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Old 01-30-2008, 07:58 PM   #11
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Great! Thanks 2xvision....Even more input that I will consider when I get rims for mine. I want to maintain the characteristics that this car possesses; the ride, handling, etc. while still upgrading on asthetics. I am sure I will get the 18" rims, just a question of width and tire size. I am aware that the ride will change somewhat, but want to keep it to a minimum.
Mine is an AWD, it appears that they sit a little lower thatn the FWDs do, especially in the rear end. So I'm not sure lowering it will be necessary.
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:10 PM   #12
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[quote author=Double Vision link=topic=90859.msg2035322#msg2035322 date=1201727617]
Keep in mind that changing tire and rim sizes can and will affect your speedometer reading. While most of the tire sizes listed here are only a minimal change I certainly wouldn't recommend the 245/45/19 size as it will show almost a 5 MPH difference at 65 mph. Then you enter the area of having to possibly get a speedometer re-calibration. Just something to think about. Below is a chart for traveling @ 65 mph......these numbers will grow even more at a speed of 70 mph.


Replacing 205/60/16 (S & SE Models) Jaysens Tire Sizes Replacing 225/50/17 (SEL Model)
Speedometer reading @ 65 mph Speedometer reading

65.73 mph 235/40/18 66.17 mph
63.42 mph 235/45/18 63.84 mph
64.92 mph 245/40/18 65.36 mph

64.00 mph 225/40/19 64.43 mph
65.53 mph 235/35/19 65.97 mph
60.31 mph 245/45/19 60.72 mph

63.72 mph 225/35/20 64.15 mph
64.74 mph 245/30/20 65.18 mph


I personally replaced stock 17" SEL wheels (44 offset) with a 225/45/18 on 18" wheels (44 offset) which isn't listed by Jaysen and my speedometer @ 65 mph will show 64.71 with this size tire. That is as close of a reading to 65 mph you will get with an 18" tire. It is also the same size Ford uses on the 18" SAP wheels. Hope this helps everyone!!
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Very good information listed. Yes some of the tires listed above have a effect on your speedo reading. What is listed in the first post is the basic fitment guide listed on the Discount Tire Co. server. Its just saying what fits, but thanks for posting about the speedo change.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:24 AM   #13
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is the offset the same as in a fwd or is it different for an awd.... i drive an 08 sel awd
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:26 PM   #14
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Pardon my Newbeness but I thought Stock wheels for a 2008 Fusion had a 44mm offset. I guess the new set of Fusion optional 18's have a 35mm offset correct? Is the Fitment Guide at the top for stock wheels?
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:08 PM   #15
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Double Vision was spot on when he said his set up is the closest speed match you can get for an 18 inch wheel. With a tire sized 225/45/18 replacing the stock SEL 17" tire, the speedometer will be 0.4% too slow. This link may have been posted before, but it looks like a good place for a rpeat. Go to this tire size calculator and you can see and read the difference between sotck and new tires : www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:34 AM   #16
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[quote author=mustangweather link=topic=90859.msg2228126#msg2228126 date=1208117287]
Double Vision was spot on when he said his set up is the closest speed match you can get for an 18 inch wheel. With a tire sized 225/45/18 replacing the stock SEL 17" tire, the speedometer will be 0.4% too slow. This link may have been posted before, but it looks like a good place for a rpeat. Go to this tire size calculator and you can see and read the difference between sotck and new tires : www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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ya i have used that one before. works very well. used it when ordering new wheels and tires for a friend SRT-4 Neon
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #17
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Hi everybody I have a question which tire will fit a rim 17 X 8 or 17 X 8.5 not very sure about the .5
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #18
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[quote author=fuisionsev61234 link=topic=90859.msg2283466#msg2283466 date=1209766332]
Hi everybody I have a question which tire will fit a rim 17 X 8 or 17 X 8.5 not very sure about the .5
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Hi fusionsev. The answer to your question is in the first post of this thread. That post also lists what offset your wheels need to have, the center bore size, etc. etc. The 1/2 inch is essentially irrelevant.

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Old 07-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #19
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Too much math makes my brain hurt....

Anyway, I came across a set of Bullitt wheels, but from a 4th gen 2002 (17x8 with 30mm offset) Mustang. Soooo, if I follow these concepts correctly, (and using the calculator widget), that is too small an offset to reliably use, as it would extend primarily outward 27mm's over stock, whereas the 2005-2008 Bullitt wheels with a 45mm offset are more "balanced" left to right. Right?

stock 7 x 44mm
8 x 30mm = 1mm more inboard but extends 27mm

8 x 45mm= 14mm less inboard but only extends 12mm

And I'm not sure what the "Wheel width offset guide" range is saying: i.e. "8.0in +26 - +44" Is that meaning that the allowable offset "can" be anywhere from 26 to 44 mm? (But one should keep to a relatively close-to stock allowance, in this case 40-45mm offset, rather than 30, In which case the '02 wheels make be useable.)

Or, has anyone used the 1994-2002 17x8 Bullitt wheels without issue? (by the way - factory springs - not yet lowered)
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #20
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I have personally used both the 05+ split 5spoke aswell as the 05+ bullitt wheels. Yes, those are "recomended" ranges for the wheel width.
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