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shelbygt500 04-28-2007 06:35 PM

Cobra Newbie
 
(1) For a Shelby CSX 4000 series Cobra, I am looking for a real meaty front/rear tire combo that still maintains the classic look. I like the large letter Goodyears, but they are hard to find, and how do they handle? I think they are limited to 15" (which may be OK but I'd like to see some different size combos to see what the possibilities are). Is there a "tire pics" section on this site? I wish I was more computer literate!


2) I really would like to match the wider tires with Halibrand-logo wheels and knock-off spinners...but the Halibrand products on their website are a real disappoinment to an older guy who remembers the real thing. Trigo appears limited to 9.5", but can I go wider? Vintage don't look as original but come in 10.5". Thanks.

Stentor 04-28-2007 07:50 PM

Rob,

The Goodyear billboards are not that hard to find (just limited distributors). They look very good. However, they are bias-ply and non DOT (setting aside the issues associated with bias-ply tires, I believe they grip pretty well).

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d..._Billboard.jpg

Avon makes a V-rated 15" tire in sizes appropriate for Cobras (limited feedback I've heard so far on these has been very positive).

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d.../AvonCR6ZZ.jpg

Unfortunately, 15" performance tires for Cobras are pretty limited.

Check out http://www.rogerkrausracing.com/Cobra/ for some of the different tires for Cobras.

Incidentally, it looks like you have a CSX 4000 car on order (aluminum, I'm guessing based on the CSX number). It sounds like you are considering a 17" rim? This moves you away from the "classic look" that you referenced (especially on an aluminum CSX car).


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