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Old 5/31/05, 1:11 PM   #1
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any one know what is the largest size tire you can fit on the new mustang without it bulging past the fenders?
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saleen has the biggest tire ive seen, but apparently they roll the fenders to accomodate it. They have a 275/35/20 on the front adn a 275/40/20 on the back.
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saleen has the biggest tire ive seen, but apparently they roll the fenders to accomodate it. They have a 275/35/20 on the front adn a 275/40/20 on the back.
I've always wanted to know what "roll the fenders" means?
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Old 6/2/05, 9:49 AM   #4
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275 is definitely pushing it on a 8" rim...255 would be about the largest I'd consider "safe." You'd hate to roll a tire off the rim in a high speed turn! :notnice:
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Old 6/2/05, 10:40 AM   #5
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largest i've seen is 295 on some 10inch wide wheels
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rolling the fenders means modifying the wheel wells so that a larger tire fits without having the tire rub the fender, something you may not want to be doing. Also, saleen uses a 9" wide wheel.
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Old 6/3/05, 10:16 PM   #7
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SHM has a 275/40/18 on an 18x8.5 inch rim. That's as large as I would go personally.
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Old 6/3/05, 10:38 PM   #8
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I've got 285's on a 10" wide rim. I tried 295's but they rubbed on the inside
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Old 6/3/05, 10:39 PM   #9
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rolling the fenders means modifying the wheel wells so that a larger tire fits without having the tire rub the fender, something you may not want to be doing. Also, saleen uses a 9" wide wheel.
um, the 05 fenders are already rolled...thank you FORD
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Old 6/3/05, 11:56 PM   #10
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Here's a pic of Sean Hylands car:


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You can see how beefy the tires look but still fit inside the wheel well. I know some guys have larger wheels and tires on their cars but this is as large as I would go.


Another pic from the rear.............


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It's all a matter of personal choice but to me a 275/40/18 on a 18X8.5 inch wheel looks to be the best compromise. You get a nice fat tire but it still stays inside the wheel well. Just my 2 cents...............
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i think the shm looks great i've just always been in love with big tires on the back on my 01 gt i have 315's id do the same on the 05 if i could
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H&R put 275's up front with 305's in the rear. That is the biggest I have seen so far.

fr 275/35-19 on 19x9.5
rr 305/35-19 on 19x11
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