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Heyya all. Finally got some new wheels/tires for my 66. Ive been wanting to do this since I bought it 9 years ago!

Next is some suspension work to reduce some of the wheel gap thats present. Going to rebuild front suspension, add urethane bushing, relocate upper A-arm, and put in new coil springs.

Here is a before pic. Kind of a bad pic, but you can see the 14x7 American Racing's it had on it before.




Now heres a few quick pics I shot after the install.




Their 17x8 2003 Cobra Wheels. With 235/45/17 Falken 512s on front and 245/45/17 Nitto 555R's on the rear.

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Next is some suspension work to reduce some of the wheel gap thats present. Going to rebuild front suspension, add urethane bushing, relocate upper A-arm, and put in new coil springs.
 

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Personally, and you did post it, looks like a Hot Wheels. The car looks great and I like the cowl hood. I'd just gone with 15" rims instead. But everyone has their own taste. Great style choice, just to big on the smaller Stangs.
 

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Looks good, 17's really set these off, I put one lowering blocks out back and still have the stock relaxed front springs so it's sits pretty nice. Great job....
 

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ugh, 15s? no way .... im tired of small tiny wheels on this car. Im not into this car to make it like it was back in the 60s. IMO, the 17s lo0k damn hot on these cars.
I made my choice, I think it was wise, and im never lo0king back.

Hah, Hot Wheels? schweet, i take that as a compliment ... Hot Wheels are badass

Wait till its lowered, it will lo0k much much better when that huge wheel gap is gone. Pictures will follow
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looking sharp,just needs to be lowered a couple of inchs and ill be perfect IMO,i really like those 5 spoke rims

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It is currently in the process of being lowered and every suspension part being replaced on it.
 

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Definitely need to lower the car a bunch...
Hot wheels definitely comes to mind with the current ride height. Just my $.02

Don't like 15" rims? They will be quicker at the track due to lighter weight
 

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Like i said, its gettin lowered right now. The entire front suspension is pulled out of it, just waiting on the parts to come in.

No, I dont like 15" rims and I dont care if they would make me "faster". They lo0k dumb. Like i also said above, im tired of small wheels on the car.
I dont want this to lo0k like every other old mustang out there, not into the co0kie-cutter crap. Torque Thrusts, while ok, just dont cut it, everyone and their brother has a set on their car. I wanted this to be somewhat different.
 

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my prediction on the next post....What can I do to keep my tires from rubbing?

15's don't look dumb, 14" wheels look good if the car sits right. Stance is always more important that tire/wheel sizing, but they have to go hand in hand. Its a small car with small fenders, a big wheel makes these cars look goofy real quick.

You need to get those things tucked up inside the fender better before you can lower it enough so it looks right. 17's, in my opinion, aren't so big that they look out of place on an early model, BUT, backspacing and tire sizing is crucial in creating the right look. It looks kinda goofy as is, the lowering will help, but you will have to get them up inside the fender to get the body to sit low enough over them. Post new pics after its lowered. Good luck.

BTW, you can't really call torq-thrusts cookie cutters, while thinking cobra wheels are something special. Cobra wheels are probably the only wheel more widely used than the torq-thrust
. They both look good when used on the right car.

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No thanks, i dont need any help with rubbing issues. Im not a dumbass, but thanks for tryin to make me seem like one.
Also, backspacing issues is not a problem with these particular wheels, dont talk about what you dont know about please.
They are on the car, and the car has been driven with absolutely no rubbing issues. Appreciate your concern though.

And while you think 14s or 15s lo0k go0d on these cars, thats your opinion. My opinion is that bigger wheels lo0k better. Hence the reason i bought them.

Yes, i now it doesnt lo0k go0d atm ... for the love of god i know that!!! I wish i had the money and ability to wave a magic wand and have everything done for the car i would like to. But i cant.

Things must be done in stages, the first stage was picking out the wheels i wanted. Now i am making the suspension/body fit the wheels!

cookie cutter for THESE cars ... how many older cars have 03 cobras? im not sayin im the only one, but theres a whole lot less than with torq-thrusts

Just put this post up to share my happiness at gettin some new wheels. Didnt know it would pull all the jerks out of the woodwork. (Apologize to those friendly people who shared their appreciation)

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Post the pictures when you get the stance right. It will look really good when you fix the ride height. 17's look awesome on these cars when it sits right!! That is key.
 

