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Old 04-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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17x10.5 fitment?

I'm looking to two down from my 18 inch rims and found a guy selling some really nice sve rims, he said there 17x10.5 all around, is that to deep for fronts? I hope not.. What if I put a mild stretch on the tires?
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These are the rims
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way to wide for the fronts..at max a 9" wheel on the front and you should expect rubbing issues with that...those two would make good back wheels though
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****ttt, how much modding would it take to not rub, what does the tire rub? Just the wheel well?
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you'd have to take the front end apart and replace the body with like a tube frame lol then put the body panels back on without the wheel wells. even with 9" wide wheels we had to pull out the wheel wells and notch the inner fender on my friends car...still had rubbing issues that ate tires pretty good in a full lock turn. i'd stay away from trying to fit those up front
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Damn, I wish I could get these to work
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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Just buy two of them and buy new fronts. 10.5 all around would be stupid. Front max 9 like slo said
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
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i ran 9" on my GT on the front with a 245 tire...it rubbed lightly at full lock. but did grip nicely lol
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10.5 all around.. No no. Just get a couple for the rears
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Yeah, my 9's in the front rub on the sway bar not even at full lock. Why you going down from 18?
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I wanna drift my car, 18s are harder to break loose and rub at lock, and the make suspension feel softer were I need stiffer
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if i were you i'd look for some 99-00 GT stocker's (starfish wheels)...they are super light...17x8's so you can run a good tire all the way around and easy to find especially when you bend one...which you will sooner or later
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I've not rubbed at full lock with 18x9 with 275 tire. And I'm lowered.
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Lowered how much
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How much of a drop
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Second wheels are sweet. FR500's?
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Second wheels are sweet. FR500's?
Yup. Those are actually my cousins.
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I'm dropped 2 inches
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You'll be fine. Dropped with springs no Isos never rubbed. Stock springs cut never rubbed. With 18s. So you'll be fine.
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I have 18s, I rub
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Ok then
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I have 18s, I rub
lol i was wondering when he'd notice

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Ok then
yeah offset can make or break rubbing issues
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I wanna drift my car, 18s are harder to break loose and rub at lock, and the make suspension feel softer were I need stiffer
What? No... A bigger rim is easier to break loose, is stiffer and would be great there for 'drifting' which with a 10.5 rear wheel and a v6 without a lsd is not going to happen.

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Also, my mach is lowered and my 275/40/17 don't come close to rubbing.
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What? No... A bigger rim is easier to break loose, is stiffer and would be great there for 'drifting' which with a 10.5 rear wheel and a v6 without a lsd is not going to happen.

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Also, my mach is lowered and my 275/40/17 don't come close to rubbing.
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What? No... A bigger rim is easier to break loose, is stiffer and would be great there for 'drifting' which with a 10.5 rear wheel and a v6 without a lsd is not going to happen.
i'm gonna disagree here a larger rim equals more rotational mass ergo harder to break loose. however a good short stiff sidewall would do wonders...which is part of that whole hipari style that is used in drifting. some light weight 17's would be perfect for him in fact one of my favorite stock drift v6 mustangs on youtube runs starfish wheels. I use to run them as well due to being light weight

i will agree that using a 10.5" rear is overkill on his car (part of why i just stay with an 8")
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Starfishes are light. And easy to turn over.
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Starfishes are light. And easy to turn over.
yep...worked great for me as track wheels with 555r's on the back
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I have 9" wheels and a 1.75" with no rubbing issues whatsoever.

A 10.5 is just not an option for the front of a mustang, thats just crazy talk!
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yep...worked great for me as track wheels with 555r's on the back
They hook good?
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They hook good?
yeah i used them for both my first v6 and my GT...although by the time the GT got them they were bald and didn't hook for crap lol...although you'd think bald street drags would be good...guess their compound just wasn't soft enough
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On a v6 at that, good video.
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On a v6 at that, good video.
yeah a lot of people don't realize drift isn't a power thing
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Well remember, a fat rim doesn't mean a fat tire, stretched tires are stiffer so my math is
Fat rim + slimmer tire = stiff
Skinny rim + fatter tire = soft and mushy
I know this from experience
And +1 on the rotational mass thing, exactly why I wanna step down the size,
People don't realize, but rim choice is a HUGE factor in performance, I didn't realize when I bought my rims, I just got what looked nice.
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