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#1 OFFLINE   Gibraltar

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Plus Michelin Pilot Super Sports = drive-able car in the rain.

Stock G2’s were scary on cold rainy days. The Michelin’s work fine. With reasonable following distances, I can continue to commute in the GT500 on rainy days.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

I had the michelins on our BMW Z4. These are great tires that have super confidence in dry weather and the feel of a normal street tire in the Cold and rain. I will definitely be switching after I kill my G2s on the Shelby.

Another plus is going from run flat to non run flat tire :)
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

why is it a good thing to get rid of run flats--do you now carry a spare?? I know the runflats run a little rough but i have them on 3 cars, all of which have gotten flats twice

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

As good as the F-1 G: 2's may be in the warm and wet, ANY situation below say 60F makes them outright miserable. I'd prefer ANYTHING else. I'm especially liking my Conti DWS, despite their narrower footprint.

VERY much thinking about the Dunlops on the GT-R which are available in BOTH run flat AND All-Season versions in compatible sizes on 20's. the problem is that 19's are just SO much more comfortable for everyday driving and only very light 20's offset the weight penalty enough to make them ideal on a track.

Still going to send a set of the SS Alcoas out for widening to run 335/30 and 285/35 with Michelins to see how they go.

Good grief. The cars themselves are the cheapest part of this whole thing. :) I swear, I must have $15K in wheels and tires just racked up.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

i'm happily carrying a spare, that i hope to never need :)

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

@ Madlock:
yeah the G2's were truely scary at anything under 60 degrees F. Although they stuck like mad on 100 degree days.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

@ Madlock:
yeah the G2's were truely scary at anything under 60 degrees F. Although they stuck like mad on 100 degree days.



Ha! Imagine similar tires without traction control!! I replaced my Goodyear F1's on the Ford GT with Bridgestones. They stick better in temperatures cooler than the Goodyears but still broke loose at about 50*F.
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