50Restos Wheel kit question

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  1. glowstang93

    glowstang93 Member

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    Just recently sold the wheels/tires in my sig. Now I'm looking at putting some old school Pony wheels on it. You guys were right, my car looks better more stock. I have been looking at the pony wheel kit from 50resto with the Sumitomo HTR+ 245/50/16's. The wheels are Ford Racing.
    Anybody had any good or bad luck with these wheels or tires or getting the kits from them?

    Also I had 225/55/r16;s on her and they fit ok, Will these 245/50s have any fit issues?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Dr_EluSivE Founding Member

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    You might have some rubbing in the front with the wider tires. the GT's had stops on the steering rack to limit the turning that the 4cyl's didn't have. I put stock size tires on stock pony rims and they fit just fine. The pony's really are the best looking wheel for a fox IMO. As for the ford racing wheels. I doubt they are any different then the standard pony's. The wheels actually made by ford have always seemed of better quality to me.

    Dr.
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    Dr, when you say stock size tires, do you mean 225/55r16's,,,, thats what I'm showing was stock on 93 mustangs according to the ford sales brochure on pony rims. In comparison between the 245/50 vs 225/55. the 245's are a smidgen shorter, but 3/4" wider.

    Do you think the wider part, tread width, is what I might have an issue with, without the steering limiters?
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    Dr_EluSivE Founding Member

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    Yeah, i believe i am running 225/5516's and on real tight turns they come very close to rubbing. I think the extra width could be a problem in the front on tight turns. Plus you really don't need any wider then that, even with a turbo the 225/55 is plenty.

    Dr.
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    I still haven't decided for sure what I am going to do, but I am with you. I know the kit comes with 245/50, but I really don't want any bigger than 225/55. Besides, that was what the ford brochure shows was the tire size for the ponys. I know with the wheels I had before, on really tight turns they would rub a little on the drivers side, but just on the plastic inner fender. I am holding off some on doing anything, got to watch my money first. Thanks for your help.

    Are u still going to SIU? I graduated there in 93 and drove from Marion daily in a 92 Bimini,:)

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