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Is a 17x10 wheel too big for a street car?
 

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That is pretty much a standard wheel for a street car. Most people run 17 or 18 x 10-10.5 rears on a street car.
 

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My wheels are 18x10.5 and they fit, even with the quad shocks (although flipped). A 315/30 fits my 10.5 without a problem.
 

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I want to get 18's but the tires are crazy expensive
 

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Should be fine on your car, assuming you mean the rears. I have 17x9 in front with 275's, 17x10.5 in back with 315's. My quads are still there too. I'm also at stock ride-height, if you're lowered just do a reality check for clearance. 10's would probably be pushing the envelope for the front, both in terms of clearance and looks, so you will be doing a stagger.

Just make sure the wheels are designed for Mustangs. Or peruse the specs of known Mustang wheels (AM is a good site for this) so you can compare the offset/backspacing to the wheels you have in mind.

Some people think 10.5 is a bit wide for New Edges and are better for a shorter axle width like the SN-95, but I love the way mine look in the wheel wells. In fact since 275's do stick out a tad in front, if I didn't have 10.5/315 in the back I think it would look off. Note also that how you have your camber and toe-in set seems to slightly affect the appearance of how the fronts fit in the well.
 

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I just bought the very well rated and reasonably priced Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's in 295/30R18 for $195 each. Not too bad, compared to super expensive Michelin's.

They are GREAT, lots of grip and quiet.
 

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I want to get 18's but the tires are crazy expensive
Yeah 18x9 + 18x10 is popular, and sometimes necessary if you need to clear big brakes. Personally I like seeing some sidewall on my tires, plus a bit lower rotational mass (weight is closer to the center), and IMO better and cheaper tire selection.
 

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You can get 18" rubber for 100.00 each. They wont perform like a Goodyear F1, but they will get you from point A to point B.

I run 18X9's front and rear. 255/35 up front, and Nitto DR's in 285/35 outback. Works mint.
 

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You can get 18" rubber for 100.00 each. They wont perform like a Goodyear F1, but they will get you from point A to point B.

I run 18X9's front and rear. 255/35 up front, and Nitto DR's in 285/35 outback. Works mint.
Just bought 18's...can you be more specific on brand/size? Goodyear F1's are pretty much the worst tire I've ever driven on...so even a clone for 100 bucks to me is worth it.
 

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Cheapo Koreans. Nexxen, Nankang,Kumho etc.

1 NEW 275/35 R18 95 H tire Nankang NS-2 275 35 18 | eBay Something along those lines.

The F1's take a good chassis to get the full use out of them. Not exactly an everyday street tire.
 

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I am using Vredsteins and absolutly love them. I have had a few sets of street tires, and they are probably 2nd on my list of what I have liked the best....regardless of price. I can get a set of my 295/35 -18s for about $180 each.

Here is a link to where I listed my ratings a while back.

Here is a link to where I got them from Tires Unlimited. Their list price is $199, but you have to call them to order and the price is a bit cheaper. I am running 165/35s up front and they are about $150 each.

That would be somewhere around $700 total.....the Goodyear F1 Supercar tires are about $400 each. That is all 4 tires for less than 2 F1s.
 

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Cheapo Koreans. Nexxen, Nankang,Kumho etc.

1 NEW 275/35 R18 95 H tire Nankang NS-2 275 35 18 | eBay Something along those lines.

The F1's take a good chassis to get the full use out of them. Not exactly an everyday street tire.
I'd be careful at speed with those...they are "H" rated tires. Putting them on a car that routinely sees 150+ may be a bad idea.
 

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I don't think I will be driving that fast on the street ...lol
 
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