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Bought RTR rims - what tire size should i get for front and back?

I recently bought a set of 4 RTR rims (19x9.5) from classic design concept for 1200. My question is will i be fine going with continental extremecontact DW tires that are 275/40/19 all around so that i can rotate them every year or do i need to go 275/40/19 in the back and 255/40/19 in the front (i think the makers of these rims recommend that or something for the mustang? Drive a 2011 V6 pony btw. What are the benefits of going either way? Don't want to screw up a tire order thats why im asking.


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275 is fine all around.


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275 is fine all around.


.........with the correct offset.


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I recently bought a set of 4 RTR rims (19x9.5) from classic design concept for 1200. My question is will i be fine going with continental extremecontact DW tires that are 275/40/19 all around so that i can rotate them every year or do i need to go 275/40/19 in the back and 255/40/19 in the front (i think the makers of these rims recommend that or something for the mustang? Drive a 2011 V6 pony btw. What are the benefits of going either way? Don't want to screw up a tire order thats why im asking.
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.........with the correct offset.


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RTR's push the tires out to the edge of the wheel opening and there is no optional offset for them so you get what you get. If the car is lowered the fronts will be very close.

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will 275/40 fit on the front on the stock brembo wheels? I want to upgrade the rear size to 275 when its time and would like to know if this would work on the front as well for the convienence of rotating them in one swipe.

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will 275/40 fit on the front on the stock brembo wheels? I want to upgrade the rear size to 275 when its time and would like to know if this would work on the front as well for the convienence of rotating them in one swipe.
You can put them on a 9" wheel but they are just a tad wide for them for best handling.

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.........with the correct offset.


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+1 on the offset. Here's what 275's look like on the front with 45 offset. I think the RTR's have 33 offset which would put the front tire out a lot more than I would like.


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This post has pics of the RTR's with 275/40's

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ml#post2317617

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.........with the correct offset.


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Yep - not planning on doing any lowering unless it looks really stupid lol

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Yep - not planning on doing any lowering unless it looks really stupid lol
It will. I think the head suspemnsion engineer for the Mustang must have been the suspension engineer for 4x4 trucks in his last job.

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It will. I think the head suspemnsion engineer for the Mustang must have been the suspension engineer for 4x4 trucks in his last job.
I've seen 2011 mustangs with stock suspension using fords build and price 19 inch rims and they look fine...why would the rtr's be any different - is it because they stick out a bit than normal?

Well hopefully when i put them on in the spring they look good or else im lowering the damm car (probably an inch) which i would prefer not to do because i hate SPEED BUMPS.

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heres another thing - what if i did 255/40/19 all around on RTR rims?? Why dont they make 265/40/19 tires those idiots, those would have been perfect (odometer readings are almost spot on) Going less on tires would mean they stick out a little less and lowering the car in the front by an inch won't be an issue if i decided to do that...

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