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Old 03-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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I have 18 inch wheels and tires on my 2012 ford mustang gt. Do I have to get different tires if I want to run a 18x9 wheel in the front and 18x10 wheel in the rear.
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The 18 inch wheels will have 235 on them and those wheels are 18x8. You may be able to fit those on 18x9's but definitely not on the rear wheels. I would recommended buying a whole new set. Even if they did for what is the point in running staggered wheels with same size tires??
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I heard that running a staggered wheel would give better traction to the rear tires
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With wider tires......
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I heard that running a staggered wheel would give better traction to the rear tires
Very true
Mine are wider at the back looks muscle! feels right looks right
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I have 18 inch wheels and tires on my 2012 ford mustang gt. Do I have to get different tires if I want to run a 18x9 wheel in the front and 18x10 wheel in the rear.
I'm not disagreeing with that. But you want to keep the same tires with different wheels. That will not give you anymore traction. The reason people get wider wheels is for wider tires. You will not see a difference in traction with the same width tires.
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Re: 18 inch wheels

I found a few sets on AM for 1200 to 1400 for staggered wheels. Two of the sets with Nitto tires. 18x9 in the front and 18x10 at the rear
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I'm not disagreeing with that. But you want to keep the same tires with different wheels. That will not give you anymore traction. The reason people get wider wheels is for wider tires. You will not see a difference in traction with the same width tires.
couldn't have said it better myself. more rubber on the ground means more traction. softer compound = better traction, decreased tire life. harder compound = less traction, longer tire life. wider tires on the rear, are almost always better. i'm running a 275 and about to go to a 305.
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couldn't have said it better myself. more rubber on the ground means more traction. softer compound = better traction, decreased tire life. harder compound = less traction, longer tire life. wider tires on the rear, are almost always better. i'm running a 275 and about to go to a 305.
This. I have some 305/45r18 nt05 drs waiting to be installed with 275/40r18s up front. 18x10/9 wheels to match.
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I run a 255 up front and a 305 Mickey Thompson DR out back.



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