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I have a set of 1995 mustang GT triblades I am putting on my 95 mark 8. I have heard yes and no to 255/50/17 as far as spindle clearance? I have a chance to get a good deal on a set. What do you guys think?
 

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Depending on the offset and the width they should work, but it will be cutting it close because i had 255/50/17s on my old rims and they clear the spindle by no more than half an inch. Mine were 7.5' and had a 35mm offset so as long as your wheels aren't wider and your offset isn't too much more you should be fine.
 

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A 245 50 17 Pirelli P-Zero on a 17 x 8.5 ROH with ?? mm (I don’t remember off the top of my head, but they fit on my 94 MN12) offset hit the rear fenders on my 97 LSC.
A 245 50 17 Pirelli P-Zero on a 17 x 8 Y2K with 36 mm offset hit the rear fenders on my 97 LSC.
A 245 50 17 Pirelli P-Zero on a 17 x 8 with 40 mm offset fits fine on all corners.

The OctaStars that were OEM are 16 x 7 with 40 mm offset.

Just some facts that I found out (the hard way…) on my LSC. :(
 

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I have a set of 1995 mustang GT triblades I am putting on my 95 mark 8. I have heard yes and no to 255/50/17 as far as spindle clearance? I have a chance to get a good deal on a set. What do you guys think?
I have been running 255/50/17's for about 4 yrs now, no rubbing and I have full range of steering
 

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I've got 255/50/17's on Superior Scoundrel (Cobra "R") 17x7.5" wheels. Only clearance problem was between the tire and the upper balljoint bolt. I ground the bold down so it would clear and haves had no clearance issues other than rubbing on my aftermarket oil filter lines. Moved those out of the way, and haven't had any problems.

Click on the link below for pics.
 

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I would have to agree with Mark. Fantastic size and they fill the wheelwells completely. Very nice.
 

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The Mustang OEM 17 x 8 wheels are only +30 offset, compared to the usual +35 to +40 that aftermarket wheels for our cars would be in 8" width.

So a 255/50R17 on the front mounted on the Mustang wheel is going to be right out at the edge, or possibly even sticking slightly past the edge of the fender. Actual tire dimensions can vary by manufacturer for a given size. So in this case the 235/55R17 might be a better choice.


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unless i missed something the rims wont work nevermind the tires rubbing, different bolt patterns correct?
 

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Yup. We figured you knew that already. Forgive us for assuming.
 
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