Ugh another tire question

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  1. Fets

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    Hey sorry for another topic regarding tire sizes but I was wondering whats the widest tire I could put on the stock GT rims as 97vertstang has on his? Any input here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    Is the stock wheel 7" or 8"? Im thinking you could squeeze on some 265s?
     
  3. Fets

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    Im pretty sure its a 8", but I'm not postive. Thanks!
     
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    275's
     
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    i had 275s on mine with NO prob....
     
  6. 95CALI-5.0

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    It all depends on what you are going to do with the stang. If you auto - x or open road race, you may not want to get a tire that will bulge on the sides. If you are just going to cruise around town with it, then go as wide as will fit. I'd say 265 but I've heard 275's will fit also.
     
  7. Fets

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    Thanks everyone for hte replies. Im just gonna be crusing around town with the stang thats all.
     
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    275-40-17's will fit front and back. I have seen 285-40-17's on the back also.
     
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    I wouldn't go any wider than 245 on an 8" wheel, your contact patch and tire wear will be terrible with a wider tire.