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Old 05-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #36
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Doe: which model tire do you use?
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Doe: which model tire do you use?

Sumitomo htr-z 315/35/17. U can get them with free shipping here

http://m.americanmuscle.com/sumitomo...315-35-17.html
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Sumis last a long time but you might as well be driving on hard plastic as far as traction goes. It is the cheapest 315 out there though.
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Ok. Do you have a suggestion?
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315/35/17 is the perfect tire for 10.5 inch. I'd recommend summitomo. I've had them for over a year and half daily driven and I still haven another year to go. Amazing tire for the price
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Sumitomo htr-z 315/35/17. U can get them with free shipping here

Sumitomo HTR Z 17" (315/35-17) Mustang Tires 5517682 (94-04 All) - Free Shipping - AmericanMuscle
This is what I run on my 10.5 rims out back, last a pretty good amout of time
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Ok. Do you have a suggestion?

If u daily drive Ur stang get the summitomo. If Ur looking for performance and have anther DAily driver don't
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Ok. Do you have a suggestion?
Take a look at these. LOTS of ppl running Continentals with great results. Only issue is that 285 might be a touch small but you'd have to measure your rims from lip to lip and then bump that against the 11.4" section width of this specific tire. Remember, the 10.5" wide rim you have is actually wider than that, the 10.5" is just from inner lip to inner lip not the whole rim.

My BFG 275/40/18s fit perfect on a 18x10 though and the grip is 10x the Sumis for the same price.
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Best overall tire i've ran on my cars is bfg kdw2. I put 15k miles on them in my cobra then another 5k on the gt. 295/35-18 on 18x10.

Currently running continental dws in 295/35-18 on 18x10 on gt and toyo r888 in 305/35-18 on 18x10 on cobra.

The continentals are a 50k mile tire I believe. We normally go through 2 sets of rear tires for every 1 set of fronts. Just part of driving a sports car. If you are getting anywhere around 15k out of a tire it's a good tire.

Btw, why do you want such a tall tire? It will slow you down and throw off your speedometer.

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I have 295/35/18 kdw 2s on my 18x10 Bullitts, great tire, good wet and dry traction, and are wider than my old 315 sumitomos, I'll get a good picture tomorrow after a much needed wash
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Here's a BFG Comp 2 275/40/18 on a 18x10.



You really don't need a 315 IMHO, I had a 295/35/18 BFG on a 18x10.5 a few years back and it fit perfect.
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Here's my 295 bfg kdw 2
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Why wouldn't u want 315
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Damn, my 275s are that wide... I guess not all the BFGs run as big as mine do. You can always looks up the the specs on tirerack before you buy tho.

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Why wouldn't u want 315
Spreads the contact patch out too much on an already light rearend. Also weighs more and can cause clearance problems depending on the brand.
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275s on a wider rim might be same as a 315 on a narrower one. But, yes mfgs sizes often are not the same for same cm!
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275s on a wider rim might be same as a 315 on a narrower one. But, yes mfgs sizes often are not the same for same cm!
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Rim has nothing to do with the width of the tire. They are also measured in MM not CM.
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I beg to differ. I have had a certain size tire and it measured "x." I then upgraded rimes to a wider one, and the tire measured "x plus a bit." This is mounted or course.
And yes, the mfgs measure in mm, not cm. my bad. Thank you soo much for clearing that one up. I have been up for about 30 hours flying all across the damn world before posting that. I will def be a bit more clear in the future.
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I'm talking about the physical dimensions of the tire itself which will be static but yes the rim can stretch a too thin tire out a bit.

And I honestly don't know why there can't be a simple unmounted standard for tire width. Its really annoying to have to guesstimate actual tire width when you have a Nitto measuring way small and a BFG running bigger. I mean tirerack is pretty good about posting manufacturer specs but still. Example is the pic I posted of that 275 on a 10" wide rim. That's as wide or wider than some 295s I've seen and is as wide as my old Nitto 315 was.
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I agree 100% with you there. Frustrating when you buy a tire width based on mfg size, and it isn't accurate. Tough when you are close to lca, or rolling lips.
Also, it is even worse talking about diameters. Try buying a 35" tire that is accurate! BFGs run about 1" smaller, compared to most others. Becomes very important when you only have 1.25" of clearance into ur garage! Have friends that had bfgs, changed mfgs and their jeeps wont fit. Have to lower air pressure to get out!
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Continentals all the way.
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Here is how I see it.

