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Rear Tires on a Foxbody...how wide can i go?

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Old 03-18-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Rear Tires on a Foxbody...how wide can i go?

Looking at getting a new set of rear 17" Cobras for my mustang. Was curious as to how wide of a rear tire i can put on it if i go with the 10.5" rim. Ive heard of people running the 315's possibly but you have to remove the quad shocks. Any input would be great thanks guys
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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it would take some work to fit 315's. more than just the quadshocks. im not sure what the biggest would be but i know the 315's would require modification to the fenders.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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255's45/17's rub...the front too go with a 235/ 45/17
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #4
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Default RE: Rear Tires on a Foxbody...how wide can i go?

from reading past posts in here
you can "easily" fit 275's when you remove the quad shocks.

anything past that and you will have to roll the wheel well lips
or custom rims or other mods.

a good wheel/tire shop should be able to take some measurements
and be able to talk with you.

fitting 315's under there is going to a pretty custom job.

Personally I'm hoping to get about 295's under there with
just a little bit of body work.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:42 PM   #5
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not if the stang is lowered...mine rubbed....i'm sorry they were 275/40/17's
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i have 245/45/17 on all 4 of my 17inch cobras,The front rub only when you make a wide turn,If i had to do it over again i would go with 235's in front and 245's in back...
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275's require you to remove the quad shocks? I anticipated rolling the fender but what does removing the quad shocks entail?
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #8
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just gt an aftermarket set of adjustable lower comtrol arms. and then just ake them off. the ones that run sideways are the quads.
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alright i understand now. the 275 bulge a little but they seal on a 9" rim though right? my buddies got 315bfg drag radials on his z-28, he's got 17x10." chrome cragars, they protrude from the wheelwell a bit but look bad-***. 315 will make for some spendy tire bills though.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:57 PM   #10
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they will seal on a 9in wheel
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alright i understand now. the 275 bulge a little but they seal on a 9" rim though right? my buddies got 315bfg drag radials on his z-28, he's got 17x10." chrome cragars, they protrude from the wheelwell a bit but look bad-***. 315 will make for some spendy tire bills though.
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you dont need to remove the quad for 275's ive seen it done not even being flipped, just rolling the fender
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Is this true with the 94-98 bodystyle? Ive seen a few on here.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:51 AM   #14
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Default RE: Rear Tires on a Foxbody...how wide can i go?

My car is lowered an inch and a half and I have 275s in the rear with no problem at all. I have 255s in the front and the rub under a hard turn, and tight turning at slow speeds...but nothing bad. And this is on a 17x9 wheel front and rear.
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Default RE: Rear Tires on a Foxbody...how wide can i go?

too many factors come into play on this, the offset of the wheels/size of the wheels/brand of tires/the year of the stang/if you need to remove the quads completely/just flip them/roll the fenders etc etc ....everbody seems to have different experiences with this... it would be nice if we could do some sort of write up but it varies so much it's almost impossible. it's a very hard question to answer, best bet would be to take some mesurements and have a wheel shop determine it for you.
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^^ I agree. I would participate in the write up but I am probally the most retarted person in this forum when it comes to wheel/tires
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I HAVE A 275/40/17 ON THE REAR OF MY CAR IT DOSE NOT RUB ! !
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Whats the largest tire you can fit on a 8inch rim? I have 235's on back on my 8 inch rim. My fenders are rolled and my quad shocks are history, i think i have a 3 1/2 backset. Any help here?
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from reading past posts in here
you can "easily" fit 275's when you remove the quad shocks.

anything past that and you will have to roll the wheel well lips
or custom rims or other mods.

a good wheel/tire shop should be able to take some measurements
and be able to talk with you.

fitting 315's under there is going to a pretty custom job.

Personally I'm hoping to get about 295's under there with
just a little bit of body work.

I have rolled my fenders, so you think it would be possible to fit 275-285s under there with only the fenders rolled??
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