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Old 11-12-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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getting new wheels

and i need some help


i'm getting the chrome roush wheels (real roush, no replicas)
front will be 18x9, rear will be 18x10

first off--
will i need spacers for these wheels?

secondly, what are the best tires and best size for these? (cost is not an issue--i want something thats gonna protect them from curb-rash)

third--with the larger wheels, is recalibration of the speedo necessary?

sorry i'm clueless lol
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: getting new wheels

You should be fine 18x10's shouldnt have any clearence issues at all. What size tire are you going to be running on these? figure out what size tire you are going to run and compare the height with your current tire. Post up current and new tire size and I'll let you know!
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Re: getting new wheels

right now this is what i have

17x9 all around 275/40/17 rear and 255/40/17 front
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Re: getting new wheels

any idea what tire brand/model you want on the new wheels? sizes?
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Re: getting new wheels

thats why i included question 2 lol i need opinions
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Re: getting new wheels

you would basically have to go with a 275/35/18 in order to not make any changes (this is rear tire size)... but if you have a handheld programmer you can change it for whater size tire you get.
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Re: getting new wheels

whether or not you need spacers or have any rubbing issues will depend on the offset of the wheels...
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Re: getting new wheels

also, i would suggest wider than a 275 on a 10" wheel...that's a bit on the small side...I have 285's on a 10" wheel, and most of the guys on here will say you need anywhere from a 295 to a 325 on a 10" wheel depending on the application...
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Re: getting new wheels

if she order's the ones for 99-04 mustangs there should be no fitment issues.
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Re: getting new wheels

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you would basically have to go with a 275/35/18 in order to not make any changes (this is rear tire size)... but if you have a handheld programmer you can change it for whater size tire you get.
275 in the rear would be a bad bad idea....brad, you missed half her post I think. She is going to run 10" rims in the back...275 would not work at all.

You need to go at least 295 out back, you might could get away with a 285, but just do 295 or 305 and be done with it. This will offer the best curb protection.

I forgot what sidewall height the 295s and 305s come in...but I believe it is around a 30....which would pretty much be fine for your speedo. I think we have a wheel size calc on the site...so you could check out the differences with that.
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Re: getting new wheels

295/30/18 would probably be the best choice, but it will be a bit shorter of a tire throwing your mph off slightly unless you adjust for it.
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Re: getting new wheels

By the way Nicole...do you have an X-Cal already? If you do, correcting is nothing more than inputting the new tire height and storing the change.
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Re: getting new wheels

i agree, 275 isnt the best choice but it will fit nonetheless...

275/35ZR18
Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per tire
Speed Rating “Y” = 186mph (300kph) 95Y SL Treadwear: 300
Traction: AA
Temperature: A300 AA A
1521 lbs.
51 psi
10/32"
28 lbs. 9-11"
9.5"
10.9"
NA
25.6"
814

295/35ZR18
Load Index 99 = 1709lbs (775kg) per tire
Speed Rating “Y” = 186mph (300kph) 99Y SL Treadwear: 300
Traction: AA
Temperature: A300 AA A
1709 lbs.
51 psi
10/32"
31 lbs. 10-11.5"
10.5"
11.9"
NA
26.1"
798


those numbers are for BFG KDW's... Height on 275/40/17 is 25.6" The 295's are only a half inch taller but you will see a difference on your speedo....
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Re: getting new wheels

They will only fit if your name is Cody and you want to have your tires stretched out on the rim like both the black gt and white saleen. And have no curb protection.
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Re: getting new wheels

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By the way Nicole...do you have an X-Cal already? If you do, correcting is nothing more than inputting the new tire height and storing the change.
no but i'm looking to purchase it as my birthday gift to myself in january
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Re: getting new wheels

Goodyear GS-D3 would probably be a good tire choice. People seem to really like these tires, even though I have no personal experiance with them.
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These are what the Roush Mustangs come stock with. 295's rear, 265's front.
They work pretty good in the dry but suck in the rain. I used them the whole time I had my Roush.
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Re: getting new wheels

yeah i'm gonna need tires that don't suck in the rain/snow lol
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Re: getting new wheels

Nitto Street Radials have always worked for me. When I had the GT, they were great in the rain and the dry.

As for the snow, a 10" wheel is going to suck donkey balls in the snow....you will want some different, narrower, rims for the snow.
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Re: getting new wheels

well this is my plan---keep the wheels i have now for the winter, swap them out for the summer
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Re: getting new wheels

every tire brand is a little bit different some are wider than others so before you buy make sure you research and ensure you dont need the next wider size or smaller etc. I would say 275~ up front and 305 rear (at least 295 rear)
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Re: getting new wheels

As far as tire brands go, my brand of choice is Toyo, I have always had awesome luck and mileage from their tires...For Extreme Performance, I use the Toyo T1R Proxes...
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Re: getting new wheels

Nicole, run a 275/35-18 in the front and a 295/305 30 in the rear. Your speedo won't be off enough to worry, it already reads about 5 mph fast at highway speeds anyway.

As far as brands...I'm loving my bfg G-force sports. Decent on your pocket book and good mileage. I'm around 20k on mine now with plenty left and that's a miracle for me.
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Re: getting new wheels

Nicole, i've got 275/35/18's on all 4 corners nitto street tires and i like em, they are decent at the track(for 18's) and handle well in dry or rain
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Re: getting new wheels

see if yokahoma avs es100s are in that size, I am on my second set of those and they are a good tire (look good, ride good, wear good, etc) and are not super expensive.
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Nicole, i've got 275/35/18's on all 4 corners nitto street tires and i like em, they are decent at the track(for 18's) and handle well in dry or rain
+1. They have great dry traction and good long life (I pulled 25k out of mine when I sold my GT and they still had about 70-75% tread left)...and they are very good in the rain. They will be about 200ish per tire for 18s...150-160ish for 17s.
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