The car came with 245/45/17's. I think i can easily put a 275/50/17 on the rear without any rubbing. This will almost fill the wheel well (that is about 30" wide) without having to drop the car, maybe show a little old-school stagger, roll over potholes better than a smaller tire, and probably drop my highway RPMs about a hundred (possibly getting 1 more Mpg).

I'm not concerned with getting performance traction as this car is my DD and I don't run it hard. So, if I could find a 275-315 tire that is a 50/17 with a high treadwear rating (like 500), I'd be real happy. It has to fit my 10.5" rim.

Someone posted good results from a Sumitomo that actually has a very low treadwear rating. That's interesting.

Also, I'm interested in which Continental tires people are running that have good results, too.

I'm not buying the argument that because we drive a sports car, we have to buy new rear tires often. The car is light and has a nice power to weight ratio, but, that doesn't cause tires to wear out quickly.

I just don't want to be buying new tires every summer. Sooner or later, the wife will call me on the carpet about it. Btw, she really likes my Mustang!
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Here is how I see it.

The car came with 245/45/17's. I think i can easily put a 275/50/17 on the rear without any rubbing. This will almost fill the wheel well (that is about 30" wide) without having to drop the car, maybe show a little old-school stagger, roll over potholes better than a smaller tire, and probably drop my highway RPMs about a hundred (possibly getting 1 more Mpg).

I'm not concerned with getting performance traction as this car is my DD and I don't run it hard. So, if I could find a 275-315 tire that is a 50/17 with a high treadwear rating (like 500), I'd be real happy. It has to fit my 10.5" rim.

Someone posted good results from a Sumitomo that actually has a very low treadwear rating. That's interesting.

Also, I'm interested in which Continental tires people are running that have good results, too.

I'm not buying the argument that because we drive a sports car, we have to buy new rear tires often. The car is light and has a nice power to weight ratio, but, that doesn't cause tires to wear out quickly.

I just don't want to be buying new tires every summer. Sooner or later, the wife will call me on the carpet about it. Btw, she really likes my Mustang!
Sorry but changing to a heavier tire will not help mpg. A 275/50-17 is roughly 28" tall versus roughly 26" tall factory tires. 8% rotational difference.

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The result of kinetic motion on the rear tires is greater than the front tires
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Here are my pics of the tires after 9,836 miles.

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I have submitted a warranty claim. We'll see what Nexen does.


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I have two cars, one with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires all around and the other has mickey Thompson street comp tires all around. I highly recommend the Fire hawk indy 500 tires. Long lasting, great in the rain, hook really really good and you get them for a reasonable price. The mickeys are just very slippery.
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Here are my pics of the tires after 9,836 miles.

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I have submitted a warranty claim. We'll see what Nexen does.


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I can see from the photos that the first thing that they're going to say is "You need to adjust and check your tire pressure more often".
It surprises me that there would be any tread wear warranty on those tires at all.

That's not very good wear for 10k miles though. I have a set of Falkens that I removed at about 20k miles, with 9 autocrosses on them, that still have a little life on them. They were rotated about 8 times while they were on the car and the tire pressures were ALWAYS dialed in and checked regularly.

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I'm looking at them right now and I think I'm going to put the Falkens back on and wear them out.
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I can see from the photos that the first thing that they're going to say is "You need to adjust and check your tire pressure more often".

It surprises me that there would be any tread wear warranty on those tires at all.



That's not very good wear for 10k miles though. I have a set of Falkens that I removed at about 20k miles, with 9 autocrosses on them, that still have a little life on them. They were rotated about 8 times while they were on the car and the tire pressures were ALWAYS dialed in and checked regularly.



Lol.

I'm looking at them right now and I think I'm going to put the Falkens back on and wear them out.


I gotta wear out my Sumitomos so I can get some BFGs


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I can see from the photos that the first thing that they're going to say is "You need to adjust and check your tire pressure more often".

It surprises me that there would be any tread wear warranty on those tires at all.



That's not very good wear for 10k miles though. I have a set of Falkens that I removed at about 20k miles, with 9 autocrosses on them, that still have a little life on them. They were rotated about 8 times while they were on the car and the tire pressures were ALWAYS dialed in and checked regularly.



Lol.

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I gotta wear out my Sumitomos so I can get some BFGs


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