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2.0T New tires

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by NickUK, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. NickUK

    NickUK United Kingdom Member

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    Hi there,

    Looking to get some new tires for my Stinger but not sure what tire would be best. I am looking for summer tires and want tires that can get the best from my 2.0. I didn't want to buy tires that are overkill and more suited for the 3.3 stinger. I've never had a car with anything more than a 1.4 engine so never needed to consider buying decent tires before. Any help would be most appreciated!
     
  2. Ozstung

    Ozstung Australia 2500 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    What tyres came with the car? Continental or Pilot Sport 4? Both are good and the general concensus around here is the Michelins just shade them the Contis. Therefore the Michelins must be good as my Contintals have been great.
     
  3. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 10000 Posts Club!

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    Hi.

    I will likely try Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s, because supposedly they wear at least as well as the PS4(S) and give virtually equal cornering performance, and are c. half the price. "I gots to know!?" I'm on my second set of Michelins; PS4S this time. I wasn't ready to make the experiment. Somewhere I've read more than once that the Firehawk Indy 500 is just a rebadged Bridgestone. Btw, tires are for the car, not the engine. If they work with the 3.3L they'll more than work with the 2.0L :thumbup: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...E&frontTire=24WR9FHI5XL&rearTire=535WR9FHI5XL
     
  4. itguy61

    itguy61 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I used to work in the fire business. These are good tires. The main thing I always saw with Michelins was quality related, as they wear they don't turn into rough noise pos tires. Cheap tire brands tend to deteriorate and get rough and loud as they wear, at least compared to Michelins. You get what you pay for.
     
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    pyro?
     
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    itguy61 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    My typing is horrible. Tire business. BTW, so glad I don't work in the auto industry anymore. It sucked.
     
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  7. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 10000 Posts Club!

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    That's exactly what my tire and wheel guys told me, when I asked them the difference between the Firehawk Indy 500 and the PS4S.
     
  8. NickUK

    NickUK United Kingdom Member

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    Thank you, chaps. I will probably go for the Michelin PS tyres
     
  9. TwiceStung

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    If re-badged Bridgestones, the Bridgestones that came on my 2.0 are crap as soon as the road gets wet. But if the Firehawks have a much different tread pattern they may be worth a try. I’m on my “winter” set now for another 6 weeks or so anyway and the Bridgestones consequently are getting an extended lifetime......time, not wear.
     
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