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89tird
03-04-2009, 08:03 PM
I got 17x9 cobra replicas all around with the tbird bolt pattern, the back looks perfect but the front rubs I was under the impression it was the tires but looking at it closely even with a skinnier tire I think the rim will stick out too.:mad:, anybody running these in the front of your bird ?? mines a 93 im hoping to keep these rims but the front looks ugly and I want to lower the car and I cant now since the fender will rub

MagpoweredSC
03-04-2009, 08:14 PM
you may have to roll the fender lips. I 'll let someone else chime in whose actually done it.

89tird
03-04-2009, 08:25 PM
thanks, lol mods please delete I made a thread about this not too long ago and I forgot, sorry :D:D

Mikessupercoupe
03-04-2009, 08:43 PM
I have 17X9 Cobra replicas on my 94 SC without any rubbing issues, in fact I also have a 1/4" wheel spacer on there too.:cool:


Mike

89tird
03-04-2009, 09:05 PM
how much does it stickout with the spacer?

None2Slow
03-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Do you have pictures?

Mikessupercoupe
03-04-2009, 10:19 PM
Mine don't stick out at all.

Melon
03-04-2009, 11:14 PM
I have 17X9 Cobra replicas on my 94 SC without any rubbing issues, in fact I also have a 1/4" wheel spacer on there too.:cool:


Mike

What tire are you running? I've got 17x9 Cobra R replica's and the only time mine rub is when the wheel is turned all the way to the right. Otherwise, I don't have any problem.

-Melon

89tird
03-04-2009, 11:28 PM
+1 mine rub when turning in reverse too

quick35th
03-05-2009, 12:12 AM
I have 17x9's up front, they are CCW racing wheels not Cobra R's though. No rubbing at all unless I am hard on the brakes and turning at the same time, but that is a spring rate issue there. They do stick out a bit. You might have a back spacing issue.

Shane
Glynn Motorsports

fastsc92
03-05-2009, 01:00 AM
These are 17x9's up front, 255-45-17's. No rubbing issues.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fastsc92/IMG_0130.jpg

David Neibert
03-05-2009, 01:07 AM
Had Dante Cobra R 17 x 9 wheels on both my SCs. No rubbing with the 91 at stock height or when lowered 2" on the front. My 93 did have some slight rubbing of the wheel against the spindle. Rather than use wheel spacers I just did a little clearance grinding on that spot of the spindle.

David

SCme94
03-06-2009, 10:44 AM
My 255/45's on a 17x9 Cobra R. No rubbing in the front at all on these.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a88/SCme94/jato112.jpg

TSC89
03-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Same here. running 17x9's with spacers on my 90 SC, no problems.

moore89
03-07-2009, 03:35 AM
17x9 Y2k Cobra R's (front) on my 90 35th sc (in pictures) and also have them on my 91 sc both lowered about 3" no spacers, no rubbing at all.
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23292&d=1162171213
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23293&d=1162171213

tydlwavs
03-07-2009, 05:22 PM
I got 17x9 cobra replicas all around with the tbird bolt pattern, the back looks perfect but the front rubs I was under the impression it was the tires but looking at it closely even with a skinnier tire I think the rim will stick out too.:mad:, anybody running these in the front of your bird ?? mines a 93 im hoping to keep these rims but the front looks ugly and I want to lower the car and I cant now since the fender will rub

Where did you buy them? I imagine the 24mm offset will sit way out. Most of us with 17x9 wheels have the 36mm offset wheels.

89tird
03-08-2009, 04:37 AM
I bought them off a member here, all the pics posted look good and seem not to stick out, mine do i guess its 24mm

89tird
03-09-2009, 01:12 PM
ok turns out I do have a 36mm offset and I think the tires stickout a bit past the rim so I need 4 tires anyways which size should I get? that its not so fat compared to the ones I have now? should I get different sizes front and back ?

David Neibert
03-09-2009, 01:44 PM
ok turns out I do have a 36mm offset and I think the tires stickout a bit past the rim so I need 4 tires anyways which size should I get? that its not so fat compared to the ones I have now? should I get different sizes front and back ?

I'm using 245-45-17 up front and 275-40-17 on the back. Those sizes are nearly equal in diameter and very close to stock diameter.

David

89tird
03-09-2009, 04:24 PM
do you need spacers for the rears with the 275 ?

89tird
03-09-2009, 04:30 PM
oh and thats on your 93 or 91 ??

David Neibert
03-09-2009, 04:31 PM
do you need spacers for the rears with the 275 ?

No...plenty of room going inward towards the brakes and rear suspension, but close to the rear fender lip. After lowering my car I had to use a set of air bags to prevent rubbing when carring a heavy load or hitting big bumps. I've since had the rear fender lips rolled and don't need the air bags. This is on my 91

At stock ride height (the 93) it's not a problem.

David

David Neibert
03-09-2009, 04:32 PM
oh and thats on your 93 or 91 ??

Had the same wheels and tires on both cars.

89tird
03-09-2009, 04:53 PM
thanks gonna buy them now :cool: