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I have a 17x8 with a 4.5" BS. Car is a big block on small block springs (slight lowering effct). If the nose isn't lined up PERFECTLY, it will rub in turns. I had to tweak the lower fenders a bit. 
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Originally posted by Psquare75 Psquare75 wrote:

I have a 17x8 with a 4.5" BS. Car is a big block on small block springs (slight lowering effct). If the nose isn't lined up PERFECTLY, it will rub in turns. I had to tweak the lower fenders a bit. 
The 17 inch doesn't help me with my question.
The 17 will be higher and clear the spindle and the ball joints different than the 15s.
 
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OK, here are of the shots.
Now you all can run out and run 295/50R15 tires and 15x10 Aero Racing wheels on all 4 corners.
I can not tell you how much it pained me NOT to run this combo on my GTS.

tie rod clearance:

the upper ball joint is tight. I have a metal frame square I used, there is less than 7/16" to 3/8" of clearance.


this view is what does it for me ever freaking time:

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LOVE IT!

So now I know...
15x8 with 4.5 BS will fit nicely in the front
15x10 with 4.5 BS will fit and look the way I want it!!!
 
THANKS!!!
 
So now I have to decide on the Street Lites or the Pulsars!
 
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I LOVE those chrome aeros! They look amazing on the car



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They are available. I have $110 into the pair, as I got them on a clearance sale, brand new, direct from Aero.
You can buy the wheels from summit racing, I think they are around $108 each.
15x8 chrome wheels are only $82. On the type 58 wheels, Summit doesn't have them catorgarized really well. This is only a suggestion though. Black steelies are cheaper.
You can run a basic center cap from like a ranger/exporer/crown vic as well.
 
 
I am not going to use them, so any takers?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eliteman76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-April-2010 at 4:09PM
LOL...nice.
Well, I could probably tack weld on the rockers for ya...

Seriously though, anyone need a pair of 15x 10's?

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I could use those rims, but I am buying a lot of parts at the end of the month and it will be probably around mid may, early june before I could get the money out. If they are still around I would love to buy them, but dont hold them for me. So does the car turn good with 15x10s on the front? Im thinking 15x10s on the back and 15x8s on the front but you have me thinking. lol
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No problems man...just tired of storing a bunch of crap I am not going to use.

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A minor update:
I got my tires is mounted up today.
The wheels are 17x9, 5" BS. The wheels are right at about 9.5-10" wide with the bead area {total width}.
I can not wait to get these on the GTS.

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You gonna put trim rings on those to hide the wheel weights, or just re-balance them static? They do make 17" trim rings, I can't for the life of me remember for what, but they are out there.
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You'll never see them at 120 mph.
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What size tires are those?
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The tires are Nitto NT450, 275/50r17 on rear, 255/50r17 for the fronts.
The 275's are on the left, the 255's on the right.
 
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Originally posted by occupant occupant wrote:

You gonna put trim rings on those to hide the wheel weights, or just re-balance them static? They do make 17" trim rings, I can't for the life of me remember for what, but they are out there.
I was talking to the guys about using stick on weights, but they neded up using the hammer on type.
After what I paid...Ouch...I wish they would of used the stick on ones, but I told the guy I plan on doing some sprited driving...Wink
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Oh, I almost forgot I am not going to run trim rings, just my chrome CV caps.
I plan on taking some of the paint for the car and adding hardner and pin stripping the lip.
 
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What I meant was doing a static balance where the balance machine only instructs the tech to put weights on the INSIDE of the rim, as opposed to a dynamic balance where weights go on both sides.

It's what I was taught in high school auto shop. Maybe no one does that anymore, I would think with all the pretty chrome rims they sell these days that it would have been done. I always request it when I do visit tire shops, which is rare because I have too much fun pulling full sets with deep tire tread from junkyards.
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They look good Andy!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramair351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-May-2010 at 5:13AM
so just to recap again.. a 15x10 wheel will fit inside the rear wheelwell with which one, a 4,  4.5 , or 5 inch backspace?
 got a chance to buy some used Weld's tonight and need to know!! thanks.
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4.5 is a MUST in order to JUST fit inside the wheel well.
5 will fit without any chance of rubbing
 
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They need to be a 5" offset Pete, otherwise will stick too far out.

These Aero Racing wheels are a 15 x 10, 5" back space.
Without screwing you all up a bit, keep in mind, these are technically almost 11" wide, but the 10" is bead to bead area.
Anyways...the 15x10, 5" back space.
With the short 295 50 15 on all 4 corners, you can rocket down the road.
Just as a warning, big wide tires on any vehicle, will want to grab at ruts some times.
Out back, though, you are fine.

And, lastly, anyone interested?
I had ta ask again Wink

I will do $125 shipped to your door for the pair...and it keeps me from wanting to mount up some DOT drag slicks...
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andy those wheels of yours look awesome. I cant believe you didnt want to use them!     i have an obssession for some weld draglites right now.    i had a chance on some locally through craigslist, but he sold them before i could get over and measure the backspace.  we will hope they wouldnt have fit.
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I know...I would run them on all 4 corners, but I can't run a 15" wheel.
If I could I would of ditched my 5x4.5" bolt pattern and got some new hubs and gone 5x5" with my nascar wheels.

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Has anybody ever bought a set of these?  I'd like to do a set of these on my car but I'm afraid they won't fit by my calculations.  As per my math and reading through this thread a couple times:
 
18x9 wheel is 10in wide and has a 24mm offset, 0 offset is at 5in and you add 24mm (0.944in) for a total of 5.95in of backspacing which is a bit too much.
 
18x10 wheel is 11in wide and has a 22mm offset, 0 offset is at 5.5in and you add 22mm (0.86in) for a total of 6.3in of backspacing which is also a bit too much.
 
I'd really like to have a set as I have OEM Magnum 500's and 14in tires are hard to find, plus the cool factor.  Thanks!
 
Originally posted by rtgreen rtgreen wrote:

This vendor is running a sale on Magnum 500's from 18x10 to 20x10 in Deep Dish styles. The 1994-2004 Mustang fitment will work on our cars. Enjoy!
 
 


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You'd need some massive spacers. IMO, that's a bad idea. 
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I'd just run the 15x8 magnum 500...15" tires, with like a 275/60r15 out back and a 255/60r15 in front.
Big car...needs some sidewall.
 
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bah, mine is fine on 50s and I plan to run 275 40 20s when I upgrade :). 
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wel,, I'll find out soon enough if those 6 ply nitto's ride as stiff as I think they are going to.
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lol, I have the same Nittos on my car, remember? I loved em.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moose0211 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-July-2010 at 8:35AM
I think I have figured out my set up, any flaws?
15x10s with on the back with 275/60/15 tires
15x8s on the front with 255/60/15 tires.
Still thinking about backspacing and offset.
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