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Old 07-10-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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I need help... A lot of help

After having my car a year I decided on new tires and went with 235/55R17 Sumitomos all season from tire rack and as with any new set of tires a new set of wheels is mandatory but now I'm stuck with task of trying to find 17 inch rims, any of you guys recommend any places? Also would it be possible to put 18 inch rims on those tires? I'm a novice to anything car related so your recommendations will be greatly appreciated it!
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You will not be able to put 17" tires on 18"wheels. Did you already buy the tires? If not get 18" tires if your looking for 18" wheels. Just type in whatever year mustang you have and what size wheels you are looking for in the Internet search bar and plenty of wheel options will pop up. American Muscle, CJ Pony, Late Model Restoration are just a couple that are mustang specific, but you can find plenty of other places to find wheels as well. Also, once you get to 50 posts you are eligible for a 6% discount any most purchases from American Muscle. Good luck buddy, wheels are one of the hardest choices to make for your car.
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If you can afford to, put those 17s on your stock rims and keep them for the winter. Buy a new set of rims/tires in 18s or 19s for the nicer seasons!
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Enkei for sure, 17s look small on S197s though. I'd go 18 at a minimum, 19 seems to be the sweet spot for most.


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Here's what my friend's 240sx drag set up looked like on my car for fun (17 inch enkei)
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:29 PM   #6
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American Muscle has some nice 17" wheels. mine are their 17"X9" 10th Anniversary in chrome, they look great and I get a LOT of compliments on 'em.
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If you can find a set of wheels at Tire Rack that you like they will come mounted and balanced with tires of your choice. If you need TPMS sensors they can put a new set in for you, though you would have to stop by a tire shop to have them reset. I'm fortunate that my local tire shop is one of Tire Rack's approved one's, so I just ship to them and roll in to have installed. If they come delivered to your house, they are ready to install with new lugs and all you need is a jack, some chocks and a torque wrench with the proper sized socket. I have bought tons of things from them in the past. American Muscle, Late Model Restoration and others as offer this service. I have also dealt with both them and they also are excellent in all ways.
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Thought I was looking at a challenger before I clicked on picture. Lol, my eyes must be going bad. I think it was the side stripes.
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Thought I was looking at a challenger before I clicked on picture. Lol, my eyes must be going bad. I think it was the side stripes.

I thought the same thing when I first glanced at it. Then really looking at it made me feel foolish 😂😓


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American Muscle has some nice 17" wheels. mine are their 17"X9" 10th Anniversary in chrome, they look great and I get a LOT of compliments on 'em.
What sized tires are you running? They look super small, has a major monster truck look going on.
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My tires are Nitto NT555, 255/50/17. I wanted to keep profile as close as possible to stock. I get good grip on both street and strip.
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You already bought the tires? I would go ahead and mount them on your current wheels. Lots of aftermarket wheels are wider than factory and would allow you to run 255 or 275 width tires.


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Also it is generally a lot cheaper if you buy a rims/ tires combo kit opposed to buying them at separate places if you didn't already buy the tires.


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