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Old 10-08-2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question Does any one run 245/45R17 on their mustang? I want a wider tire on my car and am thinking about this size
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I personally run 255/35/18


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Old 10-08-2015, 01:12 PM   #3
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That tire is like 2.5" shorter than stock ... stock height is 28", a 245 45 17 is 25.7".

How wide are the v6 rims? If its more narrow than 8" i wouldnt try to put a 245 on there. You'd have better luck with a 225 or maybe 235 with just a better compound if you want more traction. You can have a 245 out grip a 275 depending on what compound each tire is.
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I thought stock height for a S197 was 27" ? Amirite?


Either way a 245/45/17 is a SN95 size tire and is 25.7" tall, WAY to short, car will look retarded.


Also going from 235 to 245 is hardly going to be anything. If you are going to go wider then get wider rims. A 245 is going to bulge too much on a 7" wide rim anyway which is what I'm assuming you have if you are looking at 17s (17x7).
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I thought stock height for a S197 was 27" ? Amirite?


Either way a 245/45/17 is a SN95 size tire and is 25.7" tall, WAY to short, car will look retarded.


Also going from 235 to 245 is hardly going to be anything. If you are going to go wider then get wider rims. A 245 is going to bulge too much on a 7" wide rim anyway which is what I'm assuming you have if you are looking at 17s (17x7).
I just looked up a few of the stock 17" tire sizes and saw 215/65/17 (28") and 225/60/17 (27.7") ??
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I just looked up a few of the stock 17" tire sizes and saw 215/65/17 (28") and 225/60/17 (27.7") ??
v6 comes with 28"
all performance models and v8 cars come with 27ish" tires.

I made the mistake of trying to keep the 28" tires with a new wheel setup, I was rubbing everything hahaha.

As far as to answer OP's question, short tires are no fun, you look 4x4 and you will scrape on everything. I do not recommend it. Also, the stock tires are 7" wide, so a 245 would more than likely bulge.
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v6 comes with 28"
all performance models and v8 cars come with 27ish" tires.

I made the mistake of trying to keep the 28" tires with a new wheel setup, I was rubbing everything hahaha.

As far as to answer OP's question, short tires are no fun, you look 4x4 and you will scrape on everything. I do not recommend it. Also, the stock tires are 7" wide, so a 245 would more than likely bulge.
According to the Tech specs on the 2013 v6's, the STANDARD tires are as follows...
Manual: P225/60HR-17 A/S BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Auto: P215/65TR-17 A/S Michelin Energy Saver
17 x 7.0-in. sparkle silver painted aluminum wheels
These tire sizes agree with the diameters given by Voltwings.
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According to the Tech specs on the 2013 v6's, the STANDARD tires are as follows...
Manual: P225/60HR-17 A/S BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Auto: P215/65TR-17 A/S Michelin Energy Saver
17 x 7.0-in. sparkle silver painted aluminum wheels
These tire sizes agree with the diameters given by Voltwings.
yes, the stock tires are 28" tall, but they are only about 8 inches wide.
once you upgrade to a wider front tire you will want to drop to something that's 27" in diameter to avoid rubbing.

I'm speaking from experience. I had a 28" tall tire that was 265 wide. I couldn't take a turn aggressively without it rubbing the inside fender ( I was also at stock ride height at that time). I dropped to a 255 wide tire that is 27" tall (on the same wheel) and I have had no rubbing issues since ( in hindsight, I should've gone 275)
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^^ I had to drop our cars down to 27" tires to get what i wanted out of them. Just making the height comment because it will need to be tuned for, or the speedo will be off.
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You can probably keep 28s out back tho, I know a lot of ppl with staggered setups do that. Just have to make sure the ABS doesn't go nuts.


But definitely gots to lower the car or it'll look ridiculous. Way too many latemodel Mustangs out there with the stock 4x4 look.
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You can probably keep 28s out back tho, I know a lot of ppl with staggered setups do that. Just have to make sure the ABS doesn't go nuts.


But definitely gots to lower the car or it'll look ridiculous. Way too many latemodel Mustangs out there with the stock 4x4 look.
I've got 28.5 out back :p


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Interesting. Ive was trying to maintain a proper diameter with my wheels by adjusting from my stock 235/50 18" tires by keeping the ratio, but I ended up just going with a 245/40 18". I wanted a wider tire, but didnt want the taller tire height.
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