Notices
2005-2009 Mustang S197 Discussion & News

Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!

Old 1/13/18, 11:24 AM
  #941  
Member
 
LOWERANDWIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: November 19, 2017
Posts: 8
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally Posted by m05fastbackGT View Post
Can you provide the height of your 255/45/18's? I'm debating on either going with 285/40/18's on 18x10" wheels in a square setup or 275/45/18's on 18x10" wheels also on all 4 corners. I'm looking for whichever would provide the taller sidewall but still able to provide enough wheel well and suspension clearance as well
686,7 mm front, 722,7 mm rear. The aim was to achieve retro look with meaty fitment and same wheelgap on Eibach Pro Kit.

LOWERANDWIDER is offline  
Old 1/13/18, 05:37 PM
  #942  
GTR Member
 
m05fastbackGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 11, 2006
Location: Carnegie, PA
Posts: 6,281
Received 243 Likes on 232 Posts
Originally Posted by LOWERANDWIDER View Post
686,7 mm front, 722,7 mm rear. The aim was to achieve retro look with meaty fitment and same wheelgap on Eibach Pro Kit.

According to your measurements of 686.7mm front, that's approx 27 inches following the conversion of 255/45/18's. If I decide on 275/45/18" tires on all 4 corners, they measure out at around 27.7 inches tall. Therefore if the 275/45/18's provide enough suspension and wheel well clearance in the front, they'll end up as my top choice otherwise, I'll end up going with 285/40/18's on all 4 corners instead. Also, my suspension has the Eibach Pro Kit as well along with Koni sport yellow adj struts/shocks.
m05fastbackGT is offline  
Old 1/14/18, 02:09 PM
  #943  
Shelby GT350 Member
 
wanted33's Avatar
 
Join Date: February 26, 2012
Location: Down south in Dixie
Posts: 2,021
Received 156 Likes on 140 Posts
Originally Posted by m05fastbackGT View Post
According to your measurements of 686.7mm front, that's approx 27 inches following the conversion of 255/45/18's. If I decide on 275/45/18" tires on all 4 corners, they measure out at around 27.7 inches tall. Therefore if the 275/45/18's provide enough suspension and wheel well clearance in the front, they'll end up as my top choice otherwise, I'll end up going with 285/40/18's on all 4 corners instead. Also, my suspension has the Eibach Pro Kit as well along with Koni sport yellow adj struts/shocks.

Have you talked to Momma about this Rocky?

Last edited by wanted33; 1/16/18 at 09:58 AM.
wanted33 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
m05fastbackGT (1/15/18)
Old 1/15/18, 02:59 PM
  #944  
GTR Member
 
m05fastbackGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 11, 2006
Location: Carnegie, PA
Posts: 6,281
Received 243 Likes on 232 Posts
Originally Posted by wanted33 View Post
Have you talked to Momma abut this Rocky?
Yes, Jim, I have and my wife has always been very supportive and is just as much a Mustang lover as yourself, your wife and I are. Anyhow, I'll be doing the tire/wheel upgrade gradually, rather than all at once, as I'm in no real hurry to replace my current setup which is still in very excellent condition. My only reason for doing another upgrade is wanting a tire with taller sidewalls that can provide a smoother ride quality over my current 275/35/20" Nitto G2's.

My top choices are, Continental Extreme Contact Sport, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ and Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06 in 285/40/18" or 275/40/18"
m05fastbackGT is offline  
Old 1/16/18, 10:03 AM
  #945  
Shelby GT350 Member
 
wanted33's Avatar
 
Join Date: February 26, 2012
Location: Down south in Dixie
Posts: 2,021
Received 156 Likes on 140 Posts
Originally Posted by m05fastbackGT View Post
Yes, Jim, I have and my wife has always been very supportive and is just as much a Mustang lover as yourself, your wife and I are. Anyhow, I'll be doing the tire/wheel upgrade gradually, rather than all at once, as I'm in no real hurry to replace my current setup which is still in very excellent condition. My only reason for doing another upgrade is wanting a tire with taller sidewalls that can provide a smoother ride quality over my current 275/35/20" Nitto G2's.

My top choices are, Continental Extreme Contact Sport, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ and Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06 in 285/40/18" or 275/40/18"
Good deal Rocky. You, and I are two of the luckier ones to have brides that understand, and enjoy cars as we do.

BTW, I hear good things about the Conti tires. Many of my Corvette friends run them, and I will say the Michelin Sport tires are quality tires also. I have the Michelin summer tires on my plastic car, and they are leaps, and bounds better than the Goodyear Eagles.
wanted33 is offline  
Old 3/14/18, 09:27 PM
  #946  
V6 Member
 
lenko's Avatar
 
Join Date: February 24, 2006
Posts: 54
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
12 Years Later

Attached Thumbnails Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!-picture-256.jpg   Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!-picture-253.jpg   Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!-20141002_101402.jpg   Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!-img_20171203_145902.jpg  

Last edited by lenko; 3/14/18 at 09:29 PM. Reason: labels
lenko is offline  
The following 3 users liked this post by lenko:
m05fastbackGT (3/15/18), Rapture (3/15/18), wanted33 (3/15/18)
Old 3/18/18, 07:22 PM
  #947  
Member
 
Join Date: March 17, 2018
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 4 Posts
05 gt legend lime 200447 miles still runs like a top




Flamekiller74 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
m05fastbackGT (3/20/18)
Old 3/18/18, 09:06 PM
  #948  
GTR Member
 
m05fastbackGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 11, 2006
Location: Carnegie, PA
Posts: 6,281
Received 243 Likes on 232 Posts
Very awesome legend line. Congrats
m05fastbackGT is offline  
Old 3/18/18, 09:09 PM
  #949  
FR500 Member
 
Stoenr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 31, 2005
Location: S.Burbs,Chicago
Posts: 3,237
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Thanks for sharing! And ugh, Illinois and their stupid front plate law. I still refuse to put mine on.
Stoenr is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
NC07GTCS
General Mustang Chat
43
9/10/17 04:47 PM
tom281
Race Red
46
6/15/16 05:29 PM
09-gt/cs
GT Performance Mods
9
10/15/15 10:03 AM
austin101385
'10-14 Shelby Mustangs
3
10/2/15 01:00 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Then & Now: Post Your Pix!!!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.