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Old 11-15-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hey would a 235 65 r18 fit on my 2000 mustang GT on the rear

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I mean a 265 35 18

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Old 11-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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Yes it will fit. Assuming you have 18s. It's gonna be a thin sidewall but it will fit. I'm running 275/35R18s on mine
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Good lord a 65 on an 18 wouldnt that be a bit on the large side? Most people run a 35 or 40 in an 18


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It'll fit on a 9" wheel, that's the size im going to get for my next tires up front.


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My apologies didn't see the bottom part and that will fit fine I am currently running a 265-35-18 up front and it fits perfectly


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Wow I'm dumb I ment a 255 55 18 lol would that work

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255/55/18 can't be right either. It is either a 255/35 or 255/40.

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Yeah a 255-55 is going to be a massive side wall
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255 45 18 work best. Especially on a stock rim.


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255 45 18 work best. Especially on a stock rim.


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Nope, try again, that is going to be way bigger than the 25.7" OEM tire diameter. Even if the OP wanted to go bigger diameter wise, a 255/45/18 is going to be WAY too big.

OEM size is 245/45/17 and 94/95 Cobras used 255/45/17 for whatever reason.

Not sure why its so hard for ppl to get on tirerack and just figure out if XYZ size matches the diameter they need and if the rim width spec is correct. Click on any tire and select the "specs" tab, all the info is there.
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I don't get how a 255/45-18 tire would fit on a 17x8 wheel lol.

Let me break it down:
17x8 = 245/45-17 (25.68")
17x9 = 275/40-17 (25.66")
17x10.5= 315/35-17 (25.68")

18x8 = 245/40-18 (25.72")
18x9 = 275/35-18 (25.58")
18x10 = 295/35-18 (26.13")

The number in ( ) is the overall dire diameter, notice how the numbers change it stays relatively the same? That is GOOD, unless you are specifically looking for a larger overall diameter, but you should only be looking for that for specific performance purposes.

All of the widths are +/- 10mm since 1 inch = 25mm...... rule of thumb = for every inch you go wider you add 30mm. As for the sidewall, that is kind of flexible, its ok at times to go with 5% higher on the sidewall, but don't go 5% lower on the sidewalls or you will have a shorter tire than stock.

If you want to keep the stock height those numbers are what you want. Some (including scotty) would go as far to say that the 275s are too wide for a 9" wheel, i agree, a 265 is a better choice, but you have to take into account the overall diameter, so i would only go with that specific choice up front.

Take for example my next set up. I will be using 265/35-18s up front and 295/35-18s in back. That is 25.3" up front and 26.13" in back, but i Autocross and will be getting into open course racing so i have it mapped out better for my application.

Also different tire manufacturers do make different widths, BFG generally runs wider than normal and Nitto runs more narrow than normal, depends on the tire though, the next tire i am getting is a BFG and the 295 version of it fits perfect on a 10".

Summary: If you want aftermarket wheels and tires that will fit. Look at the different sizes i posted and match them to your wheel. Realistically for most people the sizes being 10mm wide or narrow won't affect the car at all.
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Like Soccer said, you CAN go bigger or smaller but you have to be careful. Smaller is usually fine as long as you keep it around 25" or bigger but that looks really silly out back, I ran a 25.3" tall tire for a year on my 98 and it was fine, 25.5" out back.

This year I got new wheels (and then of course sold the car 6 months later...) and went bigger for appearance reasons. I personally think the wheels in the 94-04 cars are way too small but that's just me. I LOVE the way 20s look in the S197s tho and I will be getting 20" street wheels when I eventually get one. For the track... that's what a garage and a stack of track wheels is for.

Here's my 98 on 26.3" tall 235/45/18s up front and 26.6" tall 275/40/18s out back. BFG Comp 2s on 18x8 and 18x10 wheels.

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