18x9 vs 18x10 tire question - Ford Mustang Forum
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006 Thread Starter
S197 Member
 
agatt2003's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 13
 
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.

agatt2003 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006
S197 Member
 
Wicked Game's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 57
 
Quote:
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.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Stripes V2.0 018 MM resized.jpg
Views:	2749
Size:	102.6 KB
ID:	17841  
Wicked Game is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006
PONY Member
4.6L Member
 
woodj's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Madison
Posts: 454
 
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.

2010 Roush Stage 1, Kona Blue
2011 Camaro SS Convertible, Red Jewel
woodj is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006
PONY Member
S197 Member
 
stangcrosser's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Hilo
Posts: 464
 
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.

'06 GT, manual, Satin Silver, lt. grey cloth int., IUP.
MODIFICATIONS - Goodyear F1 GS-D3s; 245/45 on 18x9, 275/40 on 18x10| Progress Technology springs & sway bars| Steeda adj. panhard bar, panhard brace, front control arm brace & bushings| strut tower brace| Tokico D-Spec dampers| CHE adj. LCAs & BMR relocation brackets |drilled & slotted front rotors| C&L intake| BamaChips SCT tune| FRPP 4.10 ring & pinion| Pypes off road H-pipes| FRPP GTA mufflers.
stangcrosser is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006
S197 Member
 
nonsensez9's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 622
 
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.
nonsensez9 is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006
PONY Member
4.6L Member
 
woodj's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Madison
Posts: 454
 
Quote:
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.

2010 Roush Stage 1, Kona Blue
2011 Camaro SS Convertible, Red Jewel
woodj is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006 Thread Starter
S197 Member
 
agatt2003's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 13
 
Thanks guys, I ordered the 18x9 245/45 and 18x10 285/40's today.
agatt2003 is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006
PONY Member
S197 Member
 
stangcrosser's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Hilo
Posts: 464
 
I think you'll be happy with your choice.

'06 GT, manual, Satin Silver, lt. grey cloth int., IUP.
MODIFICATIONS - Goodyear F1 GS-D3s; 245/45 on 18x9, 275/40 on 18x10| Progress Technology springs & sway bars| Steeda adj. panhard bar, panhard brace, front control arm brace & bushings| strut tower brace| Tokico D-Spec dampers| CHE adj. LCAs & BMR relocation brackets |drilled & slotted front rotors| C&L intake| BamaChips SCT tune| FRPP 4.10 ring & pinion| Pypes off road H-pipes| FRPP GTA mufflers.
stangcrosser is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009
5.0L Member
 
Tanner's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 55
 
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.
Tanner is offline  
Rookie
 
BlackWidowCS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: San Marcos
Posts: 2
 
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
BlackWidowCS is offline  
PONY Member
S197 Member
 
bigkzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: New Haven
Posts: 711
 
Try this calculator out for size:
Wheel / tire size calculator / comparer - WWW.RIMSNTIRES.COM

-------------------------------------------
2006 Vista Blue "Mach 1", Auto, N/A
-------------------------------------------
Too much to list and nothing really that great. If interested check out my profile.
------------------------------------------------------------
Numbers are just that...numbers.
bigkzilla is offline  
S197 Mustang Owner
4.6L Member
S197 Member
 
hotshot's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: West Caldwell
Posts: 12,666
 
Send a message via AIM to hotshot
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackWidowCS View Post
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

2007 Mustang GT Convertible Stage 0 E-Force #402 Supercharger, Brenspeed Tune (435/400), GT500 Fuel pump, Clutch Delete Option, Roush Front Fascia, Brembos, California Dream Hood, Qwitch latch flush mount hood pins, MRT Light Bar, J&M LCA's, BMR UCA, UPR catch can, 6000k, Pypes Bombs, Pypes X-pipe, Airbrushed Flame pieces under the hood, Clear corners, GT500 shocks , FRPP P-springs (rear), BMR Adj Panhard, E-Force engine covers
2012 Ford Focus SEL 5Dr with MyFordTouch, Auto-Park, 303A Package,


hotshot is offline  
Shelby Gt 350 member
S197 Member
 
sqidd's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: South Eastern
Posts: 9,239
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkzilla View Post

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

Waiting on 2019 GT500

2012 GT Vert Brembo - Stock-ish

2012 F-150 FX4 EcoBoost 4x4 406rwhp/522rwtq. The most powerful EB F-150 on the planet?

2007 GT-TSR/Stops/Turns/Custom Everything/3.4L Whipple Crusher/1000hp SOLD
sqidd is offline  
Shelby Gt 350 member
S197 Member
 
sqidd's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: South Eastern
Posts: 9,239
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackWidowCS View Post

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.

Waiting on 2019 GT500

2012 GT Vert Brembo - Stock-ish

2012 F-150 FX4 EcoBoost 4x4 406rwhp/522rwtq. The most powerful EB F-150 on the planet?

2007 GT-TSR/Stops/Turns/Custom Everything/3.4L Whipple Crusher/1000hp SOLD
sqidd is offline  
Apprentice
4.6L Member
S197 Member
 
GlassVapor's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Johnsburg
Posts: 101
 
I run 275/40/18's on 18x9's all around, no issues and I can rotate em'


=================================
09 GT Glassback, Vapor, Edelbrock E-Force,
5m, Powerhouse DS, Eibach Pro, Pypes SS Ab's and so on
GlassVapor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help with Tire Sizes for 18x9, and 18x10 Maui_Mike 2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech 3 06-30-2006 04:20 AM
tire size for 18x10? 06tungstenstang 2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech 11 05-09-2006 01:29 AM
1992 Spare Tire Question cgcgraded 5.0L Tech 2 05-08-2006 05:32 PM
Tire size question rickjshann 4.6L Tech 0 09-09-2005 11:17 PM
Tire size question Nazz Mustang Tech 9 08-06-2004 07:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1