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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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17X9" Cobra R wheels???

I am looking at a set of 17X9" Cobra R style wheels now on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1872642707. Is the $500 they are getting for the wheels sound like a good price. I have seen the SVT Ford TBird wheels as low as $190 each but they are 7.5". Will the 9" wide wheels clear with little or no rubbing with a 245/45/17 tire?

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Well i have em.

yeah i have the 17x9's with 245/45/17's and no rubbing at all. Do put the sticky weights dont put the weights that go on the side of the rim, b/c i have them on the sides and they rub when i turn the wheel completely.

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Hi,i've seen all the wheel and wheel/tire combos that place has for sale on ebay. he has chrome, silver with or without tires and his prices are ok even with shipping. A friend bought a set from him earlier this summer and they looked good. He has had a nightmare of rebalancing and changing wheels around to get rid of a high speed vibration though.I have had my stock 95 v8 over 105 mph and he was in the passenger seat freaking out at how smooth my stock 15 wheels and new michelins felt.I think the place on ebay wheels are fine its just the nature of very large and low profile tires to be kind of hit and miss with vibration though. When he put em on his tbird I saw it in his driveway and thought thats for me too.But after driving it even at 75 mph I felt like crying-I knew I had to make a choice between looks and function. To be honest with you I am older than most of you and if I had the money I blew on cars I would have a second house right now.I have had over 100 cars,many models 2 or 3 times.One thing I ALWAYS remember-putting true spokes on or custom wheels and then start chasing the vibration,wheel balance,new tires blah blah blah. Truth is NOTHING feels as good as stock.The factory engineers know a thing or two.Really. Good luck,and keep your passion for cars.Always.
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There shouldnt be a problem i too have 17x9 inch wheels and 245/45/17 tires and no rubbing at all even thinking about lowering 1.5 inches.

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I have 17x9s with........

245-45 in the front and 275-40s in the back.The Oldguy is right though.A factory wheel will always be true to balance and shape compared to an aftermarket wheel,unless you are paying about 1000 a rim and they are truly hub-ecintric,or how ever you spell that.After market companies say they are but rarely are they.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys. I think I am going to go with the 9" R's. I found a killer deal on some Kuhmo 711 tires in 245/45/17. I'll post some pics as soon as I get them in and on.

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