Absolute Pace

Welcome to Club Cobra.

You are currently viewing the world's largest resource for Shelby related information as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Forums > Australian Cobra Club

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
January 2021
S M T W T F S
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 01:36 AM
Mando's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Cobra Make, Engine: 347 Stroker Morrison Injection. Registered.
Posts: 1,440
Not Ranked     
Default Which tyres to buy!

I was hopping for a little advise on tyres. The tyres I want to run on the Cobra are
Rear... 285/40/17
Front...235/55/17
I can only find 2 makes to supply these sizes, Pirelli and Kumho. The Pirelli have different tread patterns between front and rear, while the Kumhos are the same. Would this be a problem?

Regards.
__________________
Mando
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 03:36 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newcastle, Warners Bay, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC . 393 Dart alloy block Stroked 351 alloy heads ..all the goodies plus a pre oiler. al
Posts: 1,495
Not Ranked     
Default

G'Day Mando.
Years ago there was a "law" that required the same tread pattern front and rear. as well as same tire diameters front and rear. I don't think you would have any problem now-a-days. Regarding the tyre choice. I LOVE pirellis..every time the rego inspection came due (not every consecutive year) the bloke said ..replace the tyres. they won't last,legally, tread wise, much longer. The tyres (P-6000) performed the same from new to worn out. As for the Kumho's I put a set ( not performance stuff ) on my mums car and they wouldn't wear out ! a bit noisey but just went on and on.- - -get the pirellis. (very biased opinion)
Smithy
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 05:12 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sunshine coast , qld
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 210
Not Ranked     
Default

Compare Tire Search Results


Compare Tire Search Results
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 06:08 AM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,396
Not Ranked     
Default

Gday Mando - I bought the kumhos from tyre rack (ecsta SPT), as they were the largest diameter tyres 285\40 and 245\45 in 17's I could find at the time. the reviews were reasonably good and the price was right. I didnt notice 255\35 at the time, but do you realise that gives you a front tire diameter 30mm bigger then the rear? I dont know if that is bad or not, just through I would point it out.

Cheers
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 07:01 AM
WKB's Avatar
WKB WKB is offline
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ipswich, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison Cobra, SC540 Roadster
Posts: 359
Not Ranked     
Default

I just purchased a set of Khumo's Ecsta SPT 285/35/19 and 245/40/19 from Tire Rack. The tyre performance I read had them rated at 8.2 with the best tyre in the catergory rated at 8.5. They had the sizes I wanted and the price, as Tenrooca said, was right.

Warren
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2008, 10:36 AM
Mando's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Cobra Make, Engine: 347 Stroker Morrison Injection. Registered.
Posts: 1,440
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks for all the help guys.
Rob, Im with you, I love Pirellis as well, but Im still tossing up all the options. Im not sure if the front tyres are really suited to the rears. They seem to be completely different from each other. Tire Rack are asking $99 for the fronts and $365 for the rears, where the Kumhos are $108 for the front and $136 for the rears.
Tenrocca Iam aware the fronts will sit 30mm higher than the rears but thats the look Im trying to get. I want my car to sit slightly up at the front.
Thanks again.


Regards.
__________________
Mando

Last edited by Mando; 05-24-2008 at 09:17 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy