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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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17 in TBird/LS temp spare rims clear Cobra calipers?

I have already tried a 17 inch Volvo spare, it doesn't clear the Cobra calipers (it has a funny offset and shaped face), it does clear the Sport caliper, so it is still usable on my other Cougar.

Right now I can put a rear wheel/tire on the front if I get a flat on the front (and spare on the back), as I only have 255/45/17s, but I want to go with something wider on the 17x9s, and the 255s barely fit in the front (with a 3/16 spacer already for wheel clearance with spindle).

Do the TBird and/or LS 17 inch temp spares clear the Cobra calipers?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 10:22 AM
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hate to tell you this but you are better off getting a 5th wheel......i got 17" cobras too and that is the best thing i can tell you. it saves you a lot of heartache and will give you piece of mind
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