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Looking for snow tires/wheel set for 2012 Mustang V6

I'm having a lot of trouble finding a snow tire combo set. I would like to go with a 17" or 18" wheel as cheaply as possible (prefer a new set) but I am having trouble understanding what tire size to use and which bolt patterns are compatible.

Also, is TPMS really required? TireRack wants a crazy amount to install the 4 sensors (like $180!!!!). DiscountTireDirect.com can't seem to find any compatible tires for the wheels I pick for the Mustang.

I am hoping I can get a set of snow tires/wheels for the Mustang for under $800 (with or without TPMS sensors).

Thanks for your help!

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Tire size is really up to you, but as for the tire pressure monitering system the only real down fall to not haveing them is the annoying tpms sensor fault message. and if you keep your summer wheels in the trunk you wont even have that.
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Haha, I may keep a SINGLE summer wheel in the trunk, but I won't keep all of them in there. Does the fault message beep over and over again?

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So I guess the bolt pattern is 5x114? Anything else I need to know about offset or anything like that in order to clear the Mustang V6 PP's brakes?

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I run michellin x ice tires and 18inch Akita rims

cost around 1k


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I plan on ordering some OEM take off wheels for my 2012 MCA PP. The are cheap and from what I hear work well enough in the snow. The tires are All-Season so they won't have as much traction as a Winter tire...but for the price, it's hard to beat. Also, these come with TPMS.

Mustang OEM Wheel and Tire for V6, 17-inch (Take Off)

There are many other places that offer, but this is just one example. You can run an offset (safely) from 35-50mm in a typical 17x7 or 17x8. You can run 18's if you'd like, but 17's will do just fine. As for tires...215/65/17 (which are the stock 17 size) will do the job. You can go wider...but most don't go wider than 235's in the winter because it's easier to 'carve' through the snow with a more narrow tire.
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I plan on ordering some OEM take off wheels for my 2012 MCA PP. The are cheap and from what I hear work well enough in the snow. The tires are All-Season so they won't have as much traction as a Winter tire...but for the price, it's hard to beat. Also, these come with TPMS.

Mustang OEM Wheel and Tire for V6, 17-inch (Take Off)

There are many other places that offer, but this is just one example. You can run an offset (safely) from 35-50mm in a typical 17x7 or 17x8. You can run 18's if you'd like, but 17's will do just fine. As for tires...215/65/17 (which are the stock 17 size) will do the job. You can go wider...but most don't go wider than 235's in the winter because it's easier to 'carve' through the snow with a more narrow tire.
Thanks for this info--very useful!

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I think I am going to go with these:

17x7.5"

MSW Type 14 Silver Painted

Firestone Winterforce

235/55R17

Does this sound like a good plan? Comes out to under $900, which is just fine, I think...

Will I be able to drive through 4-6" of snow if I'm careful? My Mustang has a LSD (part of PP). :P:kooky:

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Anybody have any idea if the stuff I've chosen will actually fit the car? (See last post?) How does the Mustang do in the snow when equipped with snow tires?

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I know mine will.
I forgot to respond to your PM. Thanks for the heads up--are the tires on the wheels snow tires?

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The ones you picked will fit the car...you probably priced those out at www.tirerack.com? Those will work or go with OEM stuff.
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I forgot to respond to your PM. Thanks for the heads up--are the tires on the wheels snow tires?
All season, not sure how bad the snow is where you are but they worked great in Virginia for me. However snow and ice is fairly light in Winter months. I have debated keeping them for my Winter set but ended up going with all seasons with my new wheels instead of Summer tires.
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I recently put on a set of Blizzak LM 60 Winter Tires and Velox Rims, both purchased and installed by COSTCO.
I DID learn the offset has some importance.
My factory rims had a 47 mm offset, the Velox ones were 40 mm so their lugs were too short on the front wheels so they mailed me twenty replacement lugs immediately.

I am pretty satisfied with the whole arrangement.
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So I have to store all four wheels in the trunk in order to shut off the TPMS warning? There's no other workarounds?

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