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Old 07-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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How wide of a tire/rim can I go in the back on 2012 gt without running into any problems? And If I go with 10.5 and more inch in the back, would that be ok with 20" rims? Basically I want 20" rims but I also want to go as wide as passible. I know ppl say that 20"s are too big, how true is that?
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That will be fine! I run 20 inch wheels and the rear are 20x10 with a 295 tire, and I also have a 305 rear tire for my rims that I mounted and they are also fine! There is a guy in a mustang club I'm in with 20s and a 20x11 rear steeda wheel and is running a 315 rear tire and he has no issues. 20s are not to big! I think anything smaller is well to small on this body style....the wheel well is big.
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That's what I was thinking but everybody is telling me that 20" are too big. How's the driving quality? Does it ever rub on the bumps? So 295 will be ok for 10", that's good to know. I really want some meaty tires. I saw 20x11s on American muscle that I liked but I'm not sure if I have to get anything else in order to be able to put them on
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That's what I was thinking but everybody is telling me that 20" are too big. How's the driving quality? Does it ever rub on the bumps? So 295 will be ok for 10", that's good to know. I really want some meaty tires. I saw 20x11s on American muscle that I liked but I'm not sure if I have to get anything else in order to be able to put them on
Just sold my 20s and went with 18s.
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Just sold my 20s and went with 18s.
Why?

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Why?
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That's what I was thinking but everybody is telling me that 20" are too big. How's the driving quality? Does it ever rub on the bumps? So 295 will be ok for 10", that's good to know. I really want some meaty tires. I saw 20x11s on American muscle that I liked but I'm not sure if I have to get anything else in order to be able to put them on
The ride is fine! Never rub on bumps. It is a tiny bit stiffer then the stock 18s but barely. Traction and cornering grip is way better. Like I said I know a guy who is running the steeda Spyder 20x11 wheels and has a 315 tire on them and he has zero issues.
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It depends on the offset. Just make sure who ever you buy the wheels from knows what application it's for.

I'm getting a set 20x9 +35 offset and 20x10 +43 offset and I'll be running a 295 in the back. I won't have any rub issues what so ever.
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Re: How wide

Do an internet search on Digital Synapse ... last I saw, he was running 20x11s in the rear with 315s, and if I recall correctly, he felt that this was the maximum he could run without running into significant fitment issues.
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Re: How wide

I am running 315/35-20 Nitto Invos on 20X11" Steeda Spyder rims on the rear of my 2011 GT and have absolutely no problems at all. My car is lowered and there is no rubbing at all. They look great and always get compliments.
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I am running 315/35-20 Nitto Invos on 20X11" Steeda Spyder rims on the rear of my 2011 GT and have absolutely no problems at all. My car is lowered and there is no rubbing at all. They look great and always get compliments.
I love those rims! What size on the front?
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Re: How wide

They are 9-1/2" with 275/35-20s
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