Fox Call Everybody Running 315s On A 10.5" Rim Without Minitubs

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  1. stangboy

    stangboy Founding Member

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    Hey guys I was wondering exactly what you had to do to get them to fit. Or did you have to do anything at all. Please post pics of the inner wheel wells with and without the wheels on if possible. My buddy just test fitted his 10.5" 03 Cobra rims on his 93 notch that he just bought and they fit. I took some pics but I can't tell if the inner wheel well was messaged or not. The inner fender lip was rolled and quad shock was removed.

    Can you guys tell if these inner wheel wells were messaged or not?
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    I'm just trying to see what I'll be in for if I try to put 315s on mine. Thanks in advance.
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  2. GroverDill

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    are those nittos? they run narrow.
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  3. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    I am running that combo. Pics wont do you any good. You will do a lot of pounding and rolling. Every car sits differently so every car will need adjusting in different places.
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  4. f8tlfiveo

    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    I have this combo in my garage... Decided it was too much of a pain to deal with it. Just doing the 17x9 instead
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  5. stangboy

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    No they are Mickey Thompson DRs 315-35-17. I guess the work was already done to this car by the PO. My buddy just bought the roller a couple months ago and he's doing a Terminator/T56 swap. It already has 5-lug conversion, 4-wheel disc, tubular k-member, etc.
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    nice you have plenty of room
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    That's what's making me think the PO did all the work to make a wide rim/tire fit. I'm more than sure I won't be so lucky with mine. But I will see when I get my rearend done next month.
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    the biggest hurdle is the shock mount. thats where I rub when it happens. best bit of advice is to invest in hubcentric spacers.
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    you can heat the metal up if you don't have plastics and sound deadener in the car but you must be very careful because the metal is so thin it will rip easy and yes the shock tower is the hardest place.
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    Does all this apply to a 17x10 wheel with a 275 on it as well? I think that's the route I will be going.
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    Mind84 I have 18x10s with 285s. Quad shocks are gone and fenders rolled but nothing else special done. Just need the right offset on the wheels.
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    285s huh, looks like I'll be going down a new route.
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    The only thing I'll say is some people have it easy, some have issues. Mine I planned out and it fit. I assume a similar back spacing 17 or 18x10 would fit without issue. It's tight, but doesn't rub.
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    18x10 wheels don't seem to have as many issues as the 17x 10.5 wheels. I don't particularly care for 18s on a Fox. In all honesty 17x9 is the the largest rim you could reasonably run inside a Fox fender well without issues.
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    You don't know for sure how anything fits until you drive it.
    The axle articulating, bumps, rear shifting left to right under load. The rear can move up to something like 2 inches going around corners.
    God forbid you put someone in the back seat.

    There is more to a tire on street car than just how it looks while sitting there.
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    Very good points :stupid: I've been waiting to use that little guy lol
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    275's on a 9" wheel are enough for me
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    2000xp8 makes a very good point. Just clearing while sitting in a driveway may very well be rubbing when you drive the car, or catch that right angle of articulation.
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    It took me 10 minutes of screwing around with a 10.5 wheel till I said screw it... Lol now I am going to use a 17x9 with a 275 tire
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    Well, I'm pretty sure it will take some work to get it to fit on my car. So I probably won't even put a 315 on it until I go ahead and bite the bullet and get minitubs. But I will test fit them since my buddy has them. I will also be test fitting some 295s on 15x10" Welds. I just want to see what WILL fit without modification using the big wheel tire combos that my friends have as testers.

    Everybody made some very good points. Thanks!
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