Some 315's are a lot narrowwer than others.Glenn said:A 10.5" wheel is not wide enough for a 315 tire. I'm not saying you can't squeeze one on there, it just won't work as well as a smaller tire that fits the wheel properly. A 12" wheel would be more apprpriate for a 315 tire. There just isn't enough room for a 12" wheel on a Mustang without seriously screwing up the scrub radius.
Agreed.racer726 said:Some 315's are a lot narrowwer than others.
Not sure what you are getting at, but yes a 315 is too wide for a 9" wheel.315 on a 10.5" fits better than a 275 on a 9"... so is a 9" too narrow for a 315 as well?
Yes, he did, but it more than likely wasn't his best choice, however, Kumho was his sponsor and at the time a 275 was the only 17" choice offered in a V710 he could run. Being in FS he was limited to a 8" wheel.DS used 275 710's pinched on an 8" wheel in FS. Should he have used a narrower tire?
No argument here!I agree that generally speaking the best wheel for a 315 tire is 12"... but in some cases, it's a different size.
Not coming to the SVTOA thing cause I have a local event that weekend. Going to try and make the State Championship event the following week at GIR. If I come up with another pair of wheels before then and it works I'll wear the 315's on front. Otherwise I'll run my 275's on front as usual. I run 315's on the rear anyway and they were needing replacing.Glenn said:The 710's may be a good bit wider than the Victos. You gonna bring them out at the SVTOA event at GIR?
Interesting. When I trial fit 10 1/2" rims (with 285 tires) to the front of my '97 with 1/4" spacers, the tire hit the sway bar at one side of full lock and the wheel hit the back side of the lca on the other. I had maybe 1/8" clearance between the wheel/tire assembly and the struy - not enough in my book.Han Solo said:I'll keep digging this thread back up as I have results to post. Not sure how much difference the 94-98 fit will be compared to my 99 but somone may be interested.
I got the 315/35/17 V710's mounted today and put them on for a test drive. I made a new set of spacers that are slightly over 5/16" thick but I did test fit with the 1/4" spacer and still had clearence. I may use the 1/4" spacers because I was only engaging 12-14 threads on the studs so that is just under 3/4" of thread bearing the load with the 5/16" spacers. 3/8" spacers would be out of the question without longer studs. Obviously the tires aren't the ideal fit on 10 1/2" wheels but I wouldn't want to increase the track any wider. They stick out a bit in front but clear fine until you get to lock. We all know where the 275's hit so the 315's just hit the same area that much sooner.