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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'm beginning to feel like Imelda Marcos and her shoes.

I now have four sets of wheels for the Thunderbird.

My 97 Sport came with the stock alloy Sport wheels.

I then got a set of chrome Sports.

I have been using these as my winter wheels and they have developed some problems with pitting and corroded beads. I'm going to retire them for a while so I can see if they can be salvaged. So, I'll probably use the original Sports for my winter Continentals

I have been using 17" SVT wheels with 245/50/17 Pirelli P-Zero Assemitricos.


Now, I went and bought these.

They are as staggered set of 3 piece forged 35mm offset AVUS wheels with 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rims carrying Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR 235/35ZR19 front tires and 275/30ZR19 rear.

I probably won't mount them till I get some brakes that will fill them up, but then I'll have a problem with the 16".

The tires are a little small in diameter for the car too. I'd rather have 275/35/19 and 245/40/19 to more closely match the stock rolling diameter and to get a little more footprint on the front to reduce understeer. Now I need more power to do these justice.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 03:53 PM
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Did you have the sports chromed?? That was never an option, was it??

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Did you have the sports chromed?? That was never an option, was it??
There was an option 647 for chrome wheels but it required package 155A or 157A, both of which included 15" wheels, so it looks like the 16" were not offered chromed.

I bought them chromed and they looked original.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 04:50 PM
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I now have four sets of wheels for the Thunderbird.
im almost there:

fan stockers painted charcoal on the 93



96-98 gt wheels in storage that were on the 95



05-07 gt wheels currently on the 95



i have a spare rsx wheel in storage, too.

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