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28in tire questions 1998 GT

Howdy. Been a while.
Had to buy a new mustang and decided to go old.
Long and short, I'm trying to finalize a few details on the build.

I have 15x10 pro stars on the rear.
With 265/50/15 currently.
I'm looking at nitto 555r in 275/60/15
That comes to 27.99 tall.
So an extra 1 1/2 raise.
It'll fit fine....

So here's the dilemma
Can I still lower?
Based on my tape measure...
I MAY get away with either steeda or FRPP C springs.

I'm hoping someone has done this or something similar to advise.

If nothing else what about good tire sizes?

All I see are either all seasons, slicks, or radials...hence why I'm looking at NITTO.
Seems a good balance.
MT review horrible in anything but good pavement and dry.

BF goodrich has their TA line...but they are T rated..granted my 2v isn't trapping 112. But is a massive deterrent between speed rating and non performance tread.

Also, assuming I run a 28in tire.
I'm guessing even on spray, 4.10s? That should round down to about 3.88?
So gearing is an issue.
She's a 5pd

So let's bat this around.

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Howdy. Been a while.
Had to buy a new mustang and decided to go old.
Long and short, I'm trying to finalize a few details on the build.

I have 15x10 pro stars on the rear.
With 265/50/15 currently.
I'm looking at nitto 555r in 275/60/15
That comes to 27.99 tall.
So an extra 1 1/2 raise.
It'll fit fine....

So here's the dilemma
Can I still lower?
Based on my tape measure...
I MAY get away with either steeda or FRPP C springs.

I'm hoping someone has done this or something similar to advise.

If nothing else what about good tire sizes?

All I see are either all seasons, slicks, or radials...hence why I'm looking at NITTO.
Seems a good balance.
MT review horrible in anything but good pavement and dry.

BF goodrich has their TA line...but they are T rated..granted my 2v isn't trapping 112. But is a massive deterrent between speed rating and non performance tread.

Also, assuming I run a 28in tire.
I'm guessing even on spray, 4.10s? That should round down to about 3.88?
So gearing is an issue.
She's a 5pd

So let's bat this around.

I have 255-40-17 all around on my 95 and it's lowered w ford 'b' springs and it's pretty close in the width department it's not rubbing due to height. I also have 3.73's and I'm shifting to second before I get past the first 60'.

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I have been on the net all day..I may have found a solution.
275/50/15
Still nitto 555r, but equates to a 26in tire.
That is around 1/2 taller than what's on there now.
So I could run the steeda 1.25 drop and be fine.

Now I'm beginning to worry about the 28spline rear.
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The width...are you talking up front?

I still have the quad shocks.
Didn't measure but I've plenty of room out back with height and width.

Up front are 245/40/17
No issues there either. Those are pro stars as well.
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Got the wheel and tire setup off an 88 Saleen.
They fit great. I am just concerned about rear tires...
I won't be running those all season Dunlops forever
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Yeah the fronts. They rub the sway bar at full lock but all else is ok. My rears fit ok and I still have the quads.


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I may have found a solution

275/50/15
That's a 26 in size. About half an inch taller/wider than what is on now.

If Fox guys run them with good success, I figure a 2v 4.6 should be golden!!
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I have C springs and run a 28in tall slick with plenty of room left. Look at my build thread for a pic.

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I have C springs and run a 28in tall slick with plenty of room left. Look at my build thread for a pic.
Will do!!!
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