Community Q&A Question: 17x9 wheels

Asking About: Mustang SVE Anniversary Wheel - 17x9 Anthracite (79-93)


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17x9 wheels

Will these rub on the front of my 90 gt? thanks
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You shouldn't have any rubbing issues as long as you run the appropriate tire size. For the front, we recommend a 255-40-17, and on the back you can do the same, or run a 275-40-17 with no rubbing issues.
from Hewitt |
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Thats a fairly loaded question! The answer is - it depends. Tire size, lowering springs and alignment all play a part. A mild lowering spring (Steeda, Eibach Pro, etc) coupled with a 255/40/17 tire and proper alignment with caster/camber plates will likely not have too much of an issue.

With the smaller fender openings of the 79-90 Mustang, running the 9" wide wheel is always a bit of a challenge. You can loosen the front fender to core support brace, pull out on the fender and retighten the brace to gain some extra clearance.

You'll also want to pick up a set of rack limiters to keep the wheel from hitting the control arm on tight turns. LRS-3504HDW
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