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Old 01-12-2016, 07:40 AM   #1
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Advice on next mods? :)

Sup guys! Thanks to everyone that has helped out with my stang its very much appreciated. I have always liked Mustangs but didnt get one until May of last year. So to be honest, im learning as I go and am getting loads of help from you guys.

What do you guys suggest my next mod should be? I have so far a Steeda CAI, Lethal performance H, Borla ATATK's, and installing 4.10 gears this weekend. I need new tires and rims... badly... lol. What size do you guys suggest? I have currently 17's i believe. From what I have read 18/9 or 18/10's are good? My budget for rims and tires coming up for income tax season is about $1000.
Also, i know suspension should be changed as well. What do you guys suggest on that? Its all stock for now on that part.
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Have you read the beginners sticky? It's got a lot of good info on every aspect of your car for first mods. Check it out.


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I have but im still at a loss with suspension and nothing is mentioned on tires and sizes. As for suspension, im still kind of in the dark about shocks and struts, springs, coilovers. Im not sure what it is that I need to feel a nicer ride. Not really big on lowering either I wanna keep it at the height its at.
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I have the factory 17's and this spring I will be stepping up to the 18's along with new wheels. I see no really benefit to go any bigger for me so 18's are great.

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We got 18x9's. Did not lower car, need the ground clearance up in Nor-Cal. Very happy with the way car looks. Got the wheel & tire package from AM. Bout $1500 mounted, balanced and shipped. Great people to work with. Helped us get the right thing.
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Im considering 18x9's all around. That seems good right? Without the sensors because AM told me i can just swap em from my old tires. It wont be too heavy to drag me down but will have good grip correct?
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I would go 18s over 19s. I made the mistake of getting 19s for my car and didnt realize how much more expensive the tires were. You will comfortably be able to fit a good 255 on a 9" rim usually, and depending on which 18 x 9 you get you should be in the low 20 lbs per rim. All in all i'd say thats a decent package for a bolt on v6.
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I have but im still at a loss with suspension and nothing is mentioned on tires and sizes. As for suspension, im still kind of in the dark about shocks and struts, springs, coilovers. Im not sure what it is that I need to feel a nicer ride. Not really big on lowering either I wanna keep it at the height its at.
I have the stock 18/8 wheels on mine, I may go a little bigger in the future to 19's, but I'm not sure.

I understand your hesitation with the suspension mods, I've been there. However, it's a HUGE improvement over the stock setup. If you don't want to buy coils a set of Koni yellows and Steeda Ultralites will do the job. The ride height will be a little lower, 1.25" in the front and 1.5" in the back, but the handling of the car will be a very noticeable upgrade. That is pretty much what I am running right now with my coilovers, I never scrape, I'm a little more cautious over speed bumps to be safe, but I'm not super low.

If you search in this forum, I'm sure you'll find a thread somewhere that will answer your questions.
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I have the stock 18/8 wheels on mine, I may go a little bigger in the future to 19's, but I'm not sure.

I understand your hesitation with the suspension mods, I've been there. However, it's a HUGE improvement over the stock setup. If you don't want to buy coils a set of Koni yellows and Steeda Ultralites will do the job. The ride height will be a little lower, 1.25" in the front and 1.5" in the back, but the handling of the car will be a very noticeable upgrade. That is pretty much what I am running right now with my coilovers, I never scrape, I'm a little more cautious over speed bumps to be safe, but I'm not super low.

