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View Poll Results: which tires all around?
255/45/18 42 26.25%
275/40/18 118 73.75%
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wider looks beefier in my opinion. And beefy is good.
Beefy is good only as long as the wheels are wide enough for the tire size. Keep in mind that pinching a tire down to fit it on a too-narrow wheel will actually draw the sidewalls in and make it narrower. Really.

Something like what W.O.T. posted is good.

275/40's on OE 18x8's is not, and even 255/45's on those same 8's is on the verge of being not OK.


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Beefy is good only as long as the wheels are wide enough for the tire size. Keep in mind that pinching a tire down to fit it on a too-narrow wheel will actually draw the sidewalls in and make it narrower. Really.

Something like what W.O.T. posted is good.

275/40's on OE 18x8's is not, and even 255/45's on those same 8's is on the verge of being not OK.


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I'm with Norm on this one, your tires need to fit the wheels properly or you are, at best, wasting extra money on a bigger tire that doesn't fully contact the ground. Far too many mustang people squeeze tires that are too big onto smaller wheels.

Some of the advice happening in here is mind blowingly wrong. A staggered car will not handle better. You'll understeer at the limit. You'll burn through tires more often (yes you really will, there's a reason Michelin halves their tire warranty if you do staggered sizes). You'll sacrifice braking grip if you have good enough brakes to engage ABS...

If you aren't buying wheels, simply buy the largest tire that will -correctly- fit (8 - 235, 8.5 - 245, 9 - 255, 9.5 - 265-275, 10, 275-285, etc.). If you have all the same size wheels, get all the same size tires.

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I'm with Norm on this one, your tires need to fit the wheels properly or you are, at best, wasting extra money on a bigger tire that doesn't fully contact the ground. Far too many mustang people squeeze tires that are too big onto smaller wheels.

Some of the advice happening in here is mind blowingly wrong. A staggered car will not handle better. You'll understeer at the limit. You'll burn through tires more often (yes you really will, there's a reason Michelin halves their tire warranty if you do staggered sizes). You'll sacrifice braking grip if you have good enough brakes to engage ABS...

If you aren't buying wheels, simply buy the largest tire that will -correctly- fit (8 - 235, 8.5 - 245, 9 - 255, 9.5 - 265-275, 10, 275-285, etc.). If you have all the same size wheels, get all the same size tires.
Ok. Sounds like you know a lot about this subject. Based on your kind input and advice I will now stick with the stock 255/40/19s all around on my 9" wheels as replacements. No need to take chances just to "look cool" You have changed my mind and my order and install was set for Tuesday for 255s in front and 275s in back on my track pack. This was actually at the Ford dealer and they said it was ok!!! Thank you for stopping me in time from this big mistake. Was looking forward to those 275s though... oh well... it be what it be...

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255's or 275's all around. Simple a Poll.

255s on 9s, 265s on 9.5, 275 on 10, 285 on 10.5, 295 on 11. end
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255s on 9s, 265s on 9.5, 275 on 10, 285 on 10.5, 295 on 11. end
You said "end" . No one now dares question you. Good response! Should say "fin".
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275's all the way around if you are looking to rotate I bought the new amr wheels with 255's in front and 275's in the rear. I already miss having 275's in the front. as soon as the tires wear, im going to do 275's in the front, and 295's in the rear
What is your wheel width? 9"?
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255s on 9s, 265s on 9.5, 275 on 10, 285 on 10.5, 295 on 11. end
That's a bit conservative on the larger wheels. a 295 on an 11 is quite small. A 305 is ideal.
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That's a bit conservative on the larger wheels. a 295 on an 11 is quite small. A 305 is ideal.
285/35's work very nicely on 11" wide wheels, too. As do 255/45's on 9.5" wide. For street or track, from personal experience.

They just doesn't satisfy everybody's appearance preferences set up like that, but then again appearance doesn't do a thing for getting my car around corners.


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That's a bit conservative on the larger wheels. a 295 on an 11 is quite small. A 305 is ideal.

I'm not even going to argue with that statement, everyone here is too hard headed. Keep squeezing your 275s on 8.5s and 9s guys, it's the right thing to do.
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285/35's work very nicely on 11" wide wheels, too. As do 255/45's on 9.5" wide. For street or track, from personal experience.

They just doesn't satisfy everybody's appearance preferences set up like that, but then again appearance doesn't do a thing for getting my car around corners.


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I'm not even going to argue with that statement, everyone here is too hard headed. Keep squeezing your 275s on 8.5s and 9s guys, it's the right thing to do.

I never said it was TOO small. Just on the smaller side, and most people like to squeeze the biggest tire they can. For track and autocross it can be good to go a little small for a better sidewall, but I like to point people towards the middle of the range.
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