Thick 305/35/18 Rear Tires on Ford Mustang New Edge 1999-2004

Ford Mustang New Edge 305/35/18 rear tires

If you’re looking to add some extra style and performance to your Ford Mustang New Edge, installing wide 305/35R18 rear tires is the perfect way to do it. Not only will this upgrade give your car a more aggressive look, but it also offers several benefits that can improve its handling and overall performance.

From increased grip on the road for better cornering and braking, to enhanced stability when accelerating or during high-speed driving, wider tires are an ideal choice for any Mustang owner who wants their car to stand out from the crowd. In this article we’ll discuss how these new tires can benefit your vehicle as well as provide tips on how to properly install them.

Fitment

305 is one of the widest tires you can safely put on a New Edge Mustang with 10 or 10.5 tires, but except for the great looks it may rub with certain rim sizes (depends on the off-set and backspacing). The taller side wall may contact the inner and outer quarter depending on you wheel so you it may be necessary to roll the fenders a little bit. Also it may be necessary to flip the quad shocks to free up some space on the inner side.

Nitto NT555R

Nitto NT555R 305/35R18 tires are an excellent option and one of the most popular choices for a Mustang New Edge. Not only do they provide superior grip and performance, but also bring that classic muscle car look that will make your ride stand out from the crowd. Plus, these tires are specifically designed to give you a smooth ride without sacrificing any of the handling or performance you need when driving at high speeds.

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Benefits

First of all – it’s certainly about the looks. Those meaty wide tires look absolutely great on a New Edge Mustang. The benefits of this tire upgrade go beyond aesthetics, though, yet bring up some challenges. With the higher profile, they create a bigger contact patch with the road and offer better handling capabilities than their original equipment counterparts. The improved grip helps you stay in control when cornering or during aggressive driving, while also providing increased braking performance.

ford mustang new edge 305/35/18vs stock tires

According to the Wheel-Size.com visual calculator the 295/35/18 tires are about 20mm wider compared to the factory recommended 245/40/18 tire, while the overall diameter is 1/3″ bigger (671mm vs stock 653mm) which mens that you should expect a decrease in the gas mileage and acceleration, but higher speeds at the same time. Yes, there may be a speedometer error with this tires on.

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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