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Old 09-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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I want 285s

So I know I eventually want to put 285s in the rear but I don't know what I would need to successfully put them on. Because I know I can't just slap on a pair of 285s in the rear and call it a day, right? And also are there are tired you'd recommend? Thank you!!
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What size wheel you putting them on? I have 275 on my 9.5 inch wheel. could go 285 easy with that size. I recommend Hankook tires.
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The tires themselves will fit. You just need a wider wheel to put them on. The brand you use can affect it pretty well also. A 275 BFG and a 305 Nitto are just about the same width (one runs wider than normal, the other runs more narrow than normal). But normally a 285 is going to be just a tad narrow for a 10 inch wide wheel. So if you go with a 9.5" wheel they should fit well, if you go with a 10 inch wide wheel then look into a 295 or 305.
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The tires themselves will fit. You just need a wider wheel to put them on. The brand you use can affect it pretty well also. A 275 BFG and a 305 Nitto are just about the same width (one runs wider than normal, the other runs more narrow than normal). But normally a 285 is going to be just a tad narrow for a 10 inch wide wheel. So if you go with a 9.5" wheel they should fit well, if you go with a 10 inch wide wheel then look into a 295 or 305.

So the 285 will fit on my stock GT? I thought I needed something else for a wider tire to fit?
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So the 285 will fit on my stock GT? I thought I needed something else for a wider tire to fit?
It will fit, but will look dumb and be pointless on a stock wheel.

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No way will a 285 go on an 8" rim, not while maintaining any sort of useful contact patch. I have 275 (nitto INVO) on a 9.5" rim now and i would call it just about flush, and would personally recommend a 10" rim for a 285. I'm sure i could get a 285 on my current rim, but again with the whole "effective contact patch" thing. Try to put to large of a tire on too small of a rim and you'll actually pull the side walls in, reducing your effective contact patch ... learned that the hard way burning through more expensive (larger) tires, with no traction benefits.
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So the 285 will fit on my stock GT? I thought I needed something else for a wider tire to fit?
A 285 will fit. It's a 305 that you have to relocate some small things.

Just need a wider wheel


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The tires themselves will fit. You just need a wider wheel to put them on. The brand you use can affect it pretty well also. A 275 BFG and a 305 Nitto are just about the same width (one runs wider than normal, the other runs more narrow than normal). But normally a 285 is going to be just a tad narrow for a 10 inch wide wheel. So if you go with a 9.5" wheel they should fit well, if you go with a 10 inch wide wheel then look into a 295 or 305.

So the 285 will fit on my stock GT? I thought I needed something else for a wider tire to fit?
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I have 255/35/19 and 285/40/19 on a 19x9.5 rim... fits fine.. its the max size for my rims. Click image for larger version

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285 nittos on 10 inch wide wheel looks stupid, and that's by experience


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I have 20x10 with 285:30 on the back and I'm about to go 305s. 285s are liked stretched and I hate that look.


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285 nittos on 10 inch wide wheel looks stupid, and that's by experience


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Putting my 295 Nt05s on some 18 x 10 this weekend. Hopefully they dont "look stupid," but since they're for road course use i'm slightly Function > Form in this case. We'll see, i'll post pics.
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Putting my 295 Nt05s on some 18 x 10 this weekend. Hopefully they dont "look stupid," but since they're for road course use i'm slightly Function > Form in this case. We'll see, i'll post pics.

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You should be fine with 295s and the nt05s have more sidewall so you should be glod


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I can certainly see where you're coming from. my 275s on a 9.5 rim are very square, and looks nicer than the "stretched" look there. Are those Drifts lol? Just ordered mine today, cant beat the price on rims like that.
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Here's 285 on a 20. Click image for larger version

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I want the flush look. Even with the wheel or out a little.


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The tires themselves will fit. You just need a wider wheel to put them on. The brand you use can affect it pretty well also. A 275 BFG and a 305 Nitto are just about the same width (one runs wider than normal, the other runs more narrow than normal). But normally a 285 is going to be just a tad narrow for a 10 inch wide wheel. So if you go with a 9.5" wheel they should fit well, if you go with a 10 inch wide wheel then look into a 295 or 305.
I had 285's on my 10.5" wheels and they looked great so not sure what you are talking about looking narrow on a 10" wheel.

I prefer Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position. Not cheap but not too expensive either. Tire Rack says they will fit on rims 9.5"-11". Now I can't comment on how they would look on a mustang with factory rims but I have no reason to believe it would look stupid.
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If I was to get a set of 20x9's whats the widest tire I could put on them? 275 I would guess. AM suggests that a 255 is what gets used but I would rather get more tire on there if possible! Maybe a 265 if 275 is too big? Thanks, and sorry for hijacking the thread here just been looking into rims and tires and not entirely sure what I can get away with or not.
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Again, the biggest tire that will fit, and the tire that will generate the best contact patch are not the same thing. A 275 will fit on a 9" rim, but it will pull the sidewalls in, and you wont end up with much more contact patch than a 255 anyways. Just save the money and get a better 255 tire.
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Again, the biggest tire that will fit, and the tire that will generate the best contact patch are not the same thing. A 275 will fit on a 9" rim, but it will pull the sidewalls in, and you wont end up with much more contact patch than a 255 anyways. Just save the money and get a better 255 tire.
I see. Thanks. whats the point of putting on a 305 then..? I imagine that would do the same thing with most rims too.
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I dont know why people do that. Maybe its different for drag racing, and the way the sidewall behaves or something, but idk ... doesnt make much sense to me.
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Not either. I was talking to an NTB rep the other day about tires and he told me some are made narrower and or fatter depending on the brand. Kind of like shoe sizes I guess so maybe that makes a difference.
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So if I go 285, should I get 9.5" or 10"
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So if I go 285, should I get 9.5" or 10"

Idk if I should rephrase this question, so for 285s, which is better 9.5 or 10?
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So just to be clear, I can fit a 285 size tire without having to work on making space in the wheel well?
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285 tires

I chose the mmd 19x10 wheels & the nitto invo 285's for the back on my 2014 gt,looks much better than the stock 18" wheels and tires, $2400 delivered to the house, 255's on the front on a 8.5" rim,American muscle
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I had 285's on my 10.5" wheels and they looked great so not sure what you are talking about looking narrow on a 10" wheel.

I prefer Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position. Not cheap but not too expensive either. Tire Rack says they will fit on rims 9.5"-11". Now I can't comment on how they would look on a mustang with factory rims but I have no reason to believe it would look stupid.

I don't think a lot of people will agree with 285s looking great on a 10.5". Maybe the stance crowd with stretched tires.......


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I dunno, this car seems ok on 285s on a 9" oem wheel. In fact, I am planning to do just this in another month or so.
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Nitto should go out of business for their narrow designs. I had Nitto 555 285s and the were like 10.2" wide. I'm running 305 Mickey Thompsons and it measures 12.4" wide yet they're technically only 20mm wider.

So far these MT Street Comp tires are great. A bit tall but excellent traction all around.

305/35/20 fits on my 10" wide rim with some meat to protect the rims from curbs.

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