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Old 02-27-2014, 12:51 AM   #81
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Thanks , it's helpfull ,
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:22 AM   #82
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I have an 08 GT with 18" factory wheels that are currently running 235/50/18's. I would like to go to a wider tire and stay with the factory wheels. I have not been able to get a clear answer as to what is the widest tire that would fit the current wheel.
any help would be great.
the car is a garage queen and does not see snow or rain so I am looking for summer tires.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:21 AM   #83
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There is no clear answer. The wider you go the more you pinch in the sidewalls and the more adverse wear pattern you are apt to see. The lower the profile the worse the problem becomes. IMHO you could go with 255's and shouldn't see a problem. Drop down 5% on the profile and your overall dia should be similar and not throw off your spedo.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:07 PM   #84
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Thank you.

So I am clear, you are thinking that A 255/45/18 would work?
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:18 AM   #85
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Sorry for the tardy response.. was out of town.
If your current tire is 235/50/18 then 255/45/18.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:15 PM   #86
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:32 AM   #87
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Whats up guys, wanted to get your opinion on some track/autocross tires that I could keep on for the summer months. I'm currently running Yoko Advan A/S Sports for my DD/Winter months on my staggered 2015 mustang gt w/ Performance pack rims. Great traction for the weather I get in KY. I plan on autocrossing this summer and going to a track or two. Do you guys have any preference on track tires that I could keep on for the street for a month or two as well? Obviously Michelin Pilot Sport ps2 come to mind but I also like being able to afford food to feed myself. I currently have 2 pirelli p zeros from the front tires that came with the car. I plan on keeping them, getting a set of aftermarket rims and running a square setup for the track. 255/40s 19x8.5 all the way around. I know its not preferable to run 2 different types of tires, especially at the track but I have a ton of tread left on these 2 front tires...and don't really want to purchase them again since the rears wore out pretty terribly and unevenly. Understandable due to the spirited driving but still.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:07 PM   #88
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Hoping someone can help me. I traded my stock wheels and tires which were 235-55R17 for a set of black wheels and tires that came off an 04 mustang, the size is 275-40r17. they fit fine, have an inch clearance when i turn my wheels all the way. I would like to fill the gap a little more so I want to know what size to buy, I guess these tires were sitting in this mustang swap shop for a while because now that I have driven for about a week I am seeing dry rot cracks all over them, there is still alot of tread but Im not comfortable drving on dryrotted tires. can I go with 275-45r17 maybe? I am looking for no more than an inch higher than the 275-40r17. Please help. thank you.
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:47 PM   #89
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What's the widest front tire that can go on a 2015 GT with PP? I like the M350 by MRR and want the 19x11 in back. Would 19x11 clear in the front or would the front have to be the 19x10?
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