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What era Wheels fit on 1998?

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This may be better for "Wheels and Tires", but I noticed several postings there, were referred back to this forum.

If there is a 'chart' or website, feel free to refer me in that direction.

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I have 1998, Mustang GT.

Will 2012 Mustang GT wheels fit?

Are there years that I'm limited to? (from 1998 on)

I assume interchangeable, but I notice on 'retail/aftermarket', most sites divide up by 'era'.

Any help on interchangeable would help. I'm trying to improve cosmetics and I think wheels would be biggest impact for money.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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The 2012 wheels will bolt up, as the bolt pattern is the same, but they have different backspacing/offset measurements which means they will sit inside the wheelwell deeper. You should be able to use spacers to correct that issue.

That applies to OEM rims though. Some of the S197 wheels are available as replicas with correct offset/backspacing for 1994-2004 cars, there are probably at least a few prominent Mustang aftermarket vendors who sell those rims but the only one I'm aware of for sure that has a couple different styles is americanmuscle.com.


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Thanks.

unless I'm reading it wrong, bolt pattern is same, but I need to be aware of offset issues. That's what I needed to know I think.

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I have 2001 wheels on my 98....I was told by the guys I got my tires from, that the car isn't setup for that wide of tire, but to just rotate every 3k.
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I have 2001 wheels on my 98....I was told by the guys I got my tires from, that the car isn't setup for that wide of tire, but to just rotate every 3k.
The rim sizes between 1996-2004 for the GT's were the same 17x8, and used the same size tire (245/45-17), and I'm not aware of any changes to offset/backspacing. You shouldn't have any issues, I have no idea what whoever told you that might have been talking about. You can even run a 275/40 on the back if you want on those rims; per a tire sizing book it's not a "correct" fit for an 8" rim but I know through personal experience that you won't have any issues doing it.


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The tires on those stock 2001 rims, mine that is, are 275/40ZR/17.........

Really wide....really thin tires :P

They cost a ******* bundle.
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Ratings, reviews and specifications for BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S tires

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Those are my fronts.....

I had the nexens on the back before I bought the G force tires....put them on the back and nexen's on the front.

When I bought the car, it was lowered and the guy had 15inch rims with full tires on the front, which were all dead from having too much camber....
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