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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017 Thread Starter
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Cant decide on wheel/tire combo

I've finally bought myself one of my dream cars, a 2014 Deep Impact blue Mustang GT. I am wanting to get new wheels and tires soon, however I have always wanted to get white lettering tires (Nitto or Pirelli), I just cant figure out what wheels would go well with them. If you guys have any opinions or even have pics to share so I can get an idea that would be great.

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I've finally bought myself one of my dream cars, a 2014 Deep Impact blue Mustang GT. I am wanting to get new wheels and tires soon, however I have always wanted to get white lettering tires (Nitto or Pirelli), I just cant figure out what wheels would go well with them. If you guys have any opinions or even have pics to share so I can get an idea that would be great.

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Sweet congrats, just picked up my 2013 Deep Impact Blue GT this past Saturday.

Can't help with the white lettering but in time I'll be going with charcoal AMR's 19 x 8.5 in the front with 19 x 10's in the back.

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The white letter tires are a retro thing, so I think some retro wheels would work well with them. Something that mimics the old "Cragar SS Mags" like the current "Bullitt" style wheels for example. I had deep dish bullitts on my car for a while, and I thought they looked great on this car. (had to take them off when I put on Brembo big front brakes because they would not clear)

Think about any other considerations before you buy. Are you mainly interested in looks; or do you want to go racing someday? If racing, drag or road track? If road track, you will probably want lightweight wheels that will clear big brakes, so that lets out the Bullitts.

Also to go with the retro look, you probably want a relatively high sidewall; with a relatively small diameter wheel. So that means 18" wheel with maybe a 45 or 50 aspect ratio tire, depending on the width.

If you can't find white letter tires, I think you can get a marker and do the white letters yourself on any tire.
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i have 2014 gt prem. with 20x9 / 20x10 bullit wheels 245/295
and 19x9 / 19x10 boss 302 wheels 255/285
here are a couple pictures, same car , couple pictures are a few months old and i changed some things. good luck in your search.

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Firstly, welcome to the madness and secondly, it's not that hard to decide on which wheels to get - I come to a firm decision about twice a week!! 😎

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I like the 302s wheels but they are heavy. I am looking at a SVT 19◊9 wheel that is about 6 pounds a wheel lighter. I will put Pilot Super Sports on them as this is what I have been running on the stock rims for 4 years. Great on dry or wet pavement.

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For straight up "HOOK" you need some sidewall. The low profile sidewall tires we are accustomed to are NOT ideal for drag-racing "hook". So if that's what you're after, start looking for some 15" or even 17" wheels. This should allow a decent sidewall and allow some "wrinkle" - which always means "hook n' traction"!
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I think LMR has combo sets of all kinds!
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i have 2014 gt prem. with 20x9 / 20x10 bullit wheels 245/295
and 19x9 / 19x10 boss 302 wheels 255/285

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