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Old 07-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Rear wheels issue

Ok anyone with a 99-04 mustang or maybe even earlier knows that god awful gap in the rear. Im not talking about the 4x4 gap that is a simple fix with lowering springs, Im talking about the gap normally fixed with spacers. Is there anyway to fix this other than spacers?
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Ok anyone with a 99-04 mustang or maybe even earlier knows that god awful gap in the rear. Im not talking about the 4x4 gap that is a simple fix with lowering springs, Im talking about the gap normally fixed with spacers. Is there anyway to fix this other than spacers?
wider rear wheels.
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Like 10.5 would that even it up like front tires if I have 17x9 cobra wheels?
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wut sizs tires do u have out back? 275's?
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I have 275 on all 4 corners
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go with a 17x10.5 out back with a 315 you will be happy then bud
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Thats what Im thinking Im very ocd about this the front comes out to the fender just right then the back is about 1.5" inwards. Im going to lower her soon not much but shes getting H&R racing lowering springs paired with tokico or kyb all the way around, havent decided yet, for a total drop of 1.5" front and 1.25" back giving an aggressive look. Im just hoping to get it fixed soon drives me nuts even before I bought her 6 months ago.
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I feel the same way you do and I HATE the stock look with the narrow *** wheels tucked in 2"+ from the fender lip.

Agreed about the wheels, 10.5" wide on the back is perfect. Run a 295-315 wide tire and you're good. I have 315 Nittos on mine but Nittos run really narrow. I had a set of 295 wide BFGs on my last stang with 10.5s and they fit exactly the same as my current Nittos do.



Of course mine is a 98 but the 99-04 rear ends are wider to make up for the wider fenders out back on the New Edges so it works out pretty much the same.
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I feel the same way you do and I HATE the stock look with the narrow *** wheels tucked in 2"+ from the fender lip.

Agreed about the wheels, 10.5" wide on the back is perfect. Run a 295-315 wide tire and you're good. I have 315 Nittos on mine but Nittos run really narrow. I had a set of 295 wide BFGs on my last stang with 10.5s and they fit exactly the same as my current Nittos do.



Of course mine is a 98 but the 99-04 rear ends are wider to make up for the wider fenders out back on the New Edges so it works out pretty much the same.
my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw your car. holy **** that thing is beautiful.
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Thanks man, I really try. I'm paranoid about even getting caught out in the rain in it... Here's the inside.

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Clean man. If you dont mind me asking... around about how much have you put in your car because i know i probably have a lot more gonna spend because i need a paint job and if i remember correctly you bought yours from someone he kept really good care of her. Have you put any different parts on it like springs because she sits perfect.
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Everything except the interior was done when I got it. I've done basic maintenance and a full black interior swap. Black swap with the new upholstery was about $1300 total. Seats are always where the money is in an interior swap... I bought the car for $6k cash.
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Dang man I wish I could find a great price like that on a 03/04 cobra or mach 1
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Lol, yeah so would I.
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Could of bought a conv. 03 cobra with 725 rwhp but modded to much price was 13k for me 17k for others
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Ok anyone with a 99-04 mustang or maybe even earlier knows that god awful gap in the rear. Im not talking about the 4x4 gap that is a simple fix with lowering springs, Im talking about the gap normally fixed with spacers. Is there anyway to fix this other than spacers?
Here's my 315/35R17 NT05s. I don't have spacers on them.
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That looks really good. Just FYI to anyone doing rearend work, the 99-up rearends are the widest of all the 8.8s on the 79-04 cars. Doesn't mean anything for all you New Edge guys but for ppl with older vehicles that is another way to get a wider stance if your rearend needs replacing or you are doing a 5 lug swap on a fox.
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Hey JDF is there anyway you could get a picture of your car from the driver front fender towards the rear for me
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Hey JDF is there anyway you could get a picture of your car from the driver front fender towards the rear for me
Ok I took a couple different ones, the angle doesn't exactly show it the best and having a black car doesn't help either.
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Thank you JDF it helps seeing it. To me it still needs more. I guess I there is no way around it
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Thank you JDF it helps seeing it. To me it still needs more. I guess I there is no way around it
Yeah if I put a spacer on then I need to roll my fenders so I'm avoiding it. My buddy has a spacer on his Cobra along with 315 555s and I'm not a fan of how far it sticks out, but he has it flush.
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Im just trying to get it same distance out as the front is. And if you dont mind me asking why does it look like your rear tires are cambered even though you cant really.
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It's really tough to see but trust me when I say it sits damn near flush with the top.
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Im just trying to get it same distance out as the front is. And if you dont mind me asking why does it look like your rear tires are cambered even though you cant really.
Understandable. I swapped in an IRS and I set it at -0.5* or -1* of camber, I don't remember which one any more.
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His is pretty slammed though Im only gonna lower mine 1-1.25" in back so i shouldnt have problems and hes definitely close to 2-2.5". Also it might be that and the way the street is but -1 camber even wouldnt think itd give that noticeable then again i dont know much about stance and how far it takes to get there
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His is pretty slammed though Im only gonna lower mine 1-1.25" in back so i shouldnt have problems and hes definitely close to 2-2.5". Also it might be that and the way the street is but -1 camber even wouldnt think itd give that noticeable then again i dont know much about stance and how far it takes to get there
Yeah I'm just as low as he is to be honest, that's just an old picture from before my swap. Factory front camber spec is -0.5 so -1 isn't much more honestly. It doesn't look nearly as much when you stand back and look at it from a distance.
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I feel the same way you do and I HATE the stock look with the narrow *** wheels tucked in 2"+ from the fender lip.

Agreed about the wheels, 10.5" wide on the back is perfect. Run a 295-315 wide tire and you're good. I have 315 Nittos on mine but Nittos run really narrow. I had a set of 295 wide BFGs on my last stang with 10.5s and they fit exactly the same as my current Nittos do.



Of course mine is a 98 but the 99-04 rear ends are wider to make up for the wider fenders out back on the New Edges so it works out pretty much the same.
Ill trade you lol 98 GT coupe for a 98 V6 Vert. Deal?
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Thats what Im thinking Im very ocd about this the front comes out to the fender just right then the back is about 1.5" inwards. Im going to lower her soon not much but shes getting H&R racing lowering springs paired with tokico or kyb all the way around, havent decided yet, for a total drop of 1.5" front and 1.25" back giving an aggressive look. Im just hoping to get it fixed soon drives me nuts even before I bought her 6 months ago.
I just installed Tokico fully adjustable on all four corners and the ride is so much better.
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