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FiaCobra

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It's that time fellas, I need new sneakers for my 2009 KR. I want to get a good tire that fits the stock alcoa 18" rims. What does everyone recommend ?

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What will you be doing with the car?

 

Street driving. I do like to launch the car hard and mash through the gears though !

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I suggest Nitto Invos. They're quiet, handle well and look great. Or Cooper Zeon RS3

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Driving it ?

 

 

JK :)

Ok, you're the guy who wears high-heels to a race and tennis shoes to church?

 

:hysterical:

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It's that time fellas, I need new sneakers for my 2009 KR. I want to get a good tire that fits the stock alcoa 18" rims. What does everyone recommend ?

 

 

Best bang for the buck right here.

 

Been driving with these on my KR since 2012 (I know a number of other guys driving various Shelby, all with the same excellent results)

 

They work in the rain, and even on the track!

 

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Hankook&tireModel=Ventus+V12+evo2&partnum=74YR8K120XL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

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Street driving. I do like to launch the car hard and mash through the gears though !

I got you beat by another 20 mph.

 

So no drag or track racing.

 

All the suggestions here are great choices.

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I got you beat by another 20 mph.

 

So no drag or track racing.

 

All the suggestions here are great choices.

 

I would have went quicker but it's still limited to 155mph. When I get new sneakers I'll have the limiter removed and see what the car can do stock.

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I would have went quicker but it's still limited to 155mph. When I get new sneakers I'll have the limiter removed and see what the car can do stock.

:talkhand:

 

 

 

:hysterical:

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New KR owner here, with the same tough decision. Check out this tire calculator link.

 

https://tiresize.com/calculator/

 

This helped me understand changing the size tire can deviate the overall diameter quite abit.

 

There is not a whole lot of options in 285/40/18.

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I went with the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. 275/40/18 rear 255/45/18 fronts. Super good value, and great reviews! They are awesome. I get WAY better traction than the stock tires. They hook up real nice. I took her to the WHM shootout in Sealy Tx. yesterday 40deg weather. Did a little burnout, best I could and ran 1/4 mile 12.01...2.0 60ft....123mph with them. The track was packed. I know I could have dipped into the 11's with a few more shots at it.  Not bad on 275 street tires that cost half price of mpss. They're pretty quiet and grip really good.

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I actually bought a set of those for track days.  275/35/19 front and 285/35/19 rear.  Was pleased with them as a tire that I could beat through multiple heat cycles.  Held up well and gave predictable feedback.  

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I just put on the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S for the KR. I have the 20” Alcoas on it so went with 285/35/20s on the back and 255/35/20s on the front.  

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Michelin Pilot Sport 3A/S+, huge difference in ride and overall driving experience over anything else I've mentioned.

 

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