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Falken makes a good tire and they’re typically less than a Conti or Michelin. Use to run their all seasons on a few different cars. I like Cooper tires as another lower cost alternative as well. We’ve run General on some of our SUV’s over the years but I don’t have experience with their tires for our cars unfortunately. But there are lower cost options from name brands out there that are pretty good for every day, street use.
I have also had good luck with Cooper tires. Used them for years.

On my 2013 Civic I took a chance and bought a set of tire by Sentry and was surprised at the quality..Not sure I would want them on a mustang doing 130 mph but they were gerat for my little civic and were $53 each 6 months ago.
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Falken makes a good tire and they’re typically less than a Conti or Michelin. Use to run their all seasons on a few different cars. I like Cooper tires as another lower cost alternative as well. We’ve run General on some of our SUV’s over the years but I don’t have experience with their tires for our cars unfortunately. But there are lower cost options from name brands out there that are pretty good for every day, street use.
My shop put Falkens on my AMG. I’m not digging them at all so won’t be using them again. For an all season tire the performance in the wet was downright bad. We’ve got Conti ECS 02 on the Mustang and love those though.
 

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My shop put Falkens on my AMG. I’m not digging them at all so won’t be using them again. For an all season tire the performance in the wet was downright bad. We’ve got Conti ECS 02 on the Mustang and love those though.
That’s good to know on the Falkens. It’s been about 5 years since I last had a set of their all seasons and they were pretty good back then, although I was running them on a Chevy Malibu and not a Mustang or AMG. I’ve seen a few people post good things about their track tires, but those are necessarily ideal for street driving especially in wet conditions
 

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Of all goods yes we’re a net importer . Of oil, we are still a net exporter by over 1 million barrels per day.
Edit to add: oil production has increased every year since 2020 also
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Thanks for update. I'm shocked we're exporting oil to Saudi though. I'm gussing ing they have excess refining capacity that they are marginally pricihing to make fuels
 

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I'm shocked we're exporting oil to Saudi though.
Saudis don't refine much. We're exporting LNG or other products. It's probably just measured in barrel equivalent.
 

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A big part of the problem for the OP, and me, is the tire selection for 305/35/19. Not much choice.
Nitto: NT555G2, NT05, NT555RII
Michelin: PSS, PSC2
Pirelli: P Zero, P Zero PZ4 (plus a winter tire which we aren't talking about here)
M/T: E/T Street S/S

Nittos seem to have a horrible reputation and the Pirellis are more than the PSS.
 

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A big part of the problem for the OP, and me, is the tire selection for 305/35/19. Not much choice.
Nitto: NT555G2, NT05, NT555RII
Michelin: PSS, PSC2
Pirelli: P Zero, P Zero PZ4 (plus a winter tire which we aren't talking about here)
M/T: E/T Street S/S

Nittos seem to have a horrible reputation and the Pirellis are more than the PSS.
I’m really surprised that the options are so limited in that size. Never understood that.
 

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A big part of the problem for the OP, and me, is the tire selection for 305/35/19. Not much choice.
Nitto: NT555G2, NT05, NT555RII
Michelin: PSS, PSC2
Pirelli: P Zero, P Zero PZ4 (plus a winter tire which we aren't talking about here)
M/T: E/T Street S/S

Nittos seem to have a horrible reputation and the Pirellis are more than the PSS.
And 305's are going to almost always be $400-500 each
 
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Unfortunately with 305/35/19s you are limited to what's out there.
 

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I’m really surprised that the options are so limited in that size. Never understood that.
because 305/30 is "more correct". Stop bucking the rest of civilization and buy 305/30 like everybody else. Or 295/35 which is basically the same as 305/35.
 

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because 305/30 is "more correct". Stop bucking the rest of civilization and buy 305/30 like everybody else. Or 295/35 which is basically the same as 305/35.
I am non-conforming 🤣

And I roll on 20’s so no skin off my teeth LOL
 

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I’m really surprised that the options are so limited in that size. Never understood that.
I know!! Anyone going from stock PP1s to 10"x11" in the 19" wheel, the 305 give you the comparable sidewall. 315 would be equal, but there is only a drag tire in that size. Going to 20" (305/30/20) wheels doesn't help since those cost more and the equal tires are just as expensive. There are some less expensive options, but I think Ford, like other manufacturers, chose the PS4s (originally) to match what the vehicle is capable of. Not that I drive like I'm in an F1 car, but its better to have it and not need it vs the opposite (it's not my grocery-getter, either!😉).
 

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I know!! Anyone going from stock PP1s to 10"x11" in the 19" wheel, the 305 give you the comparable sidewall. 315 would be equal, but there is only a drag tire in that size. Going to 20" (305/30/20) wheels doesn't help since those cost more and the equal tires are just as expensive. There are some less expensive options, but I think Ford, like other manufacturers, chose the PS4s (originally) to match what the vehicle is capable of. Not that I drive like I'm in an F1 car, but its better to have it and not need it vs the opposite (it's not my grocery-getter, either!😉).
I agree. And being that I have 20’s for summer, can confirm the tires aren’t any less expensive. Just seems odd. As Matt mentioned, 30 profile is the more common profile on the 305/19’s but that’s getting a bit thin on sidewall for street use, especially the roads around here
 

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