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Old 01-27-2016, 09:38 PM   #36
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Well what is your budget?

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1000 CAD. So like...650US lol.
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1000 CAD. So like...650US lol.
For wheels AND tires? You'll have to find some screaming good deal used. If just rims. That is more than enough to get some AM/LRS/AFS replicas although prepare to have to have the wheel shop put a dozen of those stick on weights on the Chinese rims...
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:56 PM   #39
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I already have the rims thats what this post was about haha. Just the tires is what im looking for.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:06 PM   #40
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1000 CAD. So like...650US lol.
Well if that budget is firm you will be fairly limited on tire selection and width. Even a full set of 255/40/18 & 285/35/18 Nitto NT555's will run you closer to 750+ unless you can get a screaming deal somewhere. Just the way the 18" tire market is. 17's are much cheaper.

The lesser performance tires like the Sumitom HTR2's run ~$150 a tire. They are good for daily use but for hooking up on the street/strip they are no bueno.
And I believe the widest 18" tire you can get from them is a 285. It's what most places like AM and LMR recommend for a 10" wheel, but it offers little to no sidewall bulge. I say 295 minimum, 305 or 315 would be ideal, but again, you're talking over $250 a tire for something decent.

If you can, save up some more coin. Not sure what your power levels are but if you want to actually hook up be prepared to pay more per tire.
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I found a set of 275/3518 BFG comp 2s new on eBay for $too something shipped but that's to the USA. Being Canada shafts you for a lot of that stuff.

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Yeah it does. My budget did expand tho. 900AM. Went to a local tire shop who tried to sell me on proxies 4 plus. The summos sound good but ive heard some bad reviews. My car doesnt push to much power, 280ish so i don't need am extreme amount of stick. Any other tires? Toyo, bridgestone?
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Toyo 4 Plus' are all HiPo All Seasons. Are you wanting all seasons or summer HiPo?
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As much bashing as we sometimes do on the Sumis here, I keep reading 10-20k mile reviews online of the HTZ 3 tires that are pretty damn good.
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Summer i guess but if the all seasons can handle some spirited driving i would be for it. Just looking for some options.
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Your biggest problem really is going to be budget and 18" staggered. If you are driving all year round in Canada do NOT get summer tires unless you have some stock rims and winter tires. For all seasons... Continentals.

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Only a summer car
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Most tires from Nitto, Toyo, Mickey Thompson have lower wear ratings <20k miles.
Options like the Continental Extreme Contact DW's & RE760 Sports, and even BFG Sport Comp-2's have higher ratings, and the Conti's are known to be fairly quiet.

We do trash the Sumi HTR Z's and 2's quite a bit but as Scotty said the 3's are considerably better. And yes I can trash the Z's and 2's, I own both lol.

Typically, the stickier the tire the less it's going to last. Keep that in mind too. Toyo R888's are a nice option as are the Mickey Thompson ET Streets with Street 2's out back, but depending on use/abuse they will wear much faster than the aforementioned options.

I have 275 Nitto NT555's as steer tires and 295 NT05's out back for my Rovos. A lot of people trash the Nittos for lack of grip but honestly at my power level 300whp/316wtq, they'll do fine. Now twice those numbers is a different story.
I may look into another option for the rear after the NT05's so I can go wider. Damn Nitto won't take a hint and offer a wider option than 295 in 18".
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Sport comp 2s are a damn good tire for the money and they grip nicely and are quiet. I had them on that 98.

For 18s on a budget with a summer tire... If you dont like Kuhmos then the Sumi HTRZ 3 probably. 18s are just stupidly more expensive than 17s tho and 17s are better in every way except looks and if you needed to clear 14" rotors. AM sells staggered 17s with good tires installed to your door for something like $1100 USD shipped with forum discount.

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I forget if anyone posted a link to these guys yet.


OE Wheels LLC


Same quality as AM/LRS and OE center caps fit.

That said, still probably going to go with AM because I want the black 03 Cobra 17s and these guys don't have them but... the Ford pony/SVT center caps are super nicer than the aftermarket plasticky crap.
OE Wheels are just as good as any of the Chinese wheels from AM, LRS, etc. I have a set on my 96, I ordered a staggered set of anthracite bullits, 17×9 and 17×10 from them about 4 years ago with Nexen tires, 255/40 and 275/40 for $900 even. Mounted, balanced, and shipped in about a week. I have had great luck with mine, the quality is good, no imperfections that I have found and they still look as good as when I got them. At the time I saved about $300 or so verse AM (which was the best price until I found these). The Nexen tires (3000 series), are better than the Sumis IMO, but not by a whole lot. I would run Sumis or Nexens again as I only put on about 2-3k miles per year on it or less, the Nexens have worn well, and have decent dry grip, and are OK on wet. OE Wheels seems to be a pretty legit company if looking for a budget wheel set or the entire package with tires. Just thought I would add this in. I recommended them a few times on here a while back, but didnt know if anyone had checked them out.

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The rims are cheaper than AM which is crazy but the tire selection is garbage. Its about $100 to do the mount and balance and $90 for shipping so that is where the AM wheel kits make it all up.

Everything I found on those Accelera tires that they bundle with the Mustang rims basically equates them to Nankangs. Cheap but not dangerous. Not anything I'd run on my cars tho.

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The rims are cheaper than AM which is crazy but the tire selection is garbage. Its about $100 to do the mount and balance and $90 for shipping so that is where the AM wheel kits make it all up.

Everything I found on those Accelera tires that they bundle with the Mustang rims basically equates them to Nankangs. Cheap but not dangerous. Not anything I'd run on my cars tho.

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I dont know anything about the Accelera tires or whatever they are, but I know the Nexen was a decent tire. Not something to go corner carving with on an autox track or super sticky for the drag strip, but for a cruiser/ occasional light to light rip they are decent, and wear fairly well. They actually look good too, tread pattern is very similar to the sumis. I still have the Nexen 275s on the rear of my 96, and have Kuhmos on the front (switched it from a 255 to a 245/45 is the only reason). Sold my 255/40 Nexens I took of the front for 130 bucks on Craigslist last fall, took 2 days. Anyway if on a budget they will work.

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