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Can anyone tell me how they get after-market rims to work on a 95 T-Bird ??? When I first bought the car I installed American Racing Spiders, the stearing wheel would go nuts when driving and I couldn't even deal with it. What am I doing wrong ? My front end specialist told me I will never get after-market rims to work on my car. I clearly see many of you have them working. I have replaced the brakes many times with good quality ones and I have replaced passenger side ball joints (upper and lower). I have also had the whole system looked at by many people and they say none of the parts are faulty.

There is a bit of play in the rack and that will be replaced as soon as I get the money. Also could use springs and struts at some point in time, but they are fine for now.

This install was many years ago... I would say 6 or 7 years ago so the rack and the struts and springs were fine at the time the rims were installed.

Does anyone have any ideas at all ?

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First off, doing a search is a good idea.
There is a sticky thread in the tires/wheels section:
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Can anyone tell me how they get after-market rims to work on a 95 T-Bird ??? When I first bought the car I installed American Racing Spiders, the stearing wheel would go nuts when driving and I couldn't even deal with it. What am I doing wrong ? My front end specialist told me I will never get after-market rims to work on my car. I clearly see many of you have them working. I have replaced the brakes many times with good quality ones and I have replaced passenger side ball joints (upper and lower). I have also had the whole system looked at by many people and they say none of the parts are faulty.

There is a bit of play in the rack and that will be replaced as soon as I get the money. Also could use springs and struts at some point in time, but they are fine for now.

This install was many years ago... I would say 6 or 7 years ago so the rack and the struts and springs were fine at the time the rims were installed.

Does anyone have any ideas at all ?

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Your front end specialist was unable to tell you what the problem was then??

A tire that is 255+ will give you more bump steer (annoying). Bump steer occurs when you are on roads with little ruts, dips or overall just rough at all speeds. What size tire were you running at the time??

I had the perfect setup on both of my SC's to make an example of bump steer and tire sizes being relative. One Car had 255MM tires on all four corners and the other had 245MM tires on all four corners. One behaved perfectly and the other was a PITA in the above described conditions. I will let you guess which was which to be sure you have been reading.


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Hmmm, that is a hard question. I remember the rims more then the tires at the time. I would say similar to what I have now which is 245 R15 (not sure those numbers are correct, I will check tomorrow) it wasn't a little wiggling of the steering wheel it was bad. Very noticeable and not pleasant to drive. The specialist at the time could not figure it out (different guy from the current) but this new guy that I trust and does great work has told me it is not possible.

It is hard to spend the money knowing that if it didn't work out I maybe screwed. Last time they totally backed me and gave me all my money back (for the most part) The steering wheel wiggling was similar to having bad ball joints. I have seen that in other peoples cars but my ball joints at the time and now are fine (new one side).

Someone told me it is the spacers they use on the tire, forget what they call them. Rim rings maybe. I tried the plastic ones that came with American Racing and I had tried metal ones. Did you use non Ford rims and the rim spacers ? What size rim and tire did you use and did you have to alter anything to the orginal car ?

thanks and sorry I looked around but should of looked harder for a similar post
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they are called hubcentric rings. You should not use spacers. Also, nothing should be modified to have aftermarket wheels. As long as the proper backspacing is used you are fine. Were the lugnuts torqued properly? Did you suspension guy check all FOUR hub bearings before blaming your issue on wheels?

So, your rims are made by American Racing? Assuming they are the properly spec'd backspacing, I would rule them out. AR is a fairly reputable manufacturer.




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Hmmm, that is a hard question. I remember the rims more then the tires at the time. I would say similar to what I have now which is 245 R15 (not sure those numbers are correct, I will check tomorrow) it wasn't a little wiggling of the steering wheel it was bad. Very noticeable and not pleasant to drive. The specialist at the time could not figure it out (different guy from the current) but this new guy that I trust and does great work has told me it is not possible.

It is hard to spend the money knowing that if it didn't work out I maybe screwed. Last time they totally backed me and gave me all my money back (for the most part) The steering wheel wiggling was similar to having bad ball joints. I have seen that in other peoples cars but my ball joints at the time and now are fine (new one side).

Someone told me it is the spacers they use on the tire, forget what they call them. Rim rings maybe. I tried the plastic ones that came with American Racing and I had tried metal ones. Did you use non Ford rims and the rim spacers ? Whatsize rim and tire did you use and did you have to alter anything to the orginal car ?

thanks and sorry I looked around but should of looked harder for a similar post


Hubcentric rings are not going to cause the issues you describe.
Proper fitting wheels won't either. (Strongly doubt it was the wheels)
Tires on the other hand Can for multiple reasons.

