Thanks & correct. One thing to note is I have the shocks set in firm mode so the valving is increased in the shocks. That helps offset the added weight of the wheels (unsprung weight). Going from 15" to 17" is going to add a lot to the unsprung weight and might need different springs & shocks to help the ride.
I got about 50 miles on the car last night with the new wheels.
Stock ride height 235/50R17
I am happy with how the car drives. I didn't notice the car harsh over any bumps with the added weight. It is a big improvement over the tires I had on the rear that gave too much sidewall deflection (previous owner put 265/50R16 on the rear).
Car looks great. Try Danco Lettering for the vinyl Tbird wheel emblems. I used them in the past and were great to deal with. Ray
My coworker has a vinyl cutting/making setup he uses for his RC planes and offered to help me. good to know if I fall on my face there's a backup. At work we have a laser marker, but I am too chicken to permanently mark it yet. If I get a good image file from my coworker from the vinyl I may be tempted later down the road.
Looks great! The 93 Cobra wheels just look natural on our cars, probably because the MN-12s had similar wheels from the factory.
Are those the wheels that Late Model Restoration sells? How's the fitment in the front? Do they stick out past the fender lip at all? I'm considering picking up a set to replace the Snowflakes on my car in a couple of years.
I did get those from LMR. First time ordering from those folks and was a pretty easy transaction. I had ordered wheels originally from Mustangs Unlimited, but had to cancel the order after waiting 6 weeks to find out they wouldn't have the rims until December. Only complaint about that was I had to pester them for an answer when the wheels would be in otherwise they were helpful and local for me.
I did notice the front wheels appear to stick out a little more than the stock snowflakes. I will take a picture and post it up over the weekend. The local tire shop suggested that I do something with the ABS wire to tuck in more.
The car had 265/50R16 on the rear and although I liked the look it did not drive very well in my opinion. It was so much better driving home last night on the back roads and highway. The old tires had too much sidewall that made the car "wiggle" so I was always correcting and now it just goes straight and turns in nice. Planning to do the rear control arms in August/September.
Next up is eliminating all the squeaks and rattles. Then onto optimizing the stock brakes. The brakes feel vague to me at this point. Is that the Teves setup causing that sensation?