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Ok, need input from you guys. About time to get new tires right now I have the Goodyear Eagle Z45's (Stock). Wondering what other tires are better or just as good as far as cornering grip is concerned. I have only driven the Mustang with the eagles so I do not have anything to compare it with. A lot of people seem to be ragging on the OEM tires but mine have 20K and have had no problems so far. Price is not really a concern, but would like to stay under 175 per tire
 

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The Eagle ZRS isn't that great of a tire. I would venture for the BFG G-Force KDWS or a cheaper sumitumo. I am not a fan of the Kumho's as many customer have complained about them being very noisy, horrible wet weather traction. I have yet heard anything bad about a KDWS
 

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Pirelli PZero Corsa, but pricey.:happyhapp I had :worship Toyo RA-1's and liked them as much or more for almost 1/2 $$. I would have bought a 4th set RA-1, but I got a deal I couldn't refuse on the PZero's.:eyepoppin These two are DOT approved R-Compound tires. Stick like you wouldn't believe, but you can forget about your 20k miles. I get 8k +/- depending on how often I go to corner carving during the year. Remember that the only thing that touches the road is a few square inches of rubber on each corner.
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I see you are from Houston. You will get the best tire price from NTB. They will beat ANYONES price guaranteed!
 

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But you need to go to www.tirerack.com and start comparing tires. Be realistic about what you're comparing - if down in TX should be able to run Ultra High Performance Summers all the time? No snow right? The stock GY's have mediocre specs compared to BFG KD's or even Sumitomo HTRZs; Pilot Sports or P-Zeros nice if money not issue.
 

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I have always used BGF tires and never had a problem with them but I have thought about trying a set of Nitto NT555 tires. My mother was a fan of Goodyears until she tried a set of BFG KDWS. She averaged about 20,000 miles out of the Goodyears but she averages near 35,000 miles out of the BFG's with proper rotating. Also the BFG's cost a lot less than what the Goodyears were costing her. She was paying 250.00 to 300.00 for the GoodYears and Summitracing has the BFG's for around 150.00 depending on the size she gets (normally 245/45/17).
 

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I have Yokohama Avid H4S's. The dry traction is just as good if not better than the OEM tires and the wet traction is way better. Plus they're a 30 or 40K mile tire I don't remember which. I've had mine for about 20K miles and not a problem so far, knock on wood.
 

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I had nitto nt450's on my v6, as soon as my tires run low on tread im goin to get Nitto's again.. possibly the 555 extreme performance... I got em from Discounttiredirect.com ... I really liked my previous Nitto's but, from what I hear you can't go wrong with the Pirelli or the BFG G-Force KDWS...
 

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I've always been a big fan of GoodYear Eagle F1 GS3-D

How ever last time I wanted to check out a new tire:
BFGoodrich G-Force Sport.
See link to tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?width=245%2F&ratio=45&diameter=17&sortCode=50050&minSpeedRating=V&ratio=45&width=245%2F&diameter=17&minLoad=S&vehicleSearch=true&startIndex=0&search=true&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&manufacturer=BFGoodrich&speed_rating=VR&speed_rating=WR&speed_rating=YR&speed_rating=ZR&RunFlat=All&x=25&y=3
I am absolutely happy with it, it is about 40% cheaper than the Eagle F1 and dry traction is even a little better. This is the tire when the BFGoodrich guys officialy were able to get a 1.06 skid pad with the corvette!!!
Trade off is wet traction, but I am not going to race in the rain.
 

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i loved my dunlope sp 5000.but i tried some cooper zeons...there are awsome and are fairly cheap. both are GREAT in the wet and hook like mad in dry
 

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wayne94mustang said:
i loved my dunlope sp 5000.but i tried some cooper zeons...there are awsome and are fairly cheap. both are GREAT in the wet and hook like mad in dry
Wayne,

I had them both, the SP 5000 and the SP9000 - great tires in the rain, comfortable yet sporty handling. Don't give me wrong, the Dunlop SP 5000 and SP 9000 are both very good tires, how ever I could not recomend this tire for a stang because the sidewall stability is not as good as on a BFG g-Force or an GY Eagle F1.
 

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Thanks for the input, I am going to go with the BFG KD's. One more quesiton, I have the 17" bulliet wheels, will a 275/40R17 fit and look good on those rims??:?:
 

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I just put on Firestone Wide Oval's on my 2001 GT last week, I did alot of research and decided these were the best for the $. As far as wheels go, anything over a 245 wide tire should be put on a wider that stock 8" wheel. I just went with 8" in the front and 9" in the rear wheels to acomadate 245R17 F & 275R40 R tires. I also just put Eibach Prokit Springs on and woow talk about a different car.
 

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I just put on Firestone Wide Oval's on my 2001 GT last week, I did alot of research and decided these were the best for the $. As far as wheels go, anything over a 245 wide tire should be put on a wider that stock 8" wheel. I just went with 8" in the front and 9" in the rear wheels to acomadate 245R17 F & 275R40 R tires. I also just put Eibach Prokit Springs on and woow talk about a different car.
Hey... looks just like my car, cept for the black bullitts, still have the stock bullitts but I do like the black FR500's, but I wasn't sure how the black would look on Satin Silver. Was thinking about 10.5 inthe back with a 315/35/18.
your picture helped me... I like the black on silver, thanks! Oh yeah.... I will probably go with the Nittos...
 

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Stang454 said:
I just put on Firestone Wide Oval's on my 2001 GT last week, I did alot of research and decided these were the best for the $. As far as wheels go, anything over a 245 wide tire should be put on a wider that stock 8" wheel. I just went with 8" in the front and 9" in the rear wheels to acomadate 245R17 F & 275R40 R tires. I also just put Eibach Prokit Springs on and woow talk about a different car.
-- car looks good. Did you just add the Eibach kit w/o changing from stock shocks? Car would also look good w/the Mach I chin spoiler.
 

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Thanks for the input, I am going to go with the BFG KD's. One more quesiton, I have the 17" bulliet wheels, will a 275/40R17 fit and look good on those rims??:?:
I've got 275/40R17 Nexen tires on my '02 GT with Bullit rims...looks great.
 

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I've got 275/40R17 Nexen tires on my '02 GT with Bullit rims...looks great.
Cool, you would not have any pics would you?? IS there any rubbing problems in the front or in the back?
 

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Just got new stock shocks and struts from 04 Rousch with 5000 mile on it. they say with only a 1.5 inch drop stock shocks and struts are ok, plus they last longer than aftermarket stuff.
 

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Thanks for the pics bridge4d vbmenu_register("postmenu_388182", true); , especially like the third one, might have to get one of those for mine if you don't mine copy cats. Had the meatball sticker on the back glass of my other car, but I really like the 'emblem' meatball.



Also, thanks for the shock info going to do the suspension as soon as I make up my mind what exactly to do.

 
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