So my stock tires are about done (which is pretty sad, only have 23k miles and burn rubber a few times a year :/ )
Anyways, I am wondering what tires people put on their stock wheels? I don't need super performance, as I only have SR springs and will soon get sway bars. So even with some amazing tires, I think they would be overkill for the stock suspension anyways. I also don't want to spend an excessive amount of money. The stock wheels I believe are 225-60R17, and I really don't know what to be looking for. I do want something better than stock, but am just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions?
I am sorry to hear about your factory tread. That seems really quick, usually hearing they run out closer to 35k miles!
As far as new tires, as suggested before, Sumitomo make a quality tire. I had the HTR III on my 97 GT, they had good traction wet or dry, and gave me decent tread life, especially for a performance tire. I would say, they will do you quite well and are a good all around tire, especially at their price point.
On my 06 GT I had a set of Mickey Thompson Street Comp tires. In my opinion, they are probably the best overall value. They are a bit softer than Sumitomo, and therefore ware slightly quicker, but they kept my 06 with 360 RWHP under control! They are a bit more expensive, but worth every penny. I don't think you would be disappointed with these.
When you purchase a new set of tires, keep in mind we do offer a 6% discount for our forum members. Also, if a competitor has a lower advertised price we will match their price.
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