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Old 10/26/06, 09:24 AM
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I'm considering going with a wider, lower profile tire on my GT/CS. Either the245/45 or 255/55. The 255/55 is very close to the original diameter of the stock 235/50's...but it's rated for an 8" - 10" rim and given that our rims are 8" - would it make the sidewalls bubble? The 245/45 is a good fit for the rim - but overall diameter is approx. 3/4" smaller - so the speedo/odo would be off.

Anyone have experience with the 255/45's?

PS I don't want to run a 40 as it would make the ride a bit too harsh for my personal taste.
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Old 10/26/06, 10:50 PM
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I want these puppies my 10 year old want to learn how to Drift !
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Old 10/30/06, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by GottaHaveIt View Post
I want these puppies my 10 year old want to learn how to Drift !

Nice look - that tread pattern reminds me of a set of Dunlop SP 9000's (IIRC) I had on my '00 GT a few years back - 2 of the 4 tires ended up splitting along that center tread and the sidewall tread at 19K miles - swore I'd never buy Dunlop's again.
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Sad I guess I made it in my order placed Oct 17 and recieved by Ford on Oct 24 but not yet a vin # grrr yet there were a couple other orders placed early August that have a build date of late november, so it would be neet to know how often that they do build cycles on the Mustangs and ot GT/CS's
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Sad I guess I made it in my order placed Oct 17 and recieved by Ford on Oct 24 but not yet a vin # grrr yet there were a couple other orders placed early August that have a build date of late november, so it would be neet to know how often that they do build cycles on the Mustangs and ot GT/CS's

Hard to tell - I got mine in 6 weeks and change and I've seen other's wait 4 months....good luck!!
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Yeh I'm trying to not think about it but then Kevin C mentioned that Love spat between Ford and the side scoop supplier holding up the show ? so any luck Christmas or January.
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I'm considering going with a wider, lower profile tire on my GT/CS. Either the245/45 or 255/55. The 255/55 is very close to the original diameter of the stock 235/50's...but it's rated for an 8" - 10" rim and given that our rims are 8" - would it make the sidewalls bubble? The 245/45 is a good fit for the rim - but overall diameter is approx. 3/4" smaller - so the speedo/odo would be off.

Anyone have experience with the 255/45's?

PS I don't want to run a 40 as it would make the ride a bit too harsh for my personal taste.
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Old 11/5/06, 12:49 AM
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When you Come to Ck out My Blower Install I will show you THE Tires you Need!

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Kevin - I had to cancel on Bill this weekend or I'd be checking it out already. I'll try and get up your way real soon and check it out - how does it drive????
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WIll this tire drop your ride height any? I noted that my GT/CS is about 1/2' higher than curbs/parking lot dividers. If it was any lower, I'd rip off the front spoiler parking.
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GRRRRR Tires Just had to get one of my rear tires plugged because of a flat. What does everybody think of mismatch tires?? Thinking of going to a bigger size in the rear but they only make a 245 in my tire design. Thinking of going to Nitro and going to 265 but only replacing the rears now, maybe replacing the fronts next year. What do you think????
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WIll this tire drop your ride height any? I noted that my GT/CS is about 1/2' higher than curbs/parking lot dividers. If it was any lower, I'd rip off the front spoiler parking.
I don't have my calculations handy but switching to a 245/45 will decrease the tire/wheel circumference by approx. 3/4" - which would reduce your ride height but a 255/45 would be about the same overall diameter as the stock 235/50's....only problem with that is the 255's are rated for an 8" - 9.5" rim width so you may have a slight bit of sidewall pinch using that size on an 8" rim.

Anyone out there running 255/45's on there stock Gt/CS rims?
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D***, whatever happend to HR 70-14 s?
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