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Old 04-16-2015, 07:17 PM   #36
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Did you also lower the car? I'd like to lower mine and put 18 inch chrome saleens but not sure if they will rub.



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Car was lowered 1.5" all around. Back had plenty of room, front rubbed at full lock very slightly with the 18x9s, did not rub at all with the 18x8s. Remember, I had tires taller than stock at 26.3" up front. At 25.7" I doubt they would have rubbed at all.
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My mustang has 18x9 i believe in the front with nittos on it. Forgot what size. It rubs when i turn the wheel all the way.

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Old 04-17-2015, 11:55 AM   #38
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My mustang has 18x9 i believe in the front with nittos on it. Forgot what size. It rubs when i turn the wheel all the way.

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Old 04-17-2015, 01:48 PM   #39
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No its stock height. Still looks pretty mean tho

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I'm still debating between getting 18 inch wheels and leaving the stock suspension or lowering the car and leave the 17s I have now.


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I just went with the 18s and stock height cause i have a really messed up driveway and it being lowered would not be good.

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Old 04-17-2015, 04:49 PM   #42
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I'm still debating between getting 18 inch wheels and leaving the stock suspension or lowering the car and leave the 17s I have now.


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If you choose properly sized tires the overall diameter stays the same so why would that matter?

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I see your point. What size tires would work? Well sidewall I mean 40 or 35. I have 45 with my 17s right now.


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Sidewall size is not static, it is a percentage of the tire's width. So for a 295/35/18 (example) you'd have a 295mm wide, 35% of 295mm width and 18" rim hole. It should be a 26.1" overall height tire. Stock is 25.7 or 26.1" for 94-04 cars (94/95 Cobras got 255/45/17s which are 26.1" tall).


You can go on tirerack.com and look up any sizes you want and see the diameter. Also realize that not all tires will size up the same. For example, my old car switched from 315 Nittos to 275 BFGs and they were the same width. Nittos run narrower than normal and BFGs run bigger.


Also, be wary of the pre-sized combos on the Mustang retail sites. AM especially has some really wonky tire sizes to the point where one of them has a front tire .5" taller than the rear tire and its noticeable on the car. I emailed them about this a year ago and their response was "I don't know why its that size". So just make sure you check everything and do your research before you buy something.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:01 PM   #45
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After.....with the new lip.

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Looking good. How was install. I've been thinking of one of these now. I think it will add to the look with mine being lowered too.

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---------- Post added at 01:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:45 PM ----------

I heard their OK once you get it flattened out after shipping.

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Old 04-18-2015, 07:03 PM   #49
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It wasnt bad at all. I tried to start it right as the sun was going down last night and it got to a point i couldnt see anything. And my light i had died. So i waited until today to finish it. The very ends were the worst because its really hard to get the nut up in there on the screw. Really tight fit. But i do think it makes it look alot better and gives it the lowered look in the front without actually having to lower it.

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Old 04-18-2015, 07:06 PM   #50
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Also im about to get a new starter from american muscle because i think my starter is about to go. Alot of reviews say that the stock starter is junk. So i think i might make a starter my next project. Plus its kinda embarrassing when u try and start up your car and it doesnt start up right away. So yea.....

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Old 04-18-2015, 11:59 PM   #51
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I wouldn't even really call the starter a "project" honestly... it takes just as long as an oil change.


Stock starter is fine. If yours is going out its because its old not because the stock ones suck. Starter comes out in 5-10 minutes once the car is in the air. People complain about the top bolt on the modular cars... make a 2ft ish extension with 1/4 drive sections and a universal on the end and go in from all the way in front of the K member for the top bolt. The bottom ones are easier to get at. If you want, you can leave the top bolt out, it does not hurt anything.
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My tool selection honestly sucks. So i might just have the shop do it cause i heard its a major headache. But im ganna wait on the starter for now. Just ordered a new intake from american muscle and the 8" antenna.

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If you are talking about a cold air... unless you got a JLT its a waste of money. Even then, for a stock 97 you are not going to be doing anything power wise.
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More power would just be a bonus for me. Im just trying to get rid of that ugly black intake and just help my engine out by letting it get cleaner air. And yes its a cold air intake. Not sure if its JLT

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:31 AM   #55
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More power would just be a bonus for me. Im just trying to get rid of that ugly black intake and just help my engine out by letting it get cleaner air. And yes its a cold air intake. Not sure if its JLT

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If it doesn't pull air directly in from the fender like the OEM one does, its a Hot Air Intake. Like you should not see the filter when you open the hood. Also, be warned that the metal ones all get crudded up and look like crap if you drive in the rain at all. BBK and SR especially are notorious for this.

Not trying to be a downer, but there are a LOT of things touted to "increase performance" or some other benefit on even reputable websites that are just a waste of money. Air intake will not do anything for you at all and if you are after looks, many of them corrode like I said.
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I appreciate the input. It does hide the actual air filter in the fender.

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Are there fog lights on her or not?

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Old 04-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #58
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I appreciate the input. It does hide the actual air filter in the fender.

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You probably got the SR unit then... or the BBK. Be warned, they corrode if they are exposed to the elements. The SR unit is notorious for this and I know the BBK gets rust spots/pitting on it pretty quick from personal experience.
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Go check out americanmuscle and look for the like 94-99 or whatever years and check out the air filters and i got the one on sale for like $78. Tell me what u think. Also allenj125 no it does not have fog lights.

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Power windows?

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The reason I ask is there are a few out there with limited options that are known as a gt with options 248-a

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Out with the old.....in with the new. Forgot to take pictures of the old intake still in...but a stock intake for a gt....u know what it looks like. So the pics are without the intake and with the new cold air intake. Very easy to install and set up.

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Just cleaned and waxed her up. Lookin good.

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