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2007 GT in need of current tire suggestions

Recently I picked up a 2007 GT with only 8k miles to replace a totaled 06. Unfortunately the tires are original and I guess should be replaced.

I searched and didn't find much on what people were using for tires (brand, model, and size) on their stock 17x8 wheels to fill the wheel wells a bit better. Most posts are very old. Not really interested in changing wheels. I'm leaning towards the Goodyear Eagle F1's, Goodyear Eagle Sport, General G-max AS-5, and possibly Nitto's. I live in Texas and we use the Mustang as a DD. Not worried about snow/ice, but want excellent wet/dry traction. So many tires to choose from...

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I don't like going down the well beaten path, so I'm running 4 of these, 235/55R17 99W Firestone Firehawk Indy 500, from TIRE RACK, and I am very happy with them. They're summer tires, sticky in the dry with excellent wet traction. Believe me, in Florida, wet traction and hydroplaning resistance is critical. I have experienced conditions that prove out the MFG claims many times over. Summer tires have shorter tread life than all season tires. Mine are a year old, and no noticeable tread wear without a measuring device.

The above tires were installed after the picture below was taken. Shown in the picture are all season Firehawks on the rear and nearly worn out generic tires on the front.

I have those rotary shaver wheels on my 2005 GT from the factory. I would not try and force any wider tires on those wheels than 235/55 17's simply for the sake of looks. It's not worth the extra money, and you won't fill up those airplane hanger wheel wells much better. And besides, they will look stuffed on anyway. Also, you need to stay within 0.25 inches of the 27.2 inch +- design overall tire diameter.

For wider without the weirdness of too flexy sidewalls, you'll want to go to at least 9" wide wheels on the front, and 10" on the rear with tires sized to fit and within the tire diameter programmed into your speedometer. Then, you'll be way closer to the fender lip.

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I ordered the P235 55 17 Goodyear Asymmetric F1 AS tires from Discount Tire. I'll have them installed tomorrow. Had 1 of the Perellis go flat today.
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I ordered the P235 55 17 Goodyear Asymmetric F1 AS tires from Discount Tire. I'll have them installed tomorrow. Had 1 of the Perellis go flat today.
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Thank you for your business. Please post up a photo when you get them mounted if you don't mind.
Well, the tires arrived at my local store with a manufacture date of 2012, not acceptable. Still in the hunt as the Goodyears are unobtainable in a timely manner. So now ordered Pirellis P Zero all season plus. should be here Monday. Can't believe no one stocks P235 55 17's in a quality tire around here.

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Got the Pirelli P Zero All Season plus installed. Don't know how they feel as it was raining very hard on the way home. I'll take it out tomorrow when its dry. On a side note, the reason I went and changed tires is because one of the 12 year old tires blew out. It did no damage to the wheel or the car. Reading over the Pirelli warranty, there is no time limit on manufacturers defects. They replaced the tire for free since it only had 9k miles on it.

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