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Old 10-15-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by teslafan View Post
BadCon how well do those General tires hook in 2wd?
They work surprisingly well for a supercharged truck, and did what I wanted them to do, which was allow me to romp on the throttle during passing maneuvers without fear of death.

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Originally Posted by BadCon View Post
They work surprisingly well for a supercharged truck, and did what I wanted them to do, which was allow me to romp on the throttle during passing maneuvers without fear of death.

I'm liking the grabbers but haven't ruled out the proxes yet, can't seem to find an actual tread width listed anywhere. You're right about tire rack being the only one to list tread width as far as I can tell and they don't sell the proxes st iii's. I won't go with the shorter tire though, think they'd just look goofy. What wheels are those on your truck? Obviously wide enough for the tires... they'd look good on my silver truck
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:32 PM
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It’s hard to find actual measured tread widths...but the first number is what they claim. A 305 tire is 305mm of tread...or 12”.
Some run wider...some run narrower...finding out what they actually measure would likely require a trip to a tire shop.
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Originally Posted by UNBROKEN View Post
Its hard to find actual measured tread widths...but the first number is what they claim. A 305 tire is 305mm of tread...or 12.
Some run wider...some run narrower...finding out what they actually measure would likely require a trip to a tire shop.

Yea it's always been a problem for me. I get the math its just that actual real world measurements are so different from manufacturer to manufacturer. I've bought a lot of tires in my life and unless its a tire I'm familiar its always a crapshoot. You don't know until its mounted and once its mounted, like it or not, you've bought it.
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My wheels are Black Rhino Peaks, rotary forged about 28lbs. Black Rhino is a subsidiary of TSW, just marketed towards trucks. Not bad wheels for the money, and lightweight. As for getting hung up on width, I wouldn't. None of the tires you are looking at will very in performance all that much within a given size, and all of them are likely to be within an inch of each other for any given size. That said if you want the highest dry grip in a 295/45r20 size, then the Pirelli P-Zero is available, that's a 220 AA A rated tire and is an actual max performance summer tire. Its a little long in the tooth now, but for dry lap times it competes with the Michelin PSS, and will far outperform any of the "street truck" tires that are usually available in our sizes. They aren't cheap though...
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Originally Posted by BadCon View Post
My wheels are Black Rhino Peaks, rotary forged about 28lbs. Black Rhino is a subsidiary of TSW, just marketed towards trucks. Not bad wheels for the money, and lightweight. As for getting hung up on width, I wouldn't. None of the tires you are looking at will very in performance all that much within a given size, and all of them are likely to be within an inch of each other for any given size. That said if you want the highest dry grip in a 295/45r20 size, then the Pirelli P-Zero is available, that's a 220 AA A rated tire and is an actual max performance summer tire. Its a little long in the tooth now, but for dry lap times it competes with the Michelin PSS, and will far outperform any of the "street truck" tires that are usually available in our sizes. They aren't cheap though...
I thought that's what they might be.... I've been looking at those. Ford Performance has some nice looking 20's also but they are only 8.5" wide and might cut my options on tire selection in the future. I have ruled out Pirelli but I've been a long time fan of the Michelin PSS I just can't find a 30" tall one without going to a 22' rim. When this truck goes off warranty I plan to lower it more then maybe I can get away with them.
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I'm running them on my '13 5.0 supercharged with 275/55/20's on the front and 305/50/20's on the back. They hook significantly better than the Michelins that I removed. Where's the like button?
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Originally Posted by rojizostang View Post
I'm running them on my '13 5.0 supercharged with 275/55/20's on the front and 305/50/20's on the back. They hook significantly better than the Michelins that I removed. Where's the like button?
Which Michelins were you running before you changed to the Proxes ST III? Is your truck stock ride height and can you post pics so I can see what they look like?

Duh....just saw that it's lowered

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Ok...rojizostang just looked at your other post and saw your pics. Good looking truck. looks badass with the Mickey Thompsons. I'd still like to know which Michelins you got rid of though. I'm assuming not Pilot Supersport
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Originally Posted by teslafan View Post
Ok...rojizostang just looked at your other post and saw your pics. Good looking truck. looks badass with the Mickey Thompsons. I'd still like to know which Michelins you got rid of though. I'm assuming not Pilot Supersport
No they weren't the pilot supersports. They were the ltx tires. They worked great on the boat ramp, however dry traction was a little lacking with the power adder. I should have been more specific, sorry.
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