Originally Posted by jamcc
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 ?