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Old 10-10-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Trying to find a new set of wheels for my 92 gt. I am looking for something different. I found a set of 17x8 cobra r wheels with rivets in it. I haven't seen any car around here that has those on it. My question is will they stick out past the fenderwell. They are deep dish. I found them on the Internet that stage 3 performance sells. They are made by oe wheels. I don't want the tires to stick out. The deep dish has me a little worried.
Also what tire size would work best? My car is not lowered and I still want to keep the quad shock.
One more question. What type of wheel would look best on a red gt? They have chrome, silver, anthracite, and black with a polished lip. I want something a little different but nothing goofy looking. Thanks for all the input.
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17x8 shouldn't stick out, I'm partial to the black w/polished lip myself but anthracite would look good with red.

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You can go 17x9 and not have to worry about the tires sticking out with those wheels.
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Re: Cobra wheels

you need to findout the backspacing then say (width - backspacing) thats how far out they will stick. I dont know where your limit is front vs back so you need to find that out
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[QUOTE="93slowstang"]17x8 shouldn't stick out, I'm partial to the black w/polished lip myself but anthracite would look good with red.


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Offset is 15mm
Backspacing is 5.09
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Re: Cobra wheels

find out what the limit is on your with or without rolling the fender lips~ that should give you an idea of how far you can go.
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I have almost the same wheels. Get 17x8 in the front and 17x9 is the back. If you get 17x9 in the front they will rub against the shock. They won't stick out at all. You might have to lower it a inch or two though.

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Oh and black with a chrome lip will look awesome on your car
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I have almost the same wheels. Get 17x8 in the front and 17x9 is the back. If you get 17x9 in the front they will rub against the shock. They won't stick out at all. You might have to lower it a inch or two though.

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Oh and black with a chrome lip will look awesome on your car
It's not the shock they rub it's the stock a-arm but yes 17x8 would be perfect up front with 17x9 in the back. Btw have a 2" drop on mine with no rubbing problems.
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Well mine rubbed on the shock. But I called American muscle and they took the 9's back and sent me 8's and refunded me the difference.
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So if I drop it about 1 1/2" I won't have to roll the fenders or hammer the inner fender? I really want to lower it but I just don't wanna have to roll the fenders.
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So if I drop it about 1 1/2" I won't have to roll the fenders or hammer the inner fender? I really want to lower it but I just don't wanna have to roll the fenders.
I'm running 17x9" cobra r wheels with a 235/45 front and 275 /40 back tire on a 2" drop with no rubbing problems.
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What back spacing and off set do u have? Just trying to make sure I get the right setup
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What back spacing and off set do u have? Just trying to make sure I get the right setup
I have a 20mm offset with 5.77" backspacing.
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