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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2007 Thread Starter
 
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Opinions about wheel setup?

Been looking for wheels for a while, and found some that I like. I was sorta considering putting 18x8.5 in front and 19x9.5 (or 10.5) out back, instead of 19" on all four corners. Just a thought tho... So whata ya think? Should I keep 'em 19 all around? Do you like the wheels? Any feedback would be much appreciated


Also, it's a little off topic, but are underdrive pulleys bad for the car? I was going to put them on, but was told by someone at Hillbank (they're right down the street from work) that it's not worth it. I really want to put them on tho, since i've already got 'em. Thanks!

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nice looking wheels. those should look good on any color and year Mustang. I also like the idea of the 18's in the front and the 19's in the rear. the rear wheel openings look bigger than the front, so fill up the opening with 19's.

as for the UDP's, I haven't heard of anything bad if you install them. as a matter of fact you will get better gas mileage and you free up horsepower. I installed mine a couple of weeks ago and I really like them.

did Hillbank give you any specific reasons why UDP's would be bad for your car? other than possible future warranty issues.


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well he pretty much only said that its something that a dealership would really look for if i took it in, but that doesn't really bother me. He also said that it just under charges the accessories more than he liked, so maybe it was just his opinion.
Has anyone else had any problems? I really want to throw them on!
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it will slow all your accessories pulleys down. that includes your alternator, water pump, AC comprressor, and PS pump. I haven't noticed any difference with the slowing down of these items. but, if you have a big stereo system or something, your alternator may not put out enough juice to power everything. especially at night when you run the lights!
I have noticed the AC isn't as cold when city driving, but it doesn't really bother me.
And there is no effect on the power steering.

in essesence, your crank pulley is 1 inch smaller and your water pump pulley is 1 inch larger. when I installed my Steeda UDP's I was afraid my car would run hotter. but this hasn't been the case at all.

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I ran them for over a year till the S/C went on without a single issue even though I run mine hard at the track.

My friend now has them on his car and he also has no issues.

I prefer 4 same sized tires so I'm running 275/40 18" all around.

With good 18" tires going for over $300 each same size asymetrical tires can be rotated without issue.

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by the way thanks for the compliment on the wheels. i'd like the 10.5 width in the back cause i want the tires FAT! but i may settle for the 9.5 wrapped with 285's. That's still pretty wide, i don't even know how wide the wells would clear, anyway.
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anyone else have any opinions on the 18" front and 19" rear setup? I'm just not sure if it will look funny or too much of a staggered look. opinions?
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