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Adrenalin Wheel Downsize

Thread in 'Wheels and Tires' started by ZoNiE, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. ZoNiE

    ZoNiE Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I now have new wheels and tires on order. I am Switching to 18x9's from 20x8's to get some more sidewall for my off-road towing, and, to get Michelins.



    I am moving to the 18 mainly for the sidewall, but the style I picked is a Cobra Replica in Gunmetal. Should really Pop on the Colorado Red STA. I have silver ones on my white Gen 1 ST. I just like the style of those wheels...



    The offset of the new ones will be 24mm instead of the stock 35mm. That will help with the extra inch width of the tires.



    Tires will be Michelin LTX M/S2's @ 265/65R18. Overall diameter is about the same. Should ride even better than the Yokohama Paradas on it now.



    I will probably be selling the set of 20's with the tires. PM me if interested in the set. They will be coming with the TPMS sensors. The tires have 14K miles on them. They are 255/50R20.
     
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    Richard McAlister Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Be sure to post pics after you install!
     
  3. Henry Suarez

    Henry Suarez Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    2nd on pics
     
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    Mark Stadnicki Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Love the Michelin LTX M/S2's, I have them on my ST with about 80k miles on them and they still have usable tread.



    3rd on pics.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I would advise keeping the stock STA wheels. Someday you may want to put it back to a complete STA. Especialy since they were few of them.

    Im just that way. I like to hang on to factory parts. Put things back original for sale. Then I sell the custom parts. Cant' get extra $$ when you leave, custom and performance parts on a for sale vehicle. Sometimes wrong parts may lower the value @ sale.
     
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    Brad B Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I agree with Eddie, unless money is an issue store them away. Prior to my 2010 I bought an '07 XLT that had been sitting on the lot for 10 months. The dealer had put on a set of wheels that IMO made the truck look bad. He still had the originals and I bought it. Everyone has different tastes.
     
  7. ZoNiE

    ZoNiE Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Yeah, I'm on the fence whether I sell them or not. Gonna at least live with the new ones for a while before I do anything. I'll post pics when I get them. probably a week.
     
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    Henry Suarez Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Well, Pics?!?!
     
  9. ZoNiE

    ZoNiE Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Trust me, I'm waiting with baited breath. UPS still has not delivered them to the tire shop. Probably monday.



    These are what I am getting:



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    Wrapped with 265/65R18 Michelin LTX MS2's
     
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  10. Henry Suarez

    Henry Suarez Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Those look great, I hope the bolt pattern and offset are good. Can't wait. I might try these if they look good. For a while I considered F150 Lightning Wheels.
     
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    Tire size ordering should not be 265/65 if want to keep speedo cal. correct. The stock is 255/50-20: 255x50% x 2 divided by 25.4 + 20 = 30. inches, 265x65% x 2 divides by 25.4 + 18 = 31.5. Your speedo will be slow by 5%. Not a lot but ,255/60-18 would be the same.
     
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    ZoNiE Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Yeah, they were supposed to be 265/60's but somewhere we got our wires crossed. I may go back tomorrow and see if they will swap them out as they were just mounted today. Discount is pretty good about that.



    They ride great!



    Anyway, here they are.



    24mm offset

    9 inch wide





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  13. Henry Suarez

    Henry Suarez Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Very Nice. can you resize the pics?
     
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    ZoNiE Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Picky Picky... :grin:
     
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