STILL no tires?

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  1. GoodCaptain

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    So I really want a better set of tires for my HC when it comes, but I'm really not seeing any good quantifiable info on a better ALL-AROUND tire than the stock 275's.

    I do see a LOT of threads on folks looking for a fatter tire for better launch or work at the strip. But isn't there a P-zero replacement tire that will be an overall bump while retaining the same kind of versatility, with better handling and still okay in the rain? I guess the car is still pretty new, so not a lot of tire experimenting yet, but someone must have tried a different set of tires.


    Cheers,



    Robert
     
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    I used Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my Shelby. Best all around street tire IMO. Michelins run big so 295/35 would be perfect for our cats
     
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    I replaced my P-zero's with Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and so far they have been great tires. great comfortable ride for long distances and handle more than the car and throw at it. I kept the same size 275/40ZR20
     
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    Those are a problem up front. The 285/35 may work, however.
     
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    Robert what are you looking for in a tire? Better traction? Wet weather?, Snow? Handling? Wear? The Pirellis are a premium tire and perform well considering what they are up against (weight and HP)...Of course there are options depending on what you want..
     
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    Robert what are you looking for in a tire? Better traction? Wet weather?, Snow? Handling? Wear? The Pirellis are a premium tire and perform well considering what they are up against (weight and HP)...Of course there are options depending on what you want..
     
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    You are correct. 275s up front 295s out back will work perfect.
     
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    Ag
    Agree except PSS do not come in a 275/40/20.
     
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    I can't remember but I think I ran 265s up front on my Shelby.
     
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    I was hoping for an all-around superior tire for traction AND handling. Snow and wear are not a concern. I know the Pirellis are very good though. Just hoping there was a better version that would aid handling and not give up traction.


    Robert
     
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    Mickey Thompson Street Comps, didn't like the Pirelli's
     
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    I have the same tires. Love them.
     
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    How do the Mickey Thompson tires compare for handling? I found a few threads on them and several people saying they really are no better than the P-Zero tires.


    Thanks,


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    Not true at all. I have the stock Pirelli's up front and 305/35r20 Mickey Thompson Street Comps on the rear. The street comps need to be warm before they grip, but once they are warm they do a good job. I have taken my car to a road course several times and these tires do a great job. Plus these tires are only $250 each.
     
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    In a normal state the more grip you get from a tire the less life you will get from it. I can speak for the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Very good tire. You will pay for them. I do firmly believe you get what you pay for. On my SRT8 I had 295's in the rear and 255's up front. The only thing i have left to order are my tires for this ride. Going again with PSS's 295's in the rear and 275's up front. They handle well, grip very well and going against the grain for a tire that grips well, they wear very well. No problems with them when i did happen to get caught in the rain. They will suffer, just like any other performance tire when it gets cold out.
     

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