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Old 09-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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I'll 17x9 cobra R fit on my 1986 mustang with it lowered 1" with out rubbing?
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I'll 17x9 cobra R fit on my 1986 mustang with it lowered 1" with out rubbing?
Front or rear?


They may fit ok on the rear, but will probably rub on the front.
It depends on the backspacing.
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You may need 1/8" spacers for the front.. But should fit no peoblem
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Not sure on the back spacing on them. A guy has a set of cobra R for 475 an fairly good tread and the original pony wheels from his 92 LX with new tires for 350. Kind of want the cobra R but not sure they'll fit In the front and back.
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Not sure on the back spacing on them. A guy has a set of cobra R for 475 an fairly good tread and the original pony wheels from his 92 LX with new tires for 350. Kind of want the cobra R but not sure they'll fit In the front and back.
If they fit the LX, they should fit your car.
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Even if mines lowered 1" all around?
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Even if mines lowered 1" all around?
I think so. 1" is not much, but you may have to be careful turning in where there are bumps or a rise.


Also, if they didn't work out I wouldn't think you would have much trouble selling them for the price you listed?
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I ran 17x9s on a 89, 99% sure it was lowered. Tires was 255s and it rubbed on sharp turns
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Okay. He may let me try them out but don't like to ask and bother them with that. Plus I can't remember the tire size but the front are a size smaller. Someones needs to buy his car. It's a 1992 LX automatic dark twilight blue. All original with 85,000 miles and grey cloth interior. Wants 6,500 for it. Only mods are a shift kit and exhaust from cats back. Real mild exhaust.
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I ran 17x9s on a 89, 99% sure it was lowered. Tires was 255s and it rubbed on sharp turns
That's what we needed, someone with actual experience.

Did it rub on the inside or fender lip?
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I'm lowered 2" and I don't rub the fenders. It's the a arms that are going to rub at full lock in either direction lowered or stock height.
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I'm lowered 2" and I don't rub the fenders. It's the a arms that are going to rub at full lock in either direction lowered or stock height.
More experience!

And that can be cured with rack limiters correct?
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And that can be cured with rack limiters correct?
Yessir, or a little grinding to the a arm which is what I did with mine.
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Yessir, or a little grinding to the a arm which is what I did with mine.
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I ran the 18x9 03' cobra rims with just the 1/8th spacer up front.. My car is a lowered gt also.. Without you will rub on the caliper and even with the spacers "with a 18" rim".. It still rubbed the lower control arm with the wheel fully cranked. The tire size rear was 275-40-18. Fronts 245-45-18.. Those will fit fine I'm almost positive
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Okay thanks guys. Lot of good information. I better jump on one of the sets tomorrow. Just trying to decide which ones to go with.
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Okay thanks guys. Lot of good information. I better jump on one of the sets tomorrow. Just trying to decide which ones to go with.
I say save for some draglites

This is my old 93 lx.. Stock suspension though..
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The second one is lowered.
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Lol. Pic is fuzzy as hell
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I'm running 245/45 on mine with a 3/4" drop, and they rub on the plastic wheel well lining on sharp turns. If I were to put any spacers on, the tires would rub the finder.
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This is with 235/45/17 fronts and 275/40/17 rear. 2" drop springs 2 1/4" actual drop and no rubbing on the fenders, even at full lock.
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Re: Wheels?

One thing I forgot about. The older Fox Bodies had smaller front wheel openings in the fenders, so his may rub them, do you think?
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One thing I forgot about. The older Fox Bodies had smaller front wheel openings in the fenders, so his may rub them, do you think?
I completely forgot about that, my current front size should work without rubbing problems on those models. Looks like I'm going to be playing with my 90 over the next couple days to make sure.
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I completely forgot about that, my current front size should work without rubbing problems on those models. Looks like I'm going to be playing with my 90 over the next couple days to make sure.
I think they changed the fender opening size in 87, so you should be ok on the 90.
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I'm running them and clear everything but the A arms
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #26
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Well I bought the pony wheels with almost brand new Michelin tires. Only 3,000 miles on them. He kind of Jew me last minute and raised it to 390.00 dollars but still not bad at all. Got those wheels because planning on 5 lug disc brakes with Fr500 wheels if anyone cares haha.

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I also have had the copra R on this mustang over 10 years ago and never rubbed but that was with out the lift and I can't remember how wide those wheels were. I never forget so I must be getting old. I wanna say they even may have been 16's or 17x8 wide. Have to ask my friend I sold them too.
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I think they changed the fender opening size in 87, so you should be ok on the 90.
91-93 had the larger opening.
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91-93 had the larger opening.
You are correct. I would have sworn it was 87, but it is not.
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It looks great!
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Man that's a clean 86.. Looks alot like my first stang
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