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It is finally time to put new tires on my 2011 Shelby GT500 SVTPP. I was lucky enough to get around 19,800 miles out of the stock G2s. Like many others I dont want to put the stock G2s back on the car and would rather use a different tire. Besides the NITTO INVOs, I found out that Michelin Pilot Super Sports might fit the SVTPP cars. I am looking at 275/40/19 fronts and 295/35/20 for the rears. Has anyone had any experience with these tires? Will the 275's fit in the front? I did do a search for this tire and didnt come up with much. Any inputs are appreciated.

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I have seen pictures of cars with those tires on them, would be nice to know if they will work with ours! Please keep us posted apparently you are going to be the guinea pig on this one!

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I am giving serious consideration to this same set up for replacement tires for the SVTPP rims (with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 275/40/19 fronts and 295/35/20 rears). Another member (428cj) indicated that he liked the Super sports and that he was happy with 275's up front (on 20 Razors). Would also like to get feedback on this set up.

 

Another solution I have been toying with is the Mich SS with 275's up front but 315's on the rear using custom offset Forgestar F14s. Just not sure if the additional cost of new rims is worth the extra 20mm worth of tire on the rears (ie would it hook up that much better than 295s or will that be offset by less ability in the twisties with the extra 20mm on the rear).

 

Would love to hear any opinions on any of these options..

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I am giving serious consideration to this same set up for replacement tires for the SVTPP rims (with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 275/40/19 fronts and 295/35/20 rears). Another member (428cj) indicated that he liked the Super sports and that he was happy with 275's up front (on 20 Razors). Would also like to get feedback on this set up.

 

Another solution I have been toying with is the Mich SS with 275's up front but 315's on the rear using custom offset Forgestar F14s. Just not sure if the additional cost of new rims is worth the extra 20mm worth of tire on the rears (ie would it hook up that much better than 295s or will that be offset by less ability in the twisties with the extra 20mm on the rear).

 

Would love to hear any opinions on any of these options..

 

I thought about the F14s as well but dont think I want to spend the coin for rims and tires. I am really close to pulling the trigger on the super sports. The only thing holding me back is the price (they are just as expensive as the G2s) and not knowing if they are going to be hockey pucks like the G2s in cooler weather. On a positive note, I hear they have a really good treadwear for a high performance tire. I will let you know how it goes.

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I thought about the F14s as well but dont think I want to spend the coin for rims and tires. I am really close to pulling the trigger on the super sports. The only thing holding me back is the price (they are just as expensive as the G2s) and not knowing if they are going to be hockey pucks like the G2s in cooler weather. On a positive note, I hear they have a really good treadwear for a high performance tire. I will let you know how it goes.

 

 

Thanks. Would like to hear how it turns out. From what I have read so far sounds like they may will serve us a bit better than the G2's. I am not knocking the G2's its just that they dont hold on very well until they are warmed up and where I live it is not that warm most of the time.

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It is finally time to put new tires on my 2011 Shelby GT500 SVTPP. I was lucky enough to get around 19,800 miles out of the stock G2s. Like many others I dont want to put the stock G2s back on the car and would rather use a different tire. Besides the NITTO INVOs, I found out that Michelin Pilot Super Sports might fit the SVTPP cars. I am looking at 275/40/19 fronts and 295/35/20 for the rears. Has anyone had any experience with these tires? Will the 275's fit in the front? I did do a search for this tire and didnt come up with much. Any inputs are appreciated.

 

 

I am running 275/40/19 Pirelli PZero Rosso on the front of my Non-SVTPP GT500 and I have had no issues with interference or rubbing, even at full lock. I have not looked at the section width on the Michelins or Nittos, but I doubt they are much different than the Pirellis.

 

As an F.Y.I., I JUST had my rear tires replaced with a pair of Bridgestone RE-11's (285/35/19) and what a difference. Stickier and smoother riding than the F1's and that is with only a eighty or so miles on them!

 

Mark

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Thanks for all of the inputs. I placed an order for the tires today. I went with 275/40/19 for the front and 295/35/20 for the rear. They should be here in a couple of days. Once I get them on the car and had a chance to drive around on them, I will report back.

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Thanks for all of the inputs. I placed an order for the tires today. I went with 275/40/19 for the front and 295/35/20 for the rear. They should be here in a couple of days. Once I get them on the car and had a chance to drive around on them, I will report back.

 

 

I thought it wasnt recommended to go wider than 285's on the stock SVTPP wheels? Am I wrong? If so, please share your thoughts as I will be needing some tires in the near future.

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I thought it wasnt recommended to go wider than 285's on the stock SVTPP wheels? Am I wrong? If so, please share your thoughts as I will be needing some tires in the near future.

 

You are correct in the fact that the manufacturer recommends a 10"" rim when using 295's. There have been many people that have used 295's on thier SVTPP rim and have had no issues. I dont track my car and am not too concerned about it. If it is a concern for you the Super Sports do come in a 285/40/20 size. I will post my impressions once the tires come in and I have had some driving time on them. Good Luck with you tire buying!

