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Old 07-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Wheel question!

Can I run a 17x9 in front and a 17x10 in the rear of my 86 GT? I won't have any rub in the *** end?
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Does the 86 come with the 2 shocks on each side in the rear? If so, i believe the lateral shocks have to be removed to fit the wheel, leaving just the single vertical shock.
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Yes it comes with 1 regular shock and one quad shock on each side and I ran 17x9 and 17x10 on my fox but I had to roll the quarter panels

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And I had my quad shocks to you can flip em around and get alittle more clearance
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Awesome that's what I wanted to know!
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Plenty of room, might have to flip the quads or remove them but you can get 10.5s back there without too much of a problem so 10s are fine.
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On my 93 I run 18×10's and all I had to do was flip the quad shock.
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On my 93 I run 18×10's and all I had to do was flip the quad shock.
Yes but 86s have a smaller wheel arch.
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Yes but 86s have a smaller wheel arch.
Out front they do, out back should be the same IIRC. Front fenders changed over in 1991 to wider.
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Out front they do, out back should be the same IIRC. Front fenders changed over in 1991 to wider.
I thought it was 1990?
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I'm pretty sure its 1991... I could be wrong...
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I'm pretty sure its 1991... I could be wrong...
You're probably right. You've most likely been around mustangs longer than I've been alive.. Lol.
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It was when the pony wheels came out
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It was when the pony wheels came out
Which was in 90, they widened the arches in 91.
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Can I run a 17x9 in front and a 17x10 in the rear of my 86 GT? I won't have any rub in the *** end?
You'll likely have to remove the quads or flip them. It depends mainly on the offset. Depending on tire brand and size you may also have to roll the fenders.
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You'll likely have to remove the quads or flip them. It depends mainly on the offset. Depending on tire brand and size you may also have to roll the fenders.
When you say roll the fenders, you mean the inner lip right? The spot weld crease?
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Which was in 90, they widened the arches in 91.
It might have been 1990 but it was the 91 model year that pony wheels came out You can get a 14 in 2013

Reference here- http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co...s/viewall.html
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No he means the outer fenders... I'd put the car on jackstands and put the rims on the back for some test fitting and see what you want to go with. Also remember that some brands run wider or narrower than others of the same size. Like a BFG 315 is going to be SUPER wider than a Nitto 315 will.
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Here is a good article about fitment on fox


http://www.mylrs.com/blogs/lrs/archi...ire-guide.aspx
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Here is a good article about fitment on fox

http://www.mylrs.com/blogs/lrs/archi...ire-guide.aspx
Decent article. Thanks!

Apparently I can't run a 17x9 in the front of my 86 gt due to strut clearance.
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I got a set of 17x9's from The Mustang shop in Calgary and they fit no problem. I even have an 1-1/2 lowering springs. Didn't have to roll the fenders or nothing. Buddy has 16x8 on his car, same year just rear wheel disc brake and his fenders cut up the tires so bad I had to replace one on the highway once. His fenders definitely need to be rolled.
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First pic is the rear wheel well with a 17x9 with a 235 45zr17 , second pic same tire size front wheel well. Car is lowered 1-1/2" as well.
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First pic is the rear wheel well with a 17x9 with a 235 45zr17 , second pic same tire size front wheel well. Car is lowered 1-1/2" as well.
Mine is lowered 2 inches, and I'm looking to go lower on coilovers.
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Wow. That is low. Show me when it's done.
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My friends 89 he has 10 inch saleens with 275 50s ET streets and his inner fender lip had to be rolled or he would thrashed his new rubber

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When you say roll the fenders, you mean the inner lip right? The spot weld crease?
Yes roll or trim
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Offset plays a big part don't forget
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