Topic: Big Heavy Car Tire Help
Ok all. I’ll make this as short as possible. We have the Tophat themed Lincoln Mark VIII from Gingerman. We won one IOE and have a third place class C finish as well. We are back from the COVID years and are returning this October. We ran three years on 500 treadwead no name Amazon tires that lasted us three races. This is probably our last race with the car and we want to try the race with “proper” race tires. Stock tire size is 225/60/16. Our options are 225/50/16 200 treadwear options including Falken, Hancook and Dunlop’s or 225/55/16 300 treadwead options including Riken Raptors. We’ve seen 235/55/16 options occasionally for 300 treadwear, which gets close to original diameter.
For those of you with Mark VIIIs or similar model year Cougars and Thunderbirds, what’s your recommendation? We are running the original 16x7 “snowflake” rims with no suspension mods or other trickery (other than the airbags were long ago replaced). We are looking forward to one final run with the cad and then will likely be selling and building something new in the future.
Thanks for your advice and we can’t wait to get back in the saddle!