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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Need some opinions on Cobra Rs

I'm thinking about getting the Ford Racing Cobra Rs with the 5x108 mm bolt pattern from Dan Newman. Probably with either 255/50-17 or 235/55-17 tires.

I want to use the stock 15s in the winter with snow tires. So, I wouldn't be able to do the Cobra brake upgrade. Would the 17s look stupid with the stock brakes? Would I be able to do the double-piston upgrade that is in the tech articles? If anyone has pics I would appreciate it if you could post them.

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I don't think it would look stupid with the stock brakes. Brakes might look a little small in the back, but nothing seriously ugly...not like if you went with some kind of huge wheel or something.

No pics or anything, just throwing out my opinion.


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1 can of paint + 4 hours = New looking Custom brakes!!

I just painted my calipers red this weekend and I keep getting compliments on them, it was the most cost effective upgrade that I did, other than removing stock air filter. You don't even have to remove the rotors, just mask over them.

I will try to get some pics of it up tommorow.
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Here is a pic of my old and new rims before painting the calipers.

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Are you going to sell your old 16s?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 12:46 PM
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this might be off topic but can we get cobra r's with our bolt patter that are black???? i want a pair of those ...i saw them on a stanger and it looked sick...and just wondering if we could get them for the birdys....(even though i could buy a pair of cobras and paint them)

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