Mustang5l5's Progress Thread - Just cruising now

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Mike, how wide are your rear wheels and what tire size? I want to get my Pony Rs mounted this year, but I'm afraid the 10 inch wheels are just too wide. There is no way the quads will fit even flipped.
They are 255/45/17 mounted on 17x8s. Plenty of room on the backside, but unfortunately with the sn95 axles they sit toward the outside of the wheel well.

Looks good, but gotta roll the lip
 
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They are 255/45/17 mounted on 17x8s. Plenty of room on the backside, but unfortunately with the sn95 axles they sit toward the outside of the wheel well.

Looks good, but gotta roll the lip
I was wondering why you had to roll the lips, I didn't think you were running a massive tire but with those axles I get it.
I run 275/40/17 on 17x9s with stock fox axles, no rubbing/rolling.
 
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I was wondering why you had to roll the lips, I didn't think you were running a massive tire but with those axles I get it.
I run 275/40/17 on 17x9s with stock fox axles, no rubbing/rolling.
Yeah the axles really limit me on the wheels I can run and width. I do love the stance though with the sn95 axles and 17x8 wheels, I just wish I could get a wider tire. With fox axles and sn95 wheels...they sit too far tucked in.

The panhard bar is actually supposed to change the roll center by lowering it, so if it was mounted up right now, I prob wouldn't even need to roll lips. But I didn't get it mounted this winter.

What I may do one of these years is dismount the tires in the winter and send the wheels to weldcraft and have them add 1' to 1.5" to the inside of the wheel so I can mount a wider tire, but have that additional width on the inside where I have the room.
 

BlakeusMaximus

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Nice Mike, looks good. I wish I got off early and was able to drive my car around. But, I'm stuck at work until 6pm and my car is in a million pieces and needs a paint job, BAD!
 
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Rolled the other side. Not as bad. I scored the lip with a knife first and that seemed to help. You really gotta be down on the ground to see the chips though, but alas I'll grab some UA touchup paint

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Cars alignment is spot on now, at least up to 50mph. Really driving nice now.

Did 4 plugs on the easy (drivers) side. No surprises, nor did I expect to find any. But at least I'll have new plugs. I'll do the pass side tomorrow night.

Signed up with a local Mustang club. Hope to do some shows this summer. For the most part I've been cruising alone. Kinda would like to hang out with a few other fox guys around here. The s197/s550 guys don't even wave....
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I hear ya on the culture thing.
Funny thing, I used to take my restored 92 vert to shows and nobody even gave it a second look but park the exon valdez near by and it gathers people like rats in a junk yard!
 
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Final "stance" shot. You can see why I had to roll the fenders. Car sits low. Rides well despite the height. Coil-overs....I recommend them even for cruisers.

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The bagster ruins the shot
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BlakeusMaximus

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I love your car Mike. Someday I’ll get there. I really want to upgrade the brakes on mjne
 
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