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Old 11-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hey all, currently have a 2002 v6 with stock rims and tires. tire size is 225/55/16. I am waiting to put on a new set of rims (bullit) with 245-45-17 tires. Wheels are sound, got nice new lugs and everything. anyway, will I notice any difference in driving with the bigger tires? I have heard people say the car gets a little swimmy on the freeway with the wider tires, is this true? Any other issues in ride quality when going to bigger wheels/tires?
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Re: Question about tire size issues

The car isn't going to get swimmy at all with a 245 tire. 245's aren't wide at all. 245's are what come on the GT's stock, so you will be plenty fine.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Pretty much adding to what was stated above, 245's shoudn't affect anything. I have 275's in front on mine and they don't even rub until completely locked in one direction.
Now if you went to a 315 in the back, you will definitely feel more bumps and shakes when driving, but you will gain a better grip on the pavement, not to mention that badass look
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Re: Question about tire size issues

^^^ I don't feel anything more with my 315's...but then again, I don't have that nasty solid rear either so I don't really feel bumps anyhow.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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Ah, damn you IRS boys!

Quick question, does an IRS rear line up on a v6? I've seen a GT that swapped the live axle for an IRS from a 03 cobra.
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Re: Question about tire size issues

They are the same car with a different engine...so...yeah, it lines up the same as a GT.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
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what is the benefit of the IRS over the solid rear minus a smoother ride.
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Re: Question about tire size issues

Your *** end doesn't kick out on you when taking a corner and hitting a bump. You don't get the bouncy feel when going down a rough road.

THe benefit is a much better ride and a better planted tail end.
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works for me. my tires are 245/45 zr17 99w what is the last part about.. perhaps it may be the reason my passenger front rubs when i turn all the way right?
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Re: Question about tire size issues

tthe zr is a speed rating the 99 is the load rating and the w is the actual speed rating
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Re: Question about tire size issues

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works for me. my tires are 245/45 zr17 99w what is the last part about.. perhaps it may be the reason my passenger front rubs when i turn all the way right?
You have 9" rims right? If so, that is why you rub when going full lock. It is a known thing with 9" rims on GTs and V6s.

If yo do in fact have 9" rims, you definitely need some wider fronts....275s....265s at least.
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mine tires seem quite a bit wider than my friend who has 245/45zr17 90w
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mine tires seem quite a bit wider than my friend who has 245/45zr17 90w
Every tire manufacturer is a little bit different with size even if it is the same size tire. Also it matters if your tires are mounted on a 9" wide rim and his is an 8" wide rim. Your tire will be stretched out more because of the wider rim. If you are running a
9" rim I would recommend a 275/40/17 tire. It's not much more expensive, no ride difference, and you can have better grip with minimal/no rubbing.

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Now if you went to a 315 in the back, you will definitely feel more bumps and shakes when driving, but you will gain a better grip on the pavement, not to mention that badass look
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315's out back and I don't really notice a difference. Maybe I'm just used to it. The only difference I notice is that I don't accelerate as quick because my car has no power and my fuel milage went down compared to stock
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:19 AM   #14
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ok.. i have the mustang s style wheels they have on am. he has the factory bullit style wheel that came on his 02 gt350
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