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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E With Lincoln MKZ Wheels Looks Great: Video

In the few months since it launched, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has racked up quite a few accolades and has thus far proven popular with buyers, even amid the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. Those that have driven the Mach-E or own one haven’t had too many complaints about the new EV crossover, but there’s one thing that YouTuber Alex Dykes isn’t a fan of – the somewhat narrow, 225-series tires that come on the Mach-E from the factory.

The stock Michelin Primacy rubber is also an all-season tire that isn’t particularly grippy, and certainly not something worthy of being on a Ford Mustang, even if many hate the fact that the Mach-E wears that nameplate. The obvious answer is to replace the factory tires with a gripper set, but as Dykes points out, the factory wheels aren’t capable of holding a tire much wider than the stock units.

Thus, Dykes purchased a set of 245/50 R19 Pirelli P-Zero summer tires to replace the skinny stock tires and wrapped them around a set of wheels from a 2018 Lincoln MKZ. The new tires cost around $100 each, and the wheels were a nice fit because they have the correct bolt pattern, offset, and they were relatively inexpensive, according to Dykes. The wheels did require installing a five-millimeter spacer to clear the brakes, however.

The overall width of these tires is the same as the recently launched Mach-E GT, so they’re undoubtedly grippier and look quite nice, even though a swap like this obviously costs some money – $1,650 with labor, to be exact. The question is, how will the wider rubber affect the range of this base Mach-E? Luckily, Dykes reports that the impact was minimal. On the stock wheels and tires, his Mach-E showed 275 miles of estimated range, which dropped to 265 miles with the new set.

Braking performance improved as well, from 125 feet to go from 60-0 miles-per-hour on the stock rollers to 109 feet with the sticker rubber. Skidpad performance jumped by 0.05 g, and grip is noticeably better than it was on the all-season rubber, all without a negative effect on ride quality. Perhaps more importantly, the new tires make the base Mach-E much more fun to drive, as a proper Mustang should be.

We’ll have more interesting videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mick1

    What happened to miles on a charge with these “stickier” tires. Oops.

  2. Lance

    If they needed spacers the wheels didn’t have the correct offset.


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