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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.

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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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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!

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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