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Old 11-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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My 01 GT vert is about due for new tires. I dont really have a budget but dont wanna break the bank either. I currently have the stock bullit style rims with stock tires. Thinking about doing the SVT or Saleen rims down the road but also going staggered. Can I go staggered with my current setup or do I need to get the rims first? Also, what size should I go with in the front and rear?
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I'm gonna assume you have the 17X8 Bullitts then? Widest I would go is 255 on those. You can go staggered but it wouldn't really benefit you on a square setup like that
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My 01 GT vert is about due for new tires. I dont really have a budget but dont wanna break the bank either. I currently have the stock bullit style rims with stock tires. Thinking about doing the SVT or Saleen rims down the road but also going staggered. Can I go staggered with my current setup or do I need to get the rims first? Also, what size should I go with in the front and rear?
You can put a 275/40/17 on there
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You can put a 275/40/17 on there
Can but will not benefit him at all.

I'd do 255/45/17 all around and call it a day at $100 per tire. That's what the 94/95 Cobras came with OEM and it is a better fit than the 245s that came stock on everything else IMO.

And to answer the original question, if you are going to go staggered, get staggered rims. Most common setup is 9" wide up front and 10-10.5" wide out back.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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If its just for looks, 275's out back and 245's or 255's up front would give you kind of that look. But since you have bullitt rims, you could find a set of 10.5 deep dish bullitt rims for the rear that should match the set you have now. You should be able to go up to 315's without issues after that. Or check C.L., in my area I always see guys selling staggered rims for Stangs. Might find a pair cheap.

But for best performance, 255's should be more than enough on stock rims.

Edit: if your planning on svt or saleen rims in the future, slap some 255's on now, and save up for the set you want. And in most cases, a good quality tire is going to grip better than a cheaper wider tire.
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I'm looking for tires myself and found a wide selection and really great prices on all of the online sites at 245 or 255. Didn't go as far as checking 275s. Post up what you decide
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Find wider bullits and get 315 sumis on AM. Honestly those tires are stupid IMO. I choose a tire by the looks and size and type. I wanted a 315, cool tread design, and drag radial. Toyo proxes tq 315/35/17 $179 a piece. My old 245/45/17 were $104 a piece. You probably won't want drag radials cause they aren't dd capable.
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I can drive my Nitto 555s anywhere as long as it isn't snowing or icy.
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Hell I drove on my Hankook Ventus RS3s in about an inch of snow because I was going to the track the next day. I don't recommend it though
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