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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 3/20/2011, 2:22 pm

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Shelby10' wrote:Discountire.com or Tirerack.com should get you good pricing. I dont know what tire they quoted you for $800 a piece...thats ridiculous.

I had the KDW 2s on my 07. They did a decent enough job dry and wet.

Do you know of any better gripping tires besides some drag radials?

I mean there are some great tires out there....the Nitto 555s, KDW 2's, Michelin Pilot sport P2s, Continental DWS Extreme tires (This is my next purchase as they are all season tires, plus the shelby and porche guys love them). BUT all seem to be a good choice in tire.

If your wanting better traction than that, you are going to have to go to a drag radial...which will only last you about 5000-8000 miles depending on driving habits. Plus your going to pick up every rock you roll over. Not my recommendation if you daily drive this car.

So when you list the DWS's up there are you saying you believe them to have close to the same dry traction ass the 555's and KDW's? I know they are all weather so I would assume they'd get up some dry traction and increase in wet traction.
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Post by Shelby10' on 3/20/2011, 2:50 pm

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Shelby10' wrote:Discountire.com or Tirerack.com should get you good pricing. I dont know what tire they quoted you for $800 a piece...thats ridiculous.

I had the KDW 2s on my 07. They did a decent enough job dry and wet.

Do you know of any better gripping tires besides some drag radials?

I mean there are some great tires out there....the Nitto 555s, KDW 2's, Michelin Pilot sport P2s, Continental DWS Extreme tires (This is my next purchase as they are all season tires, plus the shelby and porche guys love them). BUT all seem to be a good choice in tire.

If your wanting better traction than that, you are going to have to go to a drag radial...which will only last you about 5000-8000 miles depending on driving habits. Plus your going to pick up every rock you roll over. Not my recommendation if you daily drive this car.

So when you list the DWS's up there are you saying you believe them to have close to the same dry traction ass the 555's and KDW's? I know they are all weather so I would assume they'd get up some dry traction and increase in wet traction.

Cant say as I have never owned them. But I need a tire that will get me through the winter as well AND provide adequate traction for the Shelby. The DWS's seem to fit the bill

If your looking for ultimate dry traction you need a Summer Performance tire.

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Post by ARMORINE on 4/7/2011, 7:10 pm

and no you do NOT need 335s or 295s. you dont have enough power.

i have 275 ultra high performance tires(nitto invo) they grip just fine
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/7/2011, 7:24 pm

Well I've decided to get 285 NT05's. Theyre not too much for than NT555s, I can get em at Hibdon for 236.99 each. Now just gotta find some time to go get em.
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Post by ARMORINE on 4/7/2011, 8:56 pm

NT05s dont last for crap...fun tire though.
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/7/2011, 9:09 pm

My other possibility is the Invos. Do they last a substantial amount longer? I kinda want them for the extra wet traction.
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/10/2011, 12:22 pm

Well I ended up with 295/30/18 Invos. They were like a hundred bucks more overall than the 275s and my dad said if I wanted it I could pay the difference so I did. Just have to wait till wednesdays. Do you guys think I could get 2-3 summers out of this if I say away from donuts and burnouts.

I forgot I was gonna have to wait since nobody stocks nittos so on friday I was like sweet new tires after school lets go burn these up, did a crap load of donuts before school in the parking lot. This is my tire now. No going fast or on the highway till I get the new ones I'm afraid these just might pop.

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Post by ARMORINE on 4/11/2011, 1:05 am

the invoes will way outlast the nt05, i have them love them. how wide are your rims? 18x10?
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/11/2011, 1:15 am

Yeah they're 10's im pretty sure. I know they're not 9.5s and I doubt they are 10.5s.
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Post by ARMORINE on 4/11/2011, 1:20 am

better hope theyr not 9.5. the 295 invoes dont like 9.5 inch rims. most likely 10. should fit and feel good. i personaly think 295 is alittle over kill for the hp your running but itll be nice for when you up your hp.
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/11/2011, 1:39 am

I just wanted them for the badass-effect, also I'm hoping maybe just maybe they will offer some rim protection.
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Post by ARMORINE on 4/11/2011, 1:58 am

the invoes have a VERY fat rim protector on them. you'll have to work to damage rims.
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/11/2011, 2:06 am

Perfect cuz i need it pretty bad I don't always pay the best attention...
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Post by Shelby10' on 4/11/2011, 9:41 am

Get some curb feelers :)

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Post by medrick on 4/11/2011, 10:33 pm

Shelby10' wrote:Get some curb feelers :)

lol only gangsters in lincolns and caddies can rock the curb feelers
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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/13/2011, 6:48 pm



Finally got em!

These suckers grip awesome compared to my HTRZ II's. Used to I'd spin about 3/4s of the way through second if I mashed the pedal. Now all I get is a little chirp going into second. And from a dead stop these babys rock, so much less spinning with the same amount of throttle! I love them. Definately glad I got the 295's too I think they look great.

So basically now, a few hundred bucks on the rear suspension and Ill be good to go at the drags!
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Post by Shelby10' on 4/14/2011, 12:28 am

You might already be ok on suspension Barrett....I forget if you have Control arms? Might just need a good set of drag radials to mount

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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/14/2011, 8:21 am

Not that I know of, but I don't think I even need radials unless I want to do some launching. Right now if I just punch it from a dead stop I barely get any spin. I will have to take speed bumps a little slower, I only have about 2" of clearance.
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Post by Shelby10' on 4/14/2011, 6:35 pm

xXBIGxBAREXx wrote:Not that I know of, but I don't think I even need radials unless I want to do some launching. Right now if I just punch it from a dead stop I barely get any spin. I will have to take speed bumps a little slower, I only have about 2" of clearance.

I thought you were talking about the drag strip......The strip surface is much different than the asphalt on a regular street. To achieve the best 60ft times and hook properly at the track....a drag radial would be my choice.

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Post by 07Shelby500 on 4/14/2011, 9:25 pm

+1,000,000,000,000,000 X Infinity to the infinite power

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Post by RaceRedFiveOh on 4/15/2011, 1:07 am

Took it out right after it stopped raining, I actually had trouble gettin her to slide. I was in a small area so I couldn't really just whip it out full throttle with the wheel pinned but still I'm impressed with these tires!
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