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Old 7/20/18, 06:00 PM   #1  
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Hey guys just wondering what the best tires/wheel combo for my 2018 Mustang 5.0 would be?
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Tires and wheels are very subjective. It depends on personal preference and how you intend to use the car. For example a tire that is good on the street is not necessarily good on the race track or drag strip.
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As far as wheels go, that's totally up to you. Web sites like tirerack.com, americanmuscle.com, cjponyparts.com all have great choices for wheels that can be searched by many parameters such as year/make/model, rim size, color and so forth. Go with what YOU like and not by what the herd says. Tires are a different matter. Tires that are great for summer weather or track use will not handle cold weather very well as they are more for driving in warm conditions where they are designed to offer more grip, but on the flip side that grip comes at the expense of wear. Those sticky track tires that give loads of grip don't last near as long those destined for daily use as those wear a lot slower. Not to mention the fact those gripper tires cost more so if you use them as a daily driver tire expect to spend some money to keep a good set of tires on your ride.
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Tabitha, as my friend above suggested check some sites like www.americanmuscle.com, www.cjponyparts.com, etc. for some styles you may like. After you find some wheels you like shop the net for the best price of the sets you like. Prices, and shipping varies from site to site. I suggest you stay with an all season tire unless you plan on tracking your car. The all season is exactly what that implies, they are good for year 'round driving.
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Several factors to consider in regard to tires and wheels. For tires the most important consideration is how you will use the car and the weather conditions that you drive in. For most people an all season tire will be the best choice. If you think this sounds like what you need then you have to decide whether performance or long life is your priority. Price also enters into the decision at this point. As with almost all things in life there are compromises to be made. Tire Rack offers good objective test reports, but they are somewhat biased towards performance and of course they only cover the tires that they sell. Tire Rack is also a good source of information regarding what size tire to use on a given size wheel. Wheels are also a compromise and they tend to fall into quite a range of quality, purposes and prices. Size and quality are the most important factors. A great deal isn't so great if they don't fit or if they are out of round or difficult to balance. Even worse are design or material defects that could lead to cracking and catastrophic failure. Factory wheels are generally safe and sized correctly, but also a bit heavier than desired. When choosing a size most people only consider width and diameter. Offset is also important not only for fit, but for it's effect on tramlining [ the tendency of a tire to follow rain grooves on a highway ] and handling in general. If the offset causes a tire to stick out too far from the fender it will also throw more road debris on to the side of your car. Offset is easy to measure. If a wheel is 8 inches wide and the surface of the mounting flange is 4 inches from the backside of the rim you have 0 offset and 4 inches of backspace. If it were 5 inches you would have 5 inches of backspace and 1 inch of positive offset. Obviously appearance matters, but that's too subjective to offer advice on.
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