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Mephisto
08-26-2003, 05:27 PM
I almost hate to ask this question, because I'm sure it comes up all the time, and I will get a bunch of different answers.

What tires should I purchase for my 03 Cobra (275/40)?

And where is the cheapest place to buy tires?

Does anyone in the club have a contact, or get special deals?

I am looking for primarily street use, that won't have to be replaced every 15 k miles.

My car is a daily driver, but I work close to home and most of the miles are put on the weekend have fun.

OK LET ME HAVE IT

Firme
08-26-2003, 09:04 PM
I'm pleased with my Nitto 555's

Hazman
08-26-2003, 09:14 PM
First you need to get over the unrealistic expectations on tire wear. IT IS A COBRA!! You will need new tires every 15,000 to 20,000 miles.

Now with that out of the way go check out TireRack.com. You can pull up a list of most of the tires available for your particular car, compare them and read reviews. Pick what you want and either buy from them or use their prices to negoiate a better deal with your local shop.

Good Luck

Andy M
08-27-2003, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Mamba
I almost hate to ask this question, because I'm sure it comes up all the time, and I will get a bunch of different answers.

What tires should I purchase for my 03 Cobra (275/40)?

And where is the cheapest place to buy tires?

Does anyone in the club have a contact, or get special deals?

I am looking for primarily street use, that won't have to be replaced every 15 k miles.

My car is a daily driver, but I work close to home and most of the miles are put on the weekend have fun.

OK LET ME HAVE IT For mostly street use??? BFG KDW's!! They have a great tread pattern, work well in the rain and in the dry, and they wear well.

My buddy Shane (white 99 Cobra) just put a set on his car... he got a great deal at Costco. not sure exactly what he paid, but I can find out?... it was a little cheaper than Tire Rack though, and he did not have to pay for shipping and install.

Firme
08-27-2003, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Andy M
For mostly street use??? BFG KDW's!! They have a great tread pattern, work well in the rain and in the dry, and they wear well.



those would have been my choice also.. they are great tires... I just couldn't afford them :( I got the Nitto's for about 120 after all the install and taxes (I have 245/45's)

Bartman01
08-27-2003, 03:20 AM
I've got the KDW's, and they are great in the rain. If your car is fair weather only then you can get some good tires for less money. If you drive in the rain and find a better tire than the KDW's then let us all know.

Levi
08-27-2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Firme
those would have been my choice also.. they are great tires... I just couldn't afford them :( I got the Nitto's for about 120 after all the install and taxes (I have 245/45's)

Thats right, for the money the Nitto's are great and they hookup on the track real good, the street performance is good too.

cobrabitn
08-27-2003, 01:32 PM
What is with all of these TWS banners in everyone's signature?? ;) And who the heck is that with a ghost in their banner... :rotf: Y'all had too much fun over there, are you ready to go back next year?

03 cobra toy
08-27-2003, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
What is with all of these TWS banners in everyone's signature?? ;) And who the heck is that with a ghost in their banner... :rotf: Y'all had too much fun over there, are you ready to go back next year?


:thumbsup: Oct 03,Nov 03,Dec 03

Mephisto
08-27-2003, 02:13 PM
I am currently leaning towards BG Goodrich KDWS, rather than KDW, to go and get milk.

They are W speed rated AA A rated, cheaper, have a longer tread wear, and are not unidirectional, so when my right rear wears I can actually rotate it to the left.


Hopefully I can get some real track tires for future events.


Any other comments on this plan.

cobrabitn
08-27-2003, 02:14 PM
We are penciled in for October 15-16, 2004 so mark your calendars now for next year. :bounce:

Firme
08-27-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
We are penciled in for October 5-16, 2004 so mark your calendars now for next year. :bounce:


:doubt: a whole week and a half?

SVT99
08-27-2003, 07:07 PM
Sounds like you all had way to much fun! Sorry I missed it. I 've used both the Nitto 555 and the BFG KDW. Get the KDW you will not be disappointed. Much better than the 555, especially in the wet.

Bartman01
08-27-2003, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by Mamba
I am currently leaning towards BG Goodrich KDWS, rather than KDW, to go and get milk.

They are W speed rated AA A rated, cheaper, have a longer tread wear, and are not unidirectional, so when my right rear wears I can actually rotate it to the left.


Hopefully I can get some real track tires for future events.


Any other comments on this plan.

There are KD, KDW, and KDWS tires.

The KDWSs are an all weather (wet/dry/snow) and are W rated (168).

The KDWs are a wet/dry tire and are Y rated (186)

The KDs are dry tires that are just shy of an R compound tire.

The KDWSs are cheaper, but I can't find a lot of info on them online. I would bet that the KDW is a better tire unless you need the snow ability (if they would really help a Mustang in the snow). Have you found a place that carries the KDWS in Houston? I hear they are available only in certain markets and you may have to have them shipped in.

Mephisto
09-02-2003, 04:03 PM
So far cheapest price is discount tires at about 206 per tire installed for KDW.

redsnake99
09-03-2003, 09:45 PM
Several of us Cobra drivers run the Bridgestone Potenzas, used to be 730, now 750 model. I run 255/45/17 on front, 275/40/17 on back. Great in dry or wet. Got better mileage than the one set of Firestone Firehawks I ran on the back (lasted two months).
I get tires from Tire Rack and have a local performance shop do all the wheel and suspension work.
:thumbsup:

Andy M
09-03-2003, 11:30 PM
I found out that my buddy Shane (99 Cobra) got his KDW's at COSTCO for $700.00 - installed. His size is 255/45/17 all around.