Would there be any noticeable performance improvements running 285/35/Z19 on the rears and 265/35/19 in the fronts instead of the recommended 255/40/19 front and 275/40/19 rear that come with the performance package?
So would you say the bigger tire setup would be better for the track but the stock size is best for comfort/street driving?That is the urban myth probably from drag racing and rear wheel width on a conditioned track. It is true to some extent but a balance of comfort and traction is close to stock.
For the street need balanced setup for the track a different width for each track makes sense.
Most do big ones for looks. Too wide car tramlines like crazy like tierods 100K miles past end of life and rear end can't hook up on uneven pavement.
I love my front heavy piggish car.Wider by 10mm doesn't count is what we're getting at when we say "no". If you want more performance to deal with that front heavy piggishness you want wider rims and the tires that brings.
11 wide is for dedicated track rats and a tall ask for a commuter. 10" is most people's go-to but I have 4 sets of 9.5 squared or staggered with 10.5.
If you're really keen on the very heavy cast wheels then some people buy 2 more rears and go 9.5 square by slapping a 5mm spacer onto the front spindle. Then 275 square or 285/35 makes a bit more sense.
I had no idea squared setups were better. I always assumed most people went staggered. Would there be significant improvement running 275s across the board on the pp1 wheels?The Mustang is a front-heavy, understeering pig. Pp1 included
Need bigger tires in the front, not in the back
A squared set up is always better.
Yes, 275 all around would be better but you can’t put 275 on the 9” front rimsI had no idea squared setups were better. I always assumed most people went staggered. Would there be significant improvement running 275s across the board on the pp1 wheels?
Not all the time. I would go as far as saying compound trumps size. If staying with same tires then yes. I’ve seen a lot of people go to a wider tire but garbage compound.Isn't the general consensus bigger tires = better grip?
Slighty bigger contact = slighty better grip vs same compound but smaller.Would be the same tire compound