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Any one know of a cheap rims that still look good. I want to find some that look good and are still cheap enough for me to e able to get them. I have looked, but no luck so far.

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I've always thought these looked pretty good.. But no one ever likes the wheels I like.. LOL

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Actually those look pretty good for the price, and since there 7.5 inch, you can pack a bit more on the the SC rims could.

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I've always thought these looked pretty good.. But no one ever likes the wheels I like.. LOL

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If those came in 17'' I would be all over that.

There's not alot of cheap options for us tbird owners in wheels, although I guess wheels in general are pretty pricey. Keep your eye out on craigslist, look for Lincoln, Taurus, some Jags, and Mark 8 wheels

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Ive got the taurus rims on my car and ive gotten pretty good feedback about them
I think i got them off craigslist for like $50 bucks too
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Heckyl3588 you want your money back? Lol. Those do look good on a bird

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They look awesome, but it doesn't help when people say our cars are like a two door Taurus.

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They look awesome, but it doesn't help when people say our cars are like a two door Taurus.
That I do not see or have ever heard .

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i had one guy tell me my car sounded really good for a taurus.... and i should get that vacuum leak fixed... i just said thanks and ok lol
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My first bird I had was an 90sc. And the inspection idiot was putting the front wheels on the rolls. When I ran out stopped him, he said all taurus are front wheel drive. I asked him how many taurus he's seen that are 2 door.
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I know I've read a lot more about ignorant people saying "When did they make a two door Taurus?"

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^ROFL wow!.......But I'm thinkin if those people can't tell a thunderbird from a taurus or a 2 door from a 4 door the wheels are not going to make the slightest difference.

Love that color on your bird Kyle!

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Any one know of a cheap rims that still look good. I want to find some that look good and are still cheap enough for me to e able to get them. I have looked, but no luck so far.

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
thought about grabbing these for my upcoming cougar..... but changed my mind.


http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/3080024702.html

And pep boys has decent wheels for a low price.

http://www.pepboys.com/tires_wheels/...custom_wheels/

But, they will try to sell you the spacer that you "need" to run the wheels. just pass on that hot mess.
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I've always been a fan of the good old 95 fanblades, especially the crome ones. maybe i'm just boring, but ill keep my stock ones
i really love how their directional... one of the things i hated about my 90's old ugly ones were one side would spin forward, and the other would spin backwards >.> it annoyed me...

although i do love the look of...
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...g-2005-003.jpg
...for some odd reason, i like to call them 5A's when i see them, since it looks like 5 giant silver A's around a silver circle.

if i ever get a mustang spindle swap done those are the rims i'm getting i think they would look bada$$ on a bird, especially since they have a blueoval on them instead of the pony. pony's cant ride on birds... their too heavy XD

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I know I've read a lot more about ignorant people saying "When did they make a two door Taurus?"
That's so fail on their part.
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I like Ford wheels instead of the aftermarket. I went with Windstar wheels, they add a bit of variety.

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The 00+ taurus rims do look good. I was considering them before I did the mustang hub swap. The SN95 mustang wheels are nice since they stick out more due to the offset, plus bullitts really change the personality of the car. I got my bullitts with tires for $400 or so. You would probably spend another $300 to do the hubswap yourself, including getting the rear hubs machined.

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Ok , here is my ?. Where can I fine 3.5- 4.0 Wide wheels that are 16'' dia. w/ 4.25 bolt pattern?
also I would like to find some 8-9" wides for the rear. Any ideas?
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http://wheelreplicas.com/1979-1993-m...heel-replicas/
I thought these were cool for 100 bucks each. The site has a lot of good deals on mustang replicas too.

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Damn! Didn't notice the wheel pattern of those. They sure would look good on a bird with the right tire.

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I'm actually starting to think about this now that my rubber is pretty worn out and winters here. i definitely don't want another set of BFG Radial T/A's, cooper cobra's, or super expensive mickey thompsens >.>

I'm going to get my hands on a set of



i think they look pretty awesome on the windstars, and 235/60r16's are a lot easier to get my hands on then my 245's or even some 235's in 15 inch...

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went out their today to look at the set close to my house and unfortunately one of them is scuffed a bit around the spokes, because of poor handling and shelving at the yard. but 3 are in pretty good shape.

just need to get the cash and go back Monday to pick at least the 3 good ones out, then ill have to find another one somewhere else in better shape.

their also missing all four center caps >.> got to find those

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I run those windstar rims with 235's. They suit the car well.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

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=) that's what i'm hoping. saw a windstar from Anderson ford sitting in my work parking lot a few days back, and fell in love with em. and then i found out that thing has near the exact same wheel hub on it with 4.25, so they will fit!

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They certainly do! Just be ready for people to either love them or hate them!

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i don't care what people think they look crazy awesome to me, and that's all that matters.

course i loved my fan-blades too, just don't want to have to buy another set of cooper cobras, or BFG radial T/A's again. they were both terrible tires.

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i don't care what people think they look crazy awesome to me, and that's all that matters.
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They look like that. Just not as blurry in person.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

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