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Biggest rims on a foxbody

What are the biggest wheels you can put on a fox body without losing performance. i thought it was 17's, but I'm starting to see a lot of people with 18's on the fox bodies. Even though I would not do it I even see some people with 20's on foxes. So whats your guys take on rims size what is the biggest wheel without losing that much performance, also what is the widest tire you can put on a fox. I thought it was 275, but I saw a guy with 315's yesterday. I don't now how he got them on I know he had to cut the quad shock, but he said they didn't rub.

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some people say that for handling purposes 18 is all you should go. but remember most larger rims also weigh more then your stockers.

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Anything bigger than 17's doesn't look right to me. 18's give it an odd look, here's a 1993 LX with 18's.

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Anything bigger than 17's doesn't look right to me. 18's give it an odd look, here's a 1993 LX with 18's.
i agree 18's just don't look right

just one step closer to this
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yeah i wouldnt go over 17"

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yea definitely wouldnt go over 17. i agree that anything over 17 doesnt really look that great, and i have 17's on my gt and they scrub a little on front when i turn.

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Yeah, I have 17's also what is the widest tire I can get on there including if I cut the quad shock. For some reason the link I attached to black covt. don't look like 20's do they to you guys.?
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you can flip the quad shock for more clearance

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Kilog55 What is the widest I can go if I flip the quad shock? I have 17 X 9 wheel?
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It depends on the backspacing of the wheel. in the back A 17 x 9 at 5.72 bs should be fine. The fronts are pretty tight with a 17 x 9, but I've heard that if you have cast camber plates you can make it work...
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I have 17x9's in front and they rub a little, found out when i took them off to replace breaks that theres some bare metal cuz of the rubbing of tires
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But can I put larger than a 275 tire in the back on 17 x 9 tire. I've heard of people olling the fenders and flipping the quad shocks what do you guys think about a 295/40 on 17x9 inch rims in e back only. I'm going skinny in the frint probably 235/35. i have a 17 X8 in the front.
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I think for the majority of wheels 17's are the ones that look the best. However, there are a few in 18" that I like. Mostly the top dollar wheel companies like Fikse, CCW, HRE, and the Plasma RK's. I've got 18's on mine and really love the way it looks.
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That looks nice what size tires are you running on that stang?
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