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Thanks for all of the inputs. I placed an order for the tires today. I went with 275/40/19 for the front and 295/35/20 for the rear. They should be here in a couple of days. Once I get them on the car and had a chance to drive around on them, I will report back.

 

 

Great news. Very interested in getting your impression on these tires compared to the G2s once you get them on and try them out. This is the same size combo I am also seriously considering.

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Very interesting topic. I was considering on replacing my wheels with this:

 

19' Ford Racing Staggered

 

using 255/40-19 for fronts and 305/30-19 rears Michelin Pilot Supersport. I've seen great reviews on these tires. The only thing is, the set up is too expensive to test. If it does not perform as expected, I'm out of 4k.

 

Can someone help me understand what the middle number is? Because the stock rear tires is 285/35-19 and the michelin is 305/30-19. From what I can recall, the number is the sidewall but does it matter if the value is lower than the stock tires?

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Can someone help me understand what the middle number is? Because the stock rear tires is 285/35-19 and the michelin is 305/30-19. From what I can recall, the number is the sidewall but does it matter if the value is lower than the stock tires?

 

The middle number is the aspect ratio and it is a percentage (i.e. 30%) of the section width (305 mm), so in theory, both tire sizes could be very close to the same overall diameter.

 

I borrowed this from Tirerack.com which should explain it a lot better than I can:

Section Width

 

Following the letter(s) that identify the type of vehicle and/or type of service for which the tire was designed, the three-digit numeric portion identifies the tire's "Section Width" (cross section) in millimeters.

P
225
/50R16 91S

The
225
indicates this tire is 225 millimeters across from the widest point of its outer sidewall to the widest point of its inner sidewall when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. This measurement is also referred to as the tire's section width. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the 225mm can be converted to inches by dividing the section width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

225mm / 25.4 =
8.86"

Sidewall Aspect Ratio

 

Typically following the three digits identifying the tire's Section Width in millimeters is a two-digit number that identifies the tire's profile or aspect ratio.

P225/
50
R16 91S

The
50
indicates that this tire size's sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its section width. The measurement is the tire's section height, and also referred to as the tire's series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall; the lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size's section width is 225mm and that its section height is 50% of 225mm. By converting the 225mm to inches (225 / 25.4 = 8.86") and multiplying it by 50% (.
50
) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of 4.43". If this tire were a P225/
70
R16 size, our calculation would confirm that the size would result in a section height of 6.20", approximately a 1.8-inch taller sidewall.

 

From my experience, as long as the overall diameter remains very close, you should not have any issues (speedometer, gear ratios, etc.).

 

Mark

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The middle number is the aspect ratio and it is a percentage (i.e. 30%) of the section width (305 mm), so in theory, both tire sizes could be very close to the same overall diameter.

 

I borrowed this from Tirerack.com which should explain it a lot better than I can:

Section Width

 

Following the letter(s) that identify the type of vehicle and/or type of service for which the tire was designed, the three-digit numeric portion identifies the tire's "Section Width" (cross section) in millimeters.

 

P
225
/50R16 91S

 

The
225
indicates this tire is 225 millimeters across from the widest point of its outer sidewall to the widest point of its inner sidewall when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel. This measurement is also referred to as the tire's section width. Because many people think of measurements in inches, the 225mm can be converted to inches by dividing the section width in millimeters by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

 

225mm / 25.4 =
8.86"

 

 

Sidewall Aspect Ratio

 

Typically following the three digits identifying the tire's Section Width in millimeters is a two-digit number that identifies the tire's profile or aspect ratio.

 

P225/
50
R16 91S

 

The
50
indicates that this tire size's sidewall height (from rim to tread) is 50% of its section width. The measurement is the tire's section height, and also referred to as the tire's series, profile or aspect ratio. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall; the lower the number, the lower the sidewall. We know that this tire size's section width is 225mm and that its section height is 50% of 225mm. By converting the 225mm to inches (225 / 25.4 = 8.86") and multiplying it by 50% (.
50
) we confirm that this tire size results in a tire section height of 4.43". If this tire were a P225/
70
R16 size, our calculation would confirm that the size would result in a section height of 6.20", approximately a 1.8-inch taller sidewall.

 

 

From my experience, as long as the overall diameter remains very close, you should not have any issues (speedometer, gear ratios, etc.).

 

Mark

 

 

Thanks Mark. Spoke to Tire Rack rep as well and confirmed that it is okay.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are now available in 285 35 R20. A perfect fit for the SVTPP rear wheel. The front is still a bit wide though...

 

 

I might take the plunge soon... my F1:G2s are skulled.

