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Old 06-07-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default What tires to use? (rear)

I just picked up some chrome 03 wheels, 17x10.5 in the rear! I test fit just the rim today on the rear to see how much space I have...not much. The wheel is less than 1/2inch from the quad shock. I heard you can just flip that and gain some clearance. But what tires should I run...no Drag radials, as this is just a street car. Also, the less money, the better. Do you think I'll have to run spacers? Are the 315/35/40 sumitomos crap? (I'm kind of wishing i just stuck with 17x9's all the way around after looking at prices of 315's)

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This is on a 1997 Cobra, soon to be lowered too
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This is on a 1997 Cobra, soon to be lowered too

PM Importslyer (sp?) he has a white 96 with i believe 315's with flipped quad shocks. he can give you good info.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Thanks dude, I will do that. Can't wait to get these things on...you still have to hear the exhaust!
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i run 315 with flipped quad shocks lowered with eibach springs 1/4 spacers ,no rubbing inside need to roll fenders which rub on some turns and bumps
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What tires?
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315/35/17 goodyear eagle f1 also had to bend the brackets for the ebrake cables
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If you want street tires, Goodyear GSD3s are good. You could also use Goodrich KDWs. I'm not sure what widths will fit on your car. The GSD3s, especially, are wide for their sizes. If you want a compromise street tire/drag radial, look at Nittos.
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I believe a co-worker of mine has a new set of Sumitomo 315/35/17's he was selling for pretty cheap. I believe he said $160.
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I had GSD3's (315's) on my WS.6...those tires were HUGE and too expensive for me now.
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275/40/17 Mickey E.T. Street
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Save yourself some money, for street tires the Falken 512 are good in various weather conditions, will last as long as other brands and will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Go to Discount Tire Direct, get a price and then bring that price to a local Discount Tire store. Ensure the store does not charge you for shipping.

Also, get the weights on the inside of the rim.


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I have 275 M/T's on AFS 10.5" Chrome Cobra replicas, and I have yet to have any problems w/ rubbing.
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i have BFG KDW's on right now and for the price they are definetly a descent street tire. I like nittos a whole lot better though IMO
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i ran a 335/35/17 and all u have to do is bend the ebrake brackets remove the quad shock so any thing smaller will fit fine if u need tires let me know i get good deals on any size tires good luck vito cell 630-890-6944
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I've heard Sumitomos don't hook well at all but they're practically indestructible and really cheap. Great smoke show tire maybe.

My front runners are Kumho Ecsta Supras.... in back they didn't hook for CRAP.

I run BFG G-Force sports in back and am very happy with them. They're a softer sidewall tire and hook great with good wet traction and treadlife. Got into the 1.9 short times when my car was stock with these and they've barely lost any tread since. Were like 150 a tire or something.
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+1 on Sumitomo's being crappy. Check out the BFG's, I've heard good things about those.
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PM Importslyer (sp?) he has a white 96 with i believe 315's with flipped quad shocks. he can give you good info.
Do you drive your car all year or just good weather ? If you answered good weather only I cant give enough credit to the BFG' 315 STREET DRAG RADIALS. They hook -n-go. No wasting time spinning . I also have a 4:10 gear. If you are under 400 hp it works out very well because the tire has so much grip at this power level that with any driving skills at all you can really jump off the line.My 60' time was a respectable 1.60. This was with all basic bolt ons no power adders only,pullies,cold air kit, cat back,gears. Not bad for not much.
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Sumo's perform like crap but look decent and are cheap.
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Try this site:
savontires.com

Cheapest tires I've found on the net.
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Thanks guys, but I bought tires like 3 months ago
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