Instead of making a BLIND attempt at speculating what the reason was for the previous setups failed attept at pleasing you. Why not talk about what we KNOW does work??

Your so-called specialist is mistaken in saying a custom wheel setup is impossible on this car...Please...

Visit the WHEEL PICS thread linked below and see what folks have put on their cars.
http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=98026


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thanks for the info, sorry to get back late on this but started a new job and haven't had the time to put my correct tire info in this forum. I will find that out since the number i gave is wrong. I will post it again and I will check out your link.

Also I agree with you that he is wrong but I have no clue and experience to know why this is happening. I know that I have issues even with the stock rims with the car vibrating from 45 or so up in speed sometimes smoothing out and sometimes just constant vibrating. Also the steering wheel wiggles a little while that is happening.

All and all it is not a smooth ride. Do you think I could have engine issues and rough idle? Or would that be unrelated?

I will mention one thing my air-intake box is broken in more then one place and I have to change it, would that cause any kind of too much air getting in or something of that nature?

At one point the check engine light came on (about a year ago) the report I had printed out on it said my EGR valve needed to be replaced. I cleared the code and never got around to replacing that valve. Could that cause this also ?

Sorry for the million questions I am just trying to give all the info I can

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There is no way anyone could troubleshoot your problem via an internet forum...There are too many variables that you are describing.

So...Don't lose hope. Here is what I would do if it was my ride.

Find a Frame shop that does alignments and frontend maintenance. These are the shops that some Body & Fender shops use to repair, replace or correct frontends on wrecked cars. They are also great at troubleshooting. If there is an issue with your frontend one of these shops will find it.

We use one of these shops when we run into mystery problems we can't resolve ourselves. Rather than telling our customers that something is impossible, or can't be fixed we simply explain truths and take it to the next level with the Frame shop.

How to find one of these types of shops??? Contact a Collision repair shop and explain to them what you are looking for, they should be able to point you in the right direction. I would keep looking and asking until someone gave me the number of a specialized frame shop. I would not even mess with another tire shop at this point.

Report back with your findings.

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who is this specialist because if your just talking about some les scwab guy i laugh at that statement. There are some guys there that know what there doing then theres a lot of guys who have no clue and don't care. Were the wheels bran new(if they were used they may have had a bent rim) alignment could have been done wrong ( les swcab had to align my car 3 times because of an idiot. This idiot even threw away my spec sheet and when I asked for it he had an attitude and handed me a random crumpled up paper from a ford probe. a counter weight could have been to blame as well( in the wrong spot)

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I just had centerlines put on my car and as soon as I left the shop, I had that shimmy. I went right back, told the dude to rebalance the wheels and that was it.
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I agree with you, he has a good shop and it one of the best that I know of but I could find someone else. Issues is I think he has tried it X many times and assume it will not work. You guys PROVE that it WILL work and that is a relief for me. Do you realize how long I've been wanting to solve this issue with my front end.... since 97 or 98 I think. I had big plans for the car and when I ran into that issue I stopped in my tracks. Only thing I changed was the exhaust (true duals) an using the Hpyer Tech chip and nice wires.. so on.

I like the idea about the collision shop and I will look into that. I am also talking to someone on the board that has my exact same car and getting info from him. I like his rims and since I know they work I would get those. One thing though he replaced just about everything in his front end. Most of my parts have been replaced but not everything.

Front End Specialist told me the rack had play and struts and springs are going. I am hearing all kinds of squeaking and sometimes banging after they did the work. I am taking it back soon to them.

I will report back after I have them look at it again
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I agree with you, he has a good shop and it one of the best that I know of but I could find someone else. Issues is I think he has tried it X many times and assume it will not work. You guys PROVE that it WILL work and that is a relief for me. Do you realize how long I've been wanting to solve this issue with my front end.... since 97 or 98 I think. I had big plans for the car and when I ran into that issue I stopped in my tracks. Only thing I changed was the exhaust (true duals) an using the Hpyer Tech chip and nice wires.. so on.

I like the idea about the collision shop and I will look into that. I am also talking to someone on the board that has my exact same car and getting info from him. I like his rims and since I know they work I would get those. One thing though he replaced just about everything in his front end. Most of my parts have been replaced but not everything.

