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Old 06-18-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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17x10.5 rim question!!!

I'm looking at new rims for my 2004 Ford Mustang gt. I currently have 17x8 all around it and I'm looking at keeping 17x8 up front and going to 17x10.5 in the rear. But my question is about any rubbing that would occur. American muscle says the 17x10.5 might rub the quad shock and to either flip it or remove 8t completely and by what ever you replace it with. Has anyone had any issues fitting the 17x10.5 under their car? Any rubbing issues or anything at all? What are your thoughts on flipping the quad shock and so on. Also any pictures of the 17x10.5 look like??

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No rubbing issues here. Got them on last Friday. 315sClick image for larger version

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The AM 17x10.5s fit great. Flip the quad shock beforehand just to be sure, it literally takes a few minutes per side. Just unbolt the quad and put the fat side where the skinny side was and bolt back up.
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Get them from WheelReplicas.com
Then you can still use the pony center cap


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AFS wheels allow you to use the stock center caps too.
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QUOTE=Dalton;2247984]I'm looking at new rims for my 2004 Ford Mustang gt. I currently have 17x8 all around it and I'm looking at keeping 17x8 up front and going to 17x10.5 in the rear. But my question is about any rubbing that would occur. American muscle says the 17x10.5 might rub the quad shock and to either flip it or remove 8t completely and by what ever you replace it with. Has anyone had any issues fitting the 17x10.5 under their car? Any rubbing issues or anything at all? What are your thoughts on flipping the quad shock and so on. Also any pictures of the 17x10.5 look like??
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The AM 17x10.5s fit great. Flip the quad shock beforehand just to be sure, it literally takes a few minutes per side. Just unbolt the quad and put the fat side where the skinny side was and bolt back up.
Dalton - Scott beat me to it but the quadshocks the only thing that you're going to need to be concerned about and guys have been managing to fit these on Fox Body's for a long time now. Drop me a line if anything and a hat tip to Scott as per usual!
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Im running the 315 in the back with 1 1/2 inch wheel spacers and i love the way they poke, no rubbing issues here. I have the sumitomos or whatever the tire brand is called and the traction sucks, i spin first and second gear all the way with bolt ons and 4.10 gears, if i could go back and buy the wheels again i would've gotten the nitto tires in a heartbeat they hook much better.


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Nittos suck also. The best tire they make is the
NT05R then the 555r after that. Other than that Nitto blows unless you have a smart car

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Old 06-19-2015, 05:29 PM   #11
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17x10.5 rim question!!!

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Nittos suck also. The best tire they make is the
NT05R then the 555r after that. Other than that Nitto blows unless you have a smart car

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What tires would you recommend?
Im getting a new set soon so sick and tired of these sumitomos


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What tires would you recommend?
Im getting a new set soon so sick and tires of these sumitomos


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You want a drag radial? Or in between street and drag radial. Or just all out street?

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A 'street drag radial' haha something i could still daily drive

I got drag slicks for the drag strip


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A 'street drag radial' haha something i could still daily drive

I got drag slicks for the drag strip


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Go with toyo r888's then.
It's a good in between.

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Go with toyo r888's then.
It's a good in between.

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True that, yea they look good the tread looks absolutely beast haha thanks for the advice man


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Go with toyo r888's then.
It's a good in between.

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The Nitto 555s are "original" equipment on the 2000 Steeda I just bought.

But my local tire place can get me the same exact size 285/35/18 Toyo Proxes for $220 each. Installed.

Really leaning that way...
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The Nitto 555s are "original" equipment on the 2000 Steeda I just bought.

But my local tire place can get me the same exact size 285/35/18 Toyo Proxes for $220 each. Installed.

Really leaning that way...
I would get the toyo's.
I strongly dislike the normal 555's. I ran a 295/45/18 on my roush for a while. :thumbdown:

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They can do the Nittos for about the same price but... probably the Toyos. I also keep looking at the Mickey 275/35/18s but I kind of like the look of the 285s and the extra diameter.
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I have always been happy with toyos. I have had them on several cars, usually my " go to" tire brand. I have them on my daily kia optima sx and they are great in all seasons they are the toyo proxes plus 4. I had toyo extensa HPs on my 96 GT before i got my new wheels and tires and they were great as well, actually stuck reasonably well ( no power really in my GT though, lol) but they rode well, looked great, and were really good on wet surfaces. I have had a couple other sets on other cars as well, but they make a really good product.

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I have always been happy with toyos. I have had them on several cars, usually my " go to" tire brand. I have them on my daily kia optima sx and they are great in all seasons they are the toyo proxes plus 4. I had toyo extensa HPs on my 96 GT before i got my new wheels and tires and they were great as well, actually stuck reasonably well ( no power really in my GT though, lol) but they rode well, looked great, and were really good on wet surfaces. I have had a couple other sets on other cars as well, but they make a really good product.

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Even sold my used toyo extensa HPs for $325 after a couple seasons of use.

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Mine only rub when the car is really twisted on my steep driveway but I'm also lowered a little. Otherwise it's great!Click image for larger version

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Sorry I am a little late to the conversation here... I have a stock 03 GT Vert with the original 17X8 bullitt rims. I too, am wanting to install 17X10.5 wheels in the back.(been looking at wheel packages that have 17X9 for front and 17X10.5 for rear.) I have heard from a few places that sell the wheels that my quad shocks may rub. For those owners of 99-04 GTs, has anyone heard / experienced the quad shocks rubbing? What about the tire rubbing the outer wheel well? Any feedback would be appreciated. I really don't want to remove the quad shocks at all, since I am sure FORD put them there for a reason.
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I have not ever experienced any rubbing

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Thanks 04. Sweet looking ride.
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They rubbed on my 95 Cobra with 10.5" wide rims. I flipped them and they cleared. If you have to flip them it takes a few minutes, no biggie.


I will be putting 17x10.5s on my current car once I get it fired up and verify everything is kosher.
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I would get the toyo's.
I strongly dislike the normal 555's. I ran a 295/45/18 on my roush for a while. :thumbdown:

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The NT05s aren't too bad. They are more of a corner carving tire though. But they are high recommended in the corner carving sector.
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I have Mikey Thompsons they are a great tire if you want a lot of stick

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People should also make sure they know that not all 315s are the same width. Example is a Nitto or Sumi 315 is more like a 285. I took 315s off for 275 BFGs and the BFGs were just a hair thinner. If you want an actual 315 width I would look at a Mickey or something vs those brands.
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Wondering if anyone has updated info on whether quad shocks will rub the rear tires on a 99-04 GT with a 17x10.5 rear wheels and the Nitto NT555 315 tires.
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If they rub which they probably will just switch the quads the other direction in other words just install them reversed

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17x10.5 rim question!!!

I do not want to mess with quad shock moving or removal, so was hoping to hear from other 99-04 GT owners who have used 17x10.5 wheels on rear.



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Just remove the quad shocks.. they are pointless.
Just get some tubular lower control arms if your worried about wheel hopping.

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I do not want to mess with quad shock moving or removal, so was hoping to hear from other 99-04 GT owners who have used 17x10.5 wheels on rear.



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If you are waiting for someone to tell you what you want to hear... its going to be awhile. You might clear them or you might not. If you don't, flipping them clears the rim 99% of the time. That is not "messing" with them, that is 5 minutes per side if that. If you aren't up for doing that then get 9" wide rims.
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