I recently bought a 2003 Base Model Mustang a few months ago. After a bit of driving I noticed that the front passenger tire was going bald quickly. After a bit of research I discovered that the wheel bearing was bad. While replacing it I happened to discover that the wheels and tires on this car were not the original size. The original size is 225/55R16. The tires on the car are 245/45R17. It appears that the size presently on the car are the 2003 Mustang GT size. Could this have played a part in the bearing going bad? Could this size tire on the base model have an adverse effect on anything else?