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I have 16 inch Cobra rims on my mustang at the moment. A buddy of mine has 17s and he was wanting to trade his rims for mine so he could lower his car, etc.

I was told tho by my mechanic that using 17s would cause problems with the front of my car eventually. (cant remember exactly what). So thats why i went with 16s initially. But a lot of people put 17s on theirs and they seem fine.

So would this be a good trade? Honestly id rather have the 17s. But if itll cost me a bunch of money to have front end work down the road then ill pass.

Whats the pros and cons of having the 16s and 17s?
 

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I have 17's on mine and I can't think of any problem they can cause over 16s. They look better IMO. As long as the tires between the sets are in comparable shape then it sounds like a pretty fair trade.
 

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Does the front rub the fenders any? Ive heard thats really the only problem people have had with the 17s.
 

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Does the front rub the fenders any? Ive heard thats really the only problem people have had with the 17s.
Depends on overall tire size if they rub. I have 235/45/zr17 on my fronts lowered 2.25" and still don't have any rubbing issues. :good:
 

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I got 17 on my 88 gt and they only rub when I have my wheel turned all the way but not a problem at all maybe in some tight parking situations.
 

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Depends on overall tire size if they rub. I have 235/45/zr17 on my fronts lowered 2.25" and still don't have any rubbing issues. :good:
I love the color of that stang. Looks beast. The tires he has on em are 205/45r17 front and 245/45r17 rear. Do you think thered be any problems there with those sizes?
 

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I love the color of that stang. Looks beast. The tires he has on em are 205/45r17 front and 245/45r17 rear. Do you think thered be any problems there with those sizes?
Thanks :). If the wheels are 17x8 then no they'll be fine. If they are 17x9 I would run at least 245 in the front and 275 in the rear.
 

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Wouldnt 245 be too wide for 17x9s in the front? Cause im assuming that their 17x9 all around
Not really, until you lower it a good bit. I had 245/45 on the front of mine for a little while and they only hit the fenders while turning and hitting a hard bump. A buddy of mine is running 275/40 on all 4 of his, lowered 1" and he claims he has no issues.
 

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Not really, until you lower it a good bit. I had 245/45 on the front of mine for a little while and they only hit the fenders while turning and hitting a hard bump. A buddy of mine is running 275/40 on all 4 of his, lowered 1" and he claims he has no issues.
So are you saying that the 205s in the front will be too small?
 

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Too small for a 17x9 yes. After they wear out I would put a wider tire on there for sure.
Ahhh ok gotcha. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it!! I dont know why my mechanic was straying me away from the 17s. Now i regret not getting em....
 

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Ahhh ok gotcha. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it!! I dont know why my mechanic was straying me away from the 17s. Now i regret not getting em....
No problem, need anything else just let us know. :good:
 
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