2011 Mustang GT Winter Rim Size
I have been following many posts regarding Winter tires for the 2011 GT. Every place that I went to shop tires referred to their books and they all indicated that a 17" steel rim is recommended for the Winter tires and I have followed a few posts where people discuss whether a 17" would fit but never someone who has actually tried it.
This weekend, my 17" steels came in for my Michelin X-Ice2's. They don't fit. It is very close but the welds on the rim brush against the outside circumference of the caliper. I am ordering some 18" steels now but the cost and tire selection is far more limited (now using a Toyo GO2-Plus).
Does anyone actually have 17" steels that fit their 2011 GT front brakes. I am surprised that the catalogues of these tire vendors all say they fit (Tire Rack too) if they don't. Did I maybe get an odd steel or would another manufacturer fit? Do aluminum rims fit larger?
Looking for feedback from those who have tried 17" on their 2011 GT with standard brakes - successful or not.