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Tire size options for wheels

I have wheels that I am looking to buy tires for and just wanted to know if I could get some opinions on what size tires I should run on them,they are 17x7 Konig Incidents.
I have a 94 4.6 TB stock suspension,Thanks

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245/45/17's are a good size,, but there will be somewhat of a gap between the tire and fender..

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245/45 needs at least a 7.5" wheel, 8 or 8.5" is better. For a stock ride height car with 17x7" wheels, my suggestion would be to use 235/55R17 ... comfortable fit for that wheel width, and slightly taller than the OEM diameter, fill up the fender openings a bit.


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245/45 needs at least a 7.5" wheel, 8 or 8.5" is better. For a stock ride height car with 17x7" wheels, my suggestion would be to use 235/55R17 ... comfortable fit for that wheel width, and slightly taller than the OEM diameter, fill up the fender openings a bit.


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I have read some discussions on wheels and tires with you in them,seems to me your the guy I should take advise from.I am going to go ahead and start looking for some 235/55R17.Anyone have a good set of wheels or tires they want to sell?I know I will be spending some good money for a new set of tires,so if anyone has a set of wheels and tires for sale I would consider that rout also.

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Keep an eye out for 05-up Mustang takeoffs ... lots of the V6s, and some of the early GTs had Pirelli P-Zero Nero all-seasons in the 235/55R17 size. Pretty decent tires, and sometimes they can be found for a reasonable price because there isn't much demand for them in the Mustang community. Locally here in the Toronto area I've seen low mileage takeoffs go for $200 - $300 for a set.


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Eh, I run 255/50/17's on my 17x7's. Previously I ran 245/45/17's also without issue, however I agree they are a tad... short.

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Just got back from meeting this guy that was selling a full set of wheels and tires that only have about 500 miles on the whole set.The tires on them are Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tires 235/55R-17,the wheels are Drag DR34 Wheels all in like new condition.Dont know how good the tires are, but for the price I was about to spend on a new set of tires anyways,I got wheels as a bonus.Now I will get tires off and sell the wheels.They are 17 x 7.5 5-120 Bolt Pattern.The guy spent over $1,200.00 on the set and let me just say I got it for less than half that.Thankful for the deal.
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I got my wheels on today,17x7 Konig Incidents,Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tires 235/55R-17,thanks for the info guys,made things go smooth.

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Looking at my car,was thinking I could still lower it an inch,would it cause any problems?
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Nope, that tire size works fine on a lowered car. Vogtland has the 3/4" drop set that are a nice compromise. Other than that, you are in to a full 1-1/2" drop I believe.


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