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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where to get 17 cobra Rs in the tbird bolt pattern? silver

Im not looking for chrome, i have a 40th with the grey strip on the bottom of the car, so i think silver wheels would look better then chrome, do you guys agree? also wheres is a good place to get them from with the t bird pattern.

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 02:20 PM
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I think these will fit if don't mind the wait

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in the pic they kinda look shiny, so i can't really tell if they are or not
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If you look at the details it reads silver, you could always just give them a call.

I was thinking about buying the same wheels, just have to wait until my bank account feels the same way
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I think silver would look great with your combination...i clicked on this thinking you wanted mustang bolt pattern...Still wanting to trade my 97 cobra wheels..one day
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those are some nice wheels i love those wheels want them for my car but i dont know if i am going to buy those.
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A 9" wide rim with a +36mm offset? Won't that rub against suspension components? The 9" rims that Bill Evanoff sells have a +24mm offset which puts the rims 12mm further to the outside.

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From what I have read it seems like +36 is where you want to be with a 9" wide wheel.

I could be wrong though. I tried to check my info. with a quick search and that is what I could come up with.

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A 9" wide rim with a +36mm offset? Won't that rub against suspension components? The 9" rims that Bill Evanoff sells have a +24mm offset which puts the rims 12mm further to the outside.
17 & 18X9 wheels fit really well with a +36MM offset. Even a 9.5" wide wheel with a +32MM offset fits front and rear NO PROBLEM...I have a custom billet 10" wide rear that fits fine as well...

Use the search function a lil bit and you should come up with loads of information, compounded with the same loads posted over and over again...haha

For the record....The Detroit wheel is no longer being casted in the tbird bolt pattern so you may as well give that one up. I used to deal them and it no longer exists.


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another stupid question but these are silver cobra Rs correct?
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another stupid question but these are silver cobra Rs correct?
yes.




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ok so if i order these, these will look just like the ones in the pic above? and they will bolt right on correct? i don't need anything special?

can anyone recomend a good looking tire to add to it? a low profile type tire
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ok so if i order these, these will look just like the ones in the pic above? and they will bolt right on correct? i don't need anything special?

can anyone recomend a good looking tire to add to it? a low profile type tire
just buy them, put on tires and put em on the car.

i run BF Goodrich g-force Sport.




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what size? also another dumb questoin (i know im full of them sorry)
i would like to lower it a bit, what do i need to buy to do this? and how many inches is a good amount to drop it?

these for lowering it? will it sit right cause its a v8?
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is 255/45/17's a good size for a low profile tire? if i get that lowering spring set above will this size fit well and look good on the car with out any rubbing?

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I have the 17" Cobra R's on my 97 Sport + I have 255/45/17's BF Goodrich G-Force tires & they fit fine. I would personally go with an 18" rim & 255ish/40/18 "that is if I were buying new ones". Mine rims came on the car when I bought it.

The previous owner said he got them from someone on here or SCCoA?, this was someone who had a limited number of these to sell, this also would have been about a year ago......They would have been shipped/sent to Zionsville, In.

Does anyone know who on here they could have came from or who was selling them a year ago or less???

I just hit a pothole + messed one up & really need a replacement. I bent the inner lip & the fix is $100 at a local shop who specializes in alloy/aluminum rim repair. Or would one of the Detriots in the Summit link (near the beginning of the thread) match the ones I have???? I'm trying to figure out what my best option here is.

Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!
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Adding more to the my post right above this one. Here are the 17"s with 255/45/17"s on my car, stock height.





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245-45-17 is probably the best recommend size, if you want a lower profile go to
245-40.......1.5 drop would look sharp!
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that would be correct!
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i did a seach on the forums about that brand and a few people questioned them if you have a V8, does it sit level or can it be adjusted so it sits right?
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i did a seach on the forums about that brand and a few people questioned them if you have a V8, does it sit level or can it be adjusted so it sits right?
i dont have the v8, so i cant answer the issue ppl are having, i dont see why "those" springs would cause the V8 to sit any different.
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i run 255/45/17s on my car.... and its lowered with the ST springs...no rubbing..

however i am running a 17x8.5 not 17x9...

the tires in the first pic are kumho ecsta 711's...they blow ass...dont buy em, but i replaced them with bfg KDW's and they kick ass.. (second pic)..they are the same size



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I still think I'm going to use 255/50/17's. Thats about as close as a 255 on a 17" wheel will get to the stock tire diameter.

