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I vote for #2. Don't get chrome... too flashy IMO.

Go with 17" or 18" rims... If your gonna spend out the *** for some new wheels, get some good ones.

I dig the Cobra R wheels.. but #2 looks pretty damn good. :D
 

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Yep - #2 is the nicest :).

What car, and what color is it?
 

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The car is a 1994 Ford Tbird, 4.6L. Black.
 

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OKay everyone It seems that you guys like #2. They are 17X7.5. And with tires they are $699. Do you think this is a good price? I am not sure what the tires are yet. I am going to call. Thanks!
 

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sorry again

I called and they are Kumho 711's 205-40-17's. Now I do believe that sucks....they seem kind of small for that rim, am I right? What size tires should I run...245/40/17? Thanks. Do you guys thinks its worth it?
 

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205/40/17 is way too small for a bird or cougar. a 40 series tire is too small for that matter, unless you bump with width up to 275.

how wide are the rims you want? is the offset correct?
 

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I vote #1

You have 39mm positive offset, try to get within 5mm.

I suggest 245/50-17 tires. Bridgestone Potenza RE730s.
 

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Go with Kumho 245/40/17s... and if you plan on dropping your TBird 2" in the future.. it'll look badass.
 

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I agree, I had the 245-40r17 Kumho's on mine, and it was a bit skinny, It looks good on a slammed bird like mine, but offers little protection for the rim, and I ended up bending 2 of my wheels. Go with the 245-45/17's that's a stock size tire on a mustang, looks good on the car, and is going to provide a reasonable level of protection for the rim, in case of a pothole or other obstruction in the road.
 

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cal lme an idiot

I was all ready to get the rims and have them upgrade my tires, but then they said they will not fit my car....damn sorry for wasting your time guys. I really did like those rims. I like the cobra r's but everybody has them, looks like I am going to have to get them too.....What if I get the fronts: 245-45-17, and the rear 245-55-17.
 

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Re: cal lme an idiot

DGERMANN said:
What if I get the fronts: 245-45-17, and the rear 245-55-17.
I've always gotten the same size for all four tires. rotating the tires every other oil change really help extend the life.
 

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Yeah, every one has the Cobra R's...on this website. Who cares otherwise. I have seen only one other MN12 with cobra R's (accept at shows and stuff) on the road. Everyone digs mine. I have met alot of Mustang guys with Cobra R's and they are totaly stoked to see them on my TBird, and other non-ford people recognize them and like them. I think they are one of the best looking wheel's for these cars. My opinion though, and I'm guess I'm sorta partial.... :)
<img src="http://members.tccoa.com/danimal/TBirdSide.jpg"><br> <img src="http://members.tccoa.com/danimal/SVTmod.jpg"><br>

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WHO said they wouldn't fit? Tirerack? They're idiots reading out of a manual that says you can't.

Ask people who've done it before :).

When I priced out wheels/tires for my Marquis, quite a few people said it can't be done, and that it wouldn't fit. Uh, only about 50 other people with Vics/Marquis on the Vic boards have done it without problems, but I guess my car is a 'special case', huh :p!

There IS a Cobra wheel for the Tbirds, but it's not the Mustang one. Tbirds have a 1/4" smaller bolt pattern at 4.25", whereas the Stang has a 4.5" bolt circle.

Tires, I cannot help you with sizing, but there are plenty of people here with wide rubber.

Kevin.
 

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Read my sig.

I love the look of them. The main difference between them and the Cobra's for a Mustang is the bolt pattern (obviously why they call them SVT T-Bird) and the width. I'm pretty sure that the Cobra's are 17x9. The widest tire you can go is a 245/50. You can't fit a 245/45 because you don't have enough sidewall. I get comments about them all the time, and the guys at the shop I had them put on at were freakin stunned that I found Cobra's to fit my Bird without a change in bold pattern. And if you get 245/55's on the rear, it will throw you're speedo off a tad. Get 245/50's.

Pat

P.S.-They look exactly like Danimal's but with slightly higher rubber.
 

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Here's my 2001 Jaguar S Type Wheels from a v6 car with the sport package.

They are 16x7.5, wearing bridgestone turanza 225/55/16. Not the biggest wheel or tire, but I like them.

<img src=http://members.tccoa.com/justinh/side.jpg> <br>

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Now there's something you don't see everyday.

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