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I am considering selling the tires that come stock on my 2015 Mustang Gt when I receive mine, and put Michelin Super Sports. I have read and talked to a few guys that said the stock tires don't get great traction, especially in rain? If gets under 40 degrees I read in a few reviews the tires don't hook up. Do you all think that is a good decision sense it will be my daily driver and will be the beginning of winter in Georgia weather. Or should I stick with the stock tires and get 25 - 30k miles on them. If you do think it's a good decision to changing them would you guys recommend a different tire?


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I have used an entirely different setup for cold weather driving on my last three Mustangs. I have the Goodyear tires on the GT500 but I use a different set of tires and wheels for the colder months until it snows. Then I put the car away. I have a set of Pirelli PZero Nero all season 275/40/19 tires mounted on Boss 302 wheels as the setup. Using one set of tires all year long has never worked for me.

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I have used an entirely different setup for cold weather driving on my last three Mustangs. I have the Goodyear tires on the GT500 but I use a different set of tires and wheels for the colder months until it snows. Then I put the car away. I have a set of Pirelli PZero Nero all season 275/40/19 tires mounted on Boss 302 wheels as the setup. Using one set of tires all year long has never worked for me.

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I would love to be able to do that but I will be on a limited budget. I don't know if I could afford another whole set of wheels for my car right away.

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Winter? In southern Georgia?

I drive year 'round on the same tires. You'll be fine if you're not a retard behind the wheel.

Plus, you need to understand that those tires are what makes the Performance Package. It's what makes such cars turn, stop, and grip. Sell them to replace them with un-needed all-season tires, and your performance goes right out the window. It would be rather silly to sell the high-performance tires that come on your car, which contribute massively to it's performance, for a few weeks out of the year that you would have to drive normally.

It's not like the tires stop working when they're cold, they just lose some of their incredible grip when it's cold, so they behave like normal tires on a normal car. Drive like a normal driver for a few weeks out of the year, and you'll be fine. And then you will have the incredible grip and performance the rest of the year.

So you understand what you're buying, the Performance Pack is similar to the Brembo/Track Pack cars. The tires last around 15k-20k miles before they're shot. So, you need to immediately start saving for new tires, if money is a concern.

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Winter? In southern Georgia?

I drive year 'round on the same tires. You'll be fine if you're not a retard behind the wheel.

Plus, you need to understand that those tires are what makes the Performance Package. It's what makes such cars turn, stop, and grip. Sell them to replace them with un-needed all-season tires, and your performance goes right out the window. It would be rather silly to sell the high-performance tires that come on your car, which contribute massively to it's performance, for a few weeks out of the year that you would have to drive normally.

It's not like the tires stop working when they're cold, they just lose some of their incredible grip when it's cold, so they behave like normal tires on a normal car. Drive like a normal driver for a few weeks out of the year, and you'll be fine. And then you will have the incredible grip and performance the rest of the year.

So you understand what you're buying, the Performance Pack is similar to the Brembo/Track Pack cars. The tires last around 15k-20k miles before they're shot. So, you need to immediately start saving for new tires, if money is a concern.
I'm not plaining on getting all season tires. He just made that suggestion. What I am saying I'm not going to be able to get all season tires because I know summer tires will only last 20k. And Super Sports are not all season tires. They are a better summer tire that is suppose to last longer, from what I have read, but that may not be true. I am just considering selling the stocks as almost brand new tires and get 600-700 dollars for them and help pay for the others. But if you think it's stupid then that's what I need to hear haha.

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I am a hater on the Pirelli P Zeros, but some say they have been improved since I had mine on my current mustang. I now have the Pilot Super Sports, and they are better in every way. Quieter, wear better, handle better, so much better in the rain. Though about the same when it gets cold, but in Georgia it doesn't get as cold as Massachusetts. So you might be able to get away with the summer only tires. After you get the tires warmed up it isn't that bad

Since the performance Package has 19x9 front 19x9.5 rears if you do go with the super sports 265/40 front 275/40 rears are a good combo that's what I am running on Boss 302 wheels same size as the 15's performance package. There a little better overall diameter setup than the Pirellis that will come on your car

One other little bonus with the super sports, they have better rim protection than the Pirellis. The tire sticks out a little over 1/4 of a inch past the rim, so the tire does a much better job protecting the rim form curb damage

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I am also running the Pilot Super Sports on my 2013 GT vert. Their traction is much better the the PZeros, even after 17,000 miles. Below about 40 degrees they assume the traction characteristics of a hockey puck, so I don't run them for the 5 months of winter in St. Louis. Although they don't have as great a traction characteristic after 17,000 miles, I am confident they will be good for the road (I used them on road course tracks earlier in their life) at least up to 25,000 miles.

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I have the 275/40R19 mounted on my brembo wheels on a '11 5.0
I can assure you that they are much better tires than the stock pirellis trash tires, that did no last. These Michelin Super Sport tires are great, but I don't have any idea how they will work as Winter tires, since I'm in South TX and don't need to worry about that.

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