If you search in this forum, I'm sure you'll find a thread somewhere that will answer your questions.
its not that im hesitant its that im not sure what to get or what i need. I have done a bit of research but for some reason suspension gets me confused. Like lets say struts and shocks. I read somewhere that cars use either one or the other, but then i see that a lancer has both for sale. I say lancer because i was doing some research for my cousin. And for the stangs im sure iv seen both shocks and struts. And springs are for lowering mostly? I hate to be picky and sound like a kit but idk why lol for some reason suspension gets me confused -_-

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I would go 18s over 19s. I made the mistake of getting 19s for my car and didnt realize how much more expensive the tires were. You will comfortably be able to fit a good 255 on a 9" rim usually, and depending on which 18 x 9 you get you should be in the low 20 lbs per rim. All in all i'd say thats a decent package for a bolt on v6.
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its not that im hesitant its that im not sure what to get or what i need. I have done a bit of research but for some reason suspension gets me confused. Like lets say struts and shocks. I read somewhere that cars use either one or the other, but then i see that a lancer has both for sale. I say lancer because i was doing some research for my cousin. And for the stangs im sure iv seen both shocks and struts. And springs are for lowering mostly? I hate to be picky and sound like a kit but idk why lol for some reason suspension gets me confused -_-
Okay, lets say you go with Koni yellow shocks and struts as well as Steeda Ultralites, the struts are in the front and the shocks are in the rear, so you will need a pair of each. The spring rate, along with the dampening setting, will determine how stiff your ride will be. The springs also determine the ride height, and unlike an air ride or coilover setup you won't be able to adjust the ride height, which isn't a bad thing, it's just personal preference.
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We're running the Nitto 555' s 255/45-18. Really good tires. Not to bad in the rain either. Car has really great stance, way wider than the stock pizza cutters. Our wheels are deep dish and the edge of tire comes right even with body of car, looks great!
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We're running the Nitto 555' s 255/45-18. Really good tires. Not to bad in the rain either. Car has really great stance, way wider than the stock pizza cutters. Our wheels are deep dish and the edge of tire comes right even with body of car, looks great!
What does the 255 mean?
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What does the 255 mean?
Width of tire sir, 215,235's, 255, 275 315's etc

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Ohhhh I see. I was under the impression that it would have been 18x9 and the 9 is the width of the tire. I get it now
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With your budget i suggest getting some gt track pack take off rims for $400-700 with tires then use the rest for suspension
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Ohhhh I see. I was under the impression that it would have been 18x9 and the 9 is the width of the tire. I get it now

9 is width of rim


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As was stated, 9" is the width of the rim. For best handling, sidewall stability, and just overall tread contact with the pavement, i try to target a tire whose tread width matches my rim width, or is slightly (within 1/2") under.

These are the tire's i'll be putting on my fiance's v6 here pretty soon for our track days, but the same concept can be applied to a street car / tire set up. A 245/ 40 / 19 (racing on spare track pack rims, eventually we'll have her some 18 x 10s) Bridgestone Re-11 has a section width of 8.7". I could go with a 245 / 35 / 19 to get exactly 9" section width, but you'll also notice that tire is only about 26" tall, whereas the 245 / 40 / 19 is closer to the 27" i try to target. Its a balance, but i feel this will give us optimum handling for a tire this size.
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As was stated, 9" is the width of the rim. For best handling, sidewall stability, and just overall tread contact with the pavement, i try to target a tire whose section width matches my rim width, or is slightly (within 1/2") under.

These are the tire's i'll be putting on my fiance's v6 here pretty soon for our track days, but the same concept can be applied to a street car / tire set up. A 245/ 40 / 19 (racing on spare track pack rims, eventually we'll have her some 18 x 10s) Bridgestone Re-11 has a section width of 8.7". I could go with a 245 / 35 / 19 to get exactly 9" section width, but you'll also notice that tire is only about 26" tall, whereas the 245 / 40 / 19 is closer to the 27" i try to target. Its a balance, but i feel this will give us optimum handling for a tire this size.
Are you sure about the section width? I thought section width is always slightly wider than rim width.
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Are you sure about the section width? I thought section width is always slightly wider than rim width.
Whoops, you're 100% right, i meant tread width. I'll edit my OP, thanks for catching that.
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Whoops, you're 100% right, i meant tread width. I'll edit my OP, thanks for catching that.
That's what I figured you meant to say.
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