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Old 03-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #41
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Definitely drop it!
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #42
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sees what you did there.
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I can't get bigger tires without running the risk of brake failure.
I'm still subbed for the brake failure explanation.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #43
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Nice... I like it dropped as well.
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I'm still subbed for the brake failure explanation.
If you go to any number of different tire calculator web sites (or contact a wheel/rim place), it says you shouldn't increase the diameter more than 3% larger than the original stock tire diameter (unless you upgrade your brakes and readjust your speedometer/tach). The speedometer, brakes, etc are all configured to work with rims/tires that are the stock diameter (it is called plus sizing).

The overall diameter of my stock rims (215/70/15) are 26.85 inches. The overall diameter of the new ones (235/50/18) are 27.25 inches. That makes a 1.47% difference, which is well below the 3% threshold. The speedometer will be 0.9 mph slower, but I can deal with that.

Hope this explained what I mean about brake failure. I'm sure it would be pretty rare for the brakes to actually fail if I went larger than I should, but I wanted to keep it within the reg's so as to not void my warranty.

On a side note... The TPMS sensor did NOT work. It took 20 minutes of having the engine on before the TPMS sensors recognized the difference. Looks like I'll have to take the rims to the delaership and have them swap out the TPMS's with the ones that are in my stocks rims.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #45
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Looks like the hub caps still say FORD. Id probably paint that black or silver if i were you. Unless you want the world to know you are rollin mustang wheels.
Oh yeah..they do say "Ford" in the very middle. I have two easy options for that. One is to just buy new caps for the center. They aren't expensive. Or...if I want to go with the really inexpensive route, I'll just buy some matching touch up paint, sand down the symbol for good adhesion, then paint them silver.
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This will help you compare the two instead of having to go back and forth.

Wow...thanks for showing me that. I like it alot!
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:41 PM   #47
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Wow...thanks for showing me that. I like it alot!
No problem at all man!
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #48
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I say drop it 2 inches. Dropped it for you in this picture. Solves your brake issue and having to buy tires.
i'd say this is more along the lines of a 3/4 drop. 2/3 is not as noticeable as this...it's almost spot on for the height of the DJM drop...

but rims actually look good! alot of people put mustang rims on their 5 lugs trucks...haha i've seen a 1st gen with crown vic police steelies.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #49
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^^those are not "street tires" those are MTs on street rims. Op your brakes will not fail with slighty bigger tires. Alot of guys run 33" and even 35" tires without upgrading the brakes


I know THOSE particular tires are M/Ts I meant a street tire in general with an aggressive tread design. I was too lazy to find the exact one.
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Those rims look great on your truck!
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Just one thing to keep in mind.... not that it will be a problem for you, but if you have any tendency to bounce your truck up curbs, having more rim and less rubber will increase the chance of flattening the rubber and hitting the rim on the curb. Especially if you hit the curb on an angle. So... make sure you don't do that.
It is a street truck.

Your brakes won't fail just because you add larger tires. These rims look great on your truck.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:05 PM   #52
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looks good! definitely throw a djm drop on that, it would look sick
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:07 PM   #53
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whats this about brake failure?
yea im on that tooo
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #54
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Not a fan til I saw the drop. Still look a little off, the spokes seem too skinny
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #55
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looks good dude.....plus points for originality, haven't seen anyone else with that setup.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #56
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looks good dude.....plus points for originality, haven't seen anyone else with that setup.
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looks awesome if you ask me

and props to Pope for the photoshop
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #57
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Brakes are designed to tow and stop 3500 lbs, they can handle larger wheels/tires, but your pads will wear out a little sooner and your mpg will drop a little as well. I would rock 235/60/18. Looks good though!
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drop that bittchhhhh
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Brakes are designed to tow and stop 3500 lbs, they can handle larger wheels/tires, but your pads will wear out a little sooner and your mpg will drop a little as well. I would rock 235/60/18. Looks good though!
IMHO I would not run that high a profile if your going to drop the truck. Trust me, of all people I would know....I have 60 series tires on 18s...too much rubbing issues and the drop is way less noticeable due to the massive tires.
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this looks awesome, are those 18" wheels? as a former mustang owner this has me excited. some black cobra R wheels would look sick on my magnetic grey reg cab
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