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Hello all,

Thinking about going up to 18" wheels in Chrome because I am sick and tired of dealing with painted wheels. My AP Racing pads create more dust than you would believe. Anyway I am looking at the Shelby GT500 wheels and wonder what the best tire size is. On 17" wheels I like the 255-50-17s but this is not a common 18" size. Thanks for your help.

Mark

 

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245/45/18

That is what I'm running on my Cougar. I got the wheels from Brad. it is stock height at the moment.

 

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Mark, are the Shelby GT500 wheels 9.5" wide with +32MM offset?

255-50-17s are about 27" tall.
245-45-18s are about 26.5" tall.
255-45-18s are about 27" tall.
275-40-18s are about 26.5" tall.
285-40-18s are about 27" tall.

I believe 275-40-18 would be the best "fit" for a 9.5" wide wheel.

Per Brad "A 245-45-18 will be fine on that wheel...
You can also run a 275-40-18 in the rears if you so choose."



On a side note -
I understand why you want chome wheels
but on your balck & gold "Batmobile" ?
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Hello all,

Thinking about going up to 18" wheels in Chrome because I am sick and tired of dealing with painted wheels. My AP Racing pads create more dust than you would believe. Anyway I am looking at the Shelby GT500 wheels and wonder what the best tire size is. On 17" wheels I like the 255-50-17s but this is not a common 18" size. Thanks for your help.

Mark

That would be a interesting look.
 

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yes but can you easily wash off Hawk brake dust. It stains paint.
If the pads contain any chemical etchents released in the dust then all bets are off but otherwise the double encapsulation is pretty resistant to any automotive chemicals (although extended exposure to brake fluid will cause finish degradation and damage)
 

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Those are some really good looking wheels. If he'd have had them in silver, instead of chrome, I'd have those wheels
 
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