Front End Specialist told me the rack had play and struts and springs are going. I am hearing all kinds of squeaking and sometimes banging after they did the work. I am taking it back soon to them.

I will report back after I have them look at it again

Anything listed on our website (www.thecustomwheelshop.com) for Tbirds/Cougars & MarkVIII's will work on your car regardless of the Generation its from. All of these wheels have been built specifically for our cars.

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A tire that is 255+ will give you more bump steer (annoying). Bump steer occurs when you are on roads with little ruts, dips or overall just rough at all speeds. What size tire were you running at the time??

I had the perfect setup on both of my SC's to make an example of bump steer and tire sizes being relative. One Car had 255MM tires on all four corners and the other had 245MM tires on all four corners. One behaved perfectly and the other was a PITA in the above described conditions. I will let you guess which was which to be sure you have been reading.

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Interesting comment, I changed from 245/50-16 to 255/50-16 on my 95 with SC wheels and saw no noticeable difference.
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Interesting comment, I changed from 245/50-16 to 255/50-16 on my 95 with SC wheels and saw no noticeable difference.
Well Dusty how many aftermarket wheel setups and tire combinations have you tested on your Thunderbirds?? Do you even know what Bump Steer is?? How do you use your car?? Daily driver, pleasure?? What are the conditions of your local roads?? Your specific and possibly more perfect world could be the reason for your posative results. Or maybe not...

All of the 255mm fronts I have ran resulted in bump-steer. Meaning that in rough or rutted road conditions the wheel would wander to the point that is was a Pain in the butt.


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As I said I have SC wheels on my car. I have had no aftermarket wheels on my Tbird. My only statement was that on my car with the same brand of tire, 245/50-16 drove the same as the 255/50-16. It exibits none of the bump steer symptoms you describe, but the suspension is not stock. That is all that I said implied or otherwise.
Just don't want everyone to get the impression 255s are always bad.
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cudaz101 thank you for the link , I knew or heard about you but I failed to find the link you just gave me. I am going out side right now to see what my tire size is. Today I had it up to 80+ on the highway and the whole car was vibrating some thing has got to be done about this ... thanks for all the input it's AMAZING stuff

OK I have the info of what I currently have on my car and maybe you lovely people could tell if this is the wrong choice for my car.

225 - 60 - R15 American Platinum (Coopers)

not the best I could buy .. but for the stock rims I was told they are good tires and since I have to drive this car in the winter they would also be good for that. If I bought rims and tires I would keep these for winter or until I get a second car...... if I get a second one



I love this!!! this would look just like my car


thanks Bill for the pic, it's his car and NOT my car

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So, you have a 4.8L engine? I'm just asking because that's what you typed in your profile.

Aren't those rims the same as the cobra rims for mustangs or do they just look similar? If they are the cobra rims then a hub upgrade would be in order which is on my list of things to do to my car. That way I can buy a new prettier set of calipers and slotted rotors.

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So, you have a 4.8L engine? I'm just asking because that's what you typed in your profile.

Aren't those rims the same as the cobra rims for mustangs or do they just look similar? If they are the cobra rims then a hub upgrade would be in order which is on my list of things to do to my car. That way I can buy a new prettier set of calipers and slotted rotors.
you are correct with my 4.8 mistalke... it is 4.6 oops thanks for pointing that out. As for new hubs I would not know that... but others here would. I would kill to get those rims on my car
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Those wheels are a direct bolt on for Tbird/Cougar/markviii hubs. We have them custom made specifically for these cars.

www.thecustomwheelshop.com

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cudaz101 do these rims require those center rings or spacers? Not sure what they are called.

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killer! bump for pic of my car.

yes those wheels have the hub centric rings....came with them. brad/cudaz hooked me up proper.

rotate the wheels. if you have the OE wheels put them back on or swap with a friend for a test drive. maybe your wheels will make your frioends bird shake. if you still have issues with different wheels, then its your front end.

get your rack checked. look at hub play. check your ball joints. see if you blew out a strut rod bushing. see if you have a broken spring or leaking shock. its a process of elimation to troubleshoot this kind of stuff.

the fact that you say your front end is noisy may indicate its suspension related. mine made lots of noise before i redid it. now it new-car-silent even over uneven pavement and railroad tracks.

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Like Bill said...They are hubcentric rings NOT spacers.

They require these simply because the origonal cast tooling was built and designed for Mustangs. So the wheels have a 70.80mm hub-bore in them. We have custom made rings to slip into the centerbore to fill in the gap and prevent vibration. Simple solution...

