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Well after reading this post http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46902 and checking out MustangTuning.com I am seriously considering getting these http://www.mustangtuning.com/chrome-2005-deep-dish-bullitt-wheels-18x9-18x10.html for my 06.

I ordered the 64 Fanblades which was an extra $825. Was thinking about ordering the new rims and when my car arrives at the dealer swapping them out, that way there would be 0 miles on the fanblades, or maybe driving it home and swapping them out then there would only be 40 miles on them.

Anyone know what they could be sold for on eBay or here? It would include the rims and tires.
 

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I was thinking the same thing..should be able to get at least 1000 for all.maybe more:?:
 

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Forgive my ignorance, but just how much would it cost to ship 4 complete wheels? I would think it would be some hideous amount.
 

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drbino said:
Forgive my ignorance, but just how much would it cost to ship 4 complete wheels? I would think it would be some hideous amount.
Where do you want it shipped to? I can look it up on FedEx and UPS, it would be groud shipped
 

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boltzman said:
I was thinking the same thing..should be able to get at least 1000 for all.maybe more:?:
I was trying to find somewhere that is sellling fanblade replicas to price it out, do you know why type of wheel is on the fanblades?
 

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drbino said:
Forgive my ignorance, but just how much would it cost to ship 4 complete wheels? I would think it would be some hideous amount.
Not always...But alot of companies ship sets free.
Otherwise it's only the normal UPS-FED EX charges for 4 boxs...Not to bad.
I was charged $20.00 for the set I ordered...I found out when I returned them...That the company that shipped them to me....shipped them for free.
The 20 bucks was added by the parts shop I ordered from.... they were the middle man in the deal.
 

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drbino said:
Forgive my ignorance, but just how much would it cost to ship 4 complete wheels? I would think it would be some hideous amount.
worst case shipping coast to coast by fedex ground would come up to 120 total for all four wheels and tires-2 each in two boxes.
 

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Thanks for the responses on shipping charges...how about some on how much fanblades and tires could be sold for :nogrinner
 

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AussieMustangGT said:
Thanks for the responses on shipping charges...how about some on how much fanblades and tires could be sold for :nogrinner
My set of rims alone were $1036.00 17x8 polished aluminum .
$1200.00 would not be out of the question for nearly new 18" rims and tires.
Last winter I'd have bought them....Now...well....Not so much.
 

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I did alot of research on the shipping of the GT tires off ebay and it will normally run you $150- $200 to get them shipped depending on where you live and how far they need to go. The ones I got were individually boxed in very heavy duty cardboard so they wouldnt get damaged.
 

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aspect ratio and tire width

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I was trying to find somewhere that is sellling fanblade replicas to price it out, do you know why type of wheel is on the fanblades?
the tire that comes with the factory fan blade is BFGoodrich G force t/a's KDWS 235 50 18, the width (235) is the same number as the 17" GT tires but they look about an inch wider

(my fathers '06 gt was delevered yesterday with 18 inch fans and I have an 05 gt with 17" bullitts)

I had learned a long time ago that on metric tire sizing that the first number "235" is not a consitant width for a given tire, but a part of a combined aspect ratio with middle number "55"

ie. a 255/55 versus a 255/45 tire width should be different, the 255/40 wider and lower profile not just lower profile.

I think there is a calculation between the two numbers to come up with width.

BUT, TODAY I have noticed that everyone including tire size calculator sites list the first number as a "solid" number for the width, any input on this?
 

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I hope Stoenr posts, he has managed a tire shop for years.

It was always my understanding that the width was the same from one 235... tire to the next. I understood that the second number was a ratio or percentage of the width, being the "height" of the tire. And of course the last number being the size of wheel it fits on. I could be wrong, who knows.
 

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As I understand it the 235 is the tread width in Millimeters - 235 = 9.25 inches and the 44 is the percentage of the tire in the sidewall 45%=22.5% on each side.
 
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The width is the overall tire width at sidewall in millimeters period.

The aspect is the ratio of this to the "sidewall" height.

I like those a.m. rims. For a true street muscle look I would get deep dish for the back and shallow for the fronts. This set up looks real solid, imo.
Fronts that are too dang wide up front look a bit "off" and pick up mad road noise.
 

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tire calculations make me thirsty for BEER:drink:
 

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Over's GT said:
I had learned a long time ago that on metric tire sizing that the first number "235" is not a consitant width for a given tire, but a part of a combined aspect ratio with middle number "55"

ie. a 255/55 versus a 255/45 tire width should be different, the 255/40 wider and lower profile not just lower profile.
The first number "235" or "255" or what ever width you'd like, is the section width. By law, the tire has to measure to this spec as marked on the tire.

The second number is the aspect ratio. As was already mentioned, it is a percentage of the section width and used in the measurement of the overall tire height.

Tread width, can and does vary.

I convert the MM to inches when doing the math, but the formula is
section width (235 [9.18"]) X aspect ratio (55 % [5.05"]) X 2 + wheel size (17") = overall tire height (27.1")

Of course, you are aware that the 06 model that comes equiped with 18" wheels has a suspension tuned for them, right ?
 

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...Of course, you are aware that the 06 model that comes equiped with 18" wheels has a suspension tuned for them, right ?
Am I going to harm my suspension with my 255/45R18's? I put these on with some nice chrome AR Casino wheels that IMHO really set off the Sonic Blue.
 

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KiLLeR_WoMBaT said:
Am I going to harm my suspension with my 255/45R18's? I put these on with some nice chrome AR Casino wheels that IMHO really set off the Sonic Blue.
My guess it's just a revalving of the shock/struts. Don't sweat it....:smoke:
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
I hope Stoenr posts, he has managed a tire shop for years.
Post :winks




Hehe, theres been enough good replies.
boltzman said:
tire calculations make me thirsty for BEER:drink:
And you know this!!!!!!



Aussie, where you from? I have been debating on selling mine when I get the car, but still havent seen them in person yet to decide.
 
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