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Old 07-26-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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time to buy new tires, perfect time to buy bigger rims, seen some great looking bullits on american muscle, 18x10 & 18x9 with tires i am looking at $1282 is it possible to get a M.E. member discount?
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how do i get it? is there a m.e. code,
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Re: looking to upsize

I think jimmy_beaner might have the current one, might want to p.m. him.
I actually don't have it...may have to p.m. him myself.
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amnick (i think thats his username here) can PM the code
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p.m. sent, thanks guys, cant wait to see new shoes on my car
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just ordered the back rims and tires, they have the front rims in stock but the tire is out of stock, how long does it take to restock? one more question, a friend of mine wants to buy my old rims and tires, will they fit a 92 LX 5.0? they are the original 17x8 bullits
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just ordered the back rims and tires, they have the front rims in stock but the tire is out of stock, how long does it take to restock? one more question, a friend of mine wants to buy my old rims and tires, will they fit a 92 LX 5.0? they are the original 17x8 bullits
Only if he has done a 5-lug swap. If not, it will not fit his car.
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just ordered the back rims and tires, they have the front rims in stock but the tire is out of stock, how long does it take to restock?
This is American Muscle right. I remember I was going to buy rims through them. They ran out of the deep dish bullitts, so I called them, and the service guy told me it could be up to 6 months before they restock

He said they order a certain amount from the manufacturer and once they sell out, they have to wait for the manufacturer to produce more and make them available...which could take up to 6 months.

I'm hoping the tires are different. Which tires were you going to get for the fronts?
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sumitomo high performance htrz 2 275/35/18, i hope its not 6 months, i cant sleep at night waiting for these rims and tires, step-up american muscle
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American Muscle is a great place. I don't think it'll take them 6 months to get the tires. The tires are probably easier to get than the rims. I have the same tires only in 17's. They're pretty popular tires so they'll probably have more soon. I'd call them tomorrow to get an idea of when more will be restocked.
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will be calling them first thing, how do you like the tires? do they ride better than the goodyear gatorbacks i have now?
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I don't mind them. They came with the tire package from tirerack. Basically not a bad tire for the price. They grip pretty well and aren't terrible on wet pavement. You can't find a 315/35/17 tire for $100, that's for sure.

When mine wear out I'll probably replace them with BFG's or Eagle F1 GS-D3's...not because the Sumi's are horrible tires, but I've always wanted BFG's or Eagle F1's.
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for a 10 inch wide rim a 295/35/18 works fine a 315 will be to much tire (unless the tire runs VERY narrow like nittos tend to do)
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got the back rims and tires today, they look awesome, i didnt know my lugnuts wouldnt fit so they are still not on, still waiting for front tires to be restocked, also noticed that new tires are a lot taller than my stock ones, how bad is this going to affect my speedo? and what can i do to fix this? looks almost two inches taller
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try discounttiredirect.com first, I order all my tires from them, plus they sell alot of replica wheels. Haven't found anyone that beats their price yet....
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American Muscle is a great place. I don't think it'll take them 6 months to get the tires. The tires are probably easier to get than the rims. I have the same tires only in 17's. They're pretty popular tires so they'll probably have more soon. I'd call them tomorrow to get an idea of when more will be restocked.
i am still waiting for the front tires to restock, i call every friday and they say it will be next friday and they cant promise thats going to happen, if they dont have them next friday i am going to buy the tires from tire rack and mount them myself
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if you want wheel locks you can go with gorilla lug nuts from summit, every one of em is a lock and they are about 40 bucks for 20
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if you want wheel locks you can go with gorilla lug nuts from summit, every one of em is a lock and they are about 40 bucks for 20
i was wrong about the lugnuts, i just needed a slim sockett
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tape the socket up to prevent rubbing as well
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it is a tight fit
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na looks good you got plenty of room
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now drop that hoe
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now drop that hoe
eibach springs coming soon
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expect cc plates, H&R have a better rate than eibachs fyi (stiffer if you want handling to get better)
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i do like your drop, is it 1.75 or 1.5
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this is the same wheels as you with the h&r super sport race springs, no - iso's and mm camber plates
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my car is 26 inches front ground to bottom edge of the fender and 26.5 rear~ I have H&R race. The H&R super sports are to low. The race are as low as you should go and expect to drive anywhere lol. Go measure yours to see what the drop will be as mine sat diff from the factory~ I think stock is 28.25 but... that would mean I droped mine 2.25 inches which cant be true.
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just checked, 28 front 28.5 rear, i got a long way to go to catch-up to you guys
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MY bad i have the super race springs which provides a 1.0-1.75"F .75-1.25"R drop where as the race springs provide the same drop but with less spring rate. the super sport is 1.75"F 1.6"R which is damn low. site for referance Suspension Products for Ford Mustang GT 2004
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I wonder why mine is so low then... I dont thing im 2 inches lower than stock but that must be the case lol
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I wonder why mine is so low then... I dont thing im 2 inches lower than stock but that must be the case lol
Saying mines too low then also, cause it would look like we have about the same drop. i could be wrong thou.
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yea yours is about the same, you may be a touch lower, I have a 2 inch gap from and 2.5 rear
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this is the same wheels as you with the h&r super sport race springs, no - iso's and mm camber plates
your ride looks sweet, being a gt with those springs does it rub any or anything i should look-out for? i am really interested in dropping my car but dont want any suprises
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if you drop with H&R race you will be fine but pulling into places you will have to go at an angle and over big speed bumps you might touch your cars, I dont unless its a really bad bump, I do hit my K member brace but you dont have one of those.
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