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    Default What would it take to make wheels fit ???

    When I FINALLY get the insurance check for the damage done to my 'Bird,I'm going to apply it to my project car and part the daily driver out.I was thinking about a set of Cobra R wheels.There are two sets I was looking at,1. the 17 x 9 set for Mustangs,and the second set comes with 17 x 9 and 17 x 10 wheels.Will the 17x 10's fit on the back of our cars?If not,why?What would it take to make them fit?If there's really no way with the factory rear,then I'll stick with the 17 x 9's,but the 10 inch wide whels would REALLY be cool.

    Also,with 17x9's up front,has anyone experience any tire rubbing?If so,what did you do to fix it?Thanks.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    depends on whatcha got already. 8.8? i'd go ahead and get some 94-98 mustang axles and disc brakes if ya haven't already. as for the front, there's one place to go to to order 5-lug rotors that are a direct swap for the 4-lug rotors, but i'd do some measuring to see if the centercaps will still fit. i hope i'm on the right track with this post.

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    I'm not concerned with a 5 lug swap.the Cobra r wheels can be had in 4 lugs as well.I just need to find out if there's rubbing in the front,and will 10 inch Cobra r wheels fit out back.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Depends on how low your Bird will be, how wide of a tire you are going to ride, which brake setup are you going to use, etc... Chances are you are going to rub some. The question is how much. And how much do you want to spend (time and money) to remedy it.

    46Tbird put some 17x9 Bullitts on his Bird and experienced rubbing. But his car is pretty low too. I have some rubbing with 17x8s and 245s in the front. My TC is kinda low. If I rolled my fenders I would be ok. I would like to run the same wheels as you are planning (Cobra Rs 17x9//17x10.5) but I really don't want the hassle of an 9-inch wide wheel in the front. Plus I won't run anything larger than a 245 tire in the front of my DD so a 9-inch wheel is kinda pointless for me. So I'm either going to get my rear wheels widened by Weldcraft or go with the Bullitts as they are available in 17x8 and 17x10.5 versions.
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    Will 17x10 wheels work in the back?Also,My Sport doesn't sit real low,and I'm not lowering it at all.I live in southern Oklahoma,and the raods aren't always the smoothest.I don't mind rolling the lip a little on the front if I need to.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    I'll let you know when I get to that point.
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    I need to figure this out by Monday.That's when I'm ordering wheels.Surely someone here has Cobra wheels on their car.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    I've got 17X9's with 275's in the back with no rubbing issues. The quad shocks have been removed though.

    The front of my car probably wouldn't apply to your set up though because all my parts are tubular. However, even with tubular Mustang A arms on the front and a Mustang tubular K member 245's on 9" wheels are a tight fit. They dont rub but thicker rack limiters are mandatory.

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    Where do you get the rack limiters?Thanks.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Are you sure you can get 4lug 17-10s,i,ve looked and have only found 5 lug 17-10s,like the deep dish rears in my photshop thread.

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