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On 2006-05-01 11:09, pass1over wrote:
No thanks, i dont need any help with rubbing issues. Im not a dumbass, but thanks for tryin to make me seem like one.
Also, backspacing issues is not a problem with these particular wheels, dont talk about what you dont know about please.
They are on the car, and the car has been driven with absolutely no rubbing issues. Appreciate your concern though.

And while you think 14s or 15s lo0k go0d on these cars, thats your opinion. My opinion is that bigger wheels lo0k better. Hence the reason i bought them.

Yes, i now it doesnt lo0k go0d atm ... for the love of god i know that!!! I wish i had the money and ability to wave a magic wand and have everything done for the car i would like to. But i cant.

Things must be done in stages, the first stage was picking out the wheels i wanted. Now i am making the suspension/body fit the wheels!

cookie cutter for THESE cars ... how many older cars have 03 cobras? im not sayin im the only one, but theres a whole lot less than with torq-thrusts

Just put this post up to share my happiness at gettin some new wheels. Didnt know it would pull all the jerks out of the woodwork. (Apologize to those friendly people who shared their appreciation)
I wasn't trying to make you look like a dumbass, you don't need any help with that. I thought my post was pretty neutral, take it personal if you wish.

The tires won't rub when you've got 6" between the tire and the fender. In the pictures, it looks like the tires stick out past the fenders. When you lower the car, the tires are gonna be hitting the fenders. All you've got to do then is mvoe the wheels/tires back into the wheelwells. Pretty simple concept, but it seems to have escaped your thoughts. If the camera is playing tricks on my depth perception, and the wheels are currently back inside the fenders, you should be set.

If I didn't know anything about this stuff I wouldn't have posted. You kinda came across as a newb, so I offered some of my experience. It was not intended to come across as insulting. If you know as much about these cars as you think you do, you would likely have taken my post in a different manner. Regardless of the pissing match thats about to come to an end, I genuinely do hope that your car turns out well.

I'm outta here.

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ha, a newb ... you make me laugh
I didnt just go out and grab the first wheels I saw. I did a lot of research on size and fitment issues. I dont know how I came off as a newb, I dont see that anywhere in my posts. im not going to spend $1200 on wheels and tires without knowing what will and will not fit on this car.

my prediction on the next post....What can I do to keep my tires from rubbing? .......... sounds like a smartass comment to me. This first comment is what set the tone for the rest of your post for me. Sorry if I to0k it the wrong way, but thats what I got from it.

You tell me that 14s or 15s lo0k go0d if the stance is correct ....... great .... but i have 17s.
Yes, I know backspacing is an issue, thats why it to0k me close to 2 months to find these wheels. As for tires, im kind of limited in sizing choices b/c of the drag radials. But the ones I chose fit nice and dont bulge out all over the place.

I admit I dont know everything about these cars, but I do feel I know a go0d portion about them. All the work so far on this has been done by me. I dont let anyone else work on it unless I have to. I take pride in this car, just to0 bad it had to sit out in the FL weather for 4 years. But all that is changing now. Its garaged and receiving some much needed TLC.

6" off the fenders?! hah, no, try like 1.5" 2 max
No, the tires are not sticking out of the fenders. From what ive measured and figured out, a simple fender roll will allow me to tuck the tires inside the fenders.
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Wow! All this over a set of wheels? I personally like your car, liked it before and think it will look awesome when you get the stance corrected. It is all personal preference, and it is your car, enjoy it and do what you want with it.
I too get tired of seeing the same rims over and over again. The new Torq Thrusters are great looking wheels but I tire of seeing them on everyone’s cars, even on Chevy's. Nothing like pulling into a lot full of cars and everybody’s got the same wheels on their car.
Looking forward to the new pics with the new stance.
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I like the 17's, I have a 65 coupe that I have put the 620 rate lowering springs on and 2" lowering blocks in the back, Now I am looking for so0me 17s. What back spacing and width are you running? Keep up the good work!
 

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pass1over,

Don't let anyone slow your roll and let the bluehairs eat dust. You are so right w/the tired Torque Thrust D look. Everybody and I do mean everybody has those wheels.

The bluehairs come out of the woodwork anytime someone decides to try something different or unique. They always mumble stuff like "Back in the day" or the played out "Classic Mustangs need classic wheels" and expect a bolt of lightning followed by a roll of thunder. Give it a rest.

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