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Problems associated with wsapping stock wheels to 2014 18" GT wheels?

Discussion in '2011-2014 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Wilbur444, May 26, 2019.

  1. Wilbur444

    Wilbur444 New Member

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    Would I have any problems doing this swap and has anyone else done it? Black 2014 looking at black GT wheels
     
  2. David Young

    David Young 5th Mustang

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    Your Mustang is a 2011-2014? If so, does your Mustang have 17 inch wheels? If so, you will need to install steering stops like these for around $12 Roush Mustang Steering Rack Stops 404476 (05-14 All) . If your Mustang came with 18 or 19 inch wheels they will fit without any problems :)
     
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    You did not say what the tire is on those rims. If the overall size is the same
    you won't have issues. If they are taller, then you may. I have never EVER
    had to get steering stops to accommodate larger rims, you just use a lower
    profile tire.

    Does not matter what yours came with, if it had 18 or 19, you just get
    a thinner tire, that's why it clears. They don't do anything mechanically
    to the car with larger rims on it from the factory, they use a lower profile
    tire.
     
  4. David Young

    David Young 5th Mustang

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    It is 'recommended' to install the steering rack stops on 2011-2014 v6 Mustangs 'if' your Mustang came with the 17 inch wheels.
     
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    IF you go from 17" to 18" but use a lower profile tire that keeps the same diameter,
    why would you have to get steering stops? Even if the rim is .5" thicker, the knuckle
    with the brakes and all, turn with the tire. You only need to use steering stops if
    you over-size the tire, and even then, one size up won't require it. It's just an
    expense that is not required unless you want to go with tall tires on the larger
    rims. To each his own, do what you want, but don't waste money.
     
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    How about the 2016 19” wheels working on my 2014 V-6 ?
     
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    So, we're to assume P215/65TR17, 28", 8.5" Wide since you didn't say, happens too often...

    245/45R19 -1.1% 27.7" 9.6" 19 x 7.5-9"
    275/40R19 -1.1% 27.7" 10.8" 19 x 9-11"
    315/35R19 -1.1% 27.7" 12.4" 19"
    255/45R19 Equal 28" 10.0" 19 x 8-9.5"
    285/40R19 Equal 28" 11.2" 19 x 9.5-11"
    145/80R19 +0.4% 28.1" 5.7" 19"
    235/50R19 +1.1% 28.3" 9.3" 19 x 6.5-8.5"
    295/40R19 +1.1% 28.3" 11.6" 19 x 10-11.5"
     
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    I believe the base model 17 inch wheels are only 7 inches wide...…….
     
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    Tire and wheel data still applies as far as overall circumference of the upgraded
    wheel.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply but the reason for the steering stops is the wheel hit the lower control arm at full lock