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hey i have a 2015 mustang gt and i need new tires and wheels. what are the grippiest tires you can put on gt

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My vote for grippy tires is Uniroyal Tiger Paws. Just kidding.

My vote for sticky tires is a tire with a treadwear of 200 or slightly higher. Less tread life is the price for a sticky tire.

Brand - tread pattern - size - cost; your choice.


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While a low 200 tread wear rating is an indication it certainly isn't exclusive to top rated performance tires.

The Michelin PS4 is considered the best of the best and is rated at 300 and there are a number of other max performance summer tires rated in the mid 300's.

If money is no object then you can't go wrong with the PS4. If you are looking for the best price and will settle for a 9/10s tire it is hard to go wrong with the Firestone Indy 500.

Go to tirerack.com and look at the reviews of the summer tires.

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I bought Michelin pilot sport 4s in the summer
Just love them, cost more but I think they are the best
paid 1300 installed but how often do you have to replace them was my thoughts
my car is stored all winter so I'm thinking ill get 8 to 10 years out of them
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Michelin PS gets my vote.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...sport-4s-test/

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The grippiest tires will be the ones you replace annually or even bi-annually. Also tires without treads cut into them will give the best adhesion. Set aside a little money for them, you will be going through it.
If you also want to drive on the streets, have a second set of wheels and tires for the street that are more appropriate for that use.
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I bought Michelin pilot sport 4s in the summer
Just love them, cost more but I think they are the best
paid 1300 installed but how often do you have to replace them was my thoughts
my car is stored all winter so I'm thinking ill get 8 to 10 years out of them
Tires do not last 8 to 10 years..... If you drive on tires that are older than 6 years you are putting yourself and passengers at risk


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All MICHELIN® tires4 (both Replacement & Original Equipment) come with a limited warranty for treadwear, as well as a limited warranty which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first. Mileage treadwear warranties vary by tire line. For the specific mileage treadwear warranty for your MICHELIN® tire, see Michelin Brand Mileage Treadwear Warranties.


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Tires do not last 8 to 10 years..... If you drive on tires that are older than 6 years you are putting yourself and passengers at risk


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All MICHELIN® tires4 (both Replacement & Original Equipment) come with a limited warranty for treadwear, as well as a limited warranty which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first. Mileage treadwear warranties vary by tire line. For the specific mileage treadwear warranty for your MICHELIN® tire, see Michelin Brand Mileage Treadwear Warranties.
iwill not have too much kms on them as I do not drive the car that much
I know tires get harder with age and may crack
on my honda I use summer and winter sets
my summer Michelins hydroedge which they don't make anymore are 10 years old and still have treat
the side have cracks in them and my mech showed me 2 yrs ago and recommended to change them but I have not yet
probable switch them in the spring
I only put around 5000 kms or 3000 miles on the stang are year

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Who else changes their tires after 6 years?

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Normally the tires I buy don't last 6 years as far as tread life goes. I do drive a lot and not granny them though so I am sure that has something to do with it.

To be honest though when I buy a used car I typically don't want tires older than 4-6 years with 6 years being the max. If older than 6 years I replace no matter what they look like. If less than 6 years I take a good look at tread, sidewalls, and make sure no signs of cracks, dry rot, bulges, flat spots and etc. If any of those are present tires are replaced immediately. If none present I will use them for a few months to a year tops and then get new tires at next inspection.

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Who else changes their tires after 6 years?
Usually 5 years for me, but I drive my family around and I don't want the belts and rubber to separate at speed which is more likely after 5 years than before. Even if the tread is fine and the sidewalls are perfect, the plies are aging all the time and the adhesion between materials is at risk of failure.
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I change mine every 3 years or 20 K miles, whichever comes first.

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