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Old 03-18-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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I have the stock 18in wheels I was wondering what the biggest tires I could fit on and still look good I was hoping for 255 and 275 in back
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I heard you could squeeze a 305 in the rear. But it might stick out the fenders a little. 285 would be your best bet.
255 is a good look for the front.
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A 305 fits great just make sure you have a 10"+ wide wheel. I run a 295 nitto 555r and
A 305 mt street radial in the summer.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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How wide r the 08gt 18in wheels?

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I'm excited tho if I can get 285 on back that b great I really don't mind my stock rims don't wanna buy new
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I think they are 17x8. I could be wrong
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Re: tire size

Not to modify your thought on Tire size, but these are mine: Staggered 245/30/22 Front and 295/25/22 Back.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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What made you go with 22s?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #8
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Not to modify your thought on Tire size, but these are mine: Staggered 245/30/22 Front and 295/25/22 Back.
Nah man. 22' are to big for any STANG IMO. Not sure what made you decide that size but alright.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Nevermind I see there 8.5
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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What made you go with 22s?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #11
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I think the question still remains... On an 07/08 18" stock what size tires would be the max..front and rear. are we sure the width is 8" or 10"
Without replacing the stock wheels what would be the largest fit?
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I think the question still remains... On an 07/08 18" stock what size tires would be the max..front and rear. are we sure the width is 8" or 10"
Without replacing the stock wheels what would be the largest fit?
If your question is about wheel width, its 8" . Can't help on the tires.
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Ok so width is 8.. So now what about tires?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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I'm running 255/45/18 wish I hadn't let them talk me out of a staggered set because of rotating. Didn't realization at the time, but u don't rotate on a mustang, u just buy new rears. I'm pretty shur 275s will fit, possibility of 305s fitting. But like I said above I don't know the max.
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According to AM 18x8 best fit tires are 235/50/18...

255/45/18 are best on 18x9
275/40/18 are best on 18x10
Neither which I believe are stock sizes.
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According to AM 18x8 best fit tires are 235/50/18...

255/45/18 are best on 18x9
275/40/18 are best on 18x10
Neither which I believe are stock sizes.
Stock is 235/55/17. At least that's what my door sticker says. I think C/S have a different stock tire, with an 18" rim if I remember correctly.
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You can run 255s without a problem on a 8 inch rim, you could squeeze a 275 on there but I wouldn't cause it could put more ware on the middle of the tire.
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Discounted tire has a $70 rebate on michellins. The tires in the picture on my Sig are 255/45/18 michillens. I think there a little small.
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Yah.. I think I will need to replace My wheels... I really like the look of Nitto 275/40/18 or 285/40/18

However if I need to get new wheels I might as well go 20's
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Yah.. I think I will need to replace My wheels... I really like the look of Nitto 275/40/18 or 285/40/18

However if I need to get new wheels I might as well go 20's
You can run 275s in the stock 18x8.5 rim no problem
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #22
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I'm running a 18x8.5 as well and as of right now I'm running a 285/35/18 out back... I'm looking into running a 295/35/18 after these tires go out... I got these for $35 each I can get tires cheap... After I get these wheels widened and polished in the inside part if the wheel I'm going to run a 305-315 I can get any wheel widened for $200

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I wonder why the mods didn't move this to general discussion tire and wheels like they did mine :/
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Seems there is a differing of opinions on what tires can go on what wheels
Further it isnt clear to me if my wheels are 8" or 8.5"
How do I confirm?
I have the original sticker from the car specs.. All it says is 18" and the tire specs.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #26
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Are they like mine? If Its a 8.5 you can run a 295 just fine...
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@Silversky... They look like yours but i dont know how to confirm exactly what size they are.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #28
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In all honesty running a 295 on a 8.5 inch rim is not a good idea. You would have more
Contact area with the ground with a smaller tire on the 8.5 incg rim. I run a 295 on my 10" rim
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In all honesty running a 295 on a 8.5 inch rim is not a good idea. You would have more
Contact area with the ground with a smaller tire on the 8.5 incg rim. I run a 295 on my 10" rim
So a 285 or 295 would work on a 9 rim right
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So a 285 or 295 would work on a 9 rim right
It wouldnt hurt. I wouldnt go bigger than a 285 on a 9" though.

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A 275 would be the best on the 9". Just bc it would fit better. I run a 275 up front with a 9". And 295 out back with a 10".
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Seems there is a differing of opinions on what tires can go on what wheels
Further it isnt clear to me if my wheels are 8" or 8.5"
How do I confirm?
I have the original sticker from the car specs.. All it says is 18" and the tire specs.
If the wheels are original, it will say on the door jamb sticker the tire size and wheel size.
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It wouldnt hurt. I wouldnt go bigger than a 285 on a 9" though.

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A 275 would be the best on the 9". Just bc it would fit better. I run a 275 up front with a 9". And 295 out back with a 10".
Sounds good. I was thinking a 285 or 295 on the 9 rim on the back. I've got 265 in front & back unfortunately they came off my 04 GT so they haven't been upgraded YET. I'm searching for rear rubber now but not trying to drop $400 each on a tire That's for damn sure.
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285 fits just fine on a 8.5 it's what I'm running and it fits spot on... I don't know what y'all are talking about
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285 fits just fine on a 8.5 it's what I'm running and it fits spot on... I don't know what y'all are talking about
I never said they wouldnt fit. It just seems a little big for a 8.5 inch rim in my opinion.
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I never said they wouldnt fit. It just seems a little big for a 8.5 inch rim in my opinion.
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