Proof of 1994 stock 17" tribar wheel size

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I need to prove to the authorities that the dimensions of the stock 17" tribar wheels are 8Jx17 ET 30.
Does anyone have some document reference on this? Like in Owners Manual, or Service Manual, or official Ford Catalogs.... A scan or good photo would help me a lot!
Unfortunately I can only find website references to it, like on tirewheelguide.com and wheel-size.com, but that is not good enough for the authorities :(
 

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the popo busted you for having too wide of wheel? I have heard that the inspections are pretty extreme there but this is new.
 

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Have you tried looking on the back side of the wheels themselves? Most OE wheels are embossed with it.

(below is an example f150 wheel)

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the popo busted you for having too wide of wheel? I have heard that the inspections are pretty extreme there but this is new.
No, I'm currently registering it as historic car (30years). It has some benefits.

Have you tried looking on the back side of the wheels themselves? Most OE wheels are embossed with it.

(below is an example f150 wheel)

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They know that they are 17x8 wheels. The problem is that they want a proof, that these are stock wheels. In their catalog they have only found the standard wheels, which are 16x7,5. The 17" were an option.

I already wrote to Ford, but they didn't reply yet, so I am also looking for another way to prove it.
 

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it probably doesn't help much but this book published in 1994 indicates it pretty well..

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i should have kept mine when i bought it
but the girl friend trashed it
thats good info
 

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well there not 17s
94-95 16s
look under exterior 16x7.5
Look closer, that’s under the “Standard Equipment”. On the right side are the “Optional Equipment” I selected when I ordered the car. You’ll see “17x8 GT Aluminum Wheel” that cost me a whopping $380
 
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thats what mine came with when i bought it new did not want the option
 
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Yup $380 option for the 17s
My car had every available option that was available in 95.20240530_092322_HDR.jpg
 

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