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Old 08-09-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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New mustang owner. I am wanting to lower my 92 gt but don't know what all is involved. I have heard several different stories on what needs to been done. Can anybody tell me what all has to be done? Also what is the biggest tire I can put in a 17" wheel that won't rub? I am either gonna go with 17" cobra wheels or go with weld draglite. Dont know for sure yet. Any input would be great. Would ut be easier if I went with the welds or the cobras? Thanks
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New mustang owner. I am wanting to lower my 92 gt but don't know what all is involved. I have heard several different stories on what needs to been done. Can anybody tell me what all has to be done? Also what is the biggest tire I can put in a 17" wheel that won't rub? I am either gonna go with 17" cobra wheels or go with weld draglite. Dont know for sure yet. Any input would be great. Would ut be easier if I went with the welds or the cobras? Thanks
Lowering springs and maybe a bump steer kit depending on how low you go with it.
Tires, I don't know, but 9" wide wheels are usually the max in the front and 10" - 10.5" in the back. As long as you stay with the stock tire height of 26" and don't go too wide you should be ok.

There is a good bit of information here - Mustang Wheels & Tires FAQ but actual fitment is geared more toward the newer Mustangs.

It would definitely be easier if you went with the 15" Weld wheels.
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lowering is rather easy, you just need springs... then if you want the alignment to be right you need CC plates. Thats about it... the shocks/struts may wear faster but you can replace those later on... if they are REALLY old just do it when you lower it.

8 inch wide wheels front/rear work 9 inch wheels WILL work but they may rub in the front when turning (this is based on 94-04 rim offset specs) the widest tire would be a 275/40/17 for a 9 wide or a 245 or 255 45/17 for a 8 wide.

I would recommend no more than an 8" wide rim with an OEM 94-04 GT 17x8 rim offset (what ever those are can find on american muscle etc and compare them with what they offer for fox bodies)

you could go like 17x7 front and 17x9 rear if you wanted~ you may have to remove your quad shock (extra little shock not needed) if fox bodies have them (cant remember)
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lowering is rather easy, you just need springs... then if you want the alignment to be right you need CC plates. Thats about it... the shocks/struts may wear faster but you can replace those later on... if they are REALLY old just do it when you lower it.

8 inch wide wheels front/rear work 9 inch wheels WILL work but they may rub in the front when turning (this is based on 94-04 rim offset specs) the widest tire would be a 275/40/17 for a 9 wide or a 245 or 255 45/17 for a 8 wide.

I would recommend no more than an 8" wide rim with an OEM 94-04 GT 17x8 rim offset (what ever those are can find on american muscle etc and compare them with what they offer for fox bodies)

you could go like 17x7 front and 17x9 rear if you wanted~ you may have to remove your quad shock (extra little shock not needed) if fox bodies have them (cant remember)
Yes the fox bodies have them. 17x9 in the front will rub on the inside of the rim at full lock. In the back you need to remove the quad shock to go wider than a 9" wheel. With them on max tire width is 275 the 9" and 315 on a 10", not 100% about putting a 10.5".

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Depending on how low you go with 17" wheels you will more than likely run into rubbing issues with the fenders. I would go ahead and change the shocks and get c/c plates while you are doing it.
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If it rubs after u get them on n they rub just roll the fenders to give u more clarence
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