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With the stock 18's, I doubt you would rub even with the widest recommended tire for that rim size. Tirerack lists the recommended wheel sizes under "specs" for each tire.
Tire brand/type depends on what you're looking for; cheap? performance? summer? all season? For a DD that's not driven hard, there are a lot of low to mid priced tires that are just fine. But if you have an aggressive driving style, track or motor-X, then the choices narrow significantly.
Thanks for all the help/advice.
I am not performance /aggressive driving or motorX'
Just average mustang driving.
I was hoping someone could state what is to biggest tire
I could run without rubbing.
I thought this had already been discussed on here but I cannot locate it.
JDMCBRIDE, that is a good looking mustag.
Thanks for the advice/information.
Ok now.....Is the question " What's the biggest tire I can run without rubbing " on your stock 18" 8.5" rims or on others...?????
I have 255/45/18 Nitto's (555) up front on 9" rims and 305/40/18 Nitto 555R's out back on 10" rims with no rubbing issues at all..
"What is the biggest tire I can run on my stock 18'' wheels without rubbing"?
is the question.
I just thought with all the mustang owners on here that would be a very quick
way for me to find out for sure.
If you mean wide, then you won't have any problems as the max width of a tire on a factory 18 x 8.5" wheel is 275mm (I wouldn't recommend that though as the sidewall will be buldging a lot over the wheel). The factory offset of the wheels would keep a tire this wide from rubbing.
If you mean tall, then it would depend if you have lowered your car. The diameter of a factory wheel/tire is approximately 27". I wouldn't go past 28" for a daily driver (remember that you are affecting the final ratio by installing larger diameter tires).
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My car is stock, not lowered.
What I mean by ''biggest tire'' is BOTH width & height.
I want to fill up the fender well with tire.
If a 275 is the widest & 28 is the tallest tire , what would
be the numbers for that tire. (Such as 215x60x16)
I am not concerned about the correct speedometer reading.
Thank you for your reply.
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