Well, what are you looking for in a tire? And when you say "the best manufacturers", what do you mean specifically? The best for snow, all season, family car tires, street legal slicks? Then, there's also your budget. How much are you willing to spend on a tire BEFORE installation and other fees a tire shop will charge you. I'm no tire expert, but these are important things to know for whomever will answer your question on tires.
I work in a tire shop, so I will do the mounting and balancing.
For tire style, it's going to be more street and strip.
For make/manufacturers, I wasn't sure if there is better quality tire from one to another
Are your original tires 225/60/16? If so, 245/45/18 are the closest match, at 26.7" Outside diameter vs 26.6". The wheels from Custom Wheel Shop (and Supercoupe Performance) have 36mm offset, so they won't rub.
I'm running 255/40/18 on my wheels (with 35mm offset) and have no rubbing issues, but I'm only 26" Outside Diameter, and only slightly wider.
As far as quality tires goes, I run General GMax AS-03's because of how well they performed on my 1999 Mustang GT, and my satisifaction with other General tires (the Alitmax Arctic I will put up to the Pepsi Challenge against a Blizzak any day of the week) and the Altimax RT's are a good tire. I like the AS-03 for a "performance" car because they are an all season, have a 480 AA A treadwear rating, communicate their limitations well, and have a nice, aggressive tread pattern. They're about the same price as the BFG Comp II, and have dramatically more tread life, and enough traction to get you home if you encounter a random snowstorm (relatively common here in MN, even though my car is a spring/summer/early fall only car).
Hey I have a chance to get 2018 ford edge 21 inch wheels, same offset bolt pattern and hub size, but is 9 inches wide and with 245 35 21 is 27.8 tall and stock is 215 70 15 26.9 tall, would the 21 set up fit?
I'm looking for a set of wheels and tires for my 91 thunderbird, tire rack has the bbs SRs in a 18x8 with 42et on 245/45/18 tires or a 16x7 with 45et on 225/60/16 tires. I really like the idea of the 18s but unsure if they will fit right, the car is factory height now, but I have plans to lower...
I thought it would be good to start a thread to post pics of different wheels you have on your mn12 or that you have seen on one..
A one stop place for someone looking to see diffferent wheel set ups....
This is where I am currently at is trying to find a wheel I like...
If possiable when you...
Hey guys quick question.
When swapping to mustang hubs does it change the offset at all in the front or does it retain the stock wheel offset? Reason being is i want different wheels and to swap mustang brakes without having to redrill them.
Anybody have an idea?
The tire sticky's are pretty old. I've had my 96 Cougar for going on 2 years now. The PO had a good set of BF Goodrich T/A radials on it, but they are 60 series, so about 1" diameter smaller. Those T/As are getting to the end of their tread life and I need to look at some new tires. T/As don't...
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