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Old 05-14-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Wider tires??

I have an 89 gt..is their any way I can put wider tires like what do I have to do and be a safe way..thanks..
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You can get wider tires what size rims are you running now?
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I'm running 315s on my fox but I wouldn't recommend it on a daily driven one. You should be safe up to a 275 width, but move up to a 8 inch wide wheel at least
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I'm running 315s on my fox
I'd like to see some side and rear pics of that.


See the Useful Info sticky thread, down toward the bottom of the first post, " How to clearance" for wider tires and wheels installations.
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+1 on that I would like to get 315's on my new cobra r rims is this possible? 18x10 rears.
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+1 on that I would like to get 315's on my new cobra r rims is this possible? 18x10 rears.
They would fit, most manufactures recommend a 11" rim for that tire even though a 10.5 will do. They MIGHT flatten out the middle threads alittle faster.
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They don't fit very well... And trojan I keep forgetting to snap pictures. They literally take up the entire fenders
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I have 17s. By 10 in the back..

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Am asking cuz the shock is like right next to it..
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I have 17s. By 10 in the back..

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Am asking cuz the shock is like right next to it..
Are you talking about the quad shock?
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They don't fit very well... And trojan I keep forgetting to snap pictures. They literally take up the entire fenders
If you ever have time some detailed shots would be appreciated along with any info on how you got them to fit under there. You could do a write up in the Useful Info thread if you'd like? That would help answer the wide tire fitment questions we get from time to time.
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If you ever have time some detailed shots would be appreciated along with any info on how you got them to fit under there. You could do a write up in the Useful Info thread if you'd like? That would help answer the wide tire fitment questions we get from time to time.
Yes definitely.. Take pics and give details. Wanna see if I can fit some but I wanna keep my quad shock
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Yes definitely.. Take pics and give details. Wanna see if I can fit some but I wanna keep my quad shock
Then you won't be able to fit them.
Why in the world would you want to keep the quad shocks?
They are mainly a "Band Aide" fix for weak factory control arms.
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No reason to toss them!! I want the car to remain mostly stock.. Including the quads, also the are a nice set of race craft Saleen shocks.. I'm not about all power and performance with this fox.. This one is for the car shows but is still a toy

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Idk why the guy who built it kept them. Cause the lower control arm are not stock and really doesn't need the quad shock.. Idk I want a wider tire just don't want to de-value my fox it's never been messages with a hammer nor had the fenders rolled she's pretty..
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No reason to toss them!! I want the car to remain mostly stock.. Including the quads, also the are a nice set of race craft Saleen shocks.. I'm not about all power and performance with this fox.. This one is for the car shows but is still a toy

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Idk why the guy who built it kept them. Cause the lower control arm are not stock and really doesn't need the quad shock.. Idk I want a wider tire just don't want to de-value my fox it's never been messages with a hammer nor had the fenders rolled she's pretty..
You will have to forego the wide tires then. I don't think you will get much larger than a 275 under there without some massaging somewhere.
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You will have to forego the wide tires then. I don't think you will get much larger than a 275 under there without some massaging somewhere.
Noooo!!! 😞. That's just not as sexy.. Idk it's gonna take some debating on my end. I want to keep them but they honestly are pointless if what you stated is true.. I will think on it.. Im still saving for tires
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Noooo!!! ������. That's just not as sexy.. Idk it's gonna take some debating on my end. I want to keep them but they honestly are pointless if what you stated is true.. I will think on it.. Im still saving for tires
At this point I am seriously considering moving my rear coil overs inboard and installing some mini-tubs to fit wider rear tires.
I am also looking at removing 1" to 1.5" from each side of the rear axles so I can run a 10" to 12" rim that has the center, centered in the rim instead of being offset.
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I had a mini tub kit I had for my 88' I sold it cause I was overwhelmed.
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I had a mini tub kit I had for my 88' I sold it cause I was overwhelmed.
Well, I have the advantage of having helped build several street & strip cars and trucks which involved tubbing and shortening rearends, so it's familiar to me.
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No reason to toss them!! I want the car to remain mostly stock.. Including the quads, also the are a nice set of race craft Saleen shocks.. I'm not about all power and performance with this fox.. This one is for the car shows but is still a toy

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Idk why the guy who built it kept them. Cause the lower control arm are not stock and really doesn't need the quad shock.. Idk I want a wider tire just don't want to de-value my fox it's never been messages with a hammer nor had the fenders rolled she's pretty..
Don't forget some control arms still need assistance of quad shock. For the most part if they are decent then removing them are fine. But I have heard of people replacing there arms and still needing them. But your car seems pretty well built so I would guess they didn't go cheap.

In the umi's I am running the directions actually say remove the quad shock and toss because it will no longer be needed.
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Yeh... I pulled the quad shocks. Factory rear suspension. Bfh to the inner fenders. Still get some rub but i'm working it out. Drove it to work today actually
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Depending on how big may have to get spacers to clear fender well
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Yeah it's looking that way.. Good thing I have long wheel studs.. I haven't got tires yet so I'm waiting for someone else who has made mistakes so I don't
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Just an update.. I put the cobra on.. They rub a lil in back in front.. Which size spacers do I need? It's barely rubbing on the tail pipe on rear.. I'm not sure about the front but it's tight
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I love the look though!!!
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I love the look though!!!
Me too; nice!
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Just an update.. I put the cobra on.. They rub a lil in back in front.. Which size spacers do I need? It's barely rubbing on the tail pipe on rear.. I'm not sure about the front but it's tight
Depends on how far you can move them out.
Maybe 1/4" or 1/2" will do?
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Well my studs are plenty long enough I will try 1/4 all the way around I suppose and see how it works.. I don't know anyone on this forum with this setup. I'm going to do some searching and try to dig something up.. Anything y'all find is appreciated.. So I don't have to do as much running around
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