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Old 08-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Best size?

What do you guys think the best size rims and tires are for a 99 v6 stang
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Re: Best size?

i like 17x9's all the way around...it's my favorite setup and give you plenty of traction with some good tires, but not alot of rotational mass
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Anyone have pictures of 17.x9 all the way around and 17x9 with 17x10.5 staggered
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Re: Best size?

18x9s all way round.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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Truthfully 16/45/235 all the way around is the best option. Lighter rims but still a fat tire to put the power on the ground. We have v6s so we really dont need that big of a rim/tire.
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Truthfully 16/45/235 all the way around is the best option. Lighter rims but still a fat tire to put the power on the ground. We have v6s so we really dont need that big of a rim/tire.
i can say this with all honesty...v6 16's are heavy wheels. in fact my '04 v6 16's are way heavier with a mounted 225 then the '99 GT 17x8 wheel's i'm installing with a 245 on them. in fact i'd argue that the rear 275's on those wheels are still just as light as the oe 16
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[QUOTE="1slosix"]

i can say this with all honesty...v6 16's are heavy wheels. in fact my '04 v6 16's are way heavier with a mounted 225 then the '99 GT 17x8 wheel's i'm installing with a 245 on them. in fact i'd argue that the rear 275's on those wheels are still just as light as the oe 16 [/QUOTE

Please explain how a 17in will weigh less than a 16. It's more material, its bigger around so it takes more to make it move, I mean it looks better no doubt about that. But depending on the type of material stock rims are atleast 5lbs lighter.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ht-thread.html

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Idk what happened with that ^ but for the record, not trying to argue. Just curious.
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Re: Best size?

material is everything and the amount used...a 99 GT wheel only weighs 22 lbs...i wieghed my sixxer wheels at 28 lbs. that's 6lbs of rotational mass difference for a little sixxer to push
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material is everything and the amount used...a 99 GT wheel only weighs 22 lbs...i wieghed my sixxer wheels at 28 lbs. that's 6lbs of rotational mass difference for a little sixxer to push
But I thought the stock rims were aluminum?
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on an '03- '04 they have a chrome like plating that really weighs them down. on the 1/8th i shaved off some time just from swapping from my 16s to some gt 17s alone
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on an '03- '04 they have a chrome like plating that really weighs them down. on the 1/8th i shaved off some time just from swapping from my 16s to some gt 17s alone
I have a 98... Plus it only gives yuh like 2rwhp for swapping rims. Our power to wait ratio is around 15
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Re: Best size?

slight bit of hp and tq difference for basically the same weight overall between an sn95 and new edge.
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So if I got 17x9s I could just swap them out with no problems or mods?
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As long as you run proper sidewall hieghts everything will work fine if not your speedo may be off alittle
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