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Old 12-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Smaller wheels in front ?

I have read a bunch of tire set ups but everyone is using the same wheel diameter for the front and back so.....

I want a very aggressive look for my Mustang thinking of running 17 x 10.5 rims in the back with the 315 Nitto tires.

In the front i want to get a staggered look plus the rim looking smaller...

Thinking of putting 16 x 8 in the front but not sure what tire to put on it to even out the stance of the car, while getting the old funny car look... has anyone ran a similar set up?

If anyone has it would be nice to know the set up and any pics
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It looks as much staggered with a 17x9 with a 245/45/17 tire
And a 17x10.5 with a a 315/35/17 in the rear

Hell I got 18X9 with 275/35/18 up front and 18X10 with 295/35/18 rear and you can tell it's staggered
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yes, I have seen that look ... however I like the look with larger rims in back, guess it is my preference. Trying to achieve it but doing a little research before I start to buy this stuff.

the pic below is what i am going for on my GT

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If you want that old school look, you might get it that way, but like Slow said, you'll get that staggered look from some deep dish rims out back. If you haven't already, google it and see if you can find any pictures of that setup
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It looks as much staggered with a 17x9 with a 245/45/17 tire
And a 17x10.5 with a a 315/35/17 in the rear

Hell I got 18X9 with 275/35/18 up front and 18X10 with 295/35/18 rear and you can tell it's staggered
How did you get rid of that gap I have a 07 with 18x10 with 275/35/18 rear and lowered it with SRs and still have a gap )):
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I have 18x9.5 with 285s out back and 17x8 with 235 up front
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I have 18x9.5 with 285s out back and 17x8 with 235 up front
That's common too.o always thought it looked good too. My buddies Z06 came with 18's out back and 17's out front.
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That's common too.o always thought it looked good too. My buddies Z06 came with 18's out back and 17's out front.

It's not bad looking, only reason i did it is because I bought the 18s for $25 for the pair lol. Just needs to be lowered now.
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Lol that's a good deal!
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what wheels are these ...

I like this set up and would like to transfer the look to my 99

Drag Star Wheel looks similar but the rear dish is deeper with a bigger lip ... any ideas on this set up?



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I like this set up and would like to transfer the look to my 99



Drag Star Wheel looks similar but the rear dish is deeper with a bigger lip ... any ideas on this set up?







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Thats what I'm going for as well sir! Only reason im not there yet is because I'm trying to make up my mind on keeping my car or selling... Plus my 18s out back only cost me $25
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Yeah its just 17's up front, and 15's in the rear. Just make sure the the whole circumference size is the same as stock, otherwise your speedometer will be off.

Its meant for slicks and skinnies, which is not safe to drive on the street with, unless you get a dot approved slick.
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I thought about it too at one time. Although I was considering 19" in back and 18" up front. Ended up getting 17's all around with 315's in rear and 245 up front..
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so getting back to the question Any idea on the wheel... It looks like they are running a larger wheel in back maybe 16x10 and 15x4 in front; making overall diameter up with tire sidewall height. I have been searching the net for a while and the Center Line Telstar Wheel to me is the closes wheel to this. from my research they only offer a 15" in that style ... blowing my theory that the wheels are in fact Center Line Telstar Wheel

Thinking this would do it:


(2) 15x7 Drag Star Wheel
(2) 15x10 Drag Star Wheel
(2) 215/60/15 Nexen N5000
(2) 26/11.5/Z15 Mickey Thompson

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