need some help with rims & tires

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    I need help with rims and tires I was looking at 18 x9 rims on this form but lossed out on them in the classifieds but I was wondering about the 18x9 they take a 265/35/18 tire on the front will they rub when turning left or right thanks for the help
     
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    What is the wheel offset?
    What are the suspension specs (mainly height)?
     
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    Stock height but the off set I don't know I was looking at black fr 500 rims on America muscle site 18x9 up front and 18x10 in the back I know the back will be fine just the front bugs me
     
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    In 4x4 mode you'll be more than fine.
     
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    4x4 ? was going to put them on my mustang
     
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    By 4x4 he meant the ride height. 94-04 Mustangs sit extremely high at factory ride height, ton of wheel gap etc. You could go with a 255/40/18 on the 18x9, you'd be better off.
     
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    will I still be able to lower it to
     
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    Yes.
    Any of the wheels on AM will be fine for your car.
    265 will be okay. I prefer 255, which is what I have on my car. My car is fairly low, only rubs in hard turns (such as in a parking lot) against plastic wheel wells.
     
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    Yes they'll fit. Simple as that. I've seen 275s fit on the front, 285s, and even 295s on stock fenderwork.
     
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    So i can lower 1 1/2 with 18x9 with 255 45 18 and be all good
     
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    Absolutely, I was dropped 1.5" and had my 17x9 up front with a 275/40-17 and I never rubbed. I would definitely say to go with a 255 up front though.
     
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    I have 275's up front, it rubs on the sway bar on full lock right turns. Will get narrow tires when these wear out, this set came with the wheels, I'm not a fan.
     
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    I had 265-35-18's on my fr500s at the height I am now and didnt have any issues. You will be fine
     
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    thanks for all your help now I will look into getting new rims. thanks guy's:D
     
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    I'm running a 275/35/18 on an 18x9 in the front at this ride height and it only rubs slightly at full lock. (Just in case you ended up wanting 275s) As [MENTION=10528]lutter94[/MENTION] said, I would advise against it. Little bit too wide of a tire in the front and you get a little bump-steer

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    sorry bma96gt I couldn't get the rims off of u I couldn't found out much about shipping so my loss and thanks for all the help I am going to try to order from American muscle and see how much that will cost. thanks for all the help :D
     
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    No problem man. I got em sold. It's just much easier to find a local buyer than it is to ship


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    how would the width of a tire give you bumpsteer? following groves in the road i can see, but bumpsteer shouldn't change depending on tire width.
     
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    what is bump steer I heard about it when I had my 88 notch and I hear about it with my 95 but I know when I hit a bump it wants to take off left or right could that be bumpsteer I don't really know ?