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Old 05-28-2015, 01:59 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

New to the forum world and I have never put AM wheels on any vehicle I have owned. I'm looking to get some wheels for my 2012 5.0 and looking for some advice on what size wheel I'll need, offset and such for a 275/45r18 or 285/45r18 rear wheel. I'm sticking with 235/55r18 for the front.
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There are multiple vendors that could answer your questions and have multiple wheel options at different price points.
Look at American Muscle, Late model restoration, CJ pony parts, Steeda, ...
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Hi everyone,

New to the forum world and I have never put AM wheels on any vehicle I have owned. I'm looking to get some wheels for my 2012 5.0 and looking for some advice on what size wheel I'll need, offset and such for a 275/45r18 or 285/45r18 rear wheel. I'm sticking with 235/55r18 for the front.
Personally, I think a stock 5.0L needs a minimum of 255 in the front & 285 in the rear. (unless you drive like a grandma in the desert...perfectly dry weather.. no rain, snow, etc.)

If you do ANYTHING performance wise, tune, etc... your requirements just go up from there in the rear... to 295, or 305+. IF you roadrace the car, you should go with 265 or 275 up front.

If you're doing anything besides a 1/4 miles, 235 is insufficient for your fronts even slightly spirited street driving, you will experience understeer if you push the car at all.

Notice the GT350 has 295 front & 305 rears
& the GT350R has 305 front & 315 rears!!!

Ford finally realized they've been SERIOUSLY under delivering their cars wheel wise.

If you're looking at American Muscle, CJ Pony, Steeda, etc. and have selected your year/model car, then everything is already in the correct sizes that fit, so no need to worry about "WILL IT FIT".

What are your goals? What's your budget ?
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I already have some work done to the car intake, exhaust etc. I have been looking at quite a few "Mustang" sites for the wheels I want just not sure on the 18x9 or 18x10 to fit with 285/45.
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Looks like 18x10 is the way to go now I need to find some I like.
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Here's mine with 255 up front and 285 in the rear on sve drifts. I really like the stance and how it fills in the fender wells. These are 18's as well.

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Most common set ups:

Front:
8.5" works well with 255 wide
9.0" works well with 265, some go with 275 wide, if you track your car on road courses.

Rear:
9.5" up to 285 wide
10" wheel, generally go with 285, 295 or even 305 wide

Obviously, all of these things are offset dependent. Some wheels if you put too much "meat" (rubber) on them, they might rub, etc.
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