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Old 10-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Will having different tire sizes on the back and front cause any major issues.

I'm looking to change tire sizes on my stock 16x7 rims (I think the stock is 16x7 on a 2004 Mustang 3.9L V6) from the stock 225/55R16 to 225/60R16. From what I can tell, the new size will fit since it has a rim width of 6.5-8.5.

My question is this. Only one pair of my tires are bald. The 225/55R16 tire on the front have a good amount of tread left. It seems a big waste to take them off now. Will putting 2 new 225/60R16's on the rear while keeping the 55's on the front cause any major problems?
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There are no problems at all, the car might have a nose dive stance but no problem. Changing the diameter of the rear might throw off ur speedometer though.
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I checked and that size tire would throw off my speedometer by less than 3 mph at 65 mph. I didn't know if the difference between the two sizes on there at the same time would cause the error rate to grow or shrink.
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As long as the size difference isn't drastic you'll be okay.
If you were to go 225/50r16 in front and 225/60r16 in back the difference might be drastic enough to confuse traction control, but you should be fine where you're at.
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I don't think the traction control will notice much if any difference as long as both rear tires are the same.
Anytime you change the circumference and or diameter of the tire you effectively change the gear ratio...although only slightly it does change.
Why are you changing to 60 series in the rear and not staying with the 55's?
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I don't think the traction control will notice much if any difference as long as both rear tires are the same.
Anytime you change the circumference and or diameter of the tire you effectively change the gear ratio...although only slightly it does change.
Why are you changing to 60 series in the rear and not staying with the 55's?
Because for some reason, the 55 series tires are quite a bit more expensive than the 60 series. Not sure why. You'd think they'd be a popular size (and hence, cheaper due to larger production runs) due to them being the stock size for at least the 04 Mustang V6.
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Because for some reason, the 55 series tires are quite a bit more expensive than the 60 series. Not sure why. You'd think they'd be a popular size (and hence, cheaper due to larger production runs) due to them being the stock size for at least the 04 Mustang V6.

This tire seems to get some good ratings and is about the same price as the 225/60's....http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fil...=prca&toggled=
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Might throw your ABS off.
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I ended up already buying the Solar 4XS sold on Wal-Mart.com for $56.47 each. The reviews on it seem to be good.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/225-60R16...Tires/52943302

I have a Wal-Mart store credit card so that helped make the decision. It was between those and the Antares Ingen A1 for about $5.00 more. I chose the Solar which are made by Sumitomo Tires. The Antares is a good example of why I decided to go up to the 60 series. The Antares Ingen A1 60 series is $59.78. The 55 series, which is the stock size for my Mustang is $96.80. There's no reason I can see for that kind of price disparity. The 60 series uses more rubber since it's taller, yet it's cheaper.

As for ABS and Traction Control, I know I don't have Traction Control and I don't know if I have ABS or not. No ABS light comes on in my instrument cluster when I turn on the car.
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Tires are one of the biggest things I would not cheap out on. Those are the only things keeping you connected to the road. But to each their own.


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I don't think the traction control will notice much if any difference as long as both rear tires are the same.
Anytime you change the circumference and or diameter of the tire you effectively change the gear ratio...although only slightly it does change.
Why are you changing to 60 series in the rear and not staying with the 55's?
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This tire seems to get some good ratings and is about the same price as the 225/60's....http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fil...=prca&toggled=
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Might throw your ABS off.
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Tires are one of the biggest things I would not cheap out on. Those are the only things keeping you connected to the road. But to each their own.