The fit really could not be more perfect IMO.

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Like Bill said...They are hubcentric rings NOT spacers.

They require these simply because the origonal cast tooling was built and designed for Mustangs. So the wheels have a 70.80mm hub-bore in them. We have custom made rings to slip into the centerbore to fill in the gap and prevent vibration. Simple solution...

The fit really could not be more perfect IMO.

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Well that is my question, is that a bad thing to use hub centric rings? I know others are using them but I heard it's not recommended and my stock rims don't use them. Sorry for so many questions.



I do have another important question and really need an answer before Monday or Tuesday. I returned the car to the shop and the vibration is still there. They said something about then tires not being mounted correctly... I am losing faith in this front end shop. Right now on the car with stock rims I installed

225 - 60 - R15 American Platinum (Coopers)

Is there a better size to use and a better tire to use on this car to rid my car of this vibrating? Before I replaced these tires I did not have this bad vibration at high speeds (highway) And when I first had the tires installed everything was smooth and all was well. After about 2 weeks this started happening and I just want it resolved. I can't get to work without my car and I am starting to question to get rid of the car and get rid of the headache something I would rather not do since I love the car.

I wanted to go to a lower profile tire on the stock rims and that size is what they recommended. Do you guys think that is the wrong choice and again the wrong brand, my thought was to jump up to Michelin sport model similar to the Coopers

thanks a million for the all the help and answers

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[QUOTE=sullysnet;1053759]Well that is my question, is that a bad thing to use hub centric rings? I know others are using them but I heard it's not recommended and my stock rims don't use them. Sorry for so many questions.

You HEARD its not recomended??

Not recomeneded by WHO & WHY NOT??

Seems to me its pretty obvious that you are surrounding yourself by folks that don't know much. Just an observation but one that is becoming more and more obvious as you report back & forth. Why you are still using the same group of people to fix a problem that they, themselves obviously have no answer for, that equates to anything remotley inteligant is way beyond my understanding. Only to come back here and question the use of hubcetnric rings, which are an industry standard in the custom wheel arena. Its just laughable...



I am not going to attempt to make sense of the rest of it...Tires are simply just that...TIRES...No one size (within reason) is gong to change the behavior of the car in the natures you describe. I believe the members of this site have given you some good advice to resolve all of this. I suggest you read back through it and take some of it (The ADVICE).

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listen this is one of the major places in town and has always done a great job in the past. Having someone do the right work is important to me cause if I could do the work I would do it myself. So in the past they have proven helpful and now I am running into issues. So who knows why things change.... they just do... new workers? I have paid money here and I refuse to just blow 1500. to take it to someone else and have to spend more. If that is the case then the car is not worth it. Once this issue is resolved then rims are something else I was looking at in the future. As for the hub centric rings it was not something THIS shop said it was another shop and others that I have talked to and maybe they have no clue but you know what I am not a auto tech and need to lean on others for answers just like other lean on me to repair their computers.

The question about the rings was just that.. a question about what you guys thought of them... that is all there is no reason to get excited about it.

I rather not be called stupid, which I know I am not, but when it comes to cars I know a little but nothing like you people here.

As for making sense of the rest of it, I would agree that tires are just tires but tires are what was changed on the car. The other parts that where replaced I would imagine have nothing to do with the shaking I am feeling unless they are bad parts.

I already took other suggestions about bringing it to a frame shop and I will do that as soon as I can afford to have another car to get to work. It maybe black and white for you but it is not for me. I must do things when I have backup transportation

thanks for the clarification on the hub centric rings
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cudaz101 the rims in the above picture are they 15in? I am listening to users here and I am going to make an appointment for the frame shop. Seems there could be issues with my stock rims but I am taking it to the frame shop to see what they find and I may even go to another shop for a third inspection of the front end. For now I am done with that shop and most likely in the future. They can not dig in to my issue well enough to resolve it and after them quoting that rims will not work on my T-Bird and knowing from all of you that this is wrong I need to find someone else.

I will have to stick with the tires that I have purchased since I need the car to drive day to day and have nothing else to put on there.

I am hoping that 225 - 60 - R15 will fit on the rims sold by cudaz101, if not I need to find something that will. Maybe you have some suggestions? They are now BF Radial T/A 225 - 60 - R15

thanks everyone for the advise and I am sorry that I've gone on and on with this, I just want a solution that will not cause me any more stress.

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