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alright so i been searching through the forum looking for all the info on this but i still got a couple questions. i have a set of 225/45/17 wheels on my car now. i want a beefier look for the bull and was thinking about 235 245 tires. from what i read with 225 tires the speedo will be 1% faster and with 235 the speedo will be 1% slower. what happens to the speedo with 245 tires and can 245 tires fit on the wheels. the wheels are 17x7.

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You don't have 225/45/17 wheels on the car, you have 225/45/17 tires. There have been a couple of people that have run 245 tires on the car, though I wouldn't. I have 225/55/16 tires on the car, and there isn't much room between the tire and the strut.

With that said, you'd have to figure out how wide your rims are. Then, you can buy tires to fit.

If I were you, I'd go with 235s...

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I went from 215 70 r 15 (stock wheels) to 225 50 r 16 on the chromies, and the turning is much nicer, not sure why you would want / need much bigger tires on a taurus, esp. a non SHO.
 

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I'm using 225/60/16.

If I could do it all over again I would have went with 17-inch rims for larger disc brakes. Currently using 4th Generation brakes.
 

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You don't have 225/45/17 wheels on the car, you have 225/45/17 tires. There have been a couple of people that have run 245 tires on the car, though I wouldn't. I have 225/55/16 tires on the car, and there isn't much room between the tire and the strut.

With that said, you'd have to figure out how wide your rims are. Then, you can buy tires to fit.

If I were you, I'd go with 235s...

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Strut clearance is changed with different offset wheels. My 225's on my SVT's are further away from the strut than my 225's on stock rims, because they have a lower positive offset.

FWIW, Rudy's brother just bought a set of rims that came off of an SHO that have 245 tires on them. 245's will fit, but you really have to be careful in picking your offset, or you'll run into strut or fender clearance.

Also, just say 'no' to muffin-top tire fitment.
 

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I have a question. What's the widest tire I can fit on my rims? They're 18x7.5

They currently have 225/40/18 on them but those are a little smaller than the stock in height. Could I go with a 235/40/18 or possibly even a 245/35/18?
 
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