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agatt2003 07-12-2006 01:43 PM

18x9 vs 18x10 tire question
 
I plan on purchasing the "Chrome 2005+ Deep Dish Bullitt Wheel (18x9)" wheels this week, and have a question about tires. I will need all season tires since I will be driving on snow also so I was looking at the Prielli Zero Nero M+S Ultra High Performance All-Season tires.

My question is this. What size tire can I get on the 18x9's. I will go with the 255/45 for the front, but can I go to the 285/40's on the back, or will I need to go with the 18x10's to make 285/40's work? I would almost rather go with the 18x10's for the rear, but need to know if the clearance is ok without any alterations.

Thanks for the help.

Wicked Game 07-12-2006 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by agatt2003
My question is this. What size tire can I get on the 18x9's. I will go with the 255/45 for the front, but can I go to the 285/40's on the back, or will I need to go with the 18x10's to make 285/40's work? I would almost rather go with the 18x10's for the rear, but need to know if the clearance is ok without any alterations.

Thanks for the help.

I've run into a couple of '05 and '06 owners that have 285s out back on an 18 X 9" wheel -- seems to be no problems.

I've attached a pic of my car with an 18 X 9" wheel with a 275 tire so you can judge the sidewall and rim proportion; I hope this is helpful in deciding how a 285 tire would look.

woodj 07-12-2006 03:08 PM

There are no clearance issues with an 18 X 10 wheel on the back with 285's. Even with the car lowered there are no problems.

stangcrosser 07-12-2006 06:48 PM

As woodj says, there are no issues with clearance for the 285/40 tires on 9 or 10" wheels. The only issue may be if you are getting the full performance potential of your tires when you mount the 285s on a 9" wheel. The sidewall angle would be better on a 10" (or even wider) wheel. Better sidewall angle allows the tire to perform better in cornering/lateral traction. The Tire Rack web site has a reference which can be used to match the best wheel width for each tire width.

nonsensez9 07-12-2006 08:17 PM

ummm.... 285's on snow? be sure to let us know how well that works. I'd get a set of skinny snow tires on the stock rims for the winter months.

woodj 07-13-2006 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by nonsensez9
ummm.... 285's on snow? be sure to let us know how well that works. I'd get a set of skinny snow tires on the stock rims for the winter months.

What snow? We ain't got no stinkin snow.

agatt2003 07-13-2006 07:29 PM

Thanks guys, I ordered the 18x9 245/45 and 18x10 285/40's today.

stangcrosser 07-13-2006 09:28 PM

I think you'll be happy with your choice.

Tanner 04-02-2009 07:28 AM

Get the 18x10´s, AmericanMuscle.com offers those and you can actually take a look at other Mustangs to see the staggered look and compare, there aren't any issues with clearance at all, actually, that's one of the things that make Mustangs attractive, the fact that you can put wider rims and tires on the back to make them look awesome. Get some 315's for the back, that will make your Stang look even more agressive, and there's still no problem with clearance.

BlackWidowCS 06-02-2010 06:45 PM

I might have screwed up. I have a full coil over suspension.

I meant to go 275/35zr18 on a 18x9 on the front rim

will 285/35zr18 on a 18x9 rim on the front of an s197 work? car is lowered quite a bit.

Throwing 295/35zr18s out the back on 18x10 rims

bigkzilla 06-02-2010 08:40 PM


hotshot 06-02-2010 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackWidowCS (Post 2089806)
I might have screwed up. I have a full coil over suspension.

I meant to go 275/35zr18 on a 18x9 on the front rim

will 285/35zr18 on a 18x9 rim on the front of an s197 work? car is lowered quite a bit.

Throwing 295/35zr18s out the back on 18x10 rims

275 will fit up front but may rub, anything bigger will not. Generally guys run 255's on a 9 inch wide rim up front fyi

sqidd 06-02-2010 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bigkzilla (Post 2089955)


That's a neat little link but what is it supposed to do? What information can you get from it that is worth anything?

sqidd 06-02-2010 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackWidowCS (Post 2089806)

will 285/35zr18 on a 18x9 rim on the front of an s197 work? car is lowered quite a bit.

On the correct rim you can run 285's on the front with no rubbing on a slammed car.

You can't on the other hand put a 285 on a 9" rim. It will destroy the tires performance.

GlassVapor 06-02-2010 11:09 PM

I run 275/40/18's on 18x9's all around, no issues and I can rotate em'


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