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305 do not fit on the oem rims

The oem rims are 50 et and there you can put on 295 without rubbing

If you want 305 you need wheels with at least an et of 52 but bette go with an et of 55

I tried it with hre wheels actually they sent them in the wrong et to me ordered them i, 55 got them in 49

Michelin 295 do fit on oem rims and it looks nice but above all the ride is very much improved

I have the impression pirelli p zero 305 is stickier than michelin ps 2 295 i have the pirellis a friend has the michelins

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It is finally time to put new tires on my 2011 Shelby GT500 SVTPP. I was lucky enough to get around 19,800 miles out of the stock G2s. Like many others I dont want to put the stock G2s back on the car and would rather use a different tire. Besides the NITTO INVOs, I found out that Michelin Pilot Super Sports might fit the SVTPP cars. I am looking at 275/40/19 fronts and 295/35/20 for the rears. Has anyone had any experience with these tires? Will the 275's fit in the front? I did do a search for this tire and didnt come up with much. Any inputs are appreciated.

 

 

I run Nitto Invo's on my car. On my 08 I ran a 295x35x20 on the rear with no issues. On my GT500 I run a 275x35x20 up front, and I run a 315x35x20 On the rear. No rubs no issues. Though I will say I run a wider rim out back. The nitto's are a great tire. No highway noise, great in the rain, and they can hook at the track. Thumbs up.

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I got the new tires put on this past weekend. My initial impressions are they are a improvement over the Supercrap G2s. I have 275/40/19 in the front and 295/35/20 in the rear. With the wheels turned at full lock I have zero rubbing issues. Road noise seems to be decreased and the ride feels more comfortable. There is also a noticeable traction improvement as well. I will try and take some pictures this weekend of the tires on the car so everyone can get a visual.

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I ran Michelin PS2's on a Lexus IS350 and really liked them.

Switched to the Pilot Super Sport when it came time for fresh rubber and was impressed. They were even better than the PS2's. Wet traction was impressive, road noise was minimal for a performance tire, and handling was outstanding.

 

I mention all this because I checked the Michelin web-site and spoke with Discount Tire and the Pilot Super Sport is already available in 285 35-20 for our rear and the 265 40-19 size for our fronts will be released next week!

 

I think this will be my choice when the time comes.

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Wicked_SVT:

I would be more than interested in pictures of your SVTPP-Michelin setup!

Is your car lowered? What springs? Have you an adjustable panhard bar?

 

Unfortunatley I did not get a chance to take any pictures yet. Will try and get something up soon. I will say that they are a great improvement over the stock tires. It was 50 degrees out the other night and was able to get full throttle in second without loosing traction. I couldnt even go half throttle in secon at that temperature without roasting the tires.

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Unfortunatley I did not get a chance to take any pictures yet. Will try and get something up soon. I will say that they are a great improvement over the stock tires. It was 50 degrees out the other night and was able to get full throttle in second without loosing traction. I couldnt even go half throttle in secon at that temperature without roasting the tires.

 

 

Good feedback. Thank you!

 

Interested in hearing how the Mich SS hook in warmer weather compared to stock once things warm up a bit.

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I run Nitto Invo's on my car. On my 08 I ran a 295x35x20 on the rear with no issues. On my GT500 I run a 275x35x20 up front, and I run a 315x35x20 On the rear. No rubs no issues. Though I will say I run a wider rim out back. The nitto's are a great tire. No highway noise, great in the rain, and they can hook at the track. Thumbs up.

 

 

Wondering what rim and offset you used on the rear of your SVTPP to fit the 315's?

 

Debating whether going to a 315 from a 295 is worth the price of new rims with custom offsets such as Forgestar F14's...

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I mention all this because I checked the Michelin web-site and spoke with Discount Tire and the Pilot Super Sport is already available in 285 35-20 for our rear and the 265 40-19 size for our fronts will be released next week!

 

This is excellent news.

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Wondering what rim and offset you used on the rear of your SVTPP to fit the 315's?

 

Debating whether going to a 315 from a 295 is worth the price of new rims with custom offsets such as Forgestar F14's...

 

 

Had a 20x10 move out to a 11. Worked well. You can get a 20x10 from SVT. I had those put on, then had it done to a 11. To have it done to 10.5 was the same price and I was told a 11 would be the same in strength. So 11 it was.

 

The Offset is correct, I just do not remember what it is. The 315 though is about as big as you can go, but it gets real tight from there.

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Had a 20x10 move out to a 11. Worked well. You can get a 20x10 from SVT. I had those put on, then had it done to a 11. To have it done to 10.5 was the same price and I was told a 11 would be the same in strength. So 11 it was.

 

The Offset is correct, I just do not remember what it is. The 315 though is about as big as you can go, but it gets real tight from there.

 

 

Did you mean the Ford Racing SVT rims that have the same look as the SVTPP rim? I thought they were only avail in 19's?

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Well first post.

 

I just wanted to say that I have the exact same setup as the thread starter and they fit just fine. The 295's on the SVTPP wheels don't bulge and grip far better than the originals in colder weather. The tread feels mighty soft which kind of makes me wonder if they will last as long as they are rated for. I would like to sell the original tires and wasn't sure if you guys had any easy ways to sell them/what you guys were doing with old sets? I don't want to hijack the thread though.

 

I haven't taken any close ups but can try and post a pic from some shots that I took of the car in the driveway. You might be able to tell.

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