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  1. On 5/24/2017 at 7:53 PM, jholmes217 said:

    I have the Cooper Cobra tires on my car also.  As others have said, they suck on wet pavement, but will last a long time as long as you don't roast them all the time (if have a hard time keeping my foot out of the carbs!).  Your tire choices are somewhat limited if you use original size style steel wheels if you want raised white letter radials.

    Thank you for the suggestion, but I guess I'm gonna go with the Michelin pilot tires. Thanks for the help though!

  2. On 5/23/2017 at 8:47 PM, cavboy78 said:

    I'm going to echo guillaume69 on this one. I am a huge fan of the Michelin pilot super sports or the new version, 4s. I track these on my '12 boss 302 as well and are great all around tires. good on wet as well. They are all I will put on my 2 stangs and there is nothing that currently compares. 

    Thank you, I'll check out those tires! I really appreciate the suggestion. :)

  3. On 5/19/2017 at 6:30 PM, RPM said:

    Welcome to the forum and classic Mustang ownership Connery!  Tires is one area that size does matter. Wider tires gives more grip, but they must fit your car. Will driving around town and showing off your new pride and joy be the extent of your driving, or will there be some spirited driving involved? Which wheel you have plays a major role in tire selection. I find Tirerack.com useful to find actual tire size, pricing and customer reviews. Some tires make a ton of noise and should be avoided, imho. 

    Again, welcome and how about some pics of the 70 and a bit about yourself. At least what part of the USA you call home :)

    Hey there! Thanks for the reply. I'm from Lower Alabama. Also thanks for the info, I'll check out that website! 

    I'll post some pics later, I don't have any on my phone right now, but next week hopefully I'll take some pics! :)

    On 5/20/2017 at 6:42 AM, stangnet33 said:

    Yes, pics, pics and pics and welcome !

    Thank you for the warm welcome! This is definitely a great place. I'll post some pics as soon as I take some, probably next week :)


    On 5/20/2017 at 8:00 AM, barnett468 said:

    also, do you want raised white letter tires.


    bf goodrich ta radials are crap and are not good for any type of performance/spirited cornering but they have the "look" so if thats what you want then  you have to give up performance . its that simple.



    I want both the look and performance to be honest, but I'd probably go with performance in the end, because I don't afford to waste money like that. Thanks for the reply!

  4. On 5/21/2017 at 8:22 AM, Guillaume69 said:


    I have been using the Cooper Cobras on my 69 for the past 12 years now (235/60R15). Because as Barnett says, I want the "look". And I must say that I find this look one of the finest, when combined with my AR Torque Thrust wheels.

    But when it comes to performance, I would say that these tires are some of the worst I've ever had on a car: they do not grip well at all. They feel like pieces of hard soap. First of all, the rubber is hard as steel. So hard they never wear out! When it's cold or on wet roads, it's like having plastic instead of rubber. Dangerous. On a track, it's a lot of fun, as you are constantly drifting and squealing, but you just can't take a corner properly. I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my 2013 Boss, and man, what a difference... Especially on wet surfaces. Price as well, LOL !!

    IMO, those Coopers are fairly unexpensive and good looking tires. But that's all. BFs Radial TAs are very similar, just a hair pricier if I remember correctly.

    I am patiently waiting for someone to design performance tires with white letters some day.



    I have to say, they really look spectacular. I'll have to check out the price, because I'd definitely consider these. Thank you!

  5. On 5/19/2017 at 4:44 PM, Hoover said:

    You shouldn't skimp on tires. What size wheels do you have? Buy tires with at least 40K warranty. Also when purchasing tires get a road hazard warranty. Visit some tire stores, and ask questions on tread wear, handling characteristics in rain and snow, as well as highway road speeds. Buy a name brand tire, BF Goodrich, Cooper, Michelin, Pirelli, Hankook, Kumho come to mind.

    Also a good time for a wheel alignment, so that your tires will last longer.

    Thank you for the advice, I'll definitely take it into consideration! Yeah, 40k warranty sounds like a lot to be honest. And thanks for telling me to go align my wheels, I hadn't even thought about that!

  6. Hey there, guys!
    I have managed to finally save enough money (by skipping this summer's vacations and trips, but it's definitely worth it!) to get myself a 1970 Mustang. I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with it.
    That being said, my new ride is in desperate need of some new tires. I'll be using my Mustang to ride around town now and then, to show off :P
    I know next to nothing about tires, that's why I came to you guys. A friend of mine redirected me to this website HolmesTire. I can't say that I find it particularly useful, so I thought to myself that it's better to get some more opinions before I make a decision. Money is not really an issue, but I don't want to be spending too much on tires, too.
    Any replies are welcome! Thank you!

  7. Hey there, are you going to post more updates? I really like these kind of threads and I really want more people to update as often as they can. Of course, no pressure, I'm just really into progress threads. Looks like you've put in a great amount of work on your project!

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