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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Does any one make a skinny front wheel for drag racing to fit a '95 T-Bird, or do you have to do a hub swap to the mustang's bolt pattern? I really don't want to do that b/c I don't want to have to buy new "street" wheels"

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 10:21 PM
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must guys will use a their spare tire rims. SOME, but not all

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Just be sure to mount genuine skinny racing tires on the spare rim... can't race on a temp spare!

The ultimate would be some of those hard to find aluminum SC spare wheels.

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Most Marks came with aluminum spares.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 08:46 AM
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I have the Mustang hub swap so I found 2 Lincoln Towncar 15" aluminum spare rims at the junkyard for $7 a piece and mounted 165/80/15 Kumho's on them.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 10:03 AM
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Were those aluminum Mark VIII spare wheels 15" or 16"?

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Mark VIII spare should be 16, I tried to put a 15 inch spare over my Sport brakes and they don't clear the caliper, and those are the same brakes as a Mark VIII.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 12:32 PM
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I have weld draglites on my 95. I did the hub, caliper and PBR rotor swap.
The welds were 15X4. I had to grind the calipers a ton to get the wheels to fit without a hugh spacer. Now I have 1/16" spacer made out of the metal traction control things from lincolns (early 90's style). Rear axle of course. The Welds fit inside the fenders with 215/75-15 tires.
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They fit the same way on a 94 mustang.
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just spares with the correct tires....

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