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Unfortunately I'm disabled and on a fixed income of only $919.00/mo. It's a miracle I had the CC to be able to at least pay for the 2 tires over 3 months. I can't afford top of the line tires.
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What's it going to cost for mounting, balancing, and stems?
On the brighter side, you probably don't have a bomb in your steering wheel, as many of us do.
And for what it's worth, ABS brakes were not mandatory for your car.
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We understand that money doesn't grown on trees...next time you need something for the Mustang maybe post a wanted add here on the forum.
If you were about 2400 miles closer I'm sure we could have found a solution...although if you need help don't hesitate to ask here on the forum.
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We understand that money doesn't grown on trees...next time you need something for the Mustang maybe post a wanted add here on the forum.
If you were about 2400 miles closer I'm sure we could have found a solution...although if you need help don't hesitate to ask here on the forum.
My ball joints (upper and lower) need to be replaced as well as the slide pins on my front calipers. The calipers keep sticking and I'm pretty sure the slide pins are the culprit. I have the parts, but it's a matter of getting the work done. Getting all the work done is something I don't have the money for. I can probably muddle my way through the slide pins and the tie rod end ball joint, but I don't have the equipment for replacing the other ball joint.
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Maybe you could reach out to some of the people on this forum that live in or close to your area...look on the members list...and tell them you'll buy them a beer or furnish Ice Tea or whatever you can...and see if someone could spare some time to help you.
As I mentioned earlier...if you were just a little closer I'd pack up the truck with tools and give you a hand...I can't believe that someone living close to you wouldn't do the same thing...give it a whirl and contact some of the forum members. Ask Noodles76 if he knows someone close to you or another member here on the forum that could help...COME ON MUSTANG FORUM GUYS!
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Guess I should update my address. I don't live in Dade City, FL anymore. I live in Spring Hill, FL. About 45 mins away from Dade City.
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What's it going to cost for mounting, balancing, and stems?
On the brighter side, you probably don't have a bomb in your steering wheel, as many of us do.
And for what it's worth, ABS brakes were not mandatory for your car.
Last I checked, it was somewhere between $12-$15 per tire. It's another reason I chose Wallyworld. It's the lowest price and I could put that on my CC too. I was also able to cash in some of my MyPoints.com points and cover part of the cost of the tires and mounting/balancing/stems.
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So....is the reason your back tires are worn more than the front ones....burning out are we
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So....is the reason your back tires are worn more than the front ones....burning out are we
LOL, unfortunately no. Back before when I knew jack ***** about tires, I had a blowout on my right front. When I went to get a used tire to put on it, they were out of my exact size, but the "mechanic" said they had one that would fit, but it was just a little wider.

The problem was (now that I realize what the numbers mean) that it wasn't wider, it was instead shorter. He put on a 225/50R16 which screwed up the alignment majorly. I thought it was due to me hitting the curb and causing the blowout.
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Places like Autozone and Advance Auto lend tools to people free of charge, including the ball joint pressing tool.
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Places like Autozone and Advance Auto lend tools to people free of charge, including the ball joint pressing tool.
Doesn't the car need to be on a lift to do that ball joint? And if not, how long do they loan you the tools for. I never know when I'll feel well enough to work on the car with my disability. I also have problems lifting weight. My prescribed limit is 10lbs. I can do more than that, but I'll be in agony later. I was out of it for a couple days after just rotating my tires by myself.
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Nice, I ordered my tires late Sunday night via ship to store and they are already there as of 20 mins ago. Unfortunately TLE is currently closed, so I will go tomorrow. Turns out mounting, per tire, is $10 and the stems are $3.
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When you borrow the tools at my Advance Auto, they run your credit card and then refund it when you bring the tool back. They told me specifically that there is no time limit, but you should definitely ask.

The car does not need to be on a lift for a ball joint replacement. I have done them in my driveway and it's not a hard job but it can be labor intensive. If rotating tires is your limitation, I would not attempt this on your own. There are a lot of bolts to battle and some heavy parts to lift while sitting/kneeling in awkward positions.
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Maybe one of the kind knowledgeable people on this site could lend a hand to
to PoEHitman if they live close enough...kind of as one Mustang owner to another.
I'd pack up my tools in the pickup and head that direction if he was 2400 miles closer to me on the West Coast.
How about it...anyone?????

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"Unfortunately I'm disabled and on a fixed income of only $919.00/mo. It's a miracle I had the CC to be able to at least pay for the 2 tires over 3 months. I can't afford top of the line tires."
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"My ball joints (upper and lower) need to be replaced as well as the slide pins on my front calipers. The calipers keep sticking and I'm pretty sure the slide pins are the culprit. I have the parts, but it's a matter of getting the work done. Getting all the work done is something I don't have the money for. I can probably muddle my way through the slide pins and the tie rod end ball joint, but I don't have the equipment for replacing the other ball joint."
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225/55/16 = 25.74" tall vs 225/60/16 = 26.62" tall. Almost an inch taller and might be depending on how deep your tread was and is up front. Definitely shouldn't be any issues. Height difference front to back is fine. You just don't want a height difference side to side
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