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NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

Will there be any issues as far as the lugs not matching up, or having to re-program anything? Please talk to me like a dunce with this if you must. I can install trannys and re-build engines but I don't know squat about tires? Odd, I know. :klavergreg:
 
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Re: NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

From what i know there will be no problems for matching lugs. However even though it is only an inch of diffrence you should update your computer.
 

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Re: NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

Well, if you are going from stock 16's to the stock 17's, I believe that the tire/wheel combo is gonna equal out to the same size, right?
 

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Re: NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

STOCK 16's = 25.685 Total diameter

STOCK 17's = 25.858 Total diameter

My 18's = 25.972 Total diameter (225/45/18)
 

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Re: NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

I don't think there is anything different in the computer, the tires are close enough in overall diameter you won't notice.

There is a difference in the steering rack though, the 16in equipped cars have a couple MMs more travel in the gear which allows the tire to turn a little more at the ends. The only time you could ever have a problem though is if you're turning at full lock, and hit a curb while driving with snow chains. So don't sweat it. Everything else in the suspension is exactly the same.
 

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Re: NEED SOME TIRE HELP....IF I SWITCH FROM MY STOCK 16" TO THE STOCK FORD 17"....

Thanks for all the info. guys. I guess it's full speed ahead for the 17's. You should have seen the custom shop guy today try his ass of to pitch a/m 18's. Only $700. :? No thank you.
 
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