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Old 11-14-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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Suspension and tire setup opinion.

Hey guys. Another opinion post.
I'm just finishing up putting my t56 in my gt. Need something else to invest in so I'm deciding to start on my suspension setup.
I need y'all's opinion on some quality performance tires for street and drag. I don't want drag radials because this is my daily driver. I'm planning on putting 315s on my cobra rims. Yes I'm aware of the stretch but it will be okay. H&r super sport springs with no iso and SVE control arms. I need some shocks and struts too as well as c/c plates. Idk much about the brands on those nor the shocks and struts. Any recommendations or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


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Tokico HP struts and shocks are great , maximum Motorsports CC plates , full length subframe connectors welded would be good too.
Tires stay away from nitto they are terrible. Mikey Ts make some good street tires.

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You have mickeys on your Mach?


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Mickey Thompson street Comps are going to pretty much be the best non-drag tire to use for street/drag purposes


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What slow said, basically what I have with the hr super sports. Make sure to wrap the springs with something if no isos, so you don't get any unwanted squeaks etc from metal on metal

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Okay. I'll keep that in mind. Tires ofcourse I want the widest tires. But I have the 17x9 inch termi wheels. Anyone know of putting a 315 size tire on that rim... Will it look unusual since that's a big stretch for the tire?


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And yes. I'm looking at the street comps. I can either choose from 275 or 315 regarding to the width of my rims. But they say the 315 require 10.5 and up. I know it's possible to put it on my 17x9 inch rim just wondering how it would look.


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Looks good


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So it wouldn't be too stretched?


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So it wouldn't be too stretched?


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Here is the max.

19x9.5 - 285
19x10 - 315
19x10.5 345

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And yes. I'm looking at the street comps. I can either choose from 275 or 315 regarding to the width of my rims. But they say the 315 require 10.5 and up. I know it's possible to put it on my 17x9 inch rim just wondering how it would look.


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A 315 on a 9" wheel looks ridiculous, I put some on a buddies car and was not a fan of the look. They bulge out really bad from the wheel. I would go with a 275 on a 17X9
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Stuffing a huge tire onto a smaller wheel can also decrease performance over a tire on a proper wheel size. Same exact concept as stretching tires. Just cause the tire is wider doesn't mean it will perform better on that wheel.
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Yea I didn't think it would Benifit much. But I think I'm just going to go with 285


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On a 9" wide wheel?

You didn't listen to what I just said.


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I meant 275. Lol. I heard and I understood.


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Okay. I'll keep that in mind. Tires ofcourse I want the widest tires. But I have the 17x9 inch termi wheels. Anyone know of putting a 315 size tire on that rim... Will it look unusual since that's a big stretch for the tire?


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275's are pretty much the biggest tire for 9" wheels. Depending on the tire manufacturer, maybe 285's. The bigger size may fit, but it will look all bulged and ugly if you put tires that are too wide for the wheels.

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I see others have said the same lol. A good example is my 17x9's. the Goodyear's I had before the BFGoodrich's looked better in 275. The BFG's bulged a little, so it would have probably looked better with 265's.
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255 or 265 is a good width for a 9" wide rim unless you are using Nitto 555s which run narrow. I ran 275/40/18s on my 10" wide rear rim on my 98 and they fit amazingly well. They were BFGs and BFGs run big tho...
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275's on Terminator wheels.
They fit perfectly and that's what Termi's came with from the factory.

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Here is the max.

19x9.5 - 285
19x10 - 315
19x10.5 345
That's kind of voodoo math isn't it? There is only one inch difference in wheel size but 2.36 inches of tire width difference.
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That's kind of voodoo math isn't it? There is only one inch difference in wheel size but 2.36 inches of tire width difference.

I compared my rear 17x9 (275) wheel to my friends 2013 20x9(315) Shelby wheel and my 275 tires were just *** wide as the 315s.


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Again it all depends on the make of the tire. My BFG 275s were right about as wide as my old Nitto 315s. Sumis run narrow too. Tirerack has specs for most tires though, that's how I spec'd out my old setup knowing that BFG 235s ran big enough to be nice and flush on an 8" rim without being "hella" flush. And that BFG 275s would fit great on a 10" rim.

You never just go "well this size for this rim or that size for that rim etc...". Different setups, different brands, and generally someone one the interwebs will have tried the combo you are looking to do so google is your friend. I even found some ppl who were running the same 235/275 combo I wanted to do so I could see what it would look like beforehand.
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Again it all depends on the make of the tire. My BFG 275s were right about as wide as my old Nitto 315s. Sumis run narrow too. Tirerack has specs for most tires though, that's how I spec'd out my old setup knowing that BFG 235s ran big enough to be nice and flush on an 8" rim without being "hella" flush. And that BFG 275s would fit great on a 10" rim.

You never just go "well this size for this rim or that size for that rim etc...". Different setups, different brands, and generally someone one the interwebs will have tried the combo you are looking to do so google is your friend. I even found some ppl who were running the same 235/275 combo I wanted to do so I could see what it would look like beforehand.
Something i've noticed also is even the tire models of a certain brand may be different. I spec'd out a tire size for my 10" with BFG Rivals, and 295 came out to be the perfect size.
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Something i've noticed also is even the tire models of a certain brand may be different. I spec'd out a tire size for my 10" with BFG Rivals, and 295 came out to be the perfect size.

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If you put 315 on a 17x9 you will have major bulge. go with a 10 instead
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I'm running 275/35/18 on 18 x9 up front and 305/30/18 on 18x10 in the rear
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If you put 315 on a 17x9 you will have major bulge. go with a 10 instead
Again, depends on the brand. A Nitto 555R 315 wide will fit perfect on a 9" rim and be too small for a 10.5" and will be just flush with a 10" rim.
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Yes I am aware that but most people aren't willing to pay for Nittos - so they go with a cheaper tire and it creates that ugly bulge.
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No, Nittos just run super narrow, nothing to do with cost.
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Well, a majority of the Mustang owners I know prefer Nitto - but I have seen a lot of forums talking about staggering and whatnot but they say they just go for an "off brand" since tires are so expensive - then they have to turn around and find different tires because they can't get them onto the rim. I am also aware that all different brands run differently. Me personally I prefer NITTO but my GT came with Continental. I have a set of NITTO at home that are 275 and are about 11 inches wide vs. some off brand tires I have that are 275 and are very close to 12 inches. So I understand for SOME people it may have nothing to do with cost but they wouldn't know how it actually looked with a certain brand unless they tried it, therefore since Nittos are a common 99-04 Mustang tire, it would only make since to go with what you know rather than just going to buy that particular sized tire.

Did you by chance purchase a tire that was "too big"?
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No, I've had Nittos in the past and I know from experience that they are overpriced and run narrow. The 555R is not great and is pricey. The 555s are no better than a cheaper BFG. The NT05s are great but are not a DD tire as they wear out real fast. If I was getting a DD tire it would be BFGs or Mickey Thompson Street Comps. For a weekend warrior, NT05s. For a set of drag wheels that sit in the garage to be swapped on for the track, ET streets/big/littles.
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