275 rear tire ?

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  1. Jigsaw351

    Jigsaw351 New Member

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    Looking for pics of 275 rear tire on a 9 inch wheel. I love the 315 but I can't justify tht much rubber for my car with no mods. It currently has 275 on stock wheels. Looks ok. I plan on getting 9 inch wheels for the 275 in back and running. 245 on a 8 inch up front. I want to see some pics if anyone has them.
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Mine are 275, but a 10inch wheel. not sure if that helps at all.


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    Ya those look good thanks. Do we need to flip or remove the quad shock with 10" wheel? That's another partial reason I'm thinking about staying with a 9 inch wheel as there's less involved with modifications and costs.
     
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    You shouldnt have issues, but I have no idea since my car never had them.

    I think you starting getting rubbing issues when you throw 315s under there. Do some measuremts and math.

    Or just remove the quads...
     
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    Honestly. The stock quadshocks are just dead weight. Unbolt em, toss em in the trash.
     
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    Thanks for making me dig up such an old picture.


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    275 BFG's on 10" wheels

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    Is that donk of some sort? You silly Kalifornians. :)
     
  9. Michael Plummer

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    Great question.
    Quad shocks (if not blown) will dampen wheel hop in the rear end. And it's not 100% proof, especially if the driver goes into WOT heavily. They can sometimes rub on the tires, so flipping them 180° may do the trick if you want to install 10.5" wheels and wider tires.

    Now Ford's 4-link suspension is not the greatest, it will bind up. So you can help your rear suspension setup by completely removing the quad shocks (As was mentioned above by a few members). It's best to install a set of aftermarket lower control arms that will not have the flexabilty found in your stock ones, and this will make the quads shocks an un-necessary suspension component on your car.

    Now the hard part, quality matters, I would only select a lower control arm from a reputable suspension company like Maximum Motorsport, Griggs Racing, Racecraft, or Steeda. And do you best to stick with one company when it comes to your suspension needs. Mixing components from vendors and shopping for lower pricing comes with sub-par results.

    Good luck
    Michael Plummer
     
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