V6 Performance Mods2005+ Mustang V6 Performance and Technical Information
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I have two questions. First, how wide are te stock rims on the V6? Second, how wide of tires can I put on these rims? The tires on the new V6 are too narrow, and I'd like to replace them with some wider rubber. However, I like the style of the V6 rims, and I don't want to add any extra weight that I have to get turning. I can tell by looking at the rims that there is still some room between the edge of the rim and the stock tires, but I don't know absolutely how wide I can go.
Originally posted by jsheehan+February 1, 2005, 10:07 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jsheehan @ February 1, 2005, 10:07 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-islandmustang@February 1, 2005, 10:05 PM 245/50/16...thats the widest im going...some tires give up to 10in wide.....
The rims are 16" by 7". 245/55's willl fit, although that's right at the edge of what's safe for 7" rims (245/50's are NOT recommended.)
I plan to go with 235/60's. If the car ever gets here.... :bang:
I just put 255/55/16 on my stock rims for he rear only, and they look great on the back of the car. Plus with this size my speedo is not affected.
Performance White with Burgundy stripes, Upgraded dash and message center added. Superchip's Reprogramer. Boss 304, 18x8 rims. Toyo Proxes S/T 255/45/18 tires all the way around. Tinted windows, GT duel exhaust system added, K&N dropin air filter. Rear speakers changed out to Infinity 6802cf. Mud flaps added and painted to match the car color. Pony 06 grill with lights. Progress Rear Roll Sway Bar, Ford T-Loc, Sequential Taillights, and Grand design head rest wraps.
Originally posted by DanS.02GT@February 6, 2005, 8:53 PM According to Tirerack's specs, a 245/50/16 is approved for a 7" to 8.5" wide wheel. The slight difference in diameter would cause about a 5% speedo error, though.
Yes, I know. That's why I said 7" rims are right at the edge of what's considered safe. I'm sure they'll be fine, I'm just a bigger chicken than you are, which is why I'll stick with the 235's. They are approved for 6.5-8.5 rims.
By the way, it's only a 1.5% speedo error, not 5%. You won't even notice.
However, there's also another consideration for me: Tirerack has only ONE brand of tire in 245/55 size, and they cost $174 apiece. I plan to get the Kumhos in a 235/60 size, which are much more reasonable at $60. I had those on my V6 Firebird some years ago, and they worked well for me.
Slowjoe: you are right, the 245's will look massive on 16" rims. You can see what a difference they'll make in the illustration at the bottom of that tire-measurement site I posted above.
Originally posted by jsheehan@February 1, 2005, 9:52 PM I have two questions. First, how wide are te stock rims on the V6? Second, how wide of tires can I put on these rims? The tires on the new V6 are too narrow, and I'd like to replace them with some wider rubber. However, I like the style of the V6 rims, and I don't want to add any extra weight that I have to get turning. I can tell by looking at the rims that there is still some room between the edge of the rim and the stock tires, but I don't know absolutely how wide I can go.
I'm with Rik, I wouldn't go any wider than 235mm on 7" rims. Adding wider tires doesn't do much good if you don't have rims wide enough to support the sidewall. IMO 235s on a 7" rim is already pushing it.
I plan to go with 235/60-16s, probably Traction T/As. These are "real" 6-rib Traction T/As, not the OEM 5-rib design that Ford uses on the V6. The tread is completely different - the 5-rib design looks like it was optimized for a quiet ride. I have 6-rib Traction T/As on my Honda, and they are a fantastic tire. A lot of other people seem to think so too:
I understand what everyone is saying but I had a 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII "LSC" with the same size wheels 16" x 7". It came factory with 225/60/16 tires, however, I was able to put 245/50/16 on it with NO Problems!! It changed the whole look of the car.....Very aggresive looking. I know that our V6 wheel is also a 16" x 7", but it comes from the factory with a whimpy 215/65/16 tires and it takes away from the good looks of the factory rims. I just wish someone had photos of a 245/50/16 tire on the 2005 Mustang V6 Wheels. Bottom line is that I believe that it will work and that it will look Awesome!!! Can't wait to see someone try it. My $0.02
If anyone cares......here is a photo of my Old Lincoln:
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