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Old 06-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #36
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Ah gotcha. Hell I run 235s up front on my 8" rims to get them flush straight up and down. Not "hella flush" ricer crap or anything just nice and straight.

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Rear 275s on 10" wide rims

yeah, yours looks good, I think mine are as flush as I could get lol
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I understand now hehe, the height of the Sumi's would be the same but the "flushness" to the edge of the rim would be slightly "buldged" for lack of better word on the one compared to the other being more stretched over the wider rim. To compensate for that bulge you would want to go with a wider tire so the sidewall will stay meaty rather then lay down. The rear tire and rim set up wont look smaller then the front would it? such as being more low profile since it will fit flatter from being stretched? Since that is the largest Sumi available would it be okay to drop the front size down to compensate?
I have looked at all the pictures on AM's website, Pictures never do justice, angles play a lot into it.
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I'm not sure I understand what you are saying and not sure you are 100% on selecting the proper size tire. If the tire bulges and you want it more flush you don't go up in sidewall you go down in width. Also the sidewall number is a percentage not a static number. So with a stock 245/45/17 the 245 is 245mm wide, sidewall is 45% of 245mm and rim diameter is 17.

Sizes in width can vary from different measuring methods. Example I already gave was the BFG 275 being right around the same width as a Nitto 555R 315.

If you wanted the front profile to match the rear and the rear tire is a 285/35/18 you'd want to go down to something like a 255/40/18 front on a 9" rim. They'll both be about flush as far as the sidewall goes and both be 26" tall. I like the flush look so that's why I went with a 235 on a 8" wide rim. It really all depends on what you like.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:08 PM   #39
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Looking to make a purchase today of some new wheels and wanted to ask what the ideal rim size is for the 99-04 Mustang GT.
Considering the 18x9 and 18x10 Saleen's. Anyone with 17's figure they are too small or should I go with a set of 17x9 and 17x10's
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I can see that you shot AMDan and I a PM but we were unable to get through. But I think 18's fill up the wheel well really nicely! The only downside in my opinion is if you wanted to go with a huge tire in the rear we don't carry a 315 in an 18"

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Beware their canned wheel/tire combos though. Some of their sizing is a little wonky.
I felt the same way coming here about 3 years ago in person to pick up wheels and tires for my '01 and I know how you mean! We have our kits assembled in such a way so that back spacing and offsets are going to be compatible on an SN95 through New Edge but the setup that the OP located is definitely not accurate!!

Edit-I'm seeing now that this was in reference to a 99-04 kit

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Do you know what canned wheel/tire combo's are wrong sized?
I am looking at 275/35-18 and 285/35-18 for the 9 and 10 inch wide rims and I don't have much experience with tire sizes.
If you're to look at the majority if not all of our SN95 wheel and tire kits for the 18" you're going to see that we run a 265 up front. For the New Edge we've tested this here with the 275 without any issues.
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Quick question....will a 305-40-17 tire fit on my stock 17x9 Bullitt wheel?

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Quick question....will a 305-40-17 tire fit on my stock 17x9 Bullitt wheel?

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Not without bulging like crazy and looking like ****.
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Quick question....will a 305-40-17 tire fit on my stock 17x9 Bullitt wheel?

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1. Your stock wheel is 17x8
2. No it won't fit, not even close
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1. Your stock wheel is 17x8
2. No it won't fit, not even close
They are 9".....guess not stock, just got em...guess I'll run spacers..I have 285-40-17 in the rear and they're not wide enuff imo, I was gonna throw 305's back there and move the 285's up front (currently 245-40) I'm am not a fan of the flush look..so, the 305's won't sit on my 17x9's properly or they won't fit at all?

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Take a few pics of the wheels. Normally a 285 goes on a 10" wheel.
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Take a few pics of the wheels. Normally a 285 goes on a 10" wheel.
The guy at the tire shop said they were 17x9 when he put the 285s in the rear ...is there a way I can measure them without taking the tire off? I don't think they're 10's..

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You can tell how the tire is fitting on there that it's a 9" honestly a 285 is to big for a 9" Nitto would be a different story

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The guy at the tire shop said they were 17x9 when he put the 285s in the rear ...is there a way I can measure them without taking the tire off? I don't think they're 10's..

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The guy at the tire shop said they were 17x9 when he put the 285s in the rear ...is there a way I can measure them without taking the tire off? I don't think they're 10's..

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If you are referring to these pics that's a 275, I can see it on the sidewall plain as day. 275 is good for a 9" depending on the brand of tire. Nitto 275s are more like 255s which would be nice and flush on a 9" rim. My BFG 275s run wide and fit perfect for a 10" wide rim.
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How much does the 18's affect the speed reading?


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Has nothing to do with the rim diameter and everything to do with the overall tire diameter. Also a speedal box is $100 and you never have to worry about it again.
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Oh I see. That makes sense now that you put it that way.


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Stock diameter on a 94-04 car (except the 94/95 Cobra) is 25.7" and stock tire size is 245/45/17. Something that would be around the stock size would be a 255/40/18 up front and a 285/35/18 out back. You can go on tirerack and get all the specs in the world you want. It can vary by brand and, as was already mentioned, some brands run narrow while others run big. Nitto is the worst offender for running narrow while most BFG tires run wide.
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Stock diameter on a 94-04 car (except the 94/95 Cobra) is 25.7" and stock tire size is 245/45/17. Something that would be around the stock size would be a 255/40/18 up front and a 285/35/18 out back. You can go on tirerack and get all the specs in the world you want. It can vary by brand and, as was already mentioned, some brands run narrow while others run big. Nitto is the worst offender for running narrow while most BFG tires run wide.

what BFG's do you have mounted on your rims Scottydsntknow?
sport comp 2's?
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what BFG's do you have mounted on your rims Scottydsntknow?
sport comp 2's?
Yes. A 275 in that tire is a perfect fit on a 10" wide rim.

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