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FiveLiterDreamer
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From: Conway, AR
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 08-17-2002 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey i was wondering how big of wheels you can fit on these cars w/out having clearance issues. I have the stock 13s on there now and they just don't fill up the wheel wells like they should. i've considered 14s but i don't want to go too small either. Does anyone know if 15 inch rims will fit and if so with what size tires?? thanx

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John Holloway
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posted 08-17-2002 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
15x8 wheels and G-60-15 Tires will fit

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Percy Hazel
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posted 08-17-2002 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tough question to answer
A lot depends on how you want your car to sit.
If it lifted there is almost no limit.
Mine is lowered slightly and I run 15x7 front and rear with 225/60 rear and 205/50 up front.
With this setup and a 3.75 backspacing on the wheel I will kiss the fender at speed and cornering.
One of the guys in this area runs 17" late model cobra's and says he only ocassionally buzzes a fender [rough roads].
Decide what you want,can afford and like.... than measure, measure, measure.....trial fit if possible.

Good Luck

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Mike Patterson
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From: Huachuca City, AZ, USA
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posted 08-17-2002 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got through putting a 9" rearend under my cobra, and am running 15X8 wheels with 295/50 15s on the rear and 15X7 with 185/65 15s on the front (5 on 4 1/2 bolt pattern). The Cobra sits pretty high both front and back due to HD springs in the front and an extra leaf added to each side in the rear. (Ride quality is pretty well shot, but will go fast in a straight line).

My 77 Coupe is pretty well stock, and I am
running 185/70 14s front and rear (stock bolt pattern). The biggest problem for me with the coupe is finding wheels I like with the right off set in a 4 bolt pattern.

Like Percy says, a lot of measurings is in order.

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FiveLiterDreamer
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posted 09-11-2002 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly is the offset, and how important is it??

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Percy Hazel
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posted 09-11-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try this
offset is the distance from the center of the wheel to the mounting face. If I remember correctly pos offset pushes the wheel towards the fender and neg offset moves it towards the spring. [somebody please correct me if I got it backwards]
Back spacing is the distance from the inside edge of the wheel [spring side] to the mounting face. Both of these are critical when picking wheels and both should be checked.
Have fun

Later

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perce111
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77sleeper
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From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 09-12-2002 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Percy, I need your addy

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jeffnoel
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From: Clovis, CA
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posted 09-17-2002 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffnoel   Click Here to Email jeffnoel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are my new wheels there 16x8 chrome 95 Cobra R with Falken 512s 215/40-16 on the front and 225/40-16 on the rear.

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