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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I have a question and I hope someone will be able to give me an answer So I bought the Bird about 4 months ago and the guy who sold it to me gave me 4 extra wheels, right now I have these on my car (not mine) http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0002_large.jpg .. Anyways I tought they made nice winter wheels so I kept them on but now the sun is out and I wanted to put the wheels the guy gave to me but they have spacers and they feel INCREDIBLY light and Im kinda of scare theyll break or something lol .. I have been looking for a pic of them on google for the past 30 minutes but couldnt find a pic of them so if someone knows about the wheels Im talkig about coudl you please tell me what theyre made of and are those safe? I have a 97T-BIRD SPRT (limited edition?) if that can help.. Thank you !! (I know a pic would probably help but wont have my cam till this weekend)
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 09:59 AM
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The wheels in the picture are the stock Sport rims.

There were no "winter wheels" made by Ford for our cars. It would help if you:

a) used the comma "," and period "." keys to separate your ideas and phrases throughout your post. I found your post very hard to read and understand, and is probably why you have not gotten any replies so far.

b) Post a picture of the wheels you are referring to. It's hard to identify a wheel that has no name or description tied to it.

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i guess i read it just fine...
he has the sport wheels and another set but he's been using the sport wheels for winter driving and now that the snow is gone he would like to put on the other set for the summer but they came with spacers and he's wondering if its okay to run with the spacers.

And my suggestion would be not to. Do you know the bolt pattern of the wheels you wanna put on? they are prob 5x4.5 which is the reason for the spacer...best thing to do would prob a a hub swap.

Pics would help tremendously!
hope that helps alittle.

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The wheels in the picture are the stock Sport rims.

There were no "winter wheels" made by Ford for our cars. It would help if you:

a) used the comma "," and period "." keys to separate your ideas and phrases throughout your post. I found your post very hard to read and understand, and is probably why you have not gotten any replies so far.

b) Post a picture of the wheels you are referring to. It's hard to identify a wheel that has no name or description tied to it.
I know they're sports rims but I use them as winter rims like I said. 2nd point, I don't have a picture if I did I wouldn't of wasted my time typing and would of simply posted a picture. 3rd point, you probably don't know but I try to do my best as English is my 4th language so please give me a break on the english class bro. I was going to put them on tomorrow since I'm off that's the reason why I was asking if they were safe or not. Anyways thanks for trying to reply to my question.
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i guess i read it just fine...
he has the sport wheels and another set but he's been using the sport wheels for winter driving and now that the snow is gone he would like to put on the other set for the summer but they came with spacers and he's wondering if its okay to run with the spacers.

And my suggestion would be not to. Do you know the bolt pattern of the wheels you wanna put on? they are prob 5x4.5 which is the reason for the spacer...best thing to do would prob a a hub swap.

Pics would help tremendously!
hope that helps alittle.
That pretty much sums it up. I'm not sure what bolt pattern they are, but I do know they're from Ford, I don't know why they would sell dangerous stuff like that? One of my friend told me the wheel could either break or fall off lol. Just wanted to confirm that, thank you sir. I will try to post a picture of them tomorrow.
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well if they are ford wheels and have spacers on them to fit your bird, id guess that they are mustang wheels which would be the 5x4.5. its pretty common to see people put mustang wheels on birds.

Some people do it the cheap way with spacers (Risky)
Some people do it the RIGHT way with a hub swap (Done Deal)

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Ice I think you are thinking of the Lug conversion adapters, by their nature they do push the wheel position out ALOT but I would not define them as a spacer. The other wheels that use spacers could very well have our 5-108MM bolt pattern and just had too high of an offset and required spacers. Im not a fan of spacers but thats another discusion.

If they are extremely light weight then they could be drag wheels. Take a damn picture...lol

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terminator, i think you should take your rules elsewhere. i am sure montreal knows how to write just fine. but this is a forum, not english class. so cool it.

anyways, back to montreal's question...i'm going to have to agree with ice217 on this one.
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Ice I think you are thinking of the Lug conversion adapters, by their nature they do push the wheel position out ALOT but I would not define them as a spacer. The other wheels that use spacers could very well have our 5-108MM bolt pattern and just had too high of an offset and required spacers. Im not a fan of spacers but thats another discusion.

If they are extremely light weight then they could be drag wheels. Take a damn picture...lol

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Heres a pic I took them from my Freestar sorry for the quality
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yea they are just a high offset wheel that required spacers. Run them if ya dig them. Look the spacers over carefully for fractures before you bolt them on though.

Looks like they are up for sale though??

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yea they are just a high offset wheel that required spacers. Run them if ya dig them. Look the spacers over carefully for fractures before you bolt them on though.

Looks like they are up for sale though??
Yeah I'm going to put them on this weekend. I like them they don't have that *wagon wheel* thing going on. No not for sale I put them on that site because I had a hard time posting a picture on here for whatever reason. I think I'll never find out from what car they are from though nobody seems to know including the guy at Ford .. hehe
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