February 24, 2013
Nothing changes the look of your car more than the right wheel/tire combo.
After a very long process of deciding on which wheel & tire combo to go with on my new to me Sterling Grey "11 GT, I finally decided on these Charcoal AMR wheels with the new Mickey Thompson Street Comp tires. I went with the stock tire size and 18x8's for now, as I plan on getting an extra pair of 18x10 Charcoal AMRs and some drag radials to help me reach my future goals.
Condition of wheels: A+
Condition of tires: A+
Small details: A+
After doing a thorough inspection of each wheel, they all were in perfect shape. I used a rag and some water to remove the tire slime from the lips, which was no biggie. Actually thanks for using that as it helps protect the finish of the lips during tire installation. These specific tires are so new, they still have the mold residue on them from the M/T factory. Wiping them off with a rag removes the residue. The hardest part was waiting for it to stop raining so I could install them on the car. 2 days waiting for the rain to stop, is very painful wait I might add. Rain sucks.
Anywho. My factory Pirellis had just over 28k miles and were starting to ride very rough as they wore. I installed these and used the supplied Syncing tool for the TPMS, following the instructions from the supplied DVD. The Syncing process could not be easier. All went according to plan. HOLY COW what a difference this combo makes on the car. In the daytime, the color compliments the Sterling Grey perfectly. They give the car a definite Sinister look that screams "Don't mess with me" to lesser cars on the road. At night they look even better.
My driving habits are spirited on the streets, but I don't drive crazy. I save my racing for the drag strip. However, these new tires are this close "- -" to having drag radial grip, for stop and go scenarios on deserted back roads. Overall ride quality improved dramatically vs my worn OEM Pirellis. They do not exhibit any road noise that I can tell. The balance job that the AM crew did was straight and true. Zero vibration and very smooth riding. Turn in grip is right now. I am very happy that I chose these new M/T tires to go with my AMR wheels. If you have a darker color, these wheels and tires will look fantastic. I highly recommend them.
Thanks AM crew for the service and best bang for the buck wheel/tire combo out there for our cars.
I am absolutely blown away.