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Old 10-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hey all. Getting my new car tomorrow

wheel question, for a performance package 2013 mustang, what set up do you guys think:

front....rear
18x8....18x9
18x8...18x10
18x9...18x10
19x8.5....19x9.5
19x9.5....19x10

remember, the performance package comes with 19s NOT staggered, but i'm looking to get another rim/tire set of all seasons staggered.

will mud and junk fly up on my car in the rear for the 10s? How do i check what tire i need based on the rim size? tirerack.com just asks model...

how about the spedometer goin from 19s to 18s...
and i can do this myself, right, no mods necessary...just gotta find out the different profiles/hieights for 18s vs 19s?
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Is the car lowered at all? My 2012 is lowered about 1 1/2 inches with 18s and it fills in the wheel gap fairly well, although I think 19s would fill it in even better. As far as width, mine are staggered 9"/10" and I love it. At first, there was an issue with mud spatter on the fenders, but I got the stealth style mudguards and that fixed the issue, while complimenting the staggered stance. Given the choices you listed, I'd say 19x9.5/19x10. Plus invest in some mudguards, they aren't expensive.
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not sure on height you can do that math, ill just list the widths i would go with

18x8....18x9
255....275

18x8...18x10
255....295

18x9...18x10
275....295

19x8.5....19x9.5
255/265...295

19x9.5....19x10
275/285...295
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Is the car lowered at all? My 2012 is lowered about 1 1/2 inches with 18s and it fills in the wheel gap fairly well, although I think 19s would fill it in even better. As far as width, mine are staggered 9"/10" and I love it. At first, there was an issue with mud spatter on the fenders, but I got the stealth style mudguards and that fixed the issue, while complimenting the staggered stance. Given the choices you listed, I'd say 19x9.5/19x10. Plus invest in some mudguards, they aren't expensive.
I got pretty much the same setup. 18x9 255/45 up front, 18x10 275/40 in the rear. Also lowered just over an inch. It fills the wheel wells nicely but I think if you did 18's up front and 19's out back it would be perfect. You have a pic of those mud guards Florida3.7? Here's some pics btw. It's sits nice
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But since you have a 13, I actually wouldn't do 18's. I think with the 2013's painted rockers and such it makes the car look fatter and lower and 18's just look to small. Go with 19's on all corners. Just my opinion though.
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Here's a few pics Cyclone. Ignore the mud spatter in the first one. I had just installed the mudguards and hadn't washed the car yet haha. In the second you can see that the mudguards line up almost perfectly with the rear tires.


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May have to invest in some of those although I haven't had too much of a problem with mud splatter. Wouldn't hurt though. Like the GT500's btw. Was debating between those and the Saleens for awhile. But now that they have those black AMR's, I may be swapping to those next year as I love them.
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cheers

did i ever mention you guys are awesome. thanks for the quick responses

how about 18s w/ a bigger profile to fill the wheel well? more of a selection on tirerack, no?
i'm probably not going to lower the car...maybe. lol.

i'm really excited it's here. they're just prepping it. picking it up tomorrow. I mean they said last friday, but it was stuck in ohio, and then in PA waiting to fill the truck up to ship. first new car.

u think the AMR charcoal or black rims....with a black car?
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did i ever mention you guys are awesome. thanks for the quick responses

how about 18s w/ a bigger profile to fill the wheel well? more of a selection on tirerack, no?
i'm probably not going to lower the car...maybe. lol.

i'm really excited it's here. they're just prepping it. picking it up tomorrow. I mean they said last friday, but it was stuck in ohio, and then in PA waiting to fill the truck up to ship. first new car.

