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  1. HuskerGT

    HuskerGT Well-Known Member

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    Decided to take a chance and go with the Gunmetal Saleens. I haven't seen any here or many on the the interwebs. Hoping to eliminate a lot of the rubbing issues on the fender wells up front and out back.


    With the offset difference of 24mm on my Y2Ks and the 30mm on the new Saleens I should be able to pull the wheels in an additional 1/4" or so. I'm currently running a 1" spacer out back and, with Ferocious's 3/4" & 1/2" wheel spacers I recently bought (thanks man), I can dial the rear back in a bit more too if needed.
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    Going to wait to get my fenders rolled and then get some narrower tires, 245/40-18s up front, before mounting these up. Also going to flip the rear tires because the outside has gotten cut up a bit from the fender lip.

    Also picked up a set of Redline Tuning's hood struts
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    My apologies for the crappy lighting. It's getting fairly late here andf its overcast.
     
  2. Ferocious

    Ferocious Legend SN95 Supporter

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    Those wheels are gonna like killer in that finish. By far my favorite mustang wheels.
     
  3. HuskerGT

    HuskerGT Well-Known Member

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    It was your photoshop that started it all, man :cool:

    Also hoping the additional offset helps keep some of the rubbage at bay. Might even go a tad lower if I have the clearance I need...
     
  4. HuskerGT

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    Did a test fit on the wheels. Turns out my Y2Ks are 9.5" wide, always thought they were 9"

    I don't mind my current chrome lugnuts, but I'm thinking I may have to get a black set:
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    Also got a Mach I chin a few days ago and did a test fit to see if I want to go ahead and mount it. Had to straighten it out in the sun first:
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    Those are going to look great on there man! When's the ETA of getting the tires mounted up?
     
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    Thanks, man.
    I have an appointment to get my fenders rolled at the end of this week, maybe Saturday. I'm going to order the 245s for up front tomorrow and probably a set of black lug nuts. Late Model Resto has a nice splined set for around $33 after 6% forum discount. Should have everything ready for the swap by the end of the week but I won't have the tires mounted until the following weekend.

    So, ETA: 2 weeks
     
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    EBay has lug nuts cheap!
     
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    I may take a look later tonight. Need the thin-walled socket though. LMR's set comes with it and they are semi-secured in that they are splined.
     
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    those should look sweet.
     
  10. HuskerGT

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    I definitely think so too, man. It's going to take on a whole new look, moving away from the chromies.
     
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    I would stay away from splined crap... I have someone my car and lost the key which is delaying some work I want to do on the suspension.....

    So yeah I'm annoyed Lol
     
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    I am not sure where I am with the locking lugs as after just putting wheels on I considered a set with as much as they cost but I am afraid of not knowing where it is years from now.
     
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    Damn. Can't wait to see it!
     
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    You guys should consider getting rid of your car keys too, you know, in case you lose them.


    Protect your wheels with some locks.
     
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    I like em! Ready to see em on.
     
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    All I have to do to protect them now is air out the air ride so no jack could get under it. Locked! :)
     
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    Splined lug nuts are not really a lock. Anyone can go get a splined socket and remove them. Any tire shop sells them as well as most parts stores.
     
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    That's why I said they were "semi-secured".
    However, around here cars are pretty safe
     
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    Question before I order the tires, will the sidewall of the 245/40-18 be noticeably taller than my current 265/35-18 rear tires?
    Don't want to look stupid, LOL