26X11.50-17??? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Wheels & Tires



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 10-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
67mustang97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Region: Vermont
Posts: 645
26X11.50-17???

I'm looking at a set of Mt Et Street, 26X11.50-17. I'm not sure they will fit my17x10.5 rims. Would these be about the same as 315/35/17? If not what size would they be?
__________________


02 GT 5 spd. Best 1/4 12.28 @ 112mph
67mustang97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
Re: 26X11.50-17???

You could fit a wider tire on there but those will work just fine. The debate I would have is 26 vs 28 inch tire. Are you having to shift right before the 1/4?
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
67mustang97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Region: Vermont
Posts: 645
Re: 26X11.50-17???

Yeah I have to shift to 4th to keep my car around 5300-5500 in 3rd. What would the benefit of a 28" over a 26"? Would 28" tires fit I have an Eibach 1.5" pro kit on the car.
__________________


02 GT 5 spd. Best 1/4 12.28 @ 112mph
67mustang97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
Re: 26X11.50-17???

Quote:
Originally Posted by 67mustang97 View Post
Yeah I have to shift to 4th to keep my car around 5300-5500 in 3rd. What would the benefit of a 28" over a 26"? Would 28" tires fit I have an Eibach 1.5" pro kit on the car.
The 28" tire is going to lower your speed slightly but should prevent you from having to shift before the traps. The less you shift the faster your ET will be.
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 08:25 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: 26X11.50-17???

1 inch = 25.4mm for reference and a 10 wide rim works best with a 295-305 tire... but every tire manuf has different ways of getting their number and all very.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #6
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
Re: 26X11.50-17???

Quote:
Originally Posted by 67mustang97 View Post
Yeah I have to shift to 4th to keep my car around 5300-5500 in 3rd. What would the benefit of a 28" over a 26"? Would 28" tires fit I have an Eibach 1.5" pro kit on the car.
Also, a 28" tire will fit with that drop. My cobra is slammed and I run a 28" tire on occasion. At the moment I have a 26" tall ET street on some 17x9 wheels.
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 08:45 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: 26X11.50-17???

well keep offset/backspacing in mind. You dont want the tire hitting the fender. As the rear frontspacing reaches past 3.5 inches you should start to pay attention to the wheel travel. If you have a fat sidewall overlap also pay attention. Mine is at 4 inches front spacing on the wheel with a normal sidewall overlap and my tires will hit my rear fender lip if I push it hard.

The 3.5 inch frontspacing number is for 99-04 mustangs.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Wheels & Tires

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



02:24 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.