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Was wondering if only a slingshot dealership can replace tires are does anyone use a normal tire stores..not sure if a normal tire store would have the ability to remove and replace rear wheel..thanks in advance for replies
 

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My local small tire shop has a touchless mounting machine.
Bought my rear tire (BFGoodrich G-FORCE SPORT COMP-2) on Amazon for $92
Local tire shop charged $20 for mount, balance, dispose of old.

As for the tire.....still unsure. Got it on and the weather turned cold.
Cold roads, cold tire, Slingshot with a Pedal Commander set on sport +3............
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Cold tires can make big difference..used to ride motorcycles with slicks on the track..when it was cold you better ride very carefully for a couple of laps to get heat into the tire..amazing difference once tires warm up...that sounds like a great price for the rear tire and mounting thanks
 

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I googled that tire and the reviews sure seem to suggest that should be a good tire for the slingshot..
 

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I had a Toyo Proxes TR1 on the rear prior.
That performed no differently than the stock Kenda.
Dry performance medium to low. Slip and slide with any sign of a wet road.

I am going to see how this G-FORCE sticks to the road in the rear before committing to front tires.

Other choices for fronts are:
Firestone FIREHAWK INDY 500
Hankook Ventus V12 evo 2
Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 (have these on my wife's car...simply awesome grip)

There are tons of "lesser known" brands out there but, reviews on quality were too mixed.
 

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (Ultra Performance Tire) IMHO are the best but expensive. They stick like glue. Google performance tires and you will see how they rate. Discount tires sells them. I have them and absolutely do not regret paying the high price.
 

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Cold roads, cold tire, Slingshot with a Pedal Commander set on sport +3............
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Ya brother I hear ya!!
I just put that same Pedal Commander on, and put it on that same setting. It was a cold day on the trial run. Took off down the road, shifted into 2nd, and the SS went sideways on me!!
Scary shit!!

#poormansturbo!!!
 

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Was wondering if only a slingshot dealership can replace tires are does anyone use a normal tire stores..not sure if a normal tire store would have the ability to remove and replace rear wheel..thanks in advance for replies
Like the others have said, no big deal for pretty much any tire store to mount and balance any of the tires on the Slingshot.
 

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A few months ago I had Discount Tires mount Nitto 22s on the front. I chose the Nitto tires after researching, including in this and other SS forums. I have to say the Nittos handle much much better than the originals, I'm very pleased with them. Only a couple thousand miles, so I can't say yet how they'll hold up.
 

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (Ultra Performance Tire) IMHO are the best but expensive. They stick like glue. Google performance tires and you will see how they rate. Discount tires sells them. I have them and absolutely do not regret paying the high price.
Did you put Michelin tires on your slingshot all the way around?
 

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Was wondering if only a slingshot dealership can replace tires are does anyone use a normal tire stores..not sure if a normal tire store would have the ability to remove and replace rear wheel..thanks in advance for replies
Who told you only a dealer can mount a tire? Mine told me they farm out the job to a local tire store because they don’t have a mounting machine. As for removing a wheel, you can do that yourself. It’s just a normal car wheel.
 

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Like rghurst said,
As for removing a wheel, you can do that yourself.
I took the back wheel off, thew it in the back of the truck, took it down to Discount Tire and got a Nitto.

I have not done the front yet but I will probably go with Nitto or Michelin. I had Michelin on my Audi A6 and loved them.
 
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