Fitment Guide: 265/35/18 Tires on Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004

Fitment Guide: 265/35/18 Tires on Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004

With the right set of tires, you can take your Mustang from everyday driver to track ready in no time. Installing 265/35/18 tires on a Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004 is a great way to improve the performance of your car.

Not only will it give you superior handling, but it will also provide increased traction and stability for those tight turns or sudden stops. In this article we’ll discuss how to install these larger tires on your Mustang and what other modifications may be necessary to ensure optimal performance.

Ford Mustang New Edge Mach 1
The owner of this gorgeous Mach 1 decided to install a staggered set of Aodhan DS01 rims. The front wheels are 18×9.5 wrapped with a 265/35R18 tire. The rear wheels are 18×10.5 wrapped with 305/35R18 Toyo R888rs tires. You can find out more about this Mach1 New Edge build here.

Fitment

Generally speaking, 18″ rims with 265/35/18 tires should fit without any trouble up front, even though the factory tires are 245 wide and will be a perfect for a clean look.

Will they rub up front?

– No, 265/35/18 tires will fit on the Ford Mustang New Edge without any rubbing issues. In fact, they will fit on most factory and aftermarket wheels without any problem. Just be sure to check your specific wheel specs to make sure that a 265/35/18 tire will fit.

2001 Mustang GT 2V on BC Coilovers and 265/35R18 front wheels.
2001 Mustang GT 2V on BC Coilovers and 265/35R18 front wheels.

If you’re looking for a beefier tire to give your Mustang a more aggressive look, go with a 275 or 285 width tire. A 275 width tire can offer some slight rubbing issues on certain rims, but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with some simple modification work. And if you want to go all out, then go with a 285 width tire which will definitely rub on some rims but looks absolutely awesome

Rear Wheels

If you choose to go with a squared setup (the same size wheels on all four wheels) you can also install these tires on the back as there’s plenty of room to install even larger wheels.

Benefits

The biggest advantage of upgrading to larger tires on your Mustang is improved performance and handling. The extra grip will help keep the car planted in tight turns and give you more confidence behind the wheel. Additionally, the wider contact patch allows for better braking performance and lower rolling resistance which helps reduce heat build up in the rear tires.

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Ford Mustang New Edge 2002 with 265/35/18 front tires
A set of BC coilovers was installed to lower the suspension, improve the handling and achieve that striking “low stance” look. It sits on a set of staggered ESR CS11 deep dish wheels sized 18×9.5 on the front and 18×10.5 on the rear with 265 and 295 tires respectively. Read more about it here.

Increased Stability & Comfort

Another great benefit of installing 265/35/18 tires is increased stability when traveling at higher speeds. With a larger contact patch, the rubber holds onto the road better; resulting in a smoother ride with less vibration and more comfort.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to improve your Mustang’s performance without breaking the bank then upgrading to 265/35/18 tires is a great choice. They provide improved handling, increased traction, and better stability at higher speeds. Additionally, they offer increased comfort over the factory tires. So whether you’re just looking to have some fun or take your Mustang to the track, these tires are sure to give you an edge up on your competition!

Tire size calculato - 265/35R18 tires for Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004
Tire size calculator comparison of the factory 245/40R18 tires vs 265/35R18 for Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004

According to the Wheel-Size visual calculator the 265/35/18 tires are about 2/3″ (20mm) wider compared to the factory recommended 245/40/18 tire, but the overall wheel diameter is a little smaller (643mm vs stok 653mm) which mens there will be little to no speedometer error.

Ford Mustang New Edge Rim & Tire Fitment Table

  • Good for: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004;
Tire SizeRim SizeTypeFitmentSee How It Looks
245/45/178x17 ET30SquaredFactoryOEM
245/40/188x18 ET30SquaredFactoryOEM
265/35/18
295/35/18
18×9.5 Front
18×10.5 Rear
StaggeredCustomView on car
265/35/18
305/35/18
18×9.5 Front
18×10.5 Rear
StaggeredCustomView on car
265/35/18
305/35/18
18×9.5 Front
18×10.5 Rear
StaggeredCustomView on car
275/35/18
315/35/18
18×9.5 Front
18×10.5 Rear
StaggeredCustomView on car
275/30/20
345/25/20
20×11 Front
20×14 Rear
StaggeredCustomView on car
225/40/18
245/35/18
18×10.5 All aroundStaggeredCustomView on car
275/35/1818x10SquaredCustomView on car
315/30/1818×11SquaredCustomView on car
315/30/1818×11SquaredCustomView on car
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