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Old 6/18/07, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
I like the look of the factory bullits and no one makes a replica. Plus not everyone has money coming out the whazoo Bill.
so are 255s the size limit for the 18" bullits ?? I like I was thinking about 275/45-18s of either the F1s or the KDW... when I need to buy tires that is.
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Old 6/18/07, 10:54 PM
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so are 255s the size limit for the 18" bullits ?? I like I was thinking about 275/45-18s of either the F1s or the KDW... when I need to buy tires that is.
I don't think 275's on an 8.5" rim will cut it.
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
I don't think 275's on an 8.5" rim will cut it.
I could swear thAT ON JedCranium's Roush, or the 427R that was at the last R&R's I went to had them. Although I don't know the rim width.

So is it general knowledge that 255/45 is the widest I can go ??

I'm probably a year or so away from that though.
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Old 6/19/07, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Dang! I've seen the JLT's before, but that's one big azz filter!
It is big! But then... Size matters.

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And John, please clean that dust bowl!
(I kept my toes crossed! )
You should have crossed your legs!

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Old 6/19/07, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kh765 View Post
Looks really good John. Doesn't look very dirty to me...
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Very nice John, the JLT is very nice
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That's filthty. Looks good.
Thanks guys. Yeah, it's not so dirty now. The wife came pulling into the driveway last night, saw the hood open and wanted to know what was wrong. So I picked up the bottle of cleaner and a rag and said just 2 words... "Peer Pressure"!

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Old 6/19/07, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
I plan on going with 255/45 or 255/40. Not sure which is the proper fit.

Tom your thoughts?
On 18's... 255/45

On 17's... 255/50

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Very nice John, the JLT is very nice
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so are 255s the size limit for the 18" bullits ?? I like I was thinking about 275/45-18s of either the F1s or the KDW... when I need to buy tires that is.
Yes, 255 is the limit for stock rims. The rule of thumb is +20mm. If you go to 275s you will need a wider rim.
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Old 6/19/07, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by pville piper View Post
Thanks guys. Yeah, it's not so dirty now. The wife came pulling into the driveway last night, saw the hood open and wanted to know what was wrong. So I picked up the bottle of cleaner and a rag and said just 2 words... "Peer Pressure"!





Tom-Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 6/19/07, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
On 18's... 255/45

On 17's... 255/50


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Yes, 255 is the limit for stock rims. The rule of thumb is +20mm. If you go to 275s you will need a wider rim.
Crud. Oh Well. a 255 tire still isn't a bad tire.


Oh and... in my humble attempt to catch-up to the joneses... I've got the CDC classic, MRT hood struts and SSE ducktail on order. Will probably get the mgw shifter too.
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Crud. Oh Well. a 255 tire still isn't a bad tire.


Oh and... in my humble attempt to catch-up to the joneses... I've got the CDC classic, MRT hood struts and SSE ducktail on order. Will probably get the mgw shifter too.
Finally! Is the SSE pre painted? What about the CDC classic are you keeping it matte black or going body color?
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Crud. Oh Well. a 255 tire still isn't a bad tire.


Oh and... in my humble attempt to catch-up to the joneses... I've got the CDC classic, MRT hood struts and SSE ducktail on order. Will probably get the mgw shifter too.
Of course the 255's aren't bad. Heck, we're running 235's now. However, there's something alluring about 295's that I can't seem to shake.

I think someone's getting ready for the R&R show.
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Old 6/19/07, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LEO_06GT View Post
Finally! Is the SSE pre painted? What about the CDC classic are you keeping it matte black or going body color?
No neither one are pre-painted Found out why CDC has been on backorder too, they've moved to the textured finish for the classic and no-longer offer the unpainted/smooth version per the dude @ MRT. Will the CDC be painted, likely very likely.


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I think someone's getting ready for the R&R show.
Ya think ??
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Crud. Oh Well. a 255 tire still isn't a bad tire.


Oh and... in my humble attempt to catch-up to the joneses... I've got the CDC classic, MRT hood struts and SSE ducktail on order. Will probably get the mgw shifter too.
About time Brian........

This should be nice additions to your GT, look forward to your pics
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Originally Posted by TacoBill
However, there's something alluring about 295's that I can't seem to shake.
I hear ya. I've started to like the deep dish bullits more, quite a few of 'em where at the Irwindale cruise, and I was thinking of having the stockers up front and deep dishes in the rear ?? But since it's a DD for now I don't know if I want to sacrifice the rotation benefits.

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About time Brian........

This should be nice additions to your GT, look forward to your pics
Tell me about it. I had to pay for a @#$%^*#$*@ root canal that hit the 4 digits... all mod money. Since I kinda got sick of drinking anbesol to dull the jack-hammer pain that my throbbing jaw would produce it came before fun stuff for the car. Stupid teeth. I told the dentist to yank 'em all now since they'll have to come out anyway and it'd be cheaper.... he didn't find the humor in that ??
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I hear ya. I've started to like the deep dish bullits more, quite a few of 'em where at the Irwindale cruise, and I was thinking of having the stockers up front and deep dishes in the rear ?? But since it's a DD for now I don't know if I want to sacrifice the rotation benefits.
DD are optional, not required to run the 295's. It's just if you want that look. I'll be searching for the non-DD wheels.

I understand the need for rotation, but it's so ho-hum to me. I've only rotated the tires on my DD just once (I'm pretty lazy about that).

Going staggered, the tires will only need to be replaced in pairs versus all 4. As if that'll ease the pain in the pocketbook!


btw, sorry about your $1k tooth.
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Mustang Cafe?

Brain, planning on heading there tomorrow night?

I'll be there. If you plan on it, lmk and I'll bring the DVD's for you.
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Opinion time (especially Tom)..

Forget the style of wheels and tire brand, I'm looking for feedback on it's stance, wheel well gap, tire width, and how the 20's look.

Steeda Ultralites
Shelby CS67 20x9 and 20x10
Nitto Extreme Tires 255/35/20 and 285/30/20
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I don't think the 20s look ridiculous or anything. The only thing I don't like is how the front wheel well looks like it has pretty large gaps around the sides and not much of a gap at the top. It just looks awkward to me. I would say the stance and the tire width are both good by me.
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Brain, planning on heading there tomorrow night?

I'll be there. If you plan on it, lmk and I'll bring the DVD's for you.
I'll be there.
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Old 6/19/07, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Opinion time (especially Tom)..

Forget the style of wheels and tire brand, I'm looking for feedback on it's stance, wheel well gap, tire width, and how the 20's look.

Steeda Ultralites
Shelby CS67 20x9 and 20x10
Nitto Extreme Tires 255/35/20 and 285/30/20
One of the reasons that I haven't worried about tires is for as big as they are, 50 series, they fit the car very well. One thing about most of the tires that people use, as in this case, they look too small for the car. Even if they're on 20s IMO the 30-35 profile hurts the look. However if the Shelby wheel was in 18s and I was looking to replace mine, they'd be the only ones I'd get.
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The only thing I don't like is how the front wheel well looks like it has pretty large gaps around the sides and not much of a gap at the top. It just looks awkward to me.
I agree with Kyle. Also, I don't like how tiny the brakes look with the 20s. It doesn't matter if you come off of the 27" height a little... you can use the SCT to recalibrate your speedometer. My tires are actually .3" shorter than the stock tires, but I told Doug what tires size I had.
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