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Old 12-15-2014, 12:24 AM   #1
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Looking to get bigger rear tires on my foxbody

What kind of what width of rim would i need to get to use 275/50/15 tires for my foxbody. I dont have the quad shock set up in the rear so i have some more clearance. I also hear about cutting pieces out from under the quarter panels. In the end i want to be able to use the 275s. I already have the tires just not the rims. Thanks.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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I have 275 on 17x10 tenth anniversary wheels on the rear. I went with the tubular control arms and removed the quad shock. Also took a big hammer to "massage" the wheel well. And have no rubbing issues. Some people are iffy about removing the quad shock but I felt no difference, or other people just flip it upside down. I tried flipping it and slightly rubbed so I took them off


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Old 12-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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Ok so about 10 inch thickness would work fine? Gonna use 15" rims though, perhaps some deep dish ones

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What racks said.


Also I had to roll my fender lips to squeeze some 295/50/15 under there.


And you really gotta "massage" that inner fender.
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295s? Nice! Gonna get my rims this weekend, will be massaging it up soon. Thanks guys.
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I definitely wouldn't have removed the quad shocks.. Kind of need those...
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Ive had 4 foxbodies and only one had quadshocks, it was a gt. It would be nice to keep the quads because they help with wheel hop.
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Ive had 4 foxbodies and only one had quadshocks, it was a gt. It would be nice to keep the quads because they help with wheel hop.
I agree lol.. Nice to have a wheel hop prevention. It's necessary especially for those hard launches.
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My friend rolled his fenders on his 87 coupe and tucked 285s perfectly fine. Do You have a picture of you tucking those 295??? And yeah I wish a company would make slimmer quad shocks. :/


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My friend rolled his fenders on his 87 coupe and tucked 285s perfectly fine. Do You have a picture of you tucking those 295??? And yeah I wish a company would make slimmer quad shocks. :/


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I understand you on that one bud. I'm about to buy weld racing RT-S S71 rims.. So I'll be there soon. Why couldn't you flip your quads? Still rubbing?
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Those are clean! But the biggest size I seen were 15X8 right? And yeah just a bit of rubbing with it flipped upside down.


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Okay, so I'm for sure going to have to roll my fenders. 275s leave a small gap in the rear on my 2 inch lowering springs. Your car tucks them nicely, did you get different rear pinion snubbers or using the stock ones?
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:15 PM   #14
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You can modify it or get a adjustable one.
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Im sorry but whats that thing in your hand?
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #16
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I believe rear pinion snubber. My boy got it some maximum motorsport ones since he was on Raceland coilovers. I believe their so you dont bottom out on the unibody????

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