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Old 06-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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17x9 +26 wheel question.

Found a couple of 17x9 +26 cobra wheels for 100 bucks and thought I could use them with some bias ply slicks for the track but not sure if they will fit? Anybody know or have experience with this?
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What year are they for?
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99-04 I believe.
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99-04 I believe.
Then they will stick out on a 2010+
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But if I'm just using them for the track it shouldn't be a problem? Or will they rub pretty bad?
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But if I'm just using them for the track it shouldn't be a problem? Or will they rub pretty bad?
They can hit fenders on a hard launch.
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So is it not a good idea? because that price is really tempting me lol
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Not worth of in the long run.
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I had the same ones with 285 nitto dr and I could never launch good enough for them to actually rub but with slicks I'm positive they will hit the fender pretty bad. Also now with my 305 tires I have grazed the tires once
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So I should get some dr's instead of bp's? What if I get a set of air bags for the rear?
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So I should get some dr's instead of bp's? What if I get a set of air bags for the rear?
You have a manual a bias ply is truly the way to go. No on airbags. Just do regular suspension mods.

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I had the same ones with 285 nitto dr and I could never launch good enough for them to actually rub but with slicks I'm positive they will hit the fender pretty bad. Also now with my 305 tires I have grazed the tires once
What did you launch at? And did you have wheels that stuck out.

Best part of a manual is being able to launch at 5000+rpms.
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You have a manual a bias ply is truly the way to go. No on airbags. Just do regular suspension mods.

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What did you launch at? And did you have wheels that stuck out.

Best part of a manual is being able to launch at 5000+rpms.
I have a set of the cobra 17s with 285 nitto on them and they stuck out a little more than a inch or so but I couldn't get those to hook with anything above 3000 rpms and now I have 305s on 2010 gt wheels and they don't stick out but I can only launch at 4000 and the finders have grazed the tires once so I will prolly keep these for the street and get some racestars with slicks for the track
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Re: 17x9 +26 wheel question.

99-04 generally fit just fine on the rear of a 05+

I had a set of OEM 17x9 cobra rims that a friend put on his 08 gt, worked fine for the back, the front suck out a bit. The tire height is different, but you dont care about that since you are putting some different tires on them.

Take the rim width, subtract it from the backspacing. That number that you end up with is the frontspacing (how far out the rim sits from the mounting surface). You can compare to your stock tires~ also you can measure how much of the rim is in ward (backspacing) vs your current rim to ensure the wider rim that sits in or out more wont hit anything.

the +26 is a positive offset of 26mm (25.4mm = 1 inch) so its about 1in off center, if I had to guess 17x9 with +26mm off set the backspacing is right about 5.5 inches and the front spacing is 3.5 inches~
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The 17x9 cobra rims I have are non dish(what it says on the box) and after measuring from the mounting surface to the outside lip these are only 1in wider than my oem wheels in other words they will only stick out 1in more than my oem wheels. I think they will work fine for what I'm using them for but I guess I'll have to wait and see lol
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Re: 17x9 +26 wheel question.

you may be fine, 1 inch may actually fit right~ it just depends on how far you can go out, remember the extra tire if its wider than the rim etc will alter that a bit in how far it sticks out visually and if it hits the fender lip etc.
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Yeah I'm researching tires now so I don't get something that is too wide. I'm looking at hoosier cheater radials now.

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