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Old 09-06-2014, 12:42 PM
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I'm going to upgrade my tires and wheels to something with a more sporty, modern look. I was originally thinking I would go with 15" but lately I've been wanting to go a little larger. Would be great to see some examples of what folks have done with their wheels and tires in that regard. Attached Images
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I've seen some Mustangs with 17" mag style wheels (think old style looking satin black 5 spoke Keystones) which I think looked great. A bigger wheel and tire width to fill the opening, but still looking period correct on the car. A subtle change that didn't look out of place at all.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:57 PM
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Here's my '60 with 17" x 8", zero offset, Boyd Coddington Junkyard Dogs and 235/55R17 Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires. I think a 17"-18" size with a more "meaty" tire are a nice fit for these cars. Modern, but they don't look out of place like I feel the real low profile "rubber band" tires do. And they fill the wheel wells nicely.

If you go 15" or 16", make sure your tires are tall enough. The original 14" bias tres were 27.5"-28" tall. Even my 17's are 1/2"-1" smaller in diameter than the originals. To small and they don't fill the wheel wells well and the car sits too low.





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When I had the larger tires/rims on my car, I could never get them off unless I used a jack on the bumper to lift the car and let the differential drop to clear the wheel well. Just something to think about.
Overall, the look of the wider tires on these cars is nice.
I'm pretty sure my friend has 16's on the front and 17's on the rear.
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:17 PM
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Hey Greg. I just noticed, those rear wheel wells sure aren't factory. That's one way to get those big tires to fit.
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I'm going to upgrade my tires and wheels to something with a more sporty, modern look. I was originally thinking I would go with 15" but lately I've been wanting to go a little larger. Would be great to see some examples of what folks have done with their wheels and tires in that regard. Attached Images
I really need to get better photos of her. Running Mustang 17x8 rims with 235 up front and 275 in the rear.

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When I had the larger tires/rims on my car, I could never get them off unless I used a jack on the bumper to lift the car and let the differential drop to clear the wheel well. Just something to think about.
Yeah, getting the rears off of mine are a bit of a pain, but manageable. I jack at the forward spring mounts and let the axle drop.

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I'm pretty sure my friend has 16's on the front and 17's on the rear.
If you're referring to the image you attached, that looks like they are more likely 17s and 18s. That front looks to o big to be 16"
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Keep in mind with newer Mustang take-offs you'll likely need spacers as I think they have some positive offset. I think Rusty runs spacers on his.
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