Wheels-Tires Wheel and Tire size?

Swhitney

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As of now I am running 17" wheels and I have to be honest compared to newer vehicles it looks like crap. I wondering what 18" wheels fit the mustang fox with the 5 lug conversion? I am running the Ford Racing Springs with 94-95 spindles and stock length axles in the rear. Currently looking FR500 Wheels but need to know the correct size. Will the 18" x 9" fit without rubbing? If not what will?
 
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I have 255/35/18s on 18x9 Saleen Reps, 24mm offset, 96+ spindles, front coilovers, fox control arms moved inboard 3/4". I put in 5/16 spacers so rim would clear coil spring, may not need it with conventional springs. No rubbing.

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245 is a bit of a stretch on a 9" rim. Given that, an 8" rim would be much better suited for a 245 and a 275 should be used on a 9" rim.

However, i don't think they make 17x8 FR500's so you are limited there.
 

Swhitney

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245 is a bit of a stretch on a 9" rim. Given that, an 8" rim would be much better suited for a 245 and a 275 should be used on a 9" rim.

However, i don't think they make 17x8 FR500's so you are limited there.

Sounds like an 18x10 would be a better fit for a 265 tire? I’m pretty certain they will fit but I need to do some measuring.
 

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When it comes to rim and tire sizes, i go by a general rule that the tire should be 2" wider than the rim. So for a 10" rim you'd be looking at a 305 width tire. A 9" rim would be 275. 8" rim would be 255 Obviously that would be tough to fit a 305 or 315 on a fox so some folks tend to run a 295 or even a 285 on 10" wide rims.

If you only plan to run a 265 tire, than a 9" rim would be a much better choice, unless of course you are looking for that deep dish look.
 

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While i'm all for 18 inch wheels, they aren't going to fix how the car looks.
That's just too much gap in the front.
 

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I run 18's on two of my foxes. The green car has 275/35/18 rear and 245/40/18 front. The black car has 265/40/18 rear and 235/40/18 front. Neither rub. No rolled fenders, both cars lowered on eibach springs. 94/95 front spindles, rear fox length 5 lug axles.

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Swhitney

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I run 18's on two of my foxes. The green car has 275/35/18 rear and 245/40/18 front. The black car has 265/40/18 rear and 235/40/18 front. Neither rub. No rolled fenders, both cars lowered on eibach springs. 94/95 front spindles, rear fox length 5 lug axles.

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Wow! That looks really good, nice work! What size wheels? Any spacers for the front and rear? If so what size?