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    TC#1- 2.5T- 10.14@134....9.76@138 with a 50shot
    TC#2- Turbo BBF project
    TC#3- parts car

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDawg148 View Post
    My 1988 Thunderbird LX 5.0. It's my first car and I'm a senior in high school. I just got some springs today and I plan on lowering it. It's too high. I also have an Explorer upper and lower intake manifold and a set of GT40P heads that I will eventually install. More pictures later..
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    Here's to quite the makeover (check out those pictures in the quote above).

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    '88 Thunderbird LX 5.0
    Engine: FR B303 cam, GT40P heads w/ Trickflow valve springs, Explorer upper/lower intake, SR cold air intake w/ MAF
    Exhaust: shorty headers, BBK O-R X-pipe, glasspacks turned down
    Misc: 8.8 rear, Saleen SC replicas 17x8/17x10, Mach 1 front springs/SN95 rear springs

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    Very nice. Love the stance. What size tires are those? What offset do you have on the rear rims? Do the tires rub? I was just down at Discount Tire yesterday to ask them about getting wider tires for the rear of mine. Couldn't help me. Said there were too many modifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    Very nice. Love the stance. What size tires are those? What offset do you have on the rear rims? Do the tires rub? I was just down at Discount Tire yesterday to ask them about getting wider tires for the rear of mine. Couldn't help me. Said there were too many modifications.
    I can't remember exact offset, they have discontinued the 17x10 4 lug version. 245 front, 275 rears. The front rubbed because I lowered the car but rolling the fenders solved that problem.
    '88 Thunderbird LX 5.0
    Engine: FR B303 cam, GT40P heads w/ Trickflow valve springs, Explorer upper/lower intake, SR cold air intake w/ MAF
    Exhaust: shorty headers, BBK O-R X-pipe, glasspacks turned down
    Misc: 8.8 rear, Saleen SC replicas 17x8/17x10, Mach 1 front springs/SN95 rear springs

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    Thanks for the information.
    What I am thinking is to have 2in added to the width of the rear rims on the inside. I like the rims I have and the way the car looks. Rims are 5 lug.
    I have 245/45/17 Goodyear Eagle F1's on all 4 corners. Car handles great as long as the tires are warm. I would like wider tires on the rear for traction.
    How do you "roll" the fender lip without damaging the fender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    Thanks for the information.
    What I am thinking is to have 2in added to the width of the rear rims on the inside. I like the rims I have and the way the car looks. Rims are 5 lug.
    I have 245/45/17 Goodyear Eagle F1's on all 4 corners. Car handles great as long as the tires are warm. I would like wider tires on the rear for traction.
    How do you "roll" the fender lip without damaging the fender?
    Using a heat gun and keep it moving on the outside of the fender, remove the wheel and bolt a fender roller to the wheel studs and roll the fender lip flush. Have to be careful not to chip the paint. You can also use a baseball bat using the tire as leverage with the heat gun.
    '88 Thunderbird LX 5.0
    Engine: FR B303 cam, GT40P heads w/ Trickflow valve springs, Explorer upper/lower intake, SR cold air intake w/ MAF
    Exhaust: shorty headers, BBK O-R X-pipe, glasspacks turned down
    Misc: 8.8 rear, Saleen SC replicas 17x8/17x10, Mach 1 front springs/SN95 rear springs

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    The new way to do it now is to stick magazines or a phone book on the tires then jack the wheel up into it.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GDawg148 View Post
    Using a heat gun and keep it moving on the outside of the fender, remove the wheel and bolt a fender roller to the wheel studs and roll the fender lip flush. Have to be careful not to chip the paint. You can also use a baseball bat using the tire as leverage with the heat gun.
    I have a heat gun- I'd be afraid of torching the paint. Where can you get a fender roller? I'm a rookie when it comes to paint and body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    I have a heat gun- I'd be afraid of torching the paint. Where can you get a fender roller? I'm a rookie when it comes to paint and body.
    As long as you keep the heat gun moving (back and forth across the lip) you'll be okay. Amazon should have fender rollers, try searching 4x108 fender roller on Google as well.
    '88 Thunderbird LX 5.0
    Engine: FR B303 cam, GT40P heads w/ Trickflow valve springs, Explorer upper/lower intake, SR cold air intake w/ MAF
    Exhaust: shorty headers, BBK O-R X-pipe, glasspacks turned down
    Misc: 8.8 rear, Saleen SC replicas 17x8/17x10, Mach 1 front springs/SN95 rear springs

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