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Unread 08-06-2002   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tire Size for 1995 Mustang

I'm currently running the stock 17 " GT wheels with Michelin (Pilot XGT Z4, 245/45 ZR 17). They are the three double spoked type stock wheels.

Anyway, is it good to keep with the same size tire and wheel for rotational purposes? Or should I be considering a 9 inch wide wheel on the front and 10 wide on the back with different tire sizes?

My application is street use and perhaps an occasional run through the cones.
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the stock wheel size is fine.. why go thru all the work?
just get stickier tires for better grip.
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I am running 17X8 W/ 245/45ZR17 in front and 17X9.5
W/ 285/40ZR17 in the rear and the vehicle drives great.
The only thing I noticed is with the increase in traction
I get a slight push under certain conditions. Good Luck!
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i ve got a 2001 gt with 17x9 03 cobra wheels with 275/40/17 front and rear with the new bf goodrich g-force super sport a/s tires and they dont rub and grip great
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i have 17x9 in the front, and 17x10.5 in rear. all i need to say is AMAZING!!!! the car feals like its on rails now, just wait till i do the suspention.
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i have a 95 5.0. i want to put stock 05 gt wheels on my pony. any suggestions on tire size to not have to enter any new
programable peramiters? dont really want to mess with the computer if possible. i know i should be able to program if i have obd 2. i think i may have obd first gen. any feedback?
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as long as you have 275 in the back you'll be fine
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I have put a significantly lighter set of wheels with a bit more width on two of my cars.... To me, it was the greatest thing I have done to them....
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Lighter wheel = faster acceleration!
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Default 1995 gt wheels and tires

I just bought a 1995 GT, I want to buy new wheels and tires and everywhere I look, they are selling 17" and larger. My mustang has 16" wheels and tires on it. I assume this is stock, but can't figure out why everyone else has 17" on 95 while I have 16".
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I just bought a 1995 GT, I want to buy new wheels and tires and everywhere I look, they are selling 17" and larger. My mustang has 16" wheels and tires on it. I assume this is stock, but can't figure out why everyone else has 17" on 95 while I have 16".
Good to see this thread back from the dead

17" wheels were an option on the GT. Usually associated with the Mach 460 sound, but not necessarily.
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i have a 95 5.0. i want to put stock 05 gt wheels on my pony. any suggestions on tire size to not have to enter any new
programable peramiters? dont really want to mess with the computer if possible. i know i should be able to program if i have obd 2. i think i may have obd first gen. any feedback?
'95 GT is OBD1 compliant. As to whether you need to adjust for tire size will depend on the difference in the overall tire diameter. The easiest and cheapest fix will probably be a change in the tooth count on the transmission driven gear.
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Thanks for the info Matt, I am going to look for some wheel and tire packages. May go up to 17", but I am not sure yet.
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American Muscle has a pretty decent selection of wheels:

1994-1998 Ford Mustang Wheels, Mustang Rims at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
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