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'93 Cobra Wheels

Had a question. Have a '93 Thunderbird that i've been contemplating switching the rims out on. I love the look of the factory fan blade rim, but would love it if the rim was just a little bigger. The '93 Cobras ran the same wheel design, but supersized (17x7.5).

My question(s) is, since they're four bolt, has anyone ever done a hub conversion to put them on the car? Is it even possible? If so, do the rims even fit on the car ( i don't want to do anything crazy to make this happen)?

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Not sure about a hub swap to 4 lug but someone has welded the 4 lugs closed and redrilled for 5 lug. It looks sweet.

Here's his thread http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=114194

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Wow. I never even thought of doing it that way. Thanks for posting that thread. The pictures answered my other question too; would i really like the bigger rim. Those look great!
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I found a set of those one time at a swap meet, thought about filling and redrilling but didn't wanna go through the work lol. They look kick a$$ on the birds tho!

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IMHO, the wheels are not wide enough to negate all the work needed to go into filling/redrilling the lug holes... that is unless you widen them remember our cars are beasts and they can handle very well with a proper sized wheel tire combo.

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IMHO, the wheels are not wide enough to negate all the work needed to go into filling/redrilling the lug holes... that is unless you widen them remember our cars are beasts and they can handle very well with a proper sized wheel tire combo.
This is very true. It would never work well on a car with power. For me though, it's just about suttle cosmetics. This 'Bird is staying completely stock, minus the possible wheel change. And even then, the only reason i'm considering it is because i can get the bigger wheel in the exact same design as what came stock on it.

On the bright side the Cobra wheel is about an inch wider than the stock 15's i believe , so hopefully i'll get the benefit of a little improvement in the handling!
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Cool 93 Cobra Wheels

IF YOU PLAN TO USE THE WHEELS: tire size p255/50r17 bfg kdws
27.1" tall 7-9" rim width span 32psi front 28psi rear - this tire was built for
the impala s/s and it hooks! once the wheels have been filled and drilled have
them press the conical steel lug inserts and then they will be horsepower ready!
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I would love to run these wheels and thank you tire baron for the suggestions. THe appeal of sleeper status is too cool.

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I dont get it...Why bother with all that cobbling when you can just buy a 5-4.50 replica in that cast? Amazes me what ppl will run.

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I dont get it...Why bother with all that cobbling when you can just buy a 5-4.50 replica in that cast? Amazes me what ppl will run.

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That's a good idea. Kind of new to the whole wheel thing. Do you know a place to get them?
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Link below...But he dont make them in 5-4.50 currently for some reason. They used to, so excuse me while I remove my foot from my mouth real quick.

Regardless I am far from impressed with the filling and drilling of that wheel project. For off road use OK...For leasure and highway use, simply no.

http://wheelreplicas.com/93Cobrawheels.html

I tried to get enough ppl together to build this wheel but not enough interest.

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Thanks Brad. Agree on the "filling and drilling", but if that's what it takes it look slike that'll be the direction i go. Bummer he doesn't make it in a 5-4.50. However, you can count me in as one of the people interested in building this wheel.
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Link below...But he dont make them in 5-4.50 currently for some reason. They used to, so excuse me while I remove my foot from my mouth real quick.

Regardless I am far from impressed with the filling and drilling of that wheel project. For off road use OK...For leasure and highway use, simply no.

http://wheelreplicas.com/93Cobrawheels.html

I tried to get enough ppl together to build this wheel but not enough interest.

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It's asinine to not make that wheel with the 5 bolt mustang pattern. What was the point of even replicating them?

"Oh good I can replace my factory set of wheels on my 93 cobra with an identical aftermarket set of wheels on my 93 cobra"

If a 17x9" wide silver version that wheel was around with the 5 lug mustang pattern I'd be all over them.

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It's asinine to not make that wheel with the 5 bolt mustang pattern. What was the point of even replicating them?

