Wheels-Tires cobra wheels on a 91

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  1. MikeH686

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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    I scored a set of cobra wheels for 400 bucks i did the 5 lug conversion with sn95 spindles and axles was wondering if anyone has put these on their car.
     
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  3. MikeH686

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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    madspeed you wouldnt know their width do you i havent picked them up yet and also i wanna know the width tire i could put on them
     
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    What year Cobra wheels are they?

    I had 94/95 Cobra wheels on my '86. They we slightly wider than 8" (don't remember if it was 8.5 or a little less). The factory tire size for those was 255/45. I think I had 255/55s on them, though. It was a while back, so I don't remember. I do remember that they rubbed the splash shield up front a little bit, but that was it. I can post a pic if you want.
     
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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah post a pic please i dont know which ones they are they are the skinnier spokes of the two cobra wheels they made between 2000 and 95 i looked em up some people say they are one year and others say they are another
     
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    Post up a pic and someone here should be able to tell you definitively.

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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    Nope mine look nothing like them haha i will post a pic when i get them
     
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    There's a polished and painted version of this wheel. They are 17x8

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    245/45-17 is the stock size for that and would probably be just fine for your car. I've seen people put tires as wide as 275/40 on an 8" wheel. Not sure if that's recommended or not.
     
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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    Im not going 245 haha
     
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    When I sold that car, the guy who bought it threw some 275/40 DRs on the rears.

    I'd buy that car back if I could find it again. :( Last I saw it was for sale about five years ago from a guy in SW Missouri.

    Edit: I just remembered that what I just posted is irrelevant since those tires are slightly wider than what you have.
     
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    255/45/17 then.

    They are 8" wide rims, you could put 275/40/17's on the rear, but your handling will suffer as the sidewall rolls over on itself in a hard turn.

    You generally want to stay within 2" wider than the rim size. a 275 is 11", so you are 3" wider. A 255 tire is 10" wide.

    The only Cobra to come with a rim wider than 8" was the 1995 Cobra R, 2000 R and the 2003-2004 cobra with 9" rims and 275's
     
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    I have 03-04 cobras and they are 9" all around 245 on the front with 275s on the back. Go for the Cobras!
     
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    See all the ones ive seen the center caps have the whole cobra mine 3 of them have the cobra facing you as if it was gonna bite you then one cap has R on it
     
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    Ok so heres a picture of the rims i did confirm that they are 17x9 with 275's on them already now the question is is 245 to small i checked tire rack and they say a 245 will fit between a 7-9 inch wide wheel but i feel thats a little stretched

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    Those are aftermarket 1995 Cobra Rs

    Proper tire size is 275/40/17

    But up front might be tight. You can run a 245/45/17 or 255/45/17 if you wish


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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    Oh ok cool would 245 be to small?
     
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    Well, the sidewall will be even with the rim, so kiss a curb and you are ruining your wheels


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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    True statement ill have to think about that because the 275 hit the coilover now so 245 is 3/4 smaller on each side which should give me some wiggle room
     
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    Mine is only two inches though.

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    How can you tell they are real?