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I had two Blizzak DM-V2 235/55-R18 winter tires from my SHO that I wanted to use on my FFS. I had also hoped to use my old wheels from the SHO, but Ford decided to change the bolt pattern from 5 by 4-1/2 to 5 by 4-1/4 so that didn't work. Purchased two new Blizzaks and 4 Bobert wheels from Tire Rack. Finally got them on the car today (supposed to snow like a banshee tonight). These tires are larger in diameter than the OEM sizes, so I wasn't sure if they would fit. These tires have a diameter of 28.2", a section width of 9.7", and 704 revs/mile. Tires that came with car were 235/40R19 Firestone Firehawk A/S with a diameter of 26.4", a section width of 9.5", and 788 revs/mile. Tire Rack reviews for this tire indicated it has poor snow performance, and in several light snows (less than 1") I found that to be true.

As shown, the tires/wheels do fit, but with minimal clearance. Checked by turning front wheels to full lock left and right and may get a slight rub there, but otherwise seems OK. Will also have to remember that actual speed will be about 12% higher than indicated.
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I had two Blizzak DM-V2 235/55-R18 winter tires from my SHO that I wanted to use on my FFS. I had also hoped to use my old wheels from the SHO, but Ford decided to change the bolt pattern from 5 by 4-1/2 to 5 by 4-1/4 so that didn't work. Purchased two new Blizzaks and 4 Bobert wheels from Tire Rack. Finally got them on the car today (supposed to snow like a banshee tonight). These tires are larger in diameter than the OEM sizes, so I wasn't sure if they would fit. These tires have a diameter of 28.2", a section width of 9.7", and 704 revs/mile. Tires that came with car were 235/40R19 Firestone Firehawk A/S with a diameter of 26.4", a section width of 9.5", and 788 revs/mile. Tire Rack reviews for this tire indicated it has poor snow performance, and in several light snows (less than 1") I found that to be true.

As shown, the tires/wheels do fit, but with minimal clearance. Checked by turning front wheels to full lock left and right and may get a slight rub there, but otherwise seems OK. Will also have to remember that actual speed will be about 12% higher than indicated.
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Not often you see the wheels so filled up.
 

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I had two Blizzak DM-V2 235/55-R18 winter tires from my SHO that I wanted to use on my FFS. I had also hoped to use my old wheels from the SHO, but Ford decided to change the bolt pattern from 5 by 4-1/2 to 5 by 4-1/4 so that didn't work. Purchased two new Blizzaks and 4 Bobert wheels from Tire Rack. Finally got them on the car today (supposed to snow like a banshee tonight). These tires are larger in diameter than the OEM sizes, so I wasn't sure if they would fit. These tires have a diameter of 28.2", a section width of 9.7", and 704 revs/mile. Tires that came with car were 235/40R19 Firestone Firehawk A/S with a diameter of 26.4", a section width of 9.5", and 788 revs/mile. Tire Rack reviews for this tire indicated it has poor snow performance, and in several light snows (less than 1") I found that to be true.

As shown, the tires/wheels do fit, but with minimal clearance. Checked by turning front wheels to full lock left and right and may get a slight rub there, but otherwise seems OK. Will also have to remember that actual speed will be about 12% higher than indicated.
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IIRC you can change the speed to be reflected accurately via forscan...
 
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