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I would like some opinions on this if you don't mind. I'm am currently running SHO slicers on my Cougar and they are 16"x6" with 225/60/16's and I was thinking about going to 235/60/16 but I'm worried that the wheels are too narrow. I have seen 235's mounted on 15"Thunderbird alloys but I believe they are 6.5" correct? What do you guys think ?

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I would like some opinions on this if you don't mind. I'm am currently running SHO slicers on my Cougar and they are 16"x6" with 225/60/16's and I was thinking about going to 235/60/16 but I'm worried that the wheels are too narrow. I have seen 235's mounted on 15"Thunderbird alloys but I believe they are 6.5" correct? What do you guys think ?
You should be able to run up to 245's. I would recommend going to a lower profile since ur going wider. So maybe a 235/55?? That way it stays close to the stock tire calibration.

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You should be able to run up to 245's. I would recommend going to a lower profile since ur going wider. So maybe a 235/55?? That way it stays close to the stock tire calibration.
225/60/16=26.63. 235/60/16=27.10 235/55/16=26.08
After looking at a chart it would be either going .5" inch taller or shorter which is .25" on each side so with my car being a stock ride height maybe 235/60/16's so the wheel wells will look "full" . If I drop it before I get tires I think the "55's would be better . Thanks for the input!

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I am Running 245/50/R16 V rated tires right now. This is before the drop springs.


This is after the drop springs, the tires were a huge improvement in handling.

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What drop is that?

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Inch and a half. It doesn't look dropped cause the tires. the 245/50/16 size tires are a bit smaller around so the drop makes it look normal

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So how about this.. 225/60/16 on front and 235/55/16 on rear opinions?

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I am running 235/55-16 front. 255/50-16 rear on my winter wheels. Plan to go to 235/55-16 all around when the 255s are gone as that size is pretty hard to find anymore.

I ran 245/50-16 for one set, but they are too short.

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I currently run 245/50/16s in front and 255/50/16s in back for now. My plan is to update the rears to 1 size wider but go to a 45 series so I will keep my height I have now. I think thats right.

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So how about this.. 225/60/16 on front and 235/55/16 on rear opinions?
Keep them the same so you can do a proper rotation for longer tire life. Plus the look of the two wont match, and not in a good way like the big and little look with wider rims on the rear would.

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Keep them the same so you can do a proper rotation for longer tire life. Plus the look of the two wont match, and not in a good way like the big and little look with wider rims on the rear would.

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Im going to keep with 225/60/16 because the wheels are only 6" and they look really good with that size of tire.

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6" wide, I guess I missed that. I am running the 7" wide sport wheels and thought those were narrow. I did not know Ford made any 6" wide with 16".

In that case I would stick with the 225.

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6" wide, I guess I missed that. I am running the 7" wide sport wheels and thought those were narrow. I did not know Ford made any 6" wide with 16".

In that case I would stick with the 225.
They are the Taurus SHO "Slicers" 16"x 6" I wish they would have at least been 6.5" but they do look good with 225's the way the tires "bulge out" on the rims. I checked the SHO forums and that seems to be the widest they are using also.

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I am going to try and run 245/40-18 in front and 275/35-18 in back on 18 inch saleens.

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I'm running 255/50/16 on stock 90SC Anny rims.I've got BFG G force comp 2.they are only .5 shorter so they fill the wells and don't change speed cal enough to bother
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