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Thread: will 2004 T-Bird wheels fit a SC?

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    will 2004 T-Bird wheels fit a SC?

    does anyone know if the wheels off a 2004 T-Bird will work on a SC?

    There is an ebay ad which says they are
    "17X7.5, 5 LUG, 108MM BOLT PATTERN, FORD PART NUMBER IS 1W63-1007-AF"

    Which looks like a SC wheel except 1" taller and 1/2" wider, which would both be better than stock. The lug / bolt pattern looks OK, I guess the question now is the "Offset".

    What should the offset be in order to work well on a SC?

    What problems would I be asking for if the offset is wrong?

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    they are the same bolt patttern i believe. however the offset just wouldnt work for our cars. the wheels would be too far in the wheel wells.

    update: yes they are the same bolt pattern, but the offset renders them usless
    Last edited by SC UL8R1990; 02-28-2004 at 02:57 PM.

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    Some poeple have new style T-Bird, and Lincoln LS wheels (same chassis, so same offset) mounted on 89 - 97 Birds / Cougars. They do sit too far in, some of the people have them bolted on directly, and don't mind that look, others are using spacers to bring them out 1/4 to 1/2".


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    Isn't the Lincoln LS a totally different platform from the T-Brid. Or did you mean that the Lincoln LS and the T-Brid are the same platform.

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    The Lincoln LS, the Thunderbird, and soon the Lincoln MkX, are all based on the same platform.

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    Yeah I know that, but the way you wrote it made it sound like you were saying that the MN12 Bird was built on that platform.

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    The new Mustang is on that platform too... be pretty cool if it had a bit more useful of a setup for us...

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    Actually-that's incorrect-the concept used the platform, but the preproduction and production vehicles used an all-new chassis that is Mustang specific, You will not see this chassis used for any other vehicle.

    "The purpose-built, muscle-car chassis is new from the ground up, with a state-of-the-art front suspension and precise, three-link rear axle with Panhard rod. Combined with direct, accurate steering and powerful disc brakes, Mustang now has what it takes to catapult the American muscle-car driving experience to the next level.

    Track time at drag strips and on road courses was a critical part of development, as chassis engineers pushed prototypes to the limit in search of the perfect power-and-handling blend."

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    Actually, you're both semi-correct. The Lincoln LS/Ford T Bird/Jag S-Type are all on the DEW98 platform. This has been, up until the Mazda6 platform, been considered the best and most useful platform Ford has ever made. However, the new Mustang is built on a variant of DEW98 referred to simply enough as DEW Lite. So it is and it isn't. Not to mention, Ford has made some serious "hints" as to the production possibility of the Mercury Messenger concept on the same platform. Some people are thinking "new Cougar" but Ford is getting pretty stiff about their new nomenclature system and, so far, only the Mustang and Thunderbird have escaped it. All Ford car names will begin with an F (Five-Hundred, Freestar, Futura, Freestyle, etc) and SUVs with an E (Escape, Explorer, Expedition, Excursion). All new Mercurys will begin with an M (Monterey, Montego, Montclair). And Lincoln...is Lincoln. So the possibility of the Cougar returning...at least name wise, and given consideration to the lacklister sales performance it has had recently, is dubious at best. But that Messenger is sweet.

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    The definitive word from J Mays and the engineers on the new Mustang-

    "Brand new platform-DEW Lite is the Thunderbird, Jaguar and Lincoln LS, DEW98 is the Lincoln Town Car. It is NOT based on the Mazda platform."

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