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Old 08-07-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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questions on wheels?

the stock v6 mustang wheels are 17x7
is there really a performance gain by getting wider wheels? or is it mostly for looks? because i was thinking of just getting high performance tires instead of buying new wheels and all
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Wider wheels = bigger contact patch= better traction
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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Re: questions on wheels?

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Wider wheels = bigger contact patch= better traction
also equals more rotational mass...just keep that in mind as well OP
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Also should look into lightweight materials
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Re: questions on wheels?

wider wheels/tires = more weight as well so its a trade off. Wider in the back only = no rotation which sucks.
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Re: questions on wheels?

Wider tires also suffer in wet/snow driving as well. They're only for dry traction. Going a bit wider than stock isn't really a problem. I think the manuals run 235s, autos are 225s. Stepping up to a 245 or 255 will add a bit nicer stance without sacrificing too much either way. If you're going to 18" tires, 245 is a very common width too.
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