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Old 07-28-2009, 06:54 PM
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If I put 17x9's on my car with 275/40/17 rear and 245/45/17 front will they rub anywhere ? What if I lower the car 1.5" all the way around? Quad shocks are coming off if get new wheels and springs.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:31 PM
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Yes. They will rub the lower a-arms on the front. I dont think they will on the rear but Im not running that big of a tire back there.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:52 PM
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I have 93 cobra wheels on my 93GT, with 245/45/zr17 all the way around. I have 4cyl front springs and Eibach pro kit rear springs (1.25"-1.50" drop). I only get rubbing on the front if I cut the wheels all the way. Going to get some rack limiters for that. Rear has no issuesand I did remove the quad shocks when I upgraded upper/lower control arms.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:16 PM
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These cars hardly turn sharp as it is. Run 17x8 if you can,
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:29 PM
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i run 17x9 w/ a 245 up front and have no issues really. i just pushed the inner fender well (plastic) up and put a short self tapping screw in it to hold it in place. and i have the same rim w/ a 275/40/17 out back and i still have the quad shocks and its lowered and i have aftermarket control arms. just massaged the inner fender lip. no big deal
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:39 PM
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Nacanitihs what backspace and offset are you running? Same front and rear? That is the tire combination I would like to run on some charcoal 10th anniversary cobras, So i'm very interested.
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um not sure on the backspace. ill check the rims tomorrow. but ya they are all the same size. 17x9 fronts are 245/45/17 and rears are 275/40/17. both front and rear are the same diameter. i believe it is 25.9in
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:27 AM
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I run 17x9's with 245/45's up front and 275/40's out back with no issues. Removed quad shocks tho.

Edit- I also run Bbk 1.5 inch drop springs.
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