If I had the funds for a wider wheel however, I'd go with a 275, at least in the rear. But thats just me.


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oh yea, if you look at my cardomain page... theres pics from before it was lowered to...i called it the 4x4 package..but yea..
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Adding more to the my post right above this one. Here are the 17"s with 255/45/17"s on my car, stock height.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2818/tmp5236yh8.jpg
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9...sc04461ng9.jpg
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2...sc04466ia8.jpg
Wow, well now I know what my car will look like when I get the Cobra R's on!

Good looking car man.


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Wow, well now I know what my car will look like when I get the Cobra R's on!

Good looking car man.
Thanks for the compliments, it is a very clean 97 inside & out that "I believe this was one that came fully loaded", it has 82K on the clock. I threw in a picture of the interior for good measures. It helps buying a car from a professional detailer for a Bentley dealership

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It's bone stock except for the 40 series flow master cat back system, clear marker/corner lights w/blue bulbs, tinted windows & of course the rims/tires. I have a cold air kit & a K&N yet to be installed + I have some tinted Ventvisors/Ventshades to put on when it gets warm enough. The very next thing will be new shocks/struts all around & some 1.5" drop springs & I'm definitely reprogramming the transmissions shifting habits.



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I have the 17" Cobra R's on my 97 Sport + I have 255/45/17's BF Goodrich G-Force tires & they fit fine. I would personally go with an 18" rim & 255ish/40/18 "that is if I were buying new ones". Mine rims came on the car when I bought it.

The previous owner said he got them from someone on here or SCCoA?, this was someone who had a limited number of these to sell, this also would have been about a year ago......They would have been shipped/sent to Zionsville, In.

Does anyone know who on here they could have came from or who was selling them a year ago or less???

I just hit a pothole + messed one up & really need a replacement. I bent the inner lip & the fix is $100 at a local shop who specializes in alloy/aluminum rim repair. Or would one of the Detriots in the Summit link (near the beginning of the thread) match the ones I have???? I'm trying to figure out what my best option here is.

Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!


I can't remember his name but I recognize the car. Those are the Detroit Replicas if its the same car I am thinking of. But let me explain this loud and clear one more time as I already did above.

DETROIT WHEEL no longer makes that wheel or ANY replica wheel for the Tbird. It no longer exists. I used to deal them and nothing has changed. IF summit has a little bit of stock left I doubt its a full set of anything. Make a call to Summit and put this to bed...

With regard of what to do on your part...Contact me via email and I will make some calls. It won't be a detroit wheel but it will match up just fine.

BTW...$100 repair is the cheap route and one I would entertain seriously.

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I can't remember his name but I recognize the car. Those are the Detroit Replicas if its the same car I am thinking of. But let me explain this loud and clear one more time as I already did above.

DETROIT WHEEL no longer makes that wheel or ANY replica wheel for the Tbird. It no longer exists. I used to deal them and nothing has changed. IF summit has a little bit of stock left I doubt its a full set of anything. Make a call to Summit and put this to bed...

With regard of what to do on your part...Contact me via email and I will make some calls. It won't be a detroit wheel but it will match up just fine.

BTW...$100 repair is the cheap route and one I would entertain seriously.

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Thanks a bunch for the info, you just might be hearing from me very soon!? Especially if that Summit ad is bogus then I will more consider the repair side as it is not very bad at all just can't have it on the front of the car the way it is because it rubs. There's next to no clearance with those wheels "on the front that is".

I have these laying around that I am considering putting on instead of the Cobra's, any opinions or has anyone used or seen these used? I put them up next to my car & I almost prefer them to the Cobra's! They came off a early 90's SC a buddy parted out a few years ago & are in very near perfect condition. I really bought these for my SHO but I could always use the Cobra's on the SHO




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is that a crown royal bag under your wheel lol
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