If it were me, I'd hie me to the nearest Michelin dealer and get whatever tire corresponds to a 255-section, 45 ratio which I think is the largest that can comfortably fit on your 8.5 rims and has the same diameter as the stock tires (27"). The oversize tires will have to carry less weight per square inch of contact surface, so last longer, but will take a bit more power to push, so will use more gasoline.
My experience with Michelin has always been good, beginning in 1964 and extending to the current tires on my convertible. I think Michelin have the ability to design a good compromise among comfort, sticktion and durability. Expensive, but worth it.
ADDED: 2013 5.0 6M coupe, black: Brembo, gears, electronics, comfort, security, CA plate (FLICK U); assembled 07-09-2012, delivered 09-08-2012; odometer today (07-28-2014) 6,521.8 (--> DELETED --> 2008 GT/CS: Odo LAST day (10-22-2012): 9,719.3; #2075 of 2509 convertibles, #560 of 718 in Ebony. 2009 GT/CS: Odo last day (09-08-2012): 12,000.1; #34 of 1705 coupes, #3 of 377 in Performance White. <-- DELETED <--)
Right now I have Sumitomo HTZ 111 and they seem to be doing well.
I considered those but after reading online real world reports comparing various tires. I decided to go with the Bridgestone RE 760's. They were rated slightly better than the HTZ 111's.
I got them installed at Wheel Works in Santa Rosa, CA. They quoted me $940.00 for a set of four. He then asked me if I had any quotes from other sources. I told him I had lower prices from two other tire stores plus an online price. They came down to $768.00 mounted and balanced. I think I did pretty well. With the slow economy business's are willing to bargain.
My first driving impression.....the steering wheel felt lighter...it was much easier to turn. And when you turn the steering wheel the car actually responds ! Turn in is quicker.
Today I leave for a cross country trip back to Wisconsin to visit family and friends. It should be FUN !