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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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will american racing fit proper?

ive been lookin at alot of wheels for my 94 Lx and cant find the perfect match. im stuck between the cobra R and the american racing Torq-Thrust M.. but i cant seem to find the torq thrusts in 5/ 4.25. any help?
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go to the american racing website they should have all their rims listed with available bolt patterns and finding rims in 5x4.25 is pretty difficult slim pickings...
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Also, check out the wheel shop dealer in the dealer's section. IIRC, its called thecustomwheelshop.com or something similar and the guy makes a bunch of wheels to fit the 5x4.25 bolt pattern. The new GT500 wheels would look pretty slick on a 'Bird.
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AR does not build the TQ Thrust in our bolt pattern. Its a cast center with the bolt pattern aquired in the mold as apposed to a blank. So it would require another set of tooling and they are not interested in 5-4.25

They do build a few 5-4.25 but they are all FWD high offset wheels with no more than 7.5" of width.

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http://thecustomwheelshop.com/produc...products_id/28
http://thecustomwheelshop.com/produc...products_id/33
http://thecustomwheelshop.com/produc...products_id/46

Not quite torque thrusts, but have a similar look. Also, the last link is some mean looking Boyd Coddington wheels that have a nice look to them.
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That being said, buy some nice wheels from thecustomwheelshop.com.

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Also, check out the wheel shop dealer in the dealer's section. IIRC, its called thecustomwheelshop.com or something similar and the guy makes a bunch of wheels to fit the 5x4.25 bolt pattern. The new GT500 wheels would look pretty slick on a 'Bird.
That website is by far the greatest website for getting rims for our cars. And yes the GT500 wheels look awesome!
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Will a 5x4.5 bolt pattern work on my 97 bird?
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Will a 5x4.5 bolt pattern work on my 97 bird?
with a bolt swap.




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will this work instead of doing a whole hub swap
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will this work instead of doing a whole hub swap

if you have to use adapters, its a bad idea.




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It will, but think about where that puts you afterward: now you have the rims you want, that cost some 800 bucks including tires (underestimation, I know) on your favorite car and no insurance that they'll indeed remain on your vehicle. If you REALLY want the AR wheels, do a hub swap. At least then you can guarantee that your nice shiny new wheels will stay bolted to your car and not running away from you at 80mph on the freeway while you go hurtling into a ditch.

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will this work instead of doing a whole hub swap
I wouldn't touch that with a 50 foot pole...or else your car may end up wrapped around one.

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thank you for opions Im not going to use them. thanks to your info, and i found some wheels from discount tire that I think look good. Im going to post a pic of them please let me know what you think of them. and dont sugar coat. thanks again for the info
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which one do you guys think.
http://www.amazon.com/American-Racin.../dp/B003BYQTOI

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...1918&rc=AZDINT

And Heres my car. getting it painted this friday.


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I don't think this one will work. You need a 5 X 108mm bolt pattern for your stock hubs. Their specs look like it's a 5 X 100mm bolt pattern.

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yeah i saw that. but i found them on tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand


be sure to look at them on the car. looks pretty good i think.
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I ordered in a chrome maverick and I didn't think it quite fit the bill. About the same price as the Cobra R wheel but not the same look. I am still shopping.
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