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Old 01-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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What tires are you guys running?

Ok wondering what tires some of you high hp guys are running. I daily my focus but am very tired of having to completely baby my car at anything under 75mph (which is always)... I have put 3in fender flares on my car and currently run a 255/40/17 euroforia runflat tires on 17x9in mustang cobra rims. I have poly motor mounts, quaife diff, and ingals stiffy engine dampner with h&r cup kit supsension. Im running a dual stage boost controller with the low setting at 308whp and 312wtq and high setting at 408whp and 412wtq on a mustang dyno and even on the low setting if i get anything more than about 1/2 throttle even in 3rd gear it just rips the tires loose and spins. I try to pedal it but even wehn i get it to hook back up and try to give a bit more throttle again it just tears the tires loose again. Im not wanting a full slick but a good tire that is pretty sticky and wont wear out tomorrow when i put them on.


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Old 01-27-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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You should Look into drag radials. There's a lot of companies that make 245's and 275's tire.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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disadvantage of fwhp unfortunately
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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bfg g force drag radials are going to be your best bet but im afraid you wont see any more than 10k miles out of a set if you drive normal. might get 15k if you never ever spin. this is speculation though as ive only put about 3k miles on mine but they appear to have lots of miles left in them and they hook up better than regular street tires.

also i want details on this wheel combo you have. we need to get together again and compare notes because i have been seriously considering running those exact wheels and i was thinking about flaring my fenders too but i dont want it to look dumb. traction is a bitch when you have a fwd with that much power. im going to be in your neighborhood of power too...

edit: im going to be running some lakewood traction bars too. maybe they will make a difference?
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yeah i know about drag radials. but I was hoping to find a decent tire that i can use for a daily. Also i hav thought about the lakewood traction bars but i dont even know where you can find them anymore. plus i think that my down pipe will get in the way of the middle bar for the traction bars. and most deff just let me know. Ive got some more work to perfect that tire combo. but it looks good now. I dont think you could flare youre fenders far enough to fit these rims and tires. you need fender flares. Heres what the new setup looks like on the car now with fender flares.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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Those wheels are to heavy stick to 8" tops. I run RE11A but haven't put them to the test yet since I'm breaking in the clutch. On the Lakewood bars center bar sometimes interfere and some just take off that bar.
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the lakewood bars are a bitch to find for sure. i had money sat aside specifically for them for over a year until i came across mine and i snatched them up within the hour they were posted for sale.

there is a guy in charlotte that pulled his fenders out enough to run those wheels with stretched tires but he put ALOT of money into that bit of body work. dont think im going to go that particular route... which bring me to: where did you get those flares? they wouldnt look half bad if they were the same color as the rest of the car. just flat tho they look a tad goofy
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I didnt want them to be the same color as the car. I wanted them to be the same as the black plastic trim. I think matching fender flares dont look as good. but to each their own. The look is almost exactly what i was looking for. I got them off ebay. and i wouldnt recomend the ones in that pic as they are frp and that stuf cracks really easy. I found some that are made in abs plastic that will be better just have to get the new fenders painted and installed so i can install the new fender flares. And i have done just about every type of smaller tire trying to get it to hook up. I have way to much tq unless i wanted to run slicks. so my thought process just like any car the more tread you get on the ground the more contact you have with the ground. Tis why they run huge tires on race cars and not skinny tires. and trust my my tires are not too heavy for my car. I can slowly roll into the throttle on my low setting in 3rd gear and it will tear the tires loose. I am still looking for the traction bars and maybe will ad that to the selection of things to do.
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I had the lakewood traction bar on my car when it first came out and it did nothing for me at all , same exact times at the track and still could brake loose the tires at any rpm or MPH it was nothing but extra weight and in the way for everything so I sold it

I used the BFG G Force DR and loved them just very costly for DD use

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I know im not really going to find a tire with good wear characteristics with super stick compound. But what im hoping is to find a happy medium. Something that is pretty sticky and has decent wear characteristics. nothing super great on either but better than most street tires for grip, but a bit better than dr for wear.
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