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Thumbs down Backward rims

Why do so many people that should know better run their stock and custom directional rims backward? i.e. todays featured car, nice touch with body colored black rims, mounted backward.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 04:03 PM
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I might be wrong but.......

I thought I had read that the early style wheels were all cast the same, where the newer version were side specific
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I might be wrong but.......

I thought I had read that the early style wheels were all cast the same, where the newer version were side specific
Yes sir......you are correct.

In regards to the black T-Bird on the front page.....correct me if i'm wrong. Since i see the five lugnuts holding each wheel on would lead me to believe they are early style SC rims which are not made as right/left side. They are all the same for both sides.

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Talking The featured picture caught my eye . . .

. . . because the wheels are the same as the stosc directional wheels on my '97 sport.

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I must be wrong.....oh well..

I have no idea why anyone would knowingly put wheels on backwards....

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maybe hes got 3 lefts and one right?

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I knowingly put my wheels on backwards, on my daily.

Sometimes it is necessary to have the best treaded tires in the back. For the snow, and the tires in the back seem to wear faster.

No worries though, the wheels on my "toy" are on the correct sides.

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When you rotate the tires, the front wheels are moved to the opposite corners: right front to left rear, left front to right rear. It cost too much money to have the tires removed from the wheels and put back on.
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So long as they aren't mount inside-out, I see no problem.

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When you rotate the tires, the front wheels are moved to the opposite corners: right front to left rear, left front to right rear. It cost too much money to have the tires removed from the wheels and put back on.
on directional tires,they go front to back back to front no side to side. directional wheels do need to go that way too.

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Yes sir......you are correct.

In regards to the black T-Bird on the front page.....correct me if i'm wrong. Since i see the five lugnuts holding each wheel on would lead me to believe they are early style SC rims which are not made as right/left side. They are all the same for both sides.

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they are '97 sport rims........and i know one is backwards, i have 3 left and one right, i guess the previous owner hit a curb or somethin. they are winter/racing rims ne ways so i'm not too concerned, it's not like it makes a difference

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on directional tires,they go front - back.... back - front no side - side. directional wheels do need to go that way too.





Sorry Vic.. Couldn't resist!!!!
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I always wondered why the early style SC rims were all "facing" the same direction...It's a little weird to look at one side of your car and then the other, realizing that each side is oriented in a completely different direction.

Was Ford too lazy in the early years to cast two different sets of rims?

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Sorry Vic.. Couldn't resist!!!!
It's more like this:


Heck, even SD made a comment about backwards wheels in the Front Page FAQ post.

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So this thread can be deleted then eh???

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