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Old 04-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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I would like to know if anyone out there has a staggered step up with 17x9 255/40/17 front and deep dish 17x10 275/40/17 rear. If so did you have any clearance issues??
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I would like to know if anyone out there has a staggered step up with 17x9 255/40/17 front and deep dish 17x10 275/40/17 rear. If so did you have any clearance issues??
I'm guessing that you probably will, but there is an article on tire and wheel fitment on site. Go to the top of the page and click on Mustang Articles.
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I would like to know if anyone out there has a staggered step up with 17x9 255/40/17 front and deep dish 17x10 275/40/17 rear. If so did you have any clearance issues??
A guy out here had some on his 84, for the 10" back wheel you'd have to take the quad shocks off though. You could go wider with the back tire on those wheels too.
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Re: Rim Question?

It will depend on the backspacing as well.

I have that set-up but with 45 series on the front. The fronts rub at full lock and if I get the back to squat going into a banked corner a little fast the rears will rub the fender well (Have been meaning to roll the lip for some time).
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Rim question? I was hoping on some dirty details lol

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Rim question? I was hoping on some dirty details lol

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Re: Rim Question?

a 255 on a 9 wide rim will be to narrow, a 275 is a better fit, for a 10 wide a 295 is a better fit than a 275. Dont buy a tire thats to narrow.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Just put 26/12/15 mickey thompson on my 8" rim. No rubbing plenty of clearance

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Just put 26/12/15 mickey thompson on my 8" rim. No rubbing plenty of clearance
Will the stops keep them from hitting the fenders on launch?
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So I ordered 17x9 2003 Cobra rims with 255/45/17! I should good all around! Thanks for the info guys!
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Yes , no issues at all

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Will the stops keep them from hitting the fenders on launch?
Sorry trojan, I still have about 3"between tire and fender, haven't had chance to really launch it. Looks like going to be ok
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Yes , no issues at all

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Sorry trojan, I still have about 3"between tire and fender, haven't had chance to really launch it. Looks like going to be ok
Ok, thanks.


I suppose that's going to depend upon how stiff your your suspension is and how hard it launches.
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I believe has stock springs on it. I was hoping it would fill gap between fender and tire more. Looks like have to get different springs and lower about 1"to 1 half
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I believe has stock springs on it. I was hoping it would fill gap between fender and tire more. Looks like have to get different springs and lower about 1"to 1 half
If you do that, it is probably going to rub.
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Even if I got close to 3" gap it will hit
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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Even if I got close to 3" gap it will hit
Well, you originally said you had about 3" of clearance.
If you lower it 1" to 1.5" then you will only have 1.5" to 2" of clearance which may not be enough.
An alternative is to get wheels with a deeper backspacing and tuck them up into the wheel wells. That mat take some clearancing and fender rolling to accomplish, but it looks better IMO.
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