Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 4.6 Mustang > 4.6L Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.


Closed Thread   Post New Thread
Unread 02-04-2008   #1 (permalink)
mustamike is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 214 Threads: 39
 mustamike's Country Flag  View mustamike's 12 photos  View mustamike's HomePage
Syracuse   New York
mustamike is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to mustamike
Default 1996 Mustang GT, Need help with Wheel specs/info for purchase

I need help with determining exactly what wheels will fit my car. It's a 1996 GT with the stock 16 inch rims right now. I found some good deals on ebay and some other places but before I make a purchase I wanna make sure I am aware of what specs to check before making a purchase. I'm in the market for 17 or 18 inch wheels and I think I need a 5x114.3 bolt pattern ???? I dont know anything about the 'spacing' and 'offset' dimensions of wheel sizes or exactly what these mean ? Any help with what wheel sizes/dimensions to a '96 Gt would be great. Thanks
__________________
1999 GT 35th Anniversary Laser Red. CAI, some pretty lights and an O/R UPR x pipe
1996 GT K&N Cold Air. BBK off-road X-pipe, Yukon 3.90s 17x8 Anthracite Bullets, Kicker AMP, Kicker subs., Misc. Interior dress up. Angel Eye Halo Projector Headlights...SOLD
1986 Camaro Z28
T-tops, K&N, Edelbrock shorties, custom exhaust
waste of money sits in the barn
mustamike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 02-04-2008   #2 (permalink)
svtcobra86 is offline Rookie


Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 32 Threads: 10
 svtcobra86's Country Flag
Allentown   Pennsylvania
svtcobra86 is on a distinguished road
Default

the bolt pattern is 5x4.5 as far as the metric for that...idk u got me, i fit 9in wheels on my cobra without any problems .. once you go bigger than that is where you'll have to look into wheel spacers and such
__________________
96 Cobra BBk Catless X-Pipe, 40 Series Flowmasters, Msd ign, Steeda Springs, Koni shocks, Steeda CC Plates PRO 5.0 short shifter
svtcobra86 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #3 (permalink)
Tony98GT is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: May 2007
Posts: 394 Threads: 46
 Tony98GT's Country Flag  View Tony98GT's 18 photos  View Tony98GT's 1 classified ad
Kathleen   Georgia
Tony98GT is on a distinguished road
Default

i'm sure a 10.5 wide wheel will fit...it's when you start going with wider and taller tires u start havin problems
__________________
1998 GT, Steeda Short Shifter, PI Intake, 180 Thermostat, ACCEL 8.5mm Race Wires, BBK C/C Plates, KYB Full Suspension, FRPP C-Springs, Ford Racing 3.73 gears, BBK off road x pipe, flowmaster 2 chamber mufflers dumped before the axle, MIL eliminators, black beauty headlights, 13% window tint double layered
Tony98GT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #4 (permalink)
mustamike is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 214 Threads: 39
 mustamike's Country Flag  View mustamike's 12 photos  View mustamike's HomePage
Syracuse   New York
mustamike is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to mustamike
Default

I'm not overly concerned with the width, I probably wont be going bigger than 8 or 8.5 but I always see stuff like "backspacing" and "offset". Are these measurements almost neglible or is it likely that I could buy a wheel and not have it fit because I didn't know my backspacing and offset numbers ?? Or does anyone know how much backspacing is too much ?
__________________
1999 GT 35th Anniversary Laser Red. CAI, some pretty lights and an O/R UPR x pipe
1996 GT K&N Cold Air. BBK off-road X-pipe, Yukon 3.90s 17x8 Anthracite Bullets, Kicker AMP, Kicker subs., Misc. Interior dress up. Angel Eye Halo Projector Headlights...SOLD
1986 Camaro Z28
T-tops, K&N, Edelbrock shorties, custom exhaust
waste of money sits in the barn
mustamike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #5 (permalink)
Tony98GT is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: May 2007
Posts: 394 Threads: 46
 Tony98GT's Country Flag  View Tony98GT's 18 photos  View Tony98GT's 1 classified ad
Kathleen   Georgia
Tony98GT is on a distinguished road
Default

offset is the distance from the hub to the center of the rim
the offset's year model specific ie 1996 GT

Backspacing is distance from the back edge of a wheel rim to the back of the center section(how it fits in the wheel well and how far it sticks out)

which is how wide the wheel in other words
__________________
1998 GT, Steeda Short Shifter, PI Intake, 180 Thermostat, ACCEL 8.5mm Race Wires, BBK C/C Plates, KYB Full Suspension, FRPP C-Springs, Ford Racing 3.73 gears, BBK off road x pipe, flowmaster 2 chamber mufflers dumped before the axle, MIL eliminators, black beauty headlights, 13% window tint double layered
Tony98GT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #6 (permalink)
Tony98GT is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: May 2007
Posts: 394 Threads: 46
 Tony98GT's Country Flag  View Tony98GT's 18 photos  View Tony98GT's 1 classified ad
Kathleen   Georgia
Tony98GT is on a distinguished road
Default

just go to americanmuscle.com and they have 94-98 mustang wheels and you can even get 99-03(04) wheels
__________________
1998 GT, Steeda Short Shifter, PI Intake, 180 Thermostat, ACCEL 8.5mm Race Wires, BBK C/C Plates, KYB Full Suspension, FRPP C-Springs, Ford Racing 3.73 gears, BBK off road x pipe, flowmaster 2 chamber mufflers dumped before the axle, MIL eliminators, black beauty headlights, 13% window tint double layered
Tony98GT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #7 (permalink)
mustamike is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 214 Threads: 39
 mustamike's Country Flag  View mustamike's 12 photos  View mustamike's HomePage
Syracuse   New York
mustamike is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to mustamike
Default

thanks tony thats what i thought they were but wasn't sure. The reason i ask is because i found some wicked cheap wheels but dont want to buy the wrong size regarding the backspacing
__________________
1999 GT 35th Anniversary Laser Red. CAI, some pretty lights and an O/R UPR x pipe
1996 GT K&N Cold Air. BBK off-road X-pipe, Yukon 3.90s 17x8 Anthracite Bullets, Kicker AMP, Kicker subs., Misc. Interior dress up. Angel Eye Halo Projector Headlights...SOLD
1986 Camaro Z28
T-tops, K&N, Edelbrock shorties, custom exhaust
waste of money sits in the barn
mustamike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Unread 02-04-2008   #8 (permalink)
Tony98GT is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: May 2007
Posts: 394 Threads: 46
 Tony98GT's Country Flag  View Tony98GT's 18 photos  View Tony98GT's 1 classified ad
Kathleen   Georgia
Tony98GT is on a distinguished road
Default

anytime man! you need anything else jus pm me!
__________________
1998 GT, Steeda Short Shifter, PI Intake, 180 Thermostat, ACCEL 8.5mm Race Wires, BBK C/C Plates, KYB Full Suspension, FRPP C-Springs, Ford Racing 3.73 gears, BBK off road x pipe, flowmaster 2 chamber mufflers dumped before the axle, MIL eliminators, black beauty headlights, 13% window tint double layered
Tony98GT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172