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Hey guys, does anyone have any info on Cobra Rims, I have had set in my garage with the FORD logo on the inside and i wanted to know about bolt patterns, and tire sizes. I am trying to get rid of my 97 black t bird and my 96 red tbird as well as the rims, i just dont know much about them.
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Rims don't have anything to do with the 4.6L engine, this belongs in wheels and tires.

If they are stock Cobra rims they are worth a bit more than the replicas and are 5x4.5" bolt pattern.

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Yes, they are real cobra rims, not chrome. If anyone wants them im on LI, any idea of the value?
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I'll give ya $50 for them

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I think thats extremely low considering the searches i have just done
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hey what do you guys think of this one?

http://discount4wheel.com/i-4973069-...-black-42.html

dont realy like the center caps though, but will it fit? the bolt is good and the offset is good but what about the backspacing?

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Slackattack...I payed $175 for my set of 17 inch ford cobra SN95 original. They did need to TLC but after painting them they look good.

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hey what do you guys think of this one?

http://discount4wheel.com/i-4973069-...-black-42.html

dont realy like the center caps though, but will it fit? the bolt is good and the offset is good but what about the backspacing?

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That offset is too much, 39mm is stock and most wheels made for our cars are 36mm.

As for my opinion on the wheel itself...

-Rivets on a 1 piece wheel are teh ghey.
-Universal bolt patterns suck.
-The spokes seem to bulge slightly outward in relation to the rim making them appear awkward.
-They'll sit in too much on the car and will likely rub (see too much offset).
-The cheezy rockstar name, center cap and the word "SICKEST" in the product description mean that it's meant to appeal to teenagers/people who are desperate for attention.
-"Shipping Weight: 34.1 lbs."??? I certainly hope there's 14lbs of packing peanuts to get that figure.

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Matt, sometimes you get to technical...but here you are funny. LOL
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Yeah, well these rims are in mint condition with all the center caps
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Then I would say around $350
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hey what do you guys think of this one?

http://discount4wheel.com/i-4973069-...-black-42.html

dont realy like the center caps though, but will it fit? the bolt is good and the offset is good but what about the backspacing?

found it they work

not knocking your taste, but those are more of a truck rim.. My buddy has them on his 07 dodge ram 1500

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Yeah, well these rims are in mint condition with all the center caps
You can do some checks on craigslist to see what locals are selling for, and do price matching or whatnot, or just to see the price range. I've seen the mint cobra rims go up to as much as 600 but thats with brand new tires
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yeah well 350-400 sounds more practical... If anyone wants them let me know
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yeah i thought they kinda looked like cobra r's, and its alittle hard to find cobra r's in black and in the right size. soo i guess ill just get the wheels from the custom wheel shop then send them over to braincoating. then i wont get flamed for having truck rims ha
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hey what do you guys think of this one?

http://discount4wheel.com/i-4973069-...-black-42.html

dont realy like the center caps though, but will it fit? the bolt is good and the offset is good but what about the backspacing?

found it they work
Backspace and Offset are only key when you consider the width of the wheel. You use one of those said values along with the width of the wheel to decide how it will fit. I like using the offset figure because calculating the inner and outter clearance using that figure makes more sense to me. But you can use the backspace value the same way since both values are used to calculate inner and outter position.

Yea a 18X8 with a +42MM offset wheel will fit OK without rubbing and look OK in my opinion. Perfect?? No...But when you are buying a one peice cast wheel that is made for the masses what do you expect??

If that wheel does it for ya then I say Rockem'!! KMC builds a good product.

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so does anyone want cobra rims?
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Well, considering this isn't the classified section and there were many different types of Cobra wheels...as well as Cobra R's.

How about taking pics, and posting an ad in the classified section instead?

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Well, considering this isn't the classified section and there were many different types of Cobra wheels...as well as Cobra R's.

How about taking pics, and posting an ad in the classified section instead?
He cant because he does not have over 50 posts....... forum rules.

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He cant because he does not have over 50 posts....... forum rules.
Well, then one would think that selling outside the classified section would be against the rules as well.

Oh, wait...from the forum rules.

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Sell on ebay or craigslist if you can't legitimately meet the criteria here. Why people make a big deal about and try to get around the (what I believe to be very reasonable) requirements to reach a relatively small niche community instead of listing their parts on a more broad focused site (which would reach many more people and generate more interest) is beyond me.

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Sorry guys, you are correct i do not meet the requirements but i needed some more info on the rims, I simply do not want them anymore. I will post when i meet the requirements. I do not trust Ebay, but i will post on CL
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Before you go posting a for sale add, I would make absolutely for sure what you are trying to sell.

If you still aren't sure of the bolt pattern, give this a try.
http://www.mrt-wheels.com/boltpattern.html


Have you figured out the diameter of the wheel?

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Yeah thanks for the link, i will be measuring the bolt pattern tomorrow and taking pics
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