What Tires For 2011 GT ?

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    I'm ordering a new 2011 5.0 GT with 3.73 rear end and Brembo brake package. I've got my eyes on some Foose Legend custom wheels, 20 x 8.5 fronts and 20 x 10 rears. What would be the best tires to complete this package ? This car will only be driven for pleasure and I live in the NW so rain will be a factor. I was thinking of an ultra-performance all season tire and on my short list is: BFG KDW, Nitto NT555, Toyo Proxes 4 or TR1, and Michelin Pilots. Any recommendations ?
     
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    While your at it, you might want to consider a somewhat larger outer diameter rear skin. It would help offset the 3.73's plus fill in the wheel wells without throwing the drive line angle off.
     
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    Are you sure those wheels will fit over the brembos?
     
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    Those rims fit over the camaro brembos on all 4 corners, i'm sure they'll fit teh mustang.

    I would go with the Nittos, thats what i plan on getting once i get my rims
     
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    +1 for Nittos, they are just a solid tire
     
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    You'll have to forgive me but I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. What do you mean about offsetting the 3.73's and preventing throwing the drive line angle off ?
     
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    That answer went right over my head also. :shrug:
     
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    When you lower the car, it changes the drive line angle so it might be best to install a taller tire on the rear to fill the gap between the tire and fender plus a taller tire (larger circumference) will change the final drive a bit making the 3.73's more streetable.
     
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