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Old 12-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm looking into putting new rims and tires on my 2000 GT. I currently have 17" x 9" (i think) rims, with the rear having 275/40/17 tires and the front has 235/40/17. The car also has a 1.5" lowering kit.

I going to put 18" rims on the car however I'm not sure about tire to mach the rims. I would like to have 295/40/18 on back and 245/40/18 on the front; however will a 9 in rim work with these sizes?

If you have a picture of your vehicle with aftermarket rims and tires please post them so I can get a feel for what I want

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The 295/18 is doable, but I haven't seen 295/40/18. I have 18s on my car and my profile is 285/35s in the rear and 275/35s in front.

As for the 9in rims I'd say definitely not in the rear. Some tire shops will go ahead and "make that fit" for you, but I recommend a 10in wheel for the rear if you're going for 295s. The 9in in the front for 245s will work for sure.

Also I'd recommend with not going with such an extreme stagger. Too much grip in the rear as opposed to the front will induce understeer. If you're set on 295s for the rear I'd go no smaller than 265s in the rear, in which case you could keep the 9in fronts.
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Sorry, I meant to say no smaller than 265s in the FRONT, not the rear.
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The 295/18 is doable, but I haven't seen 295/40/18. I have 18s on my car and my profile is 285/35s in the rear and 275/35s in front.

As for the 9in rims I'd say definitely not in the rear. Some tire shops will go ahead and "make that fit" for you, but I recommend a 10in wheel for the rear if you're going for 295s. The 9in in the front for 245s will work for sure.

Also I'd recommend with not going with such an extreme stagger. Too much grip in the rear as opposed to the front will induce understeer. If you're set on 295s for the rear I'd go no smaller than 265s in the rear, in which case you could keep the 9in fronts.
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Can you send me some photos of the wheels from the front, back and side so i can see how it looks? I dont want to have my wheels sticking out to far past he fenders.

kenny31595@gmail.com or post on this thread.

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TX Mach, Can you send me some photos of the wheels from the front, back and side so i can see how it looks? I dont want to have my wheels sticking out to far past he fenders. kenny31595@gmail.com or post on this thread. Thanks!
Just go look at my thread in the general section, it's titled new wheels. I have 295/40//18 for the rear and 235/40/18 in the front. Enjoy
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Just go look at my thread in the general section, it's titled new wheels. I have 295/40//18 for the rear and 235/40/18 in the front. Enjoy
Is your front rim 18x9 and rear 18x10?
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18x8.5 and 18x10. I wish I had 18x10 all around though
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18x8.5 and 18x10. I wish I had 18x10 all around though
What size were the black bullet wheels and tires that i saw on it in the pictures? Those are the style I was looking at to put on mine.

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Kenny,

I would definitely run a least a 10" rim to fit a 295 tire on the rear. Also, keep tire height in mind. The sidewall number is simply a percentage. A 295/40/18 will be a good bit taller than a 245/40/18. You'll be much closer to the same height has your requested front tires with a 295/35/18.

If it were me, I'd run a 18x9 front and 18x10 rear. Use the tire sizes listed above and you'll be set. As long as the rims are designed to fit a Mustang, they'll be flush with the rear fenders!

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I would definitely run a least a 10" rim to fit a 295 tire on the rear. Also, keep tire height in mind. The sidewall number is simply a percentage. A 295/40/18 will be a good bit taller than a 245/40/18. You'll be much closer to the same height has your requested front tires with a 295/35/18.

If it were me, I'd run a 18x9 front and 18x10 rear. Use the tire sizes listed above and you'll be set. As long as the rims are designed to fit a Mustang, they'll be flush with the rear fenders!

Hit me up if you have more questions!

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Shane,

Im looking at the black bullet wheels 18x10 rear 18x9 front. I want to get some nice looking tires on the front and the back that do not stick out past the fenders. I also have at least a 1 in lowering kit (maybe more) and do not want to have any scrubbing.

So I'm not dead set on those sizes but not sure if the standard packages that are offered by american muscle 275/35/18 on front will fit.

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Shane,

Im looking at the black bullet wheels 18x10 rear 18x9 front. I want to get some nice looking tires on the front and the back that do not stick out past the fenders. I also have at least a 1 in lowering kit (maybe more) and do not want to have any scrubbing.

So I'm not dead set on those sizes but not sure if the standard packages that are offered by american muscle 275/35/18 on front will fit.

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I got my set of FR500s from AM in 18x9 275/35 front and 18x10 285/35 rear and can tell you that on my 03 Mach they fit PERFECTLY. They do not stick out past the fenders and no rolling of the fender is required. I can turn full lock to both directions and there is no rubbing in the front.
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I got my set of FR500s from AM in 18x9 275/35 front and 18x10 285/35 rear and can tell you that on my 03 Mach they fit PERFECTLY. They do not stick out past the fenders and no rolling of the fender is required. I can turn full lock to both directions and there is no rubbing in the front.
Thats awesome Thanks!!!

Did yours have a lowering kit?
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My car is lowered about 1.5" in front and 1" in rear. I used Steeda's stage 1 G-Trac suspenion kit.
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My car is lowered about 1.5" in front and 1" in rear. I used Steeda's stage 1 G-Trac suspenion kit.
That's it??? Gotta go lower man lol
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That's it??? Gotta go lower man lol
Ha, no I'm good. I daily the car and these roads are pretty unforgiving. I already have noticed my rear cats have dents and scrapes. Having to creep over speed bumps is already a pain. I'll leave the height alone I think. How far is yours lowered? I bet it looks nice.
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Ha, no I'm good. I daily the car and these roads are pretty unforgiving. I already have noticed my rear cats have dents and scrapes. Having to creep over speed bumps is already a pain. I'll leave the height alone I think. How far is yours lowered? I bet it looks nice.
I have the H&R ss springs in front and the race springs in the back. I love the drop. I think it's a 2in in front and 1.5 or 1.75in in the back. Ca roads are atrocious due to our earthquakes ******* them up but I get by just fine
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I never measured my drop. Steeda says they'll do approx 1.5in front and 1in rear. I need to post pics but I don't have any really nice ones. I'll make an album soon and pm you.
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Ok I made an album real quick, but I'm not one of the cool kids that can post links so you'll have to visit my page if you want to check them out. Sorry.
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Ok I made an album real quick, but I'm not one of the cool kids that can post links so you'll have to visit my page if you want to check them out. Sorry.
I tried to be one of the cool kids and post links but all I got was a frozen computer!
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Shane,

Im looking at the black bullet wheels 18x10 rear 18x9 front. I want to get some nice looking tires on the front and the back that do not stick out past the fenders. I also have at least a 1 in lowering kit (maybe more) and do not want to have any scrubbing.

So I'm not dead set on those sizes but not sure if the standard packages that are offered by american muscle 275/35/18 on front will fit.

Kenny
TXMach knows what's right! The wheels/tire packages we offer will certainly fit your lowered Mustang. They also sit flush with the fenders with, with no need for modification. I think we have exactly the look you're looking for!

Let me know if you have more questions!

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I got my set of FR500s from AM in 18x9 275/35 front and 18x10 285/35 rear and can tell you that on my 03 Mach they fit PERFECTLY. They do not stick out past the fenders and no rolling of the fender is required. I can turn full lock to both directions and there is no rubbing in the front.
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