Mustang GT rims/tires/spacers questions

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  1. mattwagner

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    I bought some 05 Mustang GT rims on Sunday. They are 17x8 with 235/55/17 tires on them. The tires are shot and I'll have to replace them at some point. Should I go with the same size tire or go with a different size? My next question is for spacers, what size should I get? 1.5" 1.75" or 2"??
     
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    I will be running 1 1/2" spacers on mine, and the front could be 1/4" larger to clear the upper ball joint.

     
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    forgot to mention, the pics above are my last mav, but my new one will have the same wheels, but with the silver center, and I will probably run the stock mustang tire size.

     
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    So should I go with 1.5" or just 2"?
     
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    If you are looking for some spacers I have a set of 2" and a set of 1 1/2 billet spacers
     
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    A set as in 2 or 4? And how much??/
     
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    I'd go with 1.75" spacers, that way you will have the clearance needed.
     
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    Hello,

    May I ask the exact sizes for the spacer you used for this Maverick? I’m planning on using mustang wheels on mine. Thank you
     
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    The post right before yours (see below) he gave his recommendation. Looks like 1.75 is the magic number.

     
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    Yeah I saw that, but I think this was a response to the OP’s original question, not the actual measure of the sapcers on his blue Maverick :huh:
     
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    Reading into what he said, I would bet he ran the 1 1/2 and was recommending the 1 3/4 for some additional clearance. It's all a guessing game at this point, he sold his Maverick and hasn't been on since. I know on mine a 1" spacer works but the tie rod is close enough to the wheel it hits the wheel weights. I have 18 x 9 on the front but I also have drop spindles. Once it's time to go back together I will get either 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 spacers.
     
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    yeah you’re probably right, 1.5 on the back 1.75 on the front it is. Iwonder what wheel size did he use?
     

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