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« on: November 17, 2017, 06:20:13 pm »

I have a 1988 fox body Mustang with the Ford Racing M 2300 K 5 lug brake kit installed.
I'm looking at putting the American Muscle 5 lug Saleen style wheels for the 94-04 Mustangs on my Foxbody.
I called American Muscle and they told me the offset on the 18x9 Rim is +30 mm (#10105)
and the 18x10 Rim is a +45 mm offset (#10106). As far as tires I was planning on  245 or 255 up front and 275 or 285 on the rear.
I'm wondering if anybody knows if that will work on a Foxbody or if anybody is running teese rims on their Foxbody and what tires are on the rims. Thanks guys.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 12:12:21 am »

I ran 17x9, and 17x10 on mine, 17x10 had 6" backspace,, don't recall what fronts were. At the time the only issue I recall was the tires would rub on the tailpipes, so ran a bungee cord between tailpipe hangars, behind the bumper, and that pulled them together enough they didn't rub.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 10:16:46 pm »

what's the backspacing on fox wheels?  maybe just compare the two?
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 06:15:18 pm »

I do not know what the offset is on the fox wheels, I have the five lug kit (M-2300-K) from Ford Racing installed so I don't know if that changes the offset measurements.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 09:21:28 am »

It's getting more complex, I found 4 manufactures of thees wheels and the specifications from each manufacture is different, as much as a 1/2 of an inch.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 11:16:19 am »

might need to get out the tape measure and a plumb bob.

measure the distance from where the wheel mounts to the inside of the fender.

from there it should be fairly straightforward to figure out what backspace you need for the size wheel/tire you want to run.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 10:42:18 pm »

Because of the strut, you can't have too much back spacing.  I recall my center lines have a 4 7/8's BS if I remember right.  And it was around a 1/4" to the strut.  Have to take a peak to see if that was the rim or tire.
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