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Old 05-12-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Changing Rim Size

Hey guys. I've got a 2012 base model v6 with the stock rims and I was wanting to switch to the 18 inch black rims I've seen a lot of. (Pic below) my question is, if I switch rim size, but keep the same tire size, will it ride rougher or change the handling any? I'm not wanting too much of a change so if anyone has done this mod please feel free to help a brother outClick image for larger version

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The base v6 has 17 inch wheels. The tires won't fit the 18inch rims. You will need to buy new tires.

If your going to invest in a new set of wheels, go 19" or 20". The 18's imo look too small on our cars.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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I gotcha. When I said tire size I meant the same ratio, except the rim size, but yeah I thought they might be too small. Does it change the ride at all though?
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You won't notice a ride difference. The tires on the base v6 models have a lot of sidewall which brings them to about the same total size of 19 or 20s with lower profile tires. With the 20s you will probably lose a mpg or 2 and maybe get a little bumper of a ride.
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the lower profile you go to will make the ride harsher.....in my opinion not by much but it will happen. You may need new steering stops if you go up in rim size I think the 17" came with differant stops.
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I recently changed mine from 17' to 19' Mustang GT wheels. Now i get a bit of rubbing when i do complete wheel lock on left/right would these help
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and where can i get them installed?

So make sure you take wheel rubbing on to fenders into consideration as well when you decide wheels size
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Anyone here rolling on 20' ? Does the ride really that bumpy ?? Im planning on dropping my car 1.5in front and back with SR lowering spring. Idk if SR lowering spring + 20' are going to be a bad combination.
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I have that exact setup and I'll be honest the ride is rougher then stock, but it's not like it's unbareable
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If you're gonna buy new tires make sure they're 27" tall, same as te GT, boss, Shelby,
V6 base comes stock with 28" tall wherls. This isn't a problem if you stick with stock sizes, but if you go wide with a 28" tall wheel you'll more than likely rub.
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If you're gonna buy new tires make sure they're 27" tall, same as te GT, boss, Shelby,
V6 base comes stock with 28" tall wherls. This isn't a problem if you stick with stock sizes, but if you go wide with a 28" tall wheel you'll more than likely rub.

You'll rub if you lock the wheel to one direction. Mine does. I have a 19" and 9 up front. 10 rear.

On a side note. 19" rims are hard to come by on sizes. Get 20" if you want a broad variety of sizes
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Okay cool. So would you recommend the 18" rims or 19" if I'm mainly concerned with mileage and ride comfort?
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That's all in your tires and sidewall. I have perrelli filled with nitrogen. 275/40/19 and a 245/45/19 up front. They are rougher than my michelins but they grip hella better. Your stock sidewall is a 60 or 65 so it's gonna be comfy
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