255/50/17 tires on a stock 08 GT rim? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Mustang Forum This forum is for the discussion of all Ford Mustang models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible and Ford Mustang Coupe and all older/classic models and submodels.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-13, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
oldtexasdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
255/50/17 tires on a stock 08 GT rim?

Looking at getting a little larger foot print with the stock 17" rims.
Two tires I have been looking at are
[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Nitto[/COLOR][/COLOR] 555 255/50/17
Kuhmo Ecsta ASX 255/50/17

As these are a little larger than the P Zero [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]stock [COLOR=blue !important]tires[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] (235/55/17) will they be an improvement?

oldtexasdog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-13, 10:38 AM
Dazed and Confused
 
CatSkinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 5,908
Re: 255/50/17 tires on a stock 08 GT rim?

Define "improvement". A lower sidewall height will generally give you better handling, but you lose some comfort. Best bet is to go to the reviews and see what previous buyers have to say about them.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
CatSkinner is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-13, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
oldtexasdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Re: 255/50/17 tires on a stock 08 GT rim?

Thanks I did and I think I have found a set well matched for my daily driving habits. Nitto Invo 255/50/17? Good wet traction, very good dry traction, and quite. Not bad looking either
oldtexasdog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome