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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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New shoes for WIFE 3

Wife 1 picked out some new wheels for her ride. FR500's in Matte Black with Pony center caps. 18x9's with 255/35/18 Nitto's in front and 18x10 with 285/35/18 Nitto's in the rear. Should get her to work and back in a bit more style next Summer!

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 12:39 AM
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Looks good. Backspacing on the wheels? I didn't know you can use a 9" wheel on the front.



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Wow, those really look like crap .

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Is your name Kody Brown? How many wives do you have?
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Will you people stop stealing my wheels?!! Looking good!

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Cool

If you got any shots of the inside of the 18 x 9's near the upper and lower control arms, I'd love to see them

I want to get wheels that clear the UCAs and bump steer tie rod ends on my car. The 17's are maxed out. 18's look like they might go 1/2" more max, which would put me at 18x8.5 and not 9.

Anyway they look great. I'd have a hard time making my wife and daughter approve of a non-chrome wheel on my car tho


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looks good

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Sorry, but I don't have anything nice to say about the new wheels. The car is cool, and the old Magnum 500's were sweet!


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Looks good. Backspacing on the wheels? I didn't know you can use a 9" wheel on the front.
6". Small spacer required in the back just to make it look better and clear the lower front portion of the inner wheel arch. That much backspacing isn't ideal in the front, I have to use a 1-1/4" spacer to bring the backspacing back to 4.75", the magic number on these cars with stock spindles/track width.
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Sorry, but I don't have anything nice to say about the new wheels. The car is cool, and the old Magnum 500's were sweet!
I know and appreciate everyone has different tastes. Thats why I make products that don't modify the original car, you bolt them on and build the car to your tastes, then the next guy can unbolt them and change them if he wishes.
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Cool

If you got any shots of the inside of the 18 x 9's near the upper and lower control arms, I'd love to see them

I want to get wheels that clear the UCAs and bump steer tie rod ends on my car. The 17's are maxed out. 18's look like they might go 1/2" more max, which would put me at 18x8.5 and not 9.

Anyway they look great. I'd have a hard time making my wife and daughter approve of a non-chrome wheel on my car tho
I'm using a 1-1/4" spacer on the front. This brings the 6" backspace down to 4-3/4", the magic number for stock spindles. Not ideal but its a street cruiser, won't see the loads from the road course and these wheels are $150 and not $1000 each like 3pc custom wheels.
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Is your name Kody Brown? How many wives do you have?
My human wife started it. When I bought my coupe 10 years ago she nicknamed it WIFE 2 and herself WIFE 1. This latest addition follows on the tradition!
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I like them. It makes the car look more "Serious".
Are they OEM Ford FR500?
You don't worry about wheel spacers in open track events?
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I like them. It makes the car look more "Serious".
Are they OEM Ford FR500?
You don't worry about wheel spacers in open track events?
This is his wife's street car.

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I like them. It makes the car look more "Serious".
Are they OEM Ford FR500?
You don't worry about wheel spacers in open track events?
OEM FR500's only came in non deep dish 18x9 in silver with polished lip, or black with polished lip.

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