"Oh good I can replace my factory set of wheels on my 93 cobra with an identical aftermarket set of wheels on my 93 cobra"

If a 17x9" wide silver version that wheel was around with the 5 lug mustang pattern I'd be all over them.
This is my point of view. And yeah if they came in 17X8.5 even I would love that even being offered. Most fox owners wouldn't reach for this wheel if they want to buy aftermarket rims. The sn95 hubs are the best pattern to build in if you want more universal and more sales.

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It's asinine to not make that wheel with the 5 bolt mustang pattern. What was the point of even replicating them?

"Oh good I can replace my factory set of wheels on my 93 cobra with an identical aftermarket set of wheels on my 93 cobra"...
Because there are a million other fox body cars out there that have the four lug pattern whose owners might be interested in 93 Cobra wheels.
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This is my point of view. And yeah if they came in 17X8.5 even I would love that even being offered. Most fox owners wouldn't reach for this wheel if they want to buy aftermarket rims. The sn95 hubs are the best pattern to build in if you want more universal and more sales.
Which means if any of us want them in the meantime, we're filling and drilling...
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this is the first tbird ive seen with the cobra fan i dont know if the owner still post here or not but the black is hot
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this is the first tbird ive seen with the cobra fan i dont know if the owner still post here or not but the black is hot
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I am pretty sure those are one of the original sets that was actually made for the MN12. There were a few prototype sets made so the set in that picture could be the only ones in existence.
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I am pretty sure those are one of the original sets that was actually made for the MN12. There were a few prototype sets made so the set in that picture could be the only ones in existence.

Oooooh. Yes I remember now. Those are the mn12 pattern
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Because there are a million other fox body cars out there that have the four lug pattern whose owners might be interested in 93 Cobra wheels.
Yeah, people like me. I have no real interest in doing a 5 lug conversion on my car.
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I checked the link out. Looks like a custom run, but one guy already asked about a bolt pattern for our cars. Looks like they're only doing one "Mustang-specific" pattern. Any chance we could find someone to make a batch and get the same thing going here?
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...Any chance we could find someone to make a batch and get the same thing going here?
This is the style of wheel that I most want but it just isn't in my budget to buy any wheels.
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I checked the link out. Looks like a custom run, but one guy already asked about a bolt pattern for our cars. Looks like they're only doing one "Mustang-specific" pattern. Any chance we could find someone to make a batch and get the same thing going here?
Its hard enough to get a GP going for these in the mustang clubs, like we'll get enough people here when half the board thinks any mod over $20 is too expensive

If they come out in the mustang pattern you can hub swap.

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Its hard enough to get a GP going for these in the mustang clubs, like we'll get enough people here when half the board thinks any mod over $20 is too expensive
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Its hard enough to get a GP going for these in the mustang clubs, like we'll get enough people here when half the board thinks any mod over $20 is too expensive

If they come out in the mustang pattern you can hub swap.
you hit the nail on the head
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I'm going to drag this back up because I love these rims. If you were to hub swap and get on the corral preorder list, which of the two offsets they are offering word work best for mn12 cars. they are in 26 or 29.5 offset. This may be a stupid question but I am unsure.
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I'm going to drag this back up because I love these rims. If you were to hub swap and get on the corral preorder list, which of the two offsets they are offering word work best for mn12 cars. they are in 26 or 29.5 offset. This may be a stupid question but I am unsure.
yes I'd love to know too. If you can get these tucked in just right front and back it would be exactly the wheel look I want.

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Its hard enough to get a GP going for these in the mustang clubs, like we'll get enough people here when half the board thinks any mod over $20 is too expensive

If they come out in the mustang pattern you can hub swap.
This is why the mn12 platform has a poor aftermarket.

They have already made one run of them, I believe they come up used every so often in the 5x4.5 pattern. I'm sure they will do another as time goes on.
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93 cobra's !!!

ya, these are my favorite wheels , comparison to the 03cobra's. brad, you should make these for the m12 pattern, 17x9,4.25. i would buy a set if you had these and sell my other rims, just a thougth

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