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post #1 of 7 Old 11-03-2015, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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The Raptors Tires are Custom Engineered.



Ford and Michelin are now officially in bed together

The two companies have recently signed on to an official relationship which will see the French company supply rubber for Ford Performance vehicles.

These won't be any old off the rack rubbers, no, engineers from both parties will collaborate to develop unique compounds and constructions for each and every vehicle to come out of the basement at Ford Performance.

“We have a long relationship with Michelin, and could not ask for a better teammate to help extract maximum capability from our vehicles,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance. “That confidence extends from our upcoming racing effort at Le Mans in 2016 with the all-new Ford GT, to the Ford Performance vehicle lineup, including Shelby GT350 and F-150 Raptor.”

The Raptor won't wear Michelins however, instead they farmed the branding out to the more rugged BFGoodrich and their All-Terrain T/A KO2

“Our tire development teams are excited to be working hand-in-hand with Ford on these amazing vehicles,” said Thom Roach, vice president, original equipment marketing, Michelin North America. “The Michelin Pilot tires and BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires on Ford Performance vehicles are all custom-tuned to help maximize vehicle performance on multiple fronts.”
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but how do the T/A KO2 for the raptor differ from the T/A KO2 you can get from Tire Rack?



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So, when will they offer a Pilot Supersport??

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So, when will they offer a Pilot Supersport??

only the ones built every other sunday and available in Mexico



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Bespoke wheels for Ford vehicles? I'm on board with that! Why won't the Raptor have Michelin tires?
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They will, through Michelin's subsidiary BFGoodrich.
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This beats having the tread pattern of the tires on our seats, like what RAM did to the Rebel...horrible thing to do.
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