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Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Wheels, Tires, Interior, Body, and Cos' started by Porkchop, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. jayro

    jayro Well-Known Member

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    x2 on the different springs to reduce wheel gap....plus you can get the added performance and reduced body roll.
     
  2. kevinspann

    kevinspann 87 Octane

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    The wheel wells on these cars are pretty big. You'd need some oddball size that wont really work to fill them.
     
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    deven.coffey New Member

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    Then could you guys refer me to a thread or some site that has an easier way to get the strut assembly out of the car? When I replaced my rear struts a couple months ago it was an absolute nightmare to get them out of the wells... I really don't want to go back in there for obvious reasons...
     
  4. jayro

    jayro Well-Known Member

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    PM Sent. There are a few tricks.
     
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    cowboy0ne New Member

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    No mustang rims will fit 2 gen shos
     
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    cowboy0ne New Member

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    Just wondering cause I can get em cheap all day long
     
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    If Mustang wheels fit the old SHO you'd see a lot more with nicer looking wheels. SHO is 108mm x 5 and the older Mustangs are, I believe, 114.5mm x 5. It's enough to constitute an adapter.
     
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    Thanks for the good info. I work at a used parts yard a.k.a. Junk yard and I can get any rims prety cheap. Will tbird or any other car fit ??:salute:????????:salute:
     
  9. intimdatr

    intimdatr Got Cams?

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    Mark viii, Volvo, LS, Some Ferraris and Jags will fit as well.
     
  10. platoribs

    platoribs Live to Drive

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    Yes the Thunderbird's have the same 108x5 (4.25x5) pattern. SC's and 96+ sport LX have 16", all others are 15". Some brakes require 16"+ to fit over.
     
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    cowboy0ne New Member

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    Lol jag rim on a SHO thats high class. Ill look into it thanks for thr good info
     
  12. shojoe1997

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    You can fit 15s on a gen 3? Ive wanted to put the gen 1 basket weves on my 98.
     
  13. pjtoledo

    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    No.
    they will fit the rear with stock brakes (maybe even larger rear brakes)
    they will not fit over the front 11.5" stock brakes. (with huge spacers maybe)


    if you really, REALLY want the basket weaves, downgrade the front brakes to 11.0" then the weaves will fit. That's not exactly what I would recommend, but if you're after a specific look it's easily doable with bolt-on parts.


    Perry
     
  14. groove83

    groove83 PimpTempoOwner

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    has anyone tried the steel 16 inch rims from the focus yet? a buddy that was a ford tech gave me one and I like how it works.
     
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    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    what offset are they?
    any idea on weight?
     
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    kevinspann 87 Octane

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    I think they have a really high offset, like +55. Probably will hit the strut without spacers...and no tires.
     
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    I have gen 1 1991 I need to know how big of a 16 tire I can get on rf with out hittinh strut its on a racecar
     
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    With a 16x8 wheel and 40 mm offset a 245-50-16 Nitto NT-01 just barely fit (would tag the strut under sudden direction change) would recommend a little more offset. I would not put that wide of a tire on a 7 inch or even 7.5 inch wide wheel for what you are doing. Need to run low mileage or NOS OEM wheel bearing in that position.

    On a 91 the space is much more limited on the rear, 225 may be max. Also 40 mm offset is too tight I had to run eigth inch wheel spacers to clear the strut, that was with 245-45-16s.
     
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    shomethe$$$ SHO Member

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    Just remember more spacers and offset will increase your scrub radius which ruins handling. Same with lower profile tires or less overall tire height.
     
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    It is hard to imagine these cars with an even worse turning radius.
     
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