Build Thread Want To Blow 5 Years And $50k On A Foxbody? Step By Step Instructions Inside!

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by RacEoHolic330, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. That's a good question. It's definitely something worth looking into.
  2. I'll see if I can find it... Still can't remember the name of the place.
  3. Widening the wheels won't get you anything. It's back spacing you need. I was just curious if you had room underneath to get a deeper wheel under there that would allow more negative offset.
  4. They have 3 inch too.
  5. Scott, great work....looks interesting.

    You could section the rear quarters and add metal to flarethem out if needed.....not really my cup of tea but Ive seen it in the past.
  6. I figured that if I could get the hubs milled down by a company that widens wheels, I might as well try to get more rubber under the rear while my wheels are at their shop and have them widen them at the same time.

    There is room inside the wheel well for wheels with more negative offset. I like my 01 Cobra's though :mad:. See this thread from Corral. Scroll down to the black coupe. Is it just me or do his wheels not stick out as far?
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    The angles of the pics aren't the same but what I'm seeing is slightly wider rubber and more balooning on our sidewall.

    You got weight on the wheels in any of your pics?
  8. Good point. These Eagle F1's are pretty meaty for 245/45's. They also have the curb rash guard which may make the sidewalls stick out a little further.

    No load on wheels. The control arms aren't even tightened completely and there is some slop in them. I may need to wait and see what everything looks like on the ground. Having the side skirts and bumper mounted should also help the look.

    I think I'm going to vacate the idea of modifying the fenders. I'll make these wheels work one way or another.

  9. Yeah, don't make up your mind till you see what it all looks like with weight on it...

    With the IRS, you can also put some camber into it as well, no?
  10. Yup. Sure can.
  11. I think you'll be in there then. :nice:
  12. Yea, I'll make it work. I can worry about wheel fitment down the road. The cobra wheels have a lot of thickness around the hubs, so milling them 3/16-1/4" should not be a problem. Luckily I have a local fabrication shop that thas the equipment to do it properly.

    I mounted up the Magnaflow catback. Just need to wait for my turbo to show up (again) and then I can finish the rest of the exhaust.
  13. 3 inches is all you least thats what they tell me...
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  14. Turbo arrive?

    Scott Check out my engine ad in the vendor section, I found some pics that may look familar:D
  15. No turbo yet. The housing is getting coated right now. I'm hoping to have it within the next 2 weeks. I'm kinda waiting on it at this point. There are some other things I could do on the car, but I'd rather finish the down pipe and exhaust so I can yank the engine out and get it covered up again.

    Nice picture Rick. That certainly does look familiar!
  16. I figured I'd try to at least get a little bit more work done while I wait for the turbo to show up.

    I wanted to mount the battery in the rear to keep the engine bay clean, but I didn't want it in a huge battery box sitting in the corner of the hatch. Because of my desire to have a subwoofer in the spare tire well, there really isn't enough room to squeeze a battery in there too. While pondering solutions to my dilema, I discovered a void between the driver side spare tire well and the framerail. I've been on a cutting and welding kick lately, so naturally, I did some more cutting and welding...

    Cut the spare tire well to the general width of a car battery:

    I needed to fabricate a box that would let me cheat the battery closer to the framerail. Here is what I came up with:

    Mocked up:

    Here is why I needed to push the battery as far over as I could:

    I decided that I am NOT going to use that subwoofer/enclosure. It sits too high for my liking. I will have to frame the false floor up very high to hide the speaker and I think doing that will look strange. I'm going to shop around for a shallow-type subwoofer and enclosure that won't sit so high above the floor level in the hatch.

    Any audio guys know of a decent shallow subwoofer and enclosure setup? I still want to drive it with my amplifier. I don't need anything with earth shattering base, just something that will pick up the lows nicely.

    I also need to come up with some way to secure the battery to the floor.
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  17. Your doing a awesome job. Really nice install on the IRS.
  18. I really like to look at your work Scott. I know that the end result w/ be very cool. To address your question: I was looking into the very same thing on friday. I can't testify as to how it sounds, but I did work as a rep for the company, and I believe their products to be decent enough to refer. The woofer only needs 2" depth to mount it in.