Optimal tire size! - Ford Mustang Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
Hellobatman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: HTX
Posts: 397
 
Optimal tire size!

Seeing so many mixed responses in reference to tire sizes on a 20" staggered set up. So someone simplify it for me. As the title says, optimal size! Ill be running a 1" drop.

F - 20x9....best tire size? 255/35/20?
R - 20x10.5....best tire size? 295/30/20?

Thanks for the help!


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App

2013 GT Premium, Brembo's, Track Pack, 6MT, Recaro's, Reverse Sensors/Camera, GT500 A/B, BMR Springs, Strange 10-way Adjustables w/GT500 Mounts, BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar, 20" Staggered Vossen CV2's/Nitto Invo's.....BMR UCA/Bracket, BMR LCA's, BMR LCA Relocation Brackets being done soon.
Hellobatman is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012
Banned
 
nsadams87xx's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 3,133
 
1. Optimal
2. Optimal
nsadams87xx is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
Hellobatman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: HTX
Posts: 397
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsadams87xx View Post
1. Optimal
2. Optimal
Thanks. That's a hell of a lot easier than all the mixed jumble i came across!
Hellobatman is online now  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012
PONY Member
 
Katastrophe's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 811
 
You won't find many 295/30/20's, though. The only cheap-ish one, would be the Proxxes A/S tire. Unless you want to spend a ton of money on some Pilot Super Sports.

You could do a 295/35/20 with the Nitto Invo, though.

2013 Mustang GT - 402A GT/CS - 6R80 - Glass Roof - Engine Block Heater - SGM Exterior - CB/Miko Interior

Steeda Adjustable PHB (Street) and Steeda PH Brace, Stainless Works Retro Catback Exhaust...
Katastrophe is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
Hellobatman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: HTX
Posts: 397
 
Would it look goofy with the 295/35 sidewall on the rear?


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App

2013 GT Premium, Brembo's, Track Pack, 6MT, Recaro's, Reverse Sensors/Camera, GT500 A/B, BMR Springs, Strange 10-way Adjustables w/GT500 Mounts, BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar, 20" Staggered Vossen CV2's/Nitto Invo's.....BMR UCA/Bracket, BMR LCA's, BMR LCA Relocation Brackets being done soon.
Hellobatman is online now  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
Hellobatman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: HTX
Posts: 397
 
Any help here? As opposed to a 295/30?



Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App

2013 GT Premium, Brembo's, Track Pack, 6MT, Recaro's, Reverse Sensors/Camera, GT500 A/B, BMR Springs, Strange 10-way Adjustables w/GT500 Mounts, BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar, 20" Staggered Vossen CV2's/Nitto Invo's.....BMR UCA/Bracket, BMR LCA's, BMR LCA Relocation Brackets being done soon.
Hellobatman is online now  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012
GT Member
 
46Tbird's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: DFW USA
Posts: 1,024
 
This is a 305/35-20. You decide if it looks goofy.


2012 P8C, HP, 300A, 55D, 457
46Tbird is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012
PONY Member
 
Katastrophe's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 811
 
^ Exactly.

You can even run a 315/35/20.

Nitto is what you'd have to run for those sizes...well, let me say, you could find other tires, but the Nittos (555, NT05, Invo) will be your best bang/buck.

2013 Mustang GT - 402A GT/CS - 6R80 - Glass Roof - Engine Block Heater - SGM Exterior - CB/Miko Interior

Steeda Adjustable PHB (Street) and Steeda PH Brace, Stainless Works Retro Catback Exhaust...
Katastrophe is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012 Thread Starter
PONY Member
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
Hellobatman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: HTX
Posts: 397
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 46Tbird View Post
This is a 305/35-20. You decide if it looks goofy.

What drop and how much of a drop is that you're running? Any rubbing issues ever?


Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App

2013 GT Premium, Brembo's, Track Pack, 6MT, Recaro's, Reverse Sensors/Camera, GT500 A/B, BMR Springs, Strange 10-way Adjustables w/GT500 Mounts, BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar, 20" Staggered Vossen CV2's/Nitto Invo's.....BMR UCA/Bracket, BMR LCA's, BMR LCA Relocation Brackets being done soon.
Hellobatman is online now  
Shelby Gt 350 member
S197 Member
 
sqidd's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: South Eastern
Posts: 9,008
           
20x9.5 with 275's front

20x11 with 315's rear

2007 GT-TSR/Stops/Turns/Custom Everything/3.4L Whipple Crusher/Elevindy Billion HP!

2012 GT Vert Brembo, mostly stock

2012 F-150 FX4 EcoBoost 4x4 374rwhp/518rwtq. The most powerful EB F-150 on the planet?

2015 GT Performance Pack......Blown
sqidd is offline  
GT Member
 
46Tbird's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: DFW USA
Posts: 1,024
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellobatman View Post
What drop and how much of a drop is that you're running? Any rubbing issues ever?
I'm just now seeing this. The suspension is Eibach Sportlines, Tokico D-Specs, and a UPR adjustable panhard rod. The wheels/tires are big enough that the rear being even 1/8" off center is noticeable, so I spent a couple of days really getting it centered.

The fronts never rub. The rears don't usually rub, but they will if I have a lot of weight (200+lbs) in the rear seat or trunk. I've found that setting the front struts to a softer setting will minimize rubbing in the rear. It doesn't really seem to matter what setting the rears are on, but if the fronts are stiff, the energy from a bump will be sent to the rear.

Rubbing doesn't bother me. Cars don't look right unless the wheel openings are filled. I've never owned a car that didn't rub some. If you're nervous about it, then go with a smaller tire or less drop.

2012 P8C, HP, 300A, 55D, 457
46Tbird is offline  
Shelby Gt 350 member
S197 Member
 
sqidd's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: South Eastern
Posts: 9,008
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqidd View Post
20x9.5 with 275's front

20x11 with 315's rear
We're running this combo on our 2010 GT/RR and there is NO rubbing.

2007 GT-TSR/Stops/Turns/Custom Everything/3.4L Whipple Crusher/Elevindy Billion HP!

2012 GT Vert Brembo, mostly stock

2012 F-150 FX4 EcoBoost 4x4 374rwhp/518rwtq. The most powerful EB F-150 on the planet?

2015 GT Performance Pack......Blown
sqidd is offline  
GT Member
 
46Tbird's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: DFW USA
Posts: 1,024
 
That information doesn't really help unless you add details about tire brand, wheel offset, and suspension details.

2012 P8C, HP, 300A, 55D, 457
46Tbird is offline  
PONY Member
 
Katastrophe's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 811
 
Sounds like a Steeda wheel right? The Spyder? I know the offsets on those are 45+ in the front and I think...60+ in the rear?

2013 Mustang GT - 402A GT/CS - 6R80 - Glass Roof - Engine Block Heater - SGM Exterior - CB/Miko Interior

Steeda Adjustable PHB (Street) and Steeda PH Brace, Stainless Works Retro Catback Exhaust...
Katastrophe is offline  
PONY Member
 
Katastrophe's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 811
 
Also, I think NT05's are the tire of choice for those.

2013 Mustang GT - 402A GT/CS - 6R80 - Glass Roof - Engine Block Heater - SGM Exterior - CB/Miko Interior

Steeda Adjustable PHB (Street) and Steeda PH Brace, Stainless Works Retro Catback Exhaust...
Katastrophe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Random Question

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183