Recommendations for cheaper tires?

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by Tristin, Jun 11, 2022.

  1. Tristin

    Tristin Junior Member

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    Anybody have recommendations for new cheaper tires? I'm looking for new rear tires to replace mine since traction rn just isn't cutting it for me. After some research, the main ones I have in mind are the Atturo az850 and indy 500 in 305/35/20. Currently, I'm running mt street comps 305/35/20 on the rear and in a straight line, even rolling onto the throttle 2nd or 3rd will start to fishtail so they just aren't really cutting it. I've heard good things about these tires but there are also a lot of people out there who have had my same concerns, especially in the rain. My main goals with these tires are just spirited daily driving in a straight line that will mostly hook and holding up in heavy rain with normal driving. I live in Florida so it rains pretty good and doesn't get that cold. I'm making 404 whp with an intake and tune. Ik a lot of people will tell me to not cheap out on tires which I can agree on but rn I'm wanting to try out a cheaper option to see how they fare out.
     
  2. Laga

    Laga Senior Member

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    There are a few things in life you should never go cheap on. Parachutes, condoms, and tires are at the top of the list.
     
  3. Daniel Roberson

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    LOL, you are so correct.
     
  4. redfirepearlgt

    redfirepearlgt forum member

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    The gear you are running will also determine a lot as well as the make and model. An MT 82 in an 11+ has a different ratio range than a Tremec 3650. Diff gear also matters. Details young stud, details. What suspension mods have you made? 404RWHP is a mild setup on any Coyote 11+ GT. Either way, if you don't make suspension mods to accommodate power improvements you can't expect the tire to perform to its full potential.

    Without more info all people can do is guess or tell you the common sense wisdom already provided.
     
  5. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    I've had good experience with Nexen Nfera SU1 tires. Mine are W rated 255/45R18. As the name implies, they're summer tires but they do grip pretty well even in the wet. They're a pretty soft compound so wear resistance isn't great but since I only do about 3000 miles/year in Scarlett, it would be a waste of money for me to go for brands like Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, or Yokohama which are at least 50% more expensive..
     
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  6. AHaze

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    I have the Firestone Indy 500s. Been pretty happy with them for what they cost but I will be getting something stickier next time around. Went to the strip with them last fall and was cutting fairly consistent 2.1 60ft. times. Felt like I could have knocked a bit off of that yet but 4 runs wasn't enough for me to figure it out.
     
  7. Pentalab

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    What year is the car ? Manual or auto ? Is the suspension stock ? The 10-14 cars come with wheel hop, right out of the box.
    On the 05-14 cars, if lowered, LCA relocate brackets are typ used, so the LCA's are lower at axle end a bit.

    20" rear tires in 305-35-20 will be aprx 28.4" tall. That's a full 1" bigger diam vs my 305-35-19's. IF you are on a stock oem rear suspension, with the proposed 305-35-20 tires, your tire radius has increased by 1/2" . This will lift your rear axle 1/2" higher off the ground...which will make the rear LCA's 1/2" higher at axle end... = enhanced wheel hop / less rear traction.

    How many psi do you have in the rears ?
     
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  8. 07 Boss

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    I don't think you are going to do much better than the street comps. I mean you can go to a more traditional drag radial but then you would lose whatever wet weather traction you may have. I think it more has to do with driver mod as opposed to a tire mod. Know the limits and stay within those. I have like 460 ftlbs of torque at about 3000 rpms. Even with my Hoosier QTPs on there I can spin them pretty easily if you just mash the pedal. Learn how hard you can roll on the throttle without losing traction and this will make you quicker.
     
  9. Daniel Roberson

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    LOL, since I got my Mickey Thompsons I have no traction problems and most of all I don't have to worry about having that much torque.
     
  10. Dimontague

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    Im a very junior member. I have a 2007 convertible. I put a sand bag in my trunk, have less spin. ( the poor thing looks modified but i dont know if any more than 20 inch black rims and tires were put on it. I need new tires ( rims too but $$$$ short supply) purchased like this. I gather it was sold orig with smaller rims. Any one have a favorite tire they run on daily driver?
     
  11. Forty61

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    I got some cheap tires off eBay, I can’t even remember what brand they are but they’ve been holding up great. Tread wear is even, grip is more than sufficient for the driving I do.. that said if you’re going to be driving more um.. spiritedly.. then you should probably pay a little more.
     
  12. 86GT351

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    Cheap and Tires should not be used in the same sentence.
     
  13. Juice

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    I get what you are saying.
    There are decent tires out there for good prices.
    I run Milestars on our daily. On my 3rd set. Nice ride, good cold weather and snow traction. Its a shame the current set will dryrot before they will wear out. WFH now. Drive very little nowdays.
     
  14. 86GT351

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    Proper wording would be less expensive. There are some off brand at lower price points that work.
     
  15. Dimontague

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    Thanks y'all, i dont drive very spiritidly, i live on a gravel road and i generally dont drive in the winter, but sometimes i need to. I had to last winter, lol fun fun fun if you enjoy sliding. My vert is my dream car, just enjoy when weather is good. I am retired now, would like to drive more.
     
  16. Forty61

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    An alternative you could consider to save some money would be to find some factory take-off wheels with decent tires already on them. I’m sure 20” tires aren’t necessarily cheap so maybe a good used set of wheels/tires would be a better option for you.
     
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  17. Andrey Sidorov

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    Dont want to repeat others, but yeah tires on cars is not the thing you want to cheap out on especially considering that we do not drive corollas here (no offense to toyota), but a rear wheel drive somewhat powerful cars. The best budget option imo is to find a used tire dealer in your area (not sure where are you located). You can often get a nice used set of the nice tires with 90 percent thread left for 1/5 of the cost of new ones. I managed to pick up a set of 315 Nittos for my rears like that at 60 a tire
     
  18. redfirepearlgt

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    Apparently 'Tristin' has lost interest and left the building.
     
  19. ghunt81

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    I'm running Ohtsu FP8000's on my car and have had them for a couple years now- they are a cheaper tire that is made by Sumitomo and I have been very impressed with them. Great wear, great traction both dry and wet. I highly recommend them and will probably get another set of them after these ones wear out.
     
  20. Flusher

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    I'm going to go ahead and take that as this is not a thread jack.

    Regarding the "don't get cheap on tires" philosophy, you really have to look hard to find "cheap" tires, they all seem to be varying degrees of expensive.

    When buying for mine, I went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, because I felt that the Cup 2s would be throwing away money only commuting to work. I wish I had gone with a cheaper tire, but I wanted them, and the country of origin was United States.

    For my wife's '14, we went with the Firestone Firehawk AS, again because of country of origin and price point. I originally wanted to get the Indy 500s, but, the country of origin was other than United States, and I didn't feel she really needed Indys to drive to the store and the mall.

    Reading through the Corner Carver section, there were recommended examples of, let's say, slightly more economical tires, from Hankook, Continental, etc.

    A quick search on tirerack.com, for the sizes in the OP, there are Michelin, Firestone, BFG, Cooper, Pirelli, Yokohama, General, Toyo, and Goodyear. The cheapest is the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 at $227.99. The most expensive is the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R at $527.81, not including the Pirelli Winter Sottozero at $723.79, because it is a dedicated winter tire. Average price is $399.36 (https://m.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...rearWidth=305/&rearRatio=35&rearDiameter=20#0).
     
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