u think the AMR charcoal or black rims....with a black car?
Great to hear you're getting it!!! You must be excited. I'd go with 19's though. They'll look better then the 18's, especially if you're not lowering. You could get a taller tire on the 18's but the wheels will just look small imo. 19's will look better, I promise you that. Also, I'd go black AMR's as blacked out cars just look boss!! And be sure to post pics when you get it in!
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did i ever mention you guys are awesome. thanks for the quick responses

how about 18s w/ a bigger profile to fill the wheel well? more of a selection on tirerack, no?
i'm probably not going to lower the car...maybe. lol.
Tons more options of 18s than 19s but if youre not lowering, you probably want 19s. Ive got 18s and will lower 1.25" and will still have a little gap but Im cool with it. Dont like the current gap with stock springs and 18x9s all around.
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Thanks man. I've been rockin the 99 Saturn forever. Going from zero to sixty. Lol. Kind of like my non smart phone to an iPhone 5. Lol. Yeah I'm really excited. So much to do. Mudflaps, tires, wheels, exhaust, cai, tuned down the road

So u think maybe keeping my rims and takin it to a shop to put on all seasons instead of new rims. I don't want to throw away the current rims with the performance package. I just figured I can have 2 sets of rims summer and then winter. But then I'm forced to get 19s cause I wouldn't lower the car w/ the current setup. Staggered 19s will b expensive. :/
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I would suggest staggered. More aggressive look, better rear downforce, should lower cDa.

And if you buy the 18s for the front, you can have 2 18s on, 2 in the house, 2 19s on, 2 in the house. So you can be ready for when you want them, or take them just for the track, what have you.

Cyclone, your vehicle is beautiful. If mine wasn't a daily driver, I would go with grabber blue, but I couldn't disrespect the color with Cleveland winters, bugs, and abuse. She looks good.
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Thanks man. I've been rockin the 99 Saturn forever. Going from zero to sixty. Lol. Kind of like my non smart phone to an iPhone 5. Lol. Yeah I'm really excited. So much to do. Mudflaps, tires, wheels, exhaust, cai, tuned down the road

So u think maybe keeping my rims and takin it to a shop to put on all seasons instead of new rims. I don't want to throw away the current rims with the performance package. I just figured I can have 2 sets of rims summer and then winter. But then I'm forced to get 19s cause I wouldn't lower the car w/ the current setup. Staggered 19s will b expensive. :/
I used to have a 98 saturn. Man what a pos lol. Had what? 80hp? Hated that car. Lasted forever though. And not sure where you live but if you get a lot of snow and ice get winter tires. Maybe you can find someone selling some stock 17's and grab winters for that. Tires for 19's are expensive..

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Cyclone, your vehicle is beautiful. If mine wasn't a daily driver, I would go with grabber blue, but I couldn't disrespect the color with Cleveland winters, bugs, and abuse. She looks good.
Thanks!! Much appreciated. And yeah, mines not a DD so doesn't get too much abuse
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the problem to watch out for is the assumption that the numbers on one tire and other being the same means that both tires are the same. This is not true, while they should be "close" there is no standard. When a company says a tire is XXX mm wide its close but not perfect. You need to research the tire company AND tire type to see how it fits in the real world. Then you will know if the tire runs wide or narrow. You dont want a stretched look and you dont want curb rash to happen so be sure to buy a tire that protects enough and looks right

for example a 255 on a 9" rim is far to narrow unless the tire runs really wide then it might be ok as 265 is the smallest on a 9 you want to run generally.

I run 275's on 9 wide as suggested and its just right for me.

25.4mm = 1 inch
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the problem to watch out for is the assumption that the numbers on one tire and other being the same means that both tires are the same. This is not true, while they should be "close" there is no standard. When a company says a tire is XXX mm wide its close but not perfect. You need to research the tire company AND tire type to see how it fits in the real world. Then you will know if the tire runs wide or narrow. You dont want a stretched look and you dont want curb rash to happen so be sure to buy a tire that protects enough and looks right

for example a 255 on a 9" rim is far to narrow unless the tire runs really wide then it might be ok as 265 is the smallest on a 9 you want to run generally.

I run 275's on 9 wide as suggested and its just right for me.

25.4mm = 1 inch
Do u have 275 40 or 275 35
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