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Old 08-30-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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19"wheels rubbing

I just got a set of 19" GT wheels and tires that were new take-offs from a local Ford dealer. $799 for all, I couldn't resist. The tires are Pirelli 245/45/19's. I've installed them on my son's 2009 V6 coupe replacing the 16" original equipment, and they look great but they frequently rub on the frame when turning tight. I ordered a set of Roush steering stops at $9.95 a pair from American Muscle. Will this solve the problem? Would a set of wheel spacers that mover the rims outboard be in order or helpful and what would be a minimal thickness recommendation? We eventually plan on lowering slightly. Thanks for any help
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

I assume since 19 inch rims they are made for an 05+ vehicle (are they oem ford rims?)

If they are OEM ford they should fit no issues~ if they do rub when the wheel is turned fully then what you ordered may very well work fine as my car has stops from the factory to keep the wheel from turning as much since it had wider tires than more.

Can you give us some more information on the rims/tires you picked up, pictures perhaps?

I know if you put 05+ mustang rims on pre 05 cars they sit in to much and rub when turning.
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

Thanks for your reply. I believe these wheels were taken from a 2010 GT. I can see on the frame where they have left clean marks. I checked specs from Tire Rack which say this set up is 7/10's" taller than the original 16" wheel & tire combination. We've gained about an 1 1/2's in gap between tht top of the tire to the fender opening. The 245/45's are very wide so there no issues on the fender lips. I just registered last night and am unfamiliar with this whole format. Hopefully I've attached a pic of the wheels. If not they are the ones on the car in my profile photo. Thanks again
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

I meant to say the 245/45's are "not" very wide
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

its odd that they rub on anything, those rack limiters may do the trick. Is the speedo off any, if the height of the tire is taller than the stock it will be off~ also do you have the tire sensors on the car (the rims have them but if you car doesnt no big deal you dont have to sync them with the car so they read the tire air pressure)
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

You can see on both sides,ahead of the wheel, an arc shaped mark. 90% of it is on the plastic wheelhouse,but the bottom of the mark finishes on the frame just below where the button type fastener attaches the plastic. I'm eager to see how much the turning radius will be affected. The spacers are only 5mm. Thanks for your input. I'm sure I'll post a bunch more questions. I haven't messed much with newer Mustangs, this '09 is my son's car, mine is a '65 GT fastback
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

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mine is a '65 GT fastback
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

keep us updated on if it fixes it, if it does then we know they put spacers on the new ones for sure to limit turning radius.
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

hmmm... I have 20 in. rims and they never scrap or nothing like that, maybe the with is too big for your car. 2010s are the new mustang models, maybe they're not the same as the 09
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

They appear identical to those offered in '09, but maybe they changed the offset? I'm going to try look up the part #'s to see if they were different between '09 & '10. I suspect it's more likely that my sons car is a V6 and has a softer suspension than the Gt's or maybe the cars that got 19's also got thicker steering stops? Hopefully the Roush stops I've ordered will eliminate the rubbing (and cheaply). They look to be an easy 20 minute install.
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Re: 19"wheels rubbing

you can measure front spacing/backspacing very easily there is an article about what is what. You can compare it to his current wheels to see how they differ in fitment.

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