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17x9 and 17x10.5 tire sizes?!?!?

ok guys this is the first time i have ever looked into this but I want to run a 17x9 size wheel in the front and a 17x10.5 in the rear. I have NO freaking clue with these rubber band tires what would work. I am guessing I also need a like 1" or like 1.25" spacers/adapters to run these correctly. i want kinda a fat tire in the rear. also do you all have any recommendations on cheap nice looking tires i mean cheap because i know the rear's will be toasted alot LOL. anyone heard of a nanoking tire my buddy was using them for a while on his civic for tire burning they didnt seem to bad. or should i buy these rims they can come with tires mounted to them its like $1000 idk if that is a good price or not..i dont know crapo about these + size rims...


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thinnest you can run, up front would be 245/45 or 255/40

Rear, thinnest recommended. 285/40? and above

for rim width..

As for clearing crap, no clue. any kinda of spacer is going to push it pass the fender
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thinnest you can run, up front would be 245/45 or 255/40

Rear, thinnest recommended. 285/40? and above

for rim width..

As for clearing crap, no clue. any kinda of spacer is going to push it pass the fender
ok leo this is what they mount up for the mustangs tell me what you think if it would work 275/40 ZR17 (fronts) and 315/35 ZR17 (rears). i dont want the smallest tire i would want to biggest i guess idk kinda a good all around meety look
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275's are wide as hell.. i would do 255's up front..

There is a big difference in sizes when you go street tires.

315's are ok for the back which is like a 12-13" wide tire. The solid axle should clear easily. Just watch for the leaf springs. I know i wasnt too far from them with a 275 without the spacers.
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275's are wide as hell.. i would do 255's up front..

There is a big difference in sizes when you go street tires.

315's are ok for the back which is like a 12-13" wide tire. The solid axle should clear easily. Just watch for the leaf springs. I know i wasnt too far from them with a 275 without the spacers.
ya the 285x40 are like 11.2 wide and the 315x35 are like 12.4 wide....maybe i should stick with the 285x40 because the 10.5" wide rims have a bigger offset hmm idk. i will have to buy the rims and just put them on and measure i guess to figure this out. thanks for the help leo because i didnt understand the sizes on these rims. ok another thing how much for like shipping to mich and the cost of those gun metal one's from the company? i am trying to shop around
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another thought maybe just like a 1/2" or like 5/8" spacer would work a little what you think?
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I don't think you will need to run a spacer, Zach. The only Mustang wheel that I know of the requires a spacer is the 10th Anniversary wheels, which I have and was going to run.

On my 17x9's, I am running 275/40's, and those have quite a bit of sidewall extending past the wheel for protection...and they fit perfect in the front.

You'll need to measure the wheel opening and compare that to your hub to see if it will clear.

I would probablly do a 275/40 in the front, and a 295 or 305 in the back.
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I don't think you will need to run a spacer, Zach. The only Mustang wheel that I know of the requires a spacer is the 10th Anniversary wheels, which I have and was going to run.

On my 17x9's, I am running 275/40's, and those have quite a bit of sidewall extending past the wheel for protection...and they fit perfect in the front.

You'll need to measure the wheel opening and compare that to your hub to see if it will clear.

I would probablly do a 275/40 in the front, and a 295 or 305 in the back.
THANKS for the info adam now i have to go hunt up a few pics of your truck to look at it lol
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this should be a bad truck in the end..
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this should be a bad truck in the end..
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oki'm bored and thought i'd post hope this helps u get a better idea... i'm running an 245 40 18 and this is what it looks like on my truck..... i just basicly posted this to let ya know what they'd look like in the fender wheel
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sry i'm bored if this doesn't help i'm sry but i do know the back tires do no fit aired out lol
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thanks for the info but i dont think i will have a bag problem lol
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From what i've hear/read 9" in the fron will rub when u turn hard.
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thanks man that does help i aint to concerned with the front i am going to get like a 1/2" spacer for it. might need a tad in the rear but i need WIDE rear tires to get some traction with this truck
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i got u...im kinda in the same boat. Want some fr500s but can't find any 8.5 wide ones for sale. Also need to be able to tuck a little...cuz' i wanna drop my truck one more time. Best of luck to ya
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If your looking for traction, the width of the tire, doesnt matter as much as the actual, design and tread of the tire..

i can get some ****ty 335's that wont hook, and then run some 255kdw's and hook better on the 275's
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If your looking for traction, the width of the tire, doesnt matter as much as the actual, design and tread of the tire..

i can get some ****ty 335's that wont hook, and then run some 255kdw's and hook better on the 275's
um ya dur...plus it just looks bad *** lol...
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Good point Leo. Skinny tires actually have more weight put on then, and won't spin as easily. When you think about it, it makes sense. Wider tires distribute the same amount of weight over a larger area, effectively lowering PSI [can I say PSI?] of the vehicle on the road.

Do this to understand.

Get a pen, and you already have a finger. Take one of your hands, palm up -- place it in-front of you.

Press your finger onto your hand. That is a 'wide' tire.

Do the same with a pen, with the same amount of force.

Which one hurt more/pressed down more? The pen [skinny tire]

There wasn't as much surface area to distribute the weight, so it 'dug in' better.

I don't know, I hope you understand... I understand, but it's in my head too, so yeah.
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I run 255/55/17 on all 4 corners, 9inch wide wheel. The SMALLEST tire you will want to run will be a 235, and thats pushing it ( bead wise ) at keeping the seal.

Run stock mustang sizes and tires will be ' not as expensive '

Nanoking ? NS/Nanking or ' Geostar ' Corp tires. I wouldn't wish them on an enemy. For a little more, you can go with BFG Traction T/A's or possibly KDW's ( Summit Sells em ). If your lookin for a Rice tire, Kumho is sworn by. They make an Exteca ( something like that ) in a 711 ( 700sumthing model number ) that seem to hold up pretty good on the streets.
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I had the 712 Supra's on my sisters Focus, and they wore horribly. I don't care for the tread pattern, either.

I like the BFG KD-series, namely the KDW. I would dig the KDWS if I were living in Michigan, but since Florida has last seen snow in like, 1980 [not really], I will forfeit the snow grip for a little more style and dry/wet fun.

I am going with the Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S. Great looking, awesome performance, and it'll have enough bite in the white stuff to get me out of the wintery wonderland in Michigan, and still be hi-po enough for fun in Florida and be able to expel the rain.
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Neros wore too quick for me. They were an OK tire. KDW's wore reallt fast.. BUT, those tires hooked and stuck harder in corners then Griggs did on that hill in St. Clair!

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Neros wore too quick for me. They were an OK tire. KDW's wore reallt fast.. BUT, those tires hooked and stuck harder in corners then Griggs did on that hill in St. Clair!

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Thata's awesome! I have a[nother] new quote!

Whaat Nero's did you have? They have about 5 or 6 different models, Dan. These have a treadwear of 440...but the way you drive, I am surpised if ANYTHING lasts for any amount of time...lol.
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Whaat Nero's did you have? They have about 5 or 6 different models, Dan. These have a treadwear of 440...but the way you drive, I am surpised if ANYTHING lasts for any amount of time...lol.
P-Zero types. They were REAL expensive. They lasted like.. 3 weeks to a month? Rear tires dont last too long ( 3 months max ) and fronts get rotated to the rear.. so.. I go through 4 tires every 6 months.

Buy Goodyear for your Investment portfolio, they have a lot of customers as their tires don't last too long.

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Goodyear sucks...a.k.a., Good-for-a-Year
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