What Tires For 2011 GT ?

Discussion in '2010 - 2014 Specific Tech' started by PonyBoy11, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. 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 ?
  2. 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.
  3. Are you sure those wheels will fit over the brembos?
  4. 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
  5. +1 for Nittos, they are just a solid tire
  6. 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 ?
  7. That answer went right over my head also. :shrug:
  8. 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.