Which tire for '10 in STX? - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 229
Which tire for '10 in STX?

I'm moving from FS to STX next season and I'm not sure about which tire to use. I know I probably won't be competitive; I just want to go out and have fun without trashing my street tires. I'm considering the Dunlop star spec and the Hankook R-S3. I'll need a tire that won't need much if any camber input and can handle my pig of a car. Suggestions?


2013 Sterling Metallic Grey GT w/Brembos, Comfort/Reverse Sensing Packages, and 3.73's
J95SNAKE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 11:56 PM
Registered User
 
Gustav129's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 351
I've heard good things about both tires. In STX you can go up to a 9" rim width, and a 265mm tread, and minimum tread wear of 140.

The Dunlop has a tread wear rating of 200-220 depending on size.
The Hankook has a tread wear rating of 140.


Autosports Northwest
RGL Motorsports #129
1981 Coupe - Under Construction = C Prepared build
Gustav129 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-13-2011, 09:35 PM
Registered User
 
Hipogt's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 780
Ran the Dunlops (255/40/17) for 2 years on the OEM wheel. Now have the 'Kooks on 03-04 Cobra wheels.

Bottom line? The Dunlops are a great tire. The Hankooks are just as good, and a better value.

Not sure if you checked this:

https://forums.corral.net/forums/road...s-3-kooks.html

Let us know how you made out.

Rob
1995 Rio Red Cobra New project in the works.
1996 Cobra(4/09)- (4/12/13) The ESP adventure ends...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Armco at NJMP's Thunderbolt turned 'er into a parts car...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Hipogt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 10-15-2011, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 229
I'll probably get the Hankooks for cost sake.

2013 Sterling Metallic Grey GT w/Brembos, Comfort/Reverse Sensing Packages, and 3.73's
J95SNAKE is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-16-2011, 11:06 AM
Registered User
 
fast Ed's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (17)
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Caledon, Ontario Canada !!
Posts: 985
Local guys I've talked to at track days (not on Mustangs) are pretty much saying that the Hankooks are a bit faster than the Dunlops in the dry, not as good in the wet, but wear very similarly.


cheers
Ed N.

former original owner -- 87 Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback
07 Mustang GT with some stuff
88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
fast Ed is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-16-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 229
I heard the same thing about the kooks and that they require more camber than I can dial in right now. Stock is all I can get. I also need to figure out is a taller, narrower tire better or a wider, shorter tire better. 245/45 vice 255/35.

2013 Sterling Metallic Grey GT w/Brembos, Comfort/Reverse Sensing Packages, and 3.73's
J95SNAKE is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Registered User
 
Gustav129's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 351
Some people claim that a smaller rim with a wider tire leaves you with more consistent times, where a narrower tire leaves a more connected "feeling".

So by that logic, it'd be best to go with the widest tire you can go with your rims.

Autosports Northwest
RGL Motorsports #129
1981 Coupe - Under Construction = C Prepared build
Gustav129 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-17-2011, 01:47 PM
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gustav129 View Post
Some people claim that a smaller rim with a wider tire leaves you with more consistent times, where a narrower tire leaves a more connected "feeling".

So by that logic, it'd be best to go with the widest tire you can go with your rims.
I'm not sure I've heard that. More feel should be more consistent.

On my Honda, I couldn't tell a difference going from 7" to 7.5" running the 195/50/15 Toyo R1R's, but the difference was HUGE running the 225/45/15 RS3's.

Steve Rife
sjrife1 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Registered User
 
Gustav129's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjrife1 View Post
I'm not sure I've heard that. More feel should be more consistent.

On my Honda, I couldn't tell a difference going from 7" to 7.5" running the 195/50/15 Toyo R1R's, but the difference was HUGE running the 225/45/15 RS3's.

Similar to Grassroots Motorsports article on having a better "feel" with 18" wheels on thier Honda, but actually went quite a bit faster and more consistant with 17" wheels (same overall diameter). It was actually an SMF Nationals guy (in a Honda) who runs the narrowest wheel that a tire can handle. It's all about the sidewall flex in turns. Wider wheels on the same tire allows less sidewall response.

Autosports Northwest
RGL Motorsports #129
1981 Coupe - Under Construction = C Prepared build

Last edited by Gustav129; 10-17-2011 at 02:38 PM.
Gustav129 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 211
I think that is a totally different ball game than street tires in Street Touring. You have unlimited wheel size, so there is a point of diminishing returns.

I would probably look at 255/40's on a 17x9 for an STX Mustang. It is going to be pretty close to the 265/35/18's and a lot cheaper.


Steve Rife
sjrife1 is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 10-17-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 229
I have a set of 18x8s that I will use. They are the same set I used in FS. I'm keeping them just in case I ever decide to go back. I haven't been able to find a 17x9 wheel that can offset the cost of buying 17" wheels & tires as opposed to 18" tires alone.

2013 Sterling Metallic Grey GT w/Brembos, Comfort/Reverse Sensing Packages, and 3.73's
J95SNAKE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Discount Tire Experiance.... (And some pics of my car with new wheels...) An82Mustang Lounge 57 04-05-2011 04:32 PM
Tire replacement.....ouch!!!!! jbrillo S-197 Mustang GT (2011-2014) 11 03-19-2011 10:22 PM
Slicks GilroyRacing Drag Racing 45 03-05-2011 03:37 AM
For Sale Black Friday - Cyber Monday - Discount Tire Discount Tire Advertiser's Showcase 0 11-23-2010 11:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome