2006 V6 Tire and wheel help.....please?

robertallen

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hi, my name is Bob I live in Fresno, ca. My daughter has a 2006 V6 mustang. she wants to buy new Bullitt style wheels. she is thinking 18x9 with 245.45.18 tires. I am thinking she should go 235.55.17 on 17 wheels. any thoughts or advice? I am not a car guy so I really need some advice here I dont know who to turn to?......any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and all the best,Bob
 
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I run 235.55.17 on bullit wheels; love em over the stock ones. Much less tire roll and better grip. :)

I couldn't comment on what the performance differences would be between the two you're looking at, but I can't imagine it being too big of a deal given it's a v6.
 

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I bought a set of 18 in staggered bullit style wheels from American Muscle. !8x10 in the rears and 18x9 in fronts 245/55 and 255/55 respectively. it sets the car off nice.
 

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Depends on the look she's going for... An 18 will give more wheel and less sidewall, and will also ride slightly stiffer. On the S197s, an 18 looks right at home.
 

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18x9 is better than 17's, for a couple of reasons:

0) You need less sidewall to fill the wheel well

1) A wider track means better grip and handling.

2) You can put bigger brakes (from a GT) on the front of the car.

I have 18x9 AM wheels on mine with 255/45 zr18 Michelin Pilot Sports.
 
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