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    Marauder Tires

    New Tires for the Marauder. The Firestones are "H" speed rated to 130MPH and the Fuzion are "W" rated to 168MPH.

    Any thoughts on the Fuzion Tires?

    I will around 130mph at the Drag Strip but only for a few seconds. The MM can easily exceed 130MPH but I don't foresee it.

    Thanks for your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailsmen View Post
    New Tires for the Marauder. The Firestones are "H" speed rated to 130MPH and the Fuzion are "W" rated to 168MPH.

    Any thoughts on the Fuzion Tires?

    I will around 130mph at the Drag Strip but only for a few seconds. The MM can easily exceed 130MPH but I don't foresee it.

    Thanks for your input.
    I used Nitto Motiva in Factory Size for many years. Great tires for all around performance.
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    Fusion tires are owned by Bridgestone
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    Fuzion tires are pretty cheap. Not something I'd ever remotely consider running.

    Are you still running stock size tires? I know Continental has DWS 06's in factory sizes.


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    Buy THESE and don't look BACK...BEST All Weather High Performance Tires for a Mercury MARAUDER

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus | 255/55ZR18 (tirerack.com)

    255/50/18 FRONT
    255/55/18 REAR on STOCK RIMS

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    Second on Nitto Motivo. Quiet, grippy for an all season, not the most precise steering tires ever but once you take a set they're good. Comfortable, and the sidewalls look good on the car

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    +1 on Nitto Motivo. All year. Sun or snow.

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    I'm currently running Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06+ rubber on mine for a few months now. Stock rims; 255/45R18 up front and 255/55R18 in the rear. Stock ride height, no rubbing. They're pricey, but very very good tires. I can mash the throttle in the rain with T/C off and it will only spin for a second.

    Only issue is my full size spare. It has one of the old Coopers on it from the front (235/50R18) which is far smaller in diameter than the new rears. I suppose for short distance it'll be fine but I'm worried if I get a blowout far from home. I cannot fit the rears in the front so if I get a flat on the rear axle I'm not sure what I'd do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baloneyhomie View Post
    I'm currently running Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06+ rubber on mine for a few months now. Stock rims; 255/45R18 up front and 255/55R18 in the rear. Stock ride height, no rubbing. They're pricey, but very very good tires. I can mash the throttle in the rain with T/C off and it will only spin for a second.
    CONGRATS! EXCELLENT choice!

    Quote Originally Posted by baloneyhomie View Post
    Only issue is my full size spare. It has one of the old Coopers on it from the front (235/50R18) which is far smaller in diameter than the new rears. I suppose for short distance it'll be fine but I'm worried if I get a blowout far from home. I cannot fit the rears in the front so if I get a flat on the rear axle I'm not sure what I'd do.
    THAT^^^ has been the Question since the Summer of 2002 when some of us picked ours up from the Dealer. no worries...it's the same as if it were a "doughnut spare"..limited MPH for limited miles for EMERGENCY use ONLY, if needed.

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    Make that +3 on Nitto Motivo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackNBlack View Post
    THAT^^^ has been the Question since the Summer of 2002 when some of us picked ours up from the Dealer. no worries...it's the same as if it were a "doughnut spare"..limited MPH for limited miles for EMERGENCY use ONLY, if needed.
    Ah, good to know. I actually wanted a full size spare on the car (Mine's a 300B. I just got my hands on a junkyard S197 mustang wheel that is the same design as the MM wheels) due to the fact I didn't really trust a donut on a car this large. I suppose if I do go on a very long road trip I may pick up a tire of the same size. Either way, the thick sidewall on the rears makes the process a bit difficult since they probably will not fit on the front. Oh well.
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    I went with Firestone Destination LE3, H rated.

    I checked all my Drag Strip Data and all finishes below 125MPH.

    Thanks for the help.
    1/4 Mile Time 11.542 @ 121.19 MPH
    195,000 Miles & 275+ Runs Down the 1,320’
    541.57 RWHP & 476.64 RWTQ on DynoJet
    Tuned by Aric at Injected Engineering
    Vortech Super Charger V-2 “T” Trim, 19 PSI
    8 Rib Belt, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Dampner
    Air to Air Intercooler, Mini-race Bypass
    Ford Cobra Remanufactured Long Block
    Snow Performance Water-Methanol Injection
    Kooks Headers & X Pipe
    GT MAF, 60lb injectors, Dash 8, Aero Rails, Twin Ford GT Pumps,
    Kinsler Fuel Filter, Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
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    31 Ford Spline Axles & Detroit Truetrac, 4:10 Ford Racing Gears
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