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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 06-09-2003 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know which model of Good Year tire comes on the 99+ GTs from the factory? I know the sidewall says Eagle, but upon comparing online pictures of tires, I believe it looks to be the Good Year Gatorbacks.

I need an answer "quick" if anybody can help. Got a flat today, the tire can't be repaired (sidewall damage...grrr), and I need just one new tire. Shops in the area, even Ford dealer, don't have any in stock...need to order from the warehouse.

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'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
'76 Cobra--project

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 06-09-2003 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frank this is off the www.edmunds.com site

Vehicle: 1999 Ford Mustang GT

Final Assembly earborn, Mich., USA

Drivetrain:4.6-liter, SOHC 2V V8, 260hp @ 5250 rpm; 302 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm; 5-speed manual; RWD.

EPA rating:17 mpg City / 24 mpg Highway
Curb Weight: 3242

Suspension: f-MacPherson strut; r-live axle; antiroll bars; four-wheel disc brakes; ABS; traction control.

Tires / Wheels: P245/45ZR-17s on 17 x 8-inch wheels.

If you have problems finding a tire let me know the Sons working part-time for a buddy of his at the local tire co.

Sam

LOL...
: Dearborn comes out earborn

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Moneypit
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From: Sacramento CA
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posted 06-10-2003 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told the factory tires were Gatorbacks by Amrica's Tire when I started looking for replacements.

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IIGood
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posted 06-10-2003 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered a pair of Gatorbacks yesterday (after poking around Tirerack.com a little, comparing tread patterns), and dang...those suckers aren't cheap for a stock tire. Tricky to find too! Nobody had 'em in stock, the shop I ordered them from could get them by this afternoon, so I'm going up tomorrow morning to get them mounted.

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'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
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RADRIDE
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posted 06-11-2003 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RADRIDE   Click Here to Email RADRIDE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went through the stock gatorback b/s and figured the F1 Goodyear was a much better tire and was a lot cheaper.After putting them on I never thougt about that decision again.

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Moneypit
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posted 06-12-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ended up replacing mine with Yokohama A520's. Been pretty happy with them.

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