Question about Torq Thrust II's

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by j_lutter31, Jul 19, 2008.


  1. j_lutter31

    j_lutter31 Member

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    Here's what I found on tire rack

    American Racing Vintage Torq-Thrust II Polished

    It's supposed to fit a 94 mustang gt, but it has some type of lug nut converter. Anyone know anything about it? Let me know the good, bad & ugly

    BTW I like the look of these alot better than ford racing or any newer 5 spoke bullitt design

    Here's what it should look like:

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  2. blksn955.o

    blksn955.o Founding Member

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    I have those rims in 17x9.5 in front and 17x11 in rear I did not convert my lugs over. I did loose a chorne lug but put on one of my stock lugs until I found a replacement.

    I got mine used at a GREAT price with tires...stupid good deal. That said I wish they were 18's. I think 18's clear cobra brakes without a spacer in front. The TTII is like the only 17in rim that will not clear cobra style front brakes. You can run a spacer in front to clear but mine being 9.5 they come outside the fender a tad now...I am going to step down to 255-265's, in front from 275's and see if I gain some room that way.

    I am not too sure what a "lug nut converter" is?
  3. Husky44

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    Can't help you on the SN95 application (wait, guess I could, by pulling the ones of my 67 and throwing them on the 95, which I've been thinking about trying, just to see how it would look--now see what you've done:shrug:)

    I think my backspacing will be all wrong, but if you don't get any other help, PM me and I'll give it a shot--let me know what backspacing you're looking at buying first, though, to make sure it'll even be a useful comparison.

    What I started to post, before you got my wheels turning, was :nice::nice::nice:

    I like the look! Definitely stands out, and different from the crowd. Have you considered the new Cragar SS? Not sure how old you are, but it was the hot-rodder standard back in the day. Very cool, another option.
  4. j_lutter31

    j_lutter31 Member

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    Not really, not a big fan of the new cragar s/s i like the old design with the lips and the spokes set in the rim a little ways, the new ones are to "generic" they don't have a distinguished look to them....as for age I will be 21 in a week....I've always liked the older styles and trends, too many body kits and plastic these days. I like a smooth vehicle with chrome, nothing too extravagant.

    The specs of the rims on tire rack are
    Offset: 25mm
    Backspacing: 5.47"
    Bolt Pattern: 5-114
    Rec. Tire Size: 255/45-17
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    j_lutter31 Member

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    as for the lug nut adapter, I think it is a spacer that you thread on to the lugs....not sure though
    [​IMG]
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    bstrd86 New Member

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    I think the lug adapter is a type of key or a thinwall socket, because they say you only need one. That pic looks to be of lugnuts & lugbolts, the bolts are used on alot of foreign cars.
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    blksn955.o Founding Member

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    I wonder if they are talking about the center cap that needs a hex key/socket to remove the screws.

    You have to remove the center caps to get the correct angle on the lugs with a socket. This could be the "thin" wall socket posted above to remove the lugs without removing the center caps.

    I took off my rims, flipped my quad (when I still ran them) for the 11in wide rear rim, put them on, and used the lugs I had. I used nothing special at all.
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    j_lutter31 Member

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    where did you get your rims? tirerack only has the 8" wide.
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    blksn955.o Founding Member

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    I got mine from someone used at a price I could not pass up....$800 with tires...:jaw:

    I found the sizes on summits website. I know for a fact they have the 17x11 not sure on the 9-9.5 rim. but they should have it as well.
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    Well, I did it! When I finished my spring swap, I went ahead and threw my TTIIs from my 67 on, just to see how close they were to fitting. They FIT!

    Now, I need opinions--keep them or go back to my Cobras?

    [​IMG]
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    They look great. I'd say leave them, but what are you gonna put on the '67 now?
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    I've got some time to figure that out, but I've always wanted Cragar SS's. :D This was a compromise--found a bargain on C-list (is anyone beginning to see a pattern here?). Short term I think I can throw the Cobra rims on it. It's a long way from driveable, so the wheels/tires are mainly to hold it off the ground when I need to use my jackstands for something.:rlaugh:

    A lot depends on whether I change colors or not. Been thinking about switching to a matching yellow--have two yellow verts!
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    Yea they look great, need to get the front end picked up a little bit though....
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    I was thinking about leaving it like that, putting chains on the back tires, and using it to plow my driveway this winter!:D

    See my Too Low post in tech.
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    Joe 5.0 Founding Member

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    I also have 17x9.5 / 17x11, but mine are chrome. See my sig link for pics on my 94 Gt and 95 Cobra.

    The 9.5's DO NOT fit over Cobra brakes, and I put on a tiny spacer for them to clear. They stick out a little regardless.

    They are awesome looking wheels, but the polished lip is a PITA, I can only imagine what a pain it would be for the fully polished version.

    They are def night light also, and the lip is very soft, so they are easy to bend/dent.
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    j_lutter31 Member

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    How did they fit on the gt..any clearance issues? Was there any probs having such a wide front tire?? Curious, how much did you lower the gt?
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    blksn955.o Founding Member

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    My rims are the same as Joes'GT but polished not chrome, as stated above in a earlier post. Mine fit 100% fine with no changes needed up front on both the stock gt brakes and the 99+ gt/v6 front brakes I now run.
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    sorry for asking so many questions....but what offset fits ?

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