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Old 01-11-2015, 10:18 PM   #1
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About To Complete Phase1 Now I Need Tires

I am having to bow out of the first event I had my 04 GT entered into in its Phase1 stage of modifications due to a stroke I suffered on Christmas Eve here at our home while having our tradcitional Christmas dinner and exchanging gifts with our two Daughters, son in laws and five Grandchildren. It was a close call, I am told I stopped breathing twice and I could not swallow or talk and didn't respond in any way until the next day the symptoms slowly started to go away. I could walk with two people helping me and now I am back to walking with my walking stick. My blood pressure is running dangerously low and thought all weekend I was going to have to go to the ER but I see a specialist on Tue. morning.
Now to what is important. The wheels on my GT look really good and they are 17X9, I had the rear gear changed to a 3:73 ratio I wish now I had gone to a 4:11 because there is plenty of room for 1" to as much as 2" more height in a tire and it would fill the wheel wells up more and look better. That's where I need to call on the expertise of you Forum members again. The tires on my car are the Mfgr's. recommended size 245/45/17. I would like to go with maybe a 1/2" to 3/4" taller tire if it won't hurt my 3:73 gearing too bad and I want to use the widest tire I can use on my 7"" wide rim without causing the tire to bulge out over the rim too
much to cause a problem and I want to use a Nitto 555 or 505 I forget the numbers but let me tell you my plans and you tell me . I will dead race the car about four trips to the track per year, maybe three open track roadrace events per year. I also want to do some Auto Cross events too. Then I may run three or four 1/2 to 1 mile Landspeed events on airport runways.
I will never intentialy drive in heavy rain and should never drive in snow or icy roads.There was one Nitto tire that had two grooves down the center of the tire and just a few slash marks at an angle towards the edge of the tire. It looked very much like a Mickey Thompson tire I ran on a street rod once
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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I was wrong the factory wheels are 17"X8" can anyone tell me the largest oversize tires I can use on a 2004 GT that hasn't been lowered and won't rub when the front wheels are turned lock to lock. I want something that will fill the wheel wells up.
If you have some experience with this model I would appreciate your help. I do want the widest tire that will work on the 8" wide wheel and I don't want the rubber band appearance with a low profile tire.
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hi landspeed i dont really have much advice for you but i just wanted to say glad you're feeling better and hope you make a full recovery!

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Thanks for the sentiment Rufeo, I am doing pretty good there were no residual,effects from the last stroke but it was another close call. After the EMTs arrived at our home on Christmas Eve I stopped breathing twice. I get very tired and weak everyday and the problem is the bottom drops out of my BP as low as 98/46 when my avg. pressure for years would be 200/120 and my Cardio Doc says that with my vascular system use to such a high pressure that I could have a stroke as quick from a too low pressure than froujum pump
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After a month of searching the internet for a good high.performance tire that looked good as well as handle great at a reasonable price I had a set of Firestone Wide a Oval Indy 500 tires put on my Mustang yesterday.
I am having trouble with my I-Pad and my cell phone right now so thanks.
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I didn't know it but I let the end of my phone dip down in my bowl of raisin brain and you get ipmb'ooo etc. but my Wife performed surgery on it and cleaned out.
After two weeks of searching the internet half the night or longer and picking tread patterns and reading reviews then when I would decide on a tire a set was going to cost over $1,100.00 or be next June before they would go into production.
Then I noticed on an old poster hanging in my shop the mention of Firestone Wide Ovals being the oldest performance tire built in this country.
Short story, I bought four 255/45/WR17" Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 tires with the road hazard warranty, life time rotation etc. for $537.00 and they ride and handle great!
Thanks again for the sentiment about my health, it is kind scary when you have had seven strokes everytime you feel dizzy or have a sharp pain in your head thinking that this might be the one that gets you or cripple you permanently.
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