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Old 12-12-2015, 05:33 PM   #36
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You due not want to remove the quads unless you upgrade the rear control arms from stock but what your asking is what it is and from the sound of it you don't want to mess with the shocks so jut stick with smaller rims then you don't have to worry about it just like Scotty said

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All replies appreciated. Am curious to hear from GT owners that have used this wheel setup as well.


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I have used this setup on multiple 94-04 cars. I'm not exactly sure what else you want except someone to tell you to get them and you won't have to mess with anything... which won't happen. Either get the 10.5s and be prepared to possibly flip the quads or get aftermarket LCAs and remove them, or get 9" rims.
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Or he could run a 1/4" spacer and be just inside the fender if he runs a 315 that runs narrow, like the Sumitomo HTR Z that American Muscle uses in it's packages.
I have the 315 HTR Z's on my 03 and they run fairly narrow when compared to other brands.

If you're at stock height or slightly lowered you won't have to worry about rubbing the inner fender. That'd be the most painless course of action if you are worried about rubbing.

FWIW I once threw on my 315's on my brother in law's 01 GT, factory height, quad shocks untouched, and they did not rub.
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17x10.5 rim question!!!

Scotty and sonic thanks for your info.
Sounds like I just need to install wheels and if need be, flip/remove quads and add aftermarket LCA's.

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Or he could run a 1/4" spacer and be just inside the fender if he runs a 315 that runs narrow, like the Sumitomo HTR Z that American Muscle uses in it's packages.
I have the 315 HTR Z's on my 03 and they run fairly narrow when compared to other brands.

If you're at stock height or slightly lowered you won't have to worry about rubbing the inner fender. That'd be the most painless course of action if you are worried about rubbing.

FWIW I once threw on my 315's on my brother in law's 01 GT, factory height, quad shocks untouched, and they did not rub.
I ran a 275 BFG that was just a hair narrower than the 315 Nitto it replaced. Nittos and Sumis run real narrow, some BFGs run real big. Went from one extreme to the other. Anyway, it was a 26.6" tall tire out back lowered 1" and it did not rub at all. That was on 18x10s with the quad shocks still in place. The 18s replaced 17x10.5s and the quads did not need removing but had to be flipped. I have run other 17x10.5s and 18x10.5s on other SN95 based cars and had to flip the quads there too.

Honestly while the wheel is off I'd just go ahead and flip the quads. It takes only a few minutes with hand tools and its all right in front of you. No shenanigans involved, like... it probably takes longer to get the wheel off... Even if it doesn't have to be flipped its going to be a hair clearance if you get away with not flipping them. In most cases anyways.
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