Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 5.0 Mustang > 5.0L Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

5.0 Mustangs Tech Forum

5.0L Talk | 5.0L Tech | 94-95 Tech | 1979-1993   1994   1995   Upload Pictures | Timeslips | Power Adders | Mustang Tech 


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 08-01-2003   #1 (permalink)
HDFlyer76 is offline Rookie


Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2 Threads: 1
Glendale, CA
HDFlyer76 is on a distinguished road
Default 84 GT 5.0 Tire Size

I have a just purchased1984 GT 5.0 that has the original Michelin 220/55 R 390 (TRX Wheels 4 lugs) which I cannot locate for any resaonable price. It appears that I should change the wheels and then move to a more standard tire size. I am trying to determine the maximum tire size that will not rub or require modification to the car. My goals is to get the following size for the car 245/40 -17 or even a 255/40 17. The wheel size would be 17"x8".

I have been told the maximum size that will fit is 225/60 15.

Any advice is welcome.
__________________
1984 GT 5.0
HDFlyer76 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 08-03-2003   #2 (permalink)
maxxxxd is offline Made Member

5.0L Member


Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 536 Threads: 10
 maxxxxd's Country Flag  View maxxxxd's 109 photos
Huntington Beach   California
maxxxxd is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 84 GT 5.0 Tire Size

I have a 92 and I have seen 275/40x17s on stock and lowered Fox Stangs. I run 255/40zr17s in the back and 235/45zr17s up front. The wheels are 17x8 front and 17x9.5 rear... Not sure if the 84 is any different. I did cut my rear fenders in readyness for 275/40/17 cominb soon.
__________________
"Mad" Max
1992 LX, thanks to Chicane Sport Tuning and some friends.. it is now wrapped with new graphics and ready to hit the streets AGAIN!!!!
maxxxxd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-04-2003   #3 (permalink)
Twister is offline Banned


Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,798 Threads: 246
 Twister's Country Flag  View Twister's 14 photos
Phoenix   Arizona
Twister is on a distinguished road
Default

I have 245/45r17's on my 86
Twister is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-15-2003   #4 (permalink)
HDFlyer76 is offline Rookie


Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2 Threads: 1
Glendale, CA
HDFlyer76 is on a distinguished road
Default

Twisterm did the tires rub at all on your '86? Also, did you lower your call at all?
__________________
1984 GT 5.0
HDFlyer76 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2003   #5 (permalink)
Twister is offline Banned


Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,798 Threads: 246
 Twister's Country Flag  View Twister's 14 photos
Phoenix   Arizona
Twister is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by HDFlyer76
Twisterm did the tires rub at all on your '86? Also, did you lower your call at all?
slight rub at full steering lock and yes, my car is lowered, I have FRPP springs
Twister is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-04-2006   #6 (permalink)
motorsport007 is offline Rookie


Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1 Threads: 0
 motorsport007's Country Flag
Tucson   Arizona
motorsport007 is on a distinguished road
Default

My 86 has 245-45-17 tires on 17x8 wheels
with a +20mm offset
lower about 1.5"
fits like a dream, no issues, or havent had any
problems for 5 yrs.

I could use your trx wheels for my 79 if interested
in getting rid of them, lmk
thanks
Attached Thumbnails
84 GT 5.0 Tire Size-2gt.jpg  
motorsport007 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-04-2006   #7 (permalink)
meangreen92 is offline Top Dog

5.0L Member


Joined: May 2004
Posts: 3,476 Threads: 113
 meangreen92's Country Flag  View meangreen92's 14 photos
Southern   Ohio
meangreen92 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motorsport007
My 86 has 245-45-17 tires on 17x8 wheels
with a +20mm offset
lower about 1.5"
fits like a dream, no issues, or havent had any
problems for 5 yrs.

I could use your trx wheels for my 79 if interested
in getting rid of them, lmk
thanks
Cool ride!!!
Tire Rack might $till have $ome TRX tire$, but they're $ure to be expen$ive a$ heck. If you have any connections in Europe, and in the shipping industry, you might be able to save some $$$ on them.
Wheel Vintiques, or someone like that, needs to tool up some 15 and/or 16 inch knockoffs...
__________________
'88 GT convertible, 5 speed, 3:08 gears, A9L Mass Air conversion. Mac shorty headers and H-pipe, Magnaflow catback.
meangreen92 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

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