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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    10 inch discs up front, 10 inch drums in the back (88 XR7 8.8 axle). So yes, the stock 14 inch wheels still fit.

    At some point I'll probably upgrade to 11 inch front brakes. I just need to pick up some 87 to 93 V8 Mustang front spindles.
    if you want my set of v8 spindles you can have them for the price of shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    I see your point on the 16" vs. the 17" but you need to address those anemic brakes before you go any faster. Ask Vinnie how he likes his 11" fronts and TC rear brakes and after talking with him do your brakes first and then start looking for wheels.

    So here are the original 93 Cobra Wheel specs:


    1993 Cobra Wheel Specs:
    RH: F3ZZ-1007-A
    LH: F3ZZ-1007-B
    17x7.5
    Offset = 1.61" or 40.9mm
    Backspace = 5.9"
    Bolt Pattern = 4 X 4.25"

    LMR's Wheels:
    RH: LRS-1007RSR
    LH: LRS-1007RSL
    17x8.5
    Offset = 26mm
    Backspace = 5.72"
    Bolt Pattern = 4 X 4.25"

    So LMR's Cobra wheels will not fit a 93 Cobra due to that car using the TC rear which is 0.75" wider per side than a stock Fox Mustang 8.8 rear. The front rotors on a 93 Cobra a specific to that car as well in that the rotor hats are 0.75" wider than a stock 87-93 V8 car rotor. This was done so that all the wheels had the same offset so they could be rotated.

    So with all of that said it looks like the LMR wheels have about the same backspacing however the rim will move outward about an inch. If you compare the two wheels with a 245/40/17 tire then you will actually only move the outer wall of the tire about 0.6" outward. This makes sense on an 87-93 Mustang being their rear end and front rotor hats are about 0.75" narrower than the Cobra. Figured all this out here:

    https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

    Hope that helps.
    So it looks like the LMR 93 Cobra reproduction wheels will stick out past the fender lip? Screw that noise.
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    I would say no. The reason I say that is on a 93 Cobra the front rotor hats are 0.75" wider than the rotors on our cars. So if if you were to install a 93 Cobra wheel on the front of one of our cars it would move inward 0.75".

    As for the rear, I believe these wheels will fit for these reasons:
    1) I have seen the TC Snowflake wheels on a Fox Mustang
    2) Snowflake wheels fit our cars
    3) LMR Cobra Wheels fit a Fox Mustang

    So play around with known wheels (diameter, width, offset, etc.) that fit our cars on that link I posted and see what you think. I'm pretty sure that we have the room for these wheels but I have not bolted a set up so I'm not 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    I would say no. The reason I say that is on a 93 Cobra the front rotor hats are 0.75" wider than the rotors on our cars. So if if you were to install a 93 Cobra wheel on the front of one of our cars it would move inward 0.75".

    As for the rear, I believe these wheels will fit for these reasons:
    1) I have seen the TC Snowflake wheels on a Fox Mustang
    2) Snowflake wheels fit our cars
    3) LMR Cobra Wheels fit a Fox Mustang

    So play around with known wheels (diameter, width, offset, etc.) that fit our cars on that link I posted and see what you think. I'm pretty sure that we have the room for these wheels but I have not bolted a set up so I'm not 100% sure.
    Eh, I picked up some real nice ROH wheels that fit perfect on a mustang, but rub on the lip of my fenders just barely.

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    Front or rear? What's the diameter, width, and offset? What size tires?

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    Kind of a bit off topic, but I did a spare set of 'flakes onto an '89 LX Stang (that's a 4 banger for you non Stang folk), and they filled out the wells nicely. Of course the tires were 225/60's, so...

    Looked good too. What's even better is turbines on an Escort GT ('87). Very sexy.

    /thread derailment..
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    Someone here has a set of LMR reproduction 93 Cobra wheels. I forget who but I wonder how they fit. If I remember they are on an 87-88 Thunderbird.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    I know who you're talking about, but can't remember his name. He lives in Indiana, IIRC. Grey Thunderbird, 5.0...
    '87 Mustang notch; 5 lug, PBR calipers, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, E cam, BBK headers and X pipe, Flowmaster exhaust.
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    I think it's"50tbrd88"..... He has the replicas in chrome on his car... I have considered these wheels in the past. Saw them on a dark blue 87 TC and they looked great.
    87 Tbird LX w/Factory floor shifter 3G upgrade. Tinted Windows...85 Mustang GT steering wheel(non-cruise) 17'' Saleen SC style wheels,Front/Rear TC sway bars/poly bushings & Mustang GT steering rack...'05 Mustang V6 springs...93 Cobra MC & booster, MM adjustable C/C plates, Work In Progress....... ( On The Shelf---HO computer, 19lb injectors, HO cam, BBK headers, Explorer Intake, Cold Air Intake ,Phantom Gauges, Stinger stainless exhaust pipes )

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    i think that's him. I'll have to drop him a PM.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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