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Running on the edge

Old 02-15-2006, 11:07 PM
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+1... i want to see some pics. I'm not possitive either if the 275 will fit. Can someone PLEASE ring in on this one?
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Yes but you have an earlier model mustang, probably with 16 inch wheels. I have an 03 with 17's. Does anybody have any pictures of the torque thrust wheels with 255's or 275's????
I should have mine mounted next Tuesday or Wednesday. I just bought a set of BFG T/A 2 DR's and an extra set of 1998 cobras (17x8 = stock GT wheel size) for the track and Fun Ford Weekend. I'll post pis as soon as they are mated. ATM they just sit next to each other in the diningroom....



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Old 02-15-2006, 11:21 PM
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Here's a quick machup so you can see what kind of overlap you will really have. I wouldn't put 275's on my 8" rims for daily driving, but for track wheels wheer I will be running at a much lower psi vs. the street, I think they will work just fine.




I think they will look pretty slick
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:33 PM
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Nice rims eman
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:35 PM
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Thank you sir! I love the silver cobras. Everyone likes to hate on them for some reason though...
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:36 PM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:39 PM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
You took it down? How about they don't make a 275/45, so you got the 275/40
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:53 PM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
You took it down? How about they don't make a 275/45, so you got the 275/40
Well thats just what I typed into www.tires.com and got back out.

It makes since though thats all they make.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:56 PM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
You took it down? How about they don't make a 275/45, so you got the 275/40
Well thats just what I typed into www.tires.com and got back out.

It makes since though thats all they make.
I was just messing with ya. I know that you know theres a diff and why. I was just giving you a hard time
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:20 AM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
You took it down? How about they don't make a 275/45, so you got the 275/40
Well thats just what I typed into www.tires.com and got back out.

It makes since though thats all they make.
I was just messing with ya. I know that you know theres a diff and why. I was just giving you a hard time
Do you really think you are gonna have a problem with 275s on the back of a DD?? I honestly don't think that the D/Rs are making that much difference. I would think a regular tire at a regular pressure would fit???

In any case, the original poster is gonna get nittos anyways, so 275s are the right choice for him. I just dunno about a regular tire'd car?
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:28 AM
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My rims are the same size as all stock 99+ GT rims. I have no problems whatsoever running with 275s in the rear.

In the front I wouldn't bother. There is a slight possiblity they will rub when you are turning, and I don't think it will make much difference up there anyway.

The only other problem I can see with running 275s is what I said about me running drag radials. I dunno if this makes any difference. I am running a pretty low tire pressure for a street car (20 PSI or thereabouts).

I am also running a 275/40 instead of a 245/45. I took the sidewall down the 5 to make up for the hieght difference.
You took it down? How about they don't make a 275/45, so you got the 275/40
Well thats just what I typed into www.tires.com and got back out.

It makes since though thats all they make.
I was just messing with ya. I know that you know theres a diff and why. I was just giving you a hard time
Do you really think you are gonna have a problem with 275s on the back of a DD?? I honestly don't think that the D/Rs are making that much difference. I would think a regular tire at a regular pressure would fit???

In any case, the original poster is gonna get nittos anyways, so 275s are the right choice for him. I just dunno about a regular tire'd car?
I'm sure he'll be fine with the 275's, but for me and my DR's I'll only have them on to and from the track. Or at least I say that now. They are too sticky and too expensive for me to run everyday.
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