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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007 Thread Starter
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1996 Ford Mustang 20" Wheels

I am new here i have a 96 mustang v6, i put 20" chrome wheels & has really jacked up my drive. It feels as if the car is on its tip-it-toes & can feel any little bump on the street or freeway. i was told that by increasing the wheel size & decreasing the tire size my drive would get worse. Is there anything i can do to make it a better drive? Please help

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You're really stuck with what you have. I had 18" wheels on my '86 Gt, and the ride was just too rough, so I traded for some 16's and it went away. That's the drawback of having larger rims and less rubber.....


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take them off.....please?? Nah I dont think theres anything you can do, Shiner pretty much nailed it
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My buddy put those 18's on his '95, and swears that it's the worst ride he's had in a car. I could imagine what 20's would do.

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I went with 17in GT take-offs, because of that problem.

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my 17's were okay, but down the road they started to suck.

20's are too big imo, also your gear ratio will have trouble turning those heavy wheels and that alone will make your ride stink.

I say sell em, get some cool looking 17s or 16's with a good set of tires and your ride will improve nicely
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