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quick50stng
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From: Bethlehem,GA. USA
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posted 10-15-2004 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quick50stng   Click Here to Email quick50stng     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need experience of those who have tried to stuff the largest tire on a fox mustang. I have an 82 mustang and I'm using 14" 88' Thunderbird wheels. Any suggestions on tire size? Currently, has 205-75-14 all the way around and the rears are way to skinny. The need to be beefed up!!

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 10-15-2004 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i run a 28x10.5 wide slick on my 81. that took some massaging on the inner and outer fenderwells. i had to gently roll the outer fenderwells with a BFH!!! the closest part is up top on the inside. there aint much you can do there because the frame is there. i run a 10in wheel with 5 1/2 in backspacing. good luck

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91Stang
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posted 10-19-2004 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 91Stang   Click Here to Email 91Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 91 notch, I run a 275/50/15 BFG drag radial, need to message the wheel wells a touch, but they fit fine.

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quick50stng
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posted 10-25-2004 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quick50stng   Click Here to Email quick50stng     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks you have been very helpful. Looks like I should go to a 15" wheel to get my desired look.

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snakebite_83
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From: Orange County, Ca
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posted 12-11-2004 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for snakebite_83   Click Here to Email snakebite_83     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
on my 86 i have a 255/50/16 in the rears on the factory 5 spokes.any body want pics ill be glad to give em.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-11-2004 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We were able to fit P-245-60 x 15 Eagles on OEM ten holes with plenty of room.

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ragtopjr
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posted 01-08-2005 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have fit everything from:
-245/50/16 on ponies
-26/11.5X16 ET Streets on ponies
-275/60X15 Hoosier Quicktimes on 10 holes
-275/60X15 Street tires on Weld draglights
-205/60X14 Street tires with original hubcaps

You have lots of room depending on quad shocks(and they will fit if they are flipped around)!


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Moneymaker
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posted 01-10-2005 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Backwards shocks?

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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ragtopjr
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posted 01-11-2005 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Backwards shocks?


Yep

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no juice
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From: ontario,canada
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posted 02-08-2005 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for no juice     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A buddy of mine runs 325/50/15 BFG Drag radials under the rear quarters of his 89 coupe.I think he is using a 10 inch rim, with a 5.5 backspace, and liberal use of said BFH to "massage" the inner wheelwell and outer lip.
Scott

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