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I recently acquired my first (bare with me) Mustang and, although fairly new, am considering replacing tires (Nitto NT 555's mounted on Vossen CV3 wheels). Currently, I have 245/35/20 on front and 275/30/20 on rear. For starters, the sidewall difference does not make sense to me and may explain the small gap between tire and wheel on rear. Insight and suggestions are much appreciated. I am thinking of changing out for 255/35/20 and 285/35/20.
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Your front tires are .25 inches taller than the rears. If you change to the size you suggested your rear tires are going to be .75 taller than the fronts. Whats the problem with what you have now I don't get it? Is the car lowered? Got pics?
Last edited by Speed Buggy; 03-16-2013 at 06:54 PM.
Yes, there should now be some pictures up as I just joined the forum. There is a small gap between sidewall and rim on rears. I was speculating they should have been 275/35/20 instead of 275/30/20 to cover the gap. Moreover, I was thinking I may replace fronts if I were to replace rear and go with a wider stance.
When doing staggered sizes, sometimes the sidewall size has to be different in order to keep the overall height equal or a bit taller on the rear. It really depends on the actual tire sizes selected.
As for the gap from the tire and the rim, that could be tire design. Not an issue unless the tire is extremely narrow for the rim. A lot of tires have a protective bead along the rim edge that does not sit tight to the rim.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I am a newbie but already love this place. I think I am going to rock the E_cox310 setup of 255/35/20 front and 295/35/20. I know they are not the nicest but I will probably stick with the Nitto NT55 Extreme ZR's on my Vossens as I have found some good deals.
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