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Old 06-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

Hey guys, I'm a new member.

I was given a set of wheels for my old lady's car as a wedding gift. The wheels are the stock Mustang GT wheels in the Bullit style off a 2006 model. I know they are 17", and I believe they are 17"x8".

I might be in the same pickle as this member:
Will 2006 GT rims fit on a 2004?

If I am to order wheels spacers, what kind of spacing will I need?

Also, the stock tire on the 2002 is 25.7" tall (225/55/16), whereas the tire used on these newer wheels is 27.2" tall (235/55/17). Will the standard 235/55/17 tire work okay with the old lady's mustang, or should I pull it back a little to 235/50/17?

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.

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Hey guys, I'm a new member.

I was given a set of wheels for my old lady's car as a wedding gift. The wheels are the stock Mustang GT wheels in the Bullit style off a 2006 model. I know they are 17", and I believe they are 17"x8".

I might be in the same pickle as this member:
Will 2006 GT rims fit on a 2004?

If I am to order wheels spacers, what kind of spacing will I need?

Also, the stock tire on the 2002 is 25.7" tall (225/55/16), whereas the tire used on these newer wheels is 27.2" tall (235/55/17). Will the standard 235/55/17 tire work okay with the old lady's mustang, or should I pull it back a little to 235/50/17?

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.

Ryan
Idk about spacers, but hopefully someone will chime in. Do you have a tuner? Because the speedo will be thrown off. If you can replace the tires with the correct sized tires then you should be good other than the backspacing.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Re: 2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

Thank you for the reply. I am not concerned with a 1-4% speedometer difference. I can calculate that upon purchase of tires. Most importantly i need the spacing difference and to know how tall of a tire will fit with no mods. Thanks.

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Re: 2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

I'm doing more of my own research here, and I've come up with this.

The Stock Mustang GT wheels have the following specs:
17x8
Offset: 45mm
Backspacing: 6.32"

Does anyone know the numbers on a stock 2002 v6 mustang wheel? By doing a little subtraction, I should be able to know how thick of a spacer I should buy.

I'm not a wheel expert here. I was trying to read/comprehend what offset and backspacing mean. In this case, it seems like a spacer affects the backspacing, right?

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Re: 2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

I think I remember guys running about 1" spacers to adapt the new wheels to the earlier Mustangs...
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Re: 2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

I found a 2003 SVT Cobra wheel that has a stock measurement of 19mm offset. 45-19 = 26. 25mm would be about right, and 1 inch is ~25mm.

1 inch spacer, it is!

For anyone who is curious, I've decided to go with a 245/45/17 size tire. It provides an almost identical circumference and is less than 1/2 inch wider than what the wheel was originally designed for.

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Re: 2006 GT Stock Bullit 17x8 -> 2002 Mustang v6

they will fit, but you need a spacer as said, not a big deal wont look odd or anything just something you need.
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