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Old 07-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Need new rear tires for my fox.

What's the best place for some p275/60/15 tires. I currently have street slicks on my rear in my mustang and I loved the way they grip on hot days but it's time to replace them because they've worn out. Will I notice much difference if I put in the same size tire but for example; all terrain tires, will I notice a great power loss due to less grip? It's just that when it rains I can't go faster than 25mph or the tires will spin.
If youve done this to your stang Let me know what happened.

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If u get ****ty tires then yea u will feel less grip no matter warm or not..
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What's the best place for some p275/60/15 tires. I currently have street slicks on my rear in my mustang and I loved the way they grip on hot days but it's time to replace them because they've worn out. Will I notice much difference if I put in the same size tire but for example; all terrain tires, will I notice a great power loss due to less grip? It's just that when it rains I can't go faster than 25mph or the tires will spin.
If youve done this to your stang Let me know what happened.

Thank you ,Fellow Foxbody enthusiasts.
The tires I have.. Actually seam to have too much grip at times of I dot give her enough it's hard to spin the tires...
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What's the best place for some p275/60/15 tires. I currently have street slicks on my rear in my mustang and I loved the way they grip on hot days but it's time to replace them because they've worn out. Will I notice much difference if I put in the same size tire but for example; all terrain tires, will I notice a great power loss due to less grip? It's just that when it rains I can't go faster than 25mph or the tires will spin.
If youve done this to your stang Let me know what happened.

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The best place is probably going to be one of your local suppliers.
Any good deals you get on the net are pretty much going to be negated by shipping costs.
Just choose a good All Season (not All Terrain) tire and you should be ok.


You won't have a power loss because of tires.
You will have less traction on dry pavement because normal tires are not as soft so they wear longer.
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The tires I have.. Actually seam to have too much grip at times of I dot give her enough it's hard to spin the tires...
What kind of tires are those? Because I'm gonna go get them tomorow. I can't drive until I get at least one rear tire.

Keep in mind I have slick tires with only two grooves going along the tire. I guess the grooves are for grip on city pavement???

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The best place is probably going to be one of your local suppliers.
Any good deals you get on the net are pretty much going to be negated by shipping costs.
Just choose a good All Season (not All Terrain) tire and you should be ok.

You won't have a power loss because of tires.
You will have less traction on dry pavement because normal tires are not as soft so they wear longer.
Ok so all season tires. I'll check for them tomorow. Hopefully I can get a good price. What do they usually cost for a 275/60/15?
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What kind of tires are those? Because I'm gonna go get them tomorow. I can't drive until I get at least one rear tire.

Keep in mind I have slick tires with only two grooves going along the tire. I guess the grooves are for grip on city pavement???

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Ok so all season tires. I'll check for them tomorow. Hopefully I can get a good price. What do they usually cost for a 275/60/15?
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The best place is probably going to be one of your local suppliers.
Any good deals you get on the net are pretty much going to be negated by shipping costs.
Just choose a good All Season (not All Terrain) tire and you should be ok.

You won't have a power loss because of tires.
You will have less traction on dry pavement because normal tires are not as soft so they wear longer.
Discount tire direct. Has some good deals online. I have purchased from there before and even with shipping it blew away my locals.
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What's the best place for some p275/60/15 tires. I currently have street slicks on my rear in my mustang and I loved the way they grip on hot days but it's time to replace them because they've worn out. Will I notice much difference if I put in the same size tire but for example; all terrain tires, will I notice a great power loss due to less grip? It's just that when it rains I can't go faster than 25mph or the tires will spin.
If youve done this to your stang Let me know what happened.

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The only tires that are ok in the rain are the 555r and the bfg drags the nittos last longer and have good grip but the bfgs are stickier.
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Well, today I came home with two p275/50/15 tires from nitro they arent bald smooth, they have grooves and tread. I like them and I'm hoping they last.
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Well, today I came home with two p275/50/15 tires from nitro they arent bald smooth, they have grooves and tread. I like them and I'm hoping they last.
You should post a picture.
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You should post a picture.
Of course! Let me go outside to get a pic.
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Well, today I came home with two p275/50/15 tires from nitro they arent bald smooth, they have grooves and tread. I like them and I'm hoping they last.
You went down to a 50 what gears are you running out back?
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You went down to a 50 what gears are you running out back?
What do you mean I went down to a 50?
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What do you mean I went down to a 50?
As in you had a 275/60/15 and got 275/50/15.

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If im not mistaking you have them on backwards lol
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Yeah they backwards. Swap the big tires to the opposite side. Should be a big pump in power going from a 60 series slick to a 50 series dr and those 555r are pretty good for street and rain. It's possible to get 10k miles on them
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Lol there on backwards!!
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Whoops! I wrote 275/60/15 I meant to write 275/50/15, not 60 they were 50 before and are 50 now. 60 won't fit on mines and it's tubbed out too.

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They're back wards? Damn I didint know that I'm gonna get that fixed tomorow.
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Yeah they backwards. Swap the big tires to the opposite side. Should be a big pump in power going from a 60 series slick to a 50 series dr and those 555r are pretty good for street and rain. It's possible to get 10k miles on them
Cool, 10k is alright i don't drive it everyday so I guess I'm good. Thanks guys for letting me know it's back wards, damned tire shop don't know what they're doing.
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I haven't used those tires personally but directional tires usually have a marking/arrow on them.
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Yea if u tey to break thoes loose there gonna feel weird/not work right
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Maybe they were planning on him driving in reverse a lot??
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