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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question which Stock 17 inch rims fit

I don't really care what they look like. As long as they are safe and mechanically strong. I am looking for stopping power of 13 inch bembo brakes. But first I need to get 17 or 18's. Any body have a link?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 01:03 PM
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Here are 2 of the choices i know of for 17"

1. 17" Lincoln Ls
2. 17" 2001-03 Thunderbird Factory Wheels.

I know of those 2 i know there are more but i cant remember em off the top of my head right now.

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Both of the above listed will require spacers as the offset is not correct for the bird.
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I thought every1 knows that thats why i didnt post it in my post

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17" Jaguar S-Type wheels would also fit with spacers, they are on the same platform as the LS and newer Birds. Probably not something that you're likely to find a deal on though !!

Not sure if any of those would have enough clearance for the Brembo four piston calipers though, they are much chunkier than the PBR Cobra style two piston units. I'll make this observation ... if you can afford the Brembo package, which is going to run you in the neighbourhood of $1000 U.S. or more, you should be able to afford a decent set of aftermarket wheels that will clear them. Otherwise, on a more reasonable budget, consider going with the 13" PBR set-up, it can be done for half that much money. These are very effective compared to stock T-Bird brakes. I use my SC for some open-track events, mostly just out there when instructing, and my car will get hauled down from 120+ mph to about 70 mph in less than 250 feet with good tires, for the entrance of the chicane on the back straight at Watkins Glen ... pedal stays hard for a 20 minute session, and no rotor problems.


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check out qtalloys.com i paid 130 each for 17's quantum teks
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