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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015 Thread Starter
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Need Help with rims/tires

so i have an 08 V6. currently i have 20's on it but a few weeks ago a nasty pot hole trashed one of the rims. 2 local shops refused to fix it saying its too far gone and they didnt feel confident in a fix being road safe, a 3rd shop said they would fix it but the repair cost + a new tire would bring it to like $500+.

after further inspection of the rest of the rims i noticed other small dings and damage that make me just want to buy all new, except the car is a daily driver now(it wasnt when i bought 20's) and i want to change to 18's so every pot hole doesnt make my heart skip a beat.

probably going to get these

Black Saleen Style MustangWheel - 18x9 (05-14 GT, V6) - Free Shipping

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http://www.americanmuscle.com/black-...18x9-0512.html

im not buying the entire wheel and tire kit from AM because their tier options wont work for a daily driver on the east coast who will be driving all winter long minus snow days so just the rims and TPMS +sync tool. going to get tires locally, something all season i guess.

my car is lowered 2" so what i'd like to know i with 18x9 rims and a 2" drop what size tires should i be looking into for proper fitment, fill the wheel well good and no rubbing? i believe AM uses 255/45/18 on their wheel and tire kits, but google searches to other random forums had people saying 255 was too small to look good

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IMHO 255's would look fine with the set up you curenty have. and if I were going to pick a wheel I'd choose #1

Also with my wheels I bought the TPMS from AM along with the tool (never used it) the tire shop I used sold me new bands for the front two and used my OEM sensor the instaled the ones from AM and calibrated the rear for me I think the tire shop charged me $50.00 total

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Go on eBay I got a complete set from Roush for half off. Check them Shelby and a store called aftermarket pros. I've seen entire 18/20 inch sets sell for 600-800 each rims and tires

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Go on eBay I got a complete set from Roush for half off. Check them Shelby and a store called aftermarket pros. I've seen entire 18/20 inch sets sell for 600-800 each rims and tires
FYI aftermarket pros is american muscles ebay open box / returned item store.... as you discovered they have some pretty great deals sometimes.
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thanks for the info everyone. im ordering the ones in the first link today and talked to a local shop about getting 255/45/18's installed. i dont have any of the tool needed to mount/balance tires myself so im having them get my tires and do all that, $200 per wheel which includes the tire/mounting/balancing/installing TPMS and syncing(told me not to buy the tool, they could do it themselves without it, so saves me like $45) on goodyear F1 all season tires
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Great glad you got it all sorted out

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