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Old 11-17-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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im at it again. crashed again trying to drift and done forever. this time i popped my back left tire and chipped a big chunk of back and front drivers rims.
its a blessing in disguise though as i finally know what i want for christmas.
im going to upgrade to 17 inch rims but im not sure what the dimensions are
can anyone help me
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17x8 or 17x9 will work with ford rims
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Um, did you happen to try this "drifting" on the street again? Only way I can imagine you'd screw up a rim. Maybe you should step away from your car before you kill someone on the street...or in reality, on the sidewalk.
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Um, did you happen to try this "drifting" on the street again? Only way I can imagine you'd screw up a rim. Maybe you should step away from your car before you kill someone on the street...or in reality, on the sidewalk.
it was on a back road and im done 4 good
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it was on a back road and im done 4 good
Its a lot easier to say now that you had an incident. I used to say it all the time when it came to driving like an idiot.
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17x9 will work on a v6?
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Damn, that sucks.
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I don't know why I found that funny.
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17x9 will work on a v6?
Yea. I have 18*9 and they fit just fine. R u going staggered or 17*9 all the way? What wheels you thinking?
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17x9 will work on a v6?
it will work...you may get some rub at full lock depending on the size tires you use. I had minor rub at full lock on my 2000 GT with 9's in the front with 275 nittos.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:02 PM   #13
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not funnah!
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:05 PM   #14
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Find you some 17s off of a newer stang.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:46 PM   #15
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Oh geeze ur story make me cry..

Lol.
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why didnt u learn the 1st time lol
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I have 17X9 up front and 17X10.5 in the back. No rubbing, not even close. You can put 18X10 in the rear if wanted to. Sizing/measurements can be retrieved quickly at A.M.'s web site.
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why didnt u learn the 1st time lol
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some have done as bit as 20s
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:09 PM   #20
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this guy at this autoshop is trying to tell me that with 17in rims im guna slide alot in the snow compared to 16'. is that right?
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this guy at this autoshop is trying to tell me that with 17in rims im guna slide alot in the snow compared to 16'. is that right?
An inch in diameter and width really isn't going to matter in the snow...mustangs are a pita on icy roads and in deep snow...and considering your driving record on dry pavement, I think you should ride the bus.

You can buy 17x8 GT takeoff rims and have some Blizzak winter tires put on. Those along with some weight in the trunk, a few working brain cells and LIGHT foot should keep you on the road.
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haha my drivn record is fine. so 17s aren't guna slide more?
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Your car will slide more due to your driving habits and style, not because of the size rims you have.

I'm guessing "K-town" is Kenosha...if so you can get some pretty nasty winter weather...the biggest thing about driving a mustang, or any rwd vehicle in the snow/ice is to drive slowly, especially around turns...don't accelerate too much and you'll be fine. Allow enough room to brake because you never know when you'll hit a patch of ice and will slide for 10 feet before actually stopping.

That's why I suggested winter specific tires...not all seasons, but winter specific...Blizzaks or Continentals, they'll help out a ton.
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i can't afford winterized tires. im just going to get all season tires.
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Well I'd really urge you to get winter tires if you dd the car and drive far distances, but if you really can't afford them then all seasons will have to do...keep in mind tires for 17" rims are generally more espensive than 15 or 16's. Do some research on them and don't just buy the cheapest tire out there...you get what you pay for.
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Sumitomo All Season A/S P01 Mustang Tire (245/45-17) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
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Eh they're alright...I'm not overly impressed with sumitomo tires...

I've heard great things about Continental Extreme Contacts and DWS all seasons...

The Extreme Contacts are good but I'm not sure if they come in 17's. I know the DWS do, 245/17s ~ $124 each on Tirerack.
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i like the sumitomos only because they come onthe rims because i have no tools to put on the tire.
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Ah I see...well i'd check and see how much it would cost to have tires mounted at a tire shop...if it's only $10 a wheel I'd order the rims by themselves and get the Continentals...they are damn good tires.

It's ultimately up to you...I just know that tires can make a difference when it comes to winter driving. By the way, how much would you drive in the winter?
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to school and back and to work and back and naybe go out once or twice on the weekend.
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Well if your commute isn't too far away and the roads you take are plowed/maintained you could probably get away with the sumi's. I'd rather see you get the DWS's, but as I said, it's up to you.

Just remember to drive slowly, and absolutely no drifting
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yeah the only drifting should be the snow
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americanmuscle.com can tell you the dimensions and give you an idea of what you might want
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #34
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i got 17x8s on all. i was going to get some 17x10.5s or 18x10.5's but they didnt make all season tires for those
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17x8 or 17x9 they are the size for your stang. Now if you are going to drift you might want to think about a 17x10.5 on the rear end.
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