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Alex951
10-15-2007, 03:27 AM
what kind of tires would u all recomend, ive got 18'' saleen wheels 9'' infront and 10'' in back. ive been looking, and i cant make up my mind, id like something that lasts a while, and has good performance at a good price.
any help would be great. thanks:thumbsup:

nckissfan
10-15-2007, 03:38 AM
Kumhos have a decent life span. I have some Toyo Proxes 4 on my 97, have probably 30k miles on them. There is good tread left, just starting to dry from where I don't drive the car as much.

blk04cobra1
10-15-2007, 09:56 AM
265/35/18F and 295/35/18R, BFG KDW 2's :thumbsup:

Maxxb0y
10-15-2007, 05:42 PM
I use Nitto 555R Drag radials... 275/40/17 rear, 245/45/17 front and love the tire..... then dont seem to be too bad in the rain either.

Alex951
10-16-2007, 01:23 AM
how do u like those kdw 2's ?
ive been lookin at them and i think ill buy a apir for the rear tires
275/35/18

and bf-g g-force sport's for the front
255/35/18

good?

blk04cobra1
10-16-2007, 10:38 AM
how do u like those kdw 2's ?
ive been lookin at them and i think ill buy a apir for the rear tires
275/35/18

and bf-g g-force sport's for the front
255/35/18

good?
those would work as well...I like my KDW2's, havent driven them in the rain, but dry traction is pretty good (all things considered with 800+hp)...I like having matching sets, so I opted for the KDW2's up front as well, but the g-force sports are a little bit less expensive.

Alex951
10-16-2007, 08:27 PM
ya im going for lower cost front tires cuz im really low on funds, id love to have a matching set but just cant afford it, and i need to replace my tires asap, they are bald as hell:burnout:

john_anch_ak
10-16-2007, 10:18 PM
Would you guys recommend the same tire size for 2 17"x9" front wheels and 2 18"x9" rear wheels? I just picked up a set of Helo wheels from a lady here in Anchorage and they are brand new in the boxes. Looks like they were made in 2001 and 2002 and as near as I can tell, they look a lot like the Cobra R wheels, (they also have the Cobra R snake center caps). I think that they must be discontinued models since they don't show up on Helo's website.

Thanks, John

john_anch_ak
10-16-2007, 10:21 PM
One thing I forgot to mention is that I have a set, (front and rear), of Steeda Sport springs and Koni shocks that I'll be installing one of these days. Would lowering the body make any difference on the tire size used on those Helo wheels?

I've also heard that the '99 Cobra with the IRS can sometimes rub the inside of the tire when you don't stay with stock wheels and tires? Has anyone heard of that?
John

Alex951
10-16-2007, 11:41 PM
i can tell mine rubs in the front, but in the back they dont rub at all. ive got 18's all around

97BlackSnake
10-24-2007, 05:26 PM
I have the KDW 2's on my other car and love them! I have the BFG sports on my mustang right now. They're not bad but they don't give me enough traction so I'll be upgrading to the KDW's soon. As far as sizes, I would go with around a 275 to 295 on the rear and a 255 to 265 on the front. I've got 17x9 rims on the front with 255/35 tires and eibach sport springs and at full crank I rub just a little. With 18's I definitely wouldn't go any wider than a 255 up front if it were me. I haven't tried it though...

Hope that helps :thumbsup:

Dan

Nosjunke
10-29-2007, 06:22 AM
265/35/18F and 295/35/18R, BFG KDW 2's :thumbsup:
Got my vote!

Alex951
10-29-2007, 07:43 PM
i guess my rear rims are 9'' too, how big a tire can i put on that?

blk04cobra1
10-30-2007, 10:10 AM
i guess my rear rims are 9'' too, how big a tire can i put on that?
If you're referring to your fronts being 9", then I would go no bigger than a 275

97BlackSnake
10-30-2007, 01:31 PM
I agree. No wider than a 275 on a 9''

john_anch_ak
11-09-2007, 02:48 PM
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! :thumbsup:

Bartman01
11-09-2007, 03:07 PM
Try to keep the overall diameter (wheel + tire) the same between front and back. Too much of a difference can mess with ABS/TCS.

i guess my rear rims are 9'' too, how big a tire can i put on that?

Pick your tire, then check the MFG web site for fitment. They will usually specify the wheel width each sized tire is recommended for, but for the sizes you are looking at 275 is probably the max width for a 9" rim.

Alex951
11-11-2007, 12:36 AM
i went with riken raptors...... 275/35 18
$394 mounted and balanced for both rear tires. anyone heard of these?

Shane361
11-11-2007, 11:05 AM
265/35/18F and 295/35/18R, BFG KDW 2's :thumbsup:Except..40's little meat on the wall looks much better:D
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/shane361/Cobra/IMG_0011.jpg

ProfChaos
11-21-2007, 12:44 AM
what kind of tires would u all recomend, ive got 18'' saleen wheels 9'' infront and 10'' in back. ive been looking, and i cant make up my mind, id like something that lasts a while, and has good performance at a good price.
any help would be great. thanks:thumbsup:


I am currently running Fulda (http://www.fulda.com/fulda_home_en/) Quantum Elite (a German knock-off of the Goodyear Eagle "Gatorback"). I am by no means an aggressive driver, and I have also been religious about checking air pressure and having the tires rotated and balanced. Even so, my Fulda Quantum Elites have well over 15K miles on them and are still going strong--a notable feat for a ZR-rated tire. They are also excellent on wet pavement.

cheers,
--Professor Chaos

auto-xr
11-23-2007, 02:15 PM
Michelin PS2s are really top notch. They come in 275 35 18, and they work great on the street, track,and at autocrosses. They have very good dry traction and are good in the rain. They also give off very little road noise and they are really predictable. The only issue is that the shoulders will wear very quickly when pushed hard. You'll have to watch your tire pressues to keep this from happening. You can expect 10-15K miles on these...maybe more if you take it easy on them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Michelin&model=Pilot+Sport+PS2


Some others that that are worth considering are Yokohama Neovas. I'd say it tops the PS2s in every category but their sizes are limited. They don't have 275 35 18s.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Yokohama&model=ADVAN+Neova+AD07


Bridgestone RE-01s are hot as well. Same story as the Yokohamas though. They don't have 275 35 18s.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Bridgestone&model=Potenza+RE-01R


Lastly you may consider going with a cheaper alternative - Falken Azenis RT-615s. These are a great autocross tire. They are even pretty good on the track. These tires will require more babysitting though because they can overheat after a handful of autocross runs and/or 20 minute track session. On the street, these tires probably won't last too long but they're great fun :) Grassroots motorsports rated these tires the #1 street tire for autocrosses.

http://www.vulcantire.com/azenis_rt615_t.htm


Hope this helps.