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Old 08-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Tire size?

On my 2002, I have stock 16inch by I think 7 rims but not sure. I have bought some 17x8 rims with a 1 inch offset and I need to know what size tires to buy. I know the tires would have to be smaller but idk what size. I also know there's a formula for this but I couldn't find it. So what size tire would I need to fit a 17x8 with a 1 inch offset rim on a stock 2002 mustang?
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On my 2002, I have stock 16inch by I think 7 rims but not sure. I have bought some 17x8 rims with a 1 inch offset and I need to know what size tires to buy. I know the tires would have to be smaller but idk what size. I also know there's a formula for this but I couldn't find it. So what size tire would I need to fit a 17x8 with a 1 inch offset rim on a stock 2002 mustang?
If I'm not mistaken, as long as the lead number of the tire size is the same as what you currently have, you'll be fine for size. For example, my GT had 235/55 ZR17 from the factory. I just upgraded to 18" factory Alloy wheels, with factory 235/50ZR18's. The tires are the same diameter. You can do the same.

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If I'm not mistaken, as long as the lead number of the tire size is the same as what you currently have, you'll be fine for size. For example, my GT had 235/55 ZR17 from the factory. I just upgraded to 18" factory Alloy wheels, with factory 235/50ZR18's. The tires are the same diameter. You can do the same.

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Incorrect.

The proper size for what op needs is 245/45 r17.

The first number is width, second is sidewall ratio, third is wheel height
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Incorrect.

The proper size for what op needs is 245/45 r17.

The first number is width, second is sidewall ratio, third is wheel height
Good to know. Thanks for the correction.
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Thanks for the idea. My current tires are P225/60r16 would you still recommend the 245/45?
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Thanks for the idea. My current tires are P225/60r16 would you still recommend the 245/45?
It is the factory size on 99-04 mustangs with 17" wheels. I recommend that size.
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It is the factory size on 99-04 mustangs with 17" wheels. I recommend that size.
Exaclty what he said. You can check out discounttiredirect.com

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp

Here's a link to a tire size calculator. Its very helpful when trying to figure out comparable sizes.
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Oh yes. I got the tires he recommended and they look badass. Can I say *** on here? I have to clean the tires but they look nice. It costed 525$ including alignment and rotation.
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Cool, post some pics!
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With the sun out and no shade I couldn't clay it so I'll try to do that later but for right now. Here's all I got.
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Ok? Don't post the picture then?
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Looks good! I got the same Bullitt staggered rims on my New edge. But I painted the all black. You plan on lowering it?
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Looks good! I got the same Bullitt staggered rims on my New edge. But I painted the all black. You plan on lowering it?
Idk man I'm not to sure how that looks. Honestly it all looks the same to me :\
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Haha hey its all personal preference. Do what you want to do, don't listen to anyone else. Unless you're trying to put 24" spinner rims and fake chrome vents on. Never do that. Ever. Lol
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Idk man I'm not to sure how that looks. Honestly it all looks the same to me :\
All I can say is lowering it looks great!
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Haha hey its all personal preference. Do what you want to do, don't listen to anyone else. Unless you're trying to put 24" spinner rims and fake chrome vents on. Never do that. Ever. Lol
I was gonna install my $400 chrome vents on there later but...I guess not...

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All I can say is lowering it looks great!
Does it ever like hit bumps or anything?

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Right now I'm using the clay bar. That takes dedication man! Haha I'm tired as hell! But it feels smoother I guess. Do I just put the wax on as soon as I'm done?
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Lol just be careful with the vents. I've heard of guys putting them on, then not anticipating the added horsepower and crashing the car.


Mines lowered too (cut stock springs), and my midpipe definitely scrapes on speed bumps, but I also have longtubes. And yes you should wax right after.
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I was gonna install my $400 chrome vents on there later but...I guess not...

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Does it ever like hit bumps or anything?

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Right now I'm using the clay bar. That takes dedication man! Haha I'm tired as hell! But it feels smoother I guess. Do I just put the wax on as soon as I'm done?
Only speed bumps if I don't take it at the right angle. But that's only on my new setup.
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This is after the clay bar and wax. Im pretty sure I messed up the wax but oh well. Yes I see how the lowered looks better. Can you do them yourself?
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Lol ok. Is it extremely difficult?
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Well the cheap way is to cut your stock springs. Check online and research it of your interested. But most just buy aftermarket springs and install those. And you can do it in your driveway, as long as you have tools. Common auto tools that is, you don't really need anything special. Just some time and patience.
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No it's not if it's you're first time give youreself 5-6 hours. The rear is easy takes about an hour. The front is a little more work
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Lol the last thing I installed was gauges and that took me 7 days when AM said it only took a minute haha. Are the new springs better then the stock?
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You will get a lower center of gravity, better handling and a better looking ride
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You will get a lower center of gravity, better handling and a better looking ride
Oh well its a DD and I don't really slow down at bumps. Is there any thing else I can do to make it look better? USA is 2-2 against Bosnia.
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What you mean anything else? Like other springs or way to lower it?
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What you mean anything else? Like other springs or way to lower it?
Oh no. Like...stripes or something like that..
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Tint, lip, grille delete, hids, paint calipers, the list goes on and on
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Tint, lip, grille delete, hids, paint calipers, the list goes on and on
I have an appointment for tint on Friday. Where could I find one of these???
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I have no idea were to get those or why you would want those lol
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I have no idea were to get those or why you would want those lol
Haha isn't that a mustang with horns??
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Looks like an impala
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Haha isn't that a mustang with horns??
Haha! I see what you did there
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