Tried on some rims, what do you think?

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  1. 71 Whitesale

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    One of my son's friends was over and we were lowering his 03 Cobra, while his wheels were off I had to try them on....they are 17 X 9 FR500s, with my 1" spacers. I like them a lot but thinking with black centers instead of grey

    Also, after the 351 goes in I plan on lowering it some, especially in the front

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  2. TestDummy

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    I tried similar size tires on the front of mine and they would have worked fine, assuming I didn't want to make a turn, like into a parking space, or at an intersection. Did you try turning the wheel with them on?
     
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    There is plenty of room for turning because of the spacers. Without the spacers the tires rub on the inside when you turn.
     
  4. TestDummy

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    That's cool. Mine would turn a little, just not stop to stop.
     
  5. ribald1

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    Those low profile tires are fine if your roads are perfectly smooth.
    If you have potholes or rocks on the road make sure to carry at least two spares.
     
  6. 71 Whitesale

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    I have 18s on my Mustang & my Ford Lightning, never had a problem although my son did once on his Mustang
     
  7. parts4me

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    I think they look pretty legit!
     
  8. 5.0 Chero

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    I think these would look better if you want to run a large rim.

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    I like those too. Thought about the real chrome Magnum 500s in a 17 or 18 but the price tag is waaaay out of my budget. It's not I can't afford them, just more than I'm willing to pay
     
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    This is more my style.
    These are on my van, I have Weld drag lites on the Ranchero.
     

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  11. Huevos

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    I like the look of those rims, What color are you painting your Ranchero?
     
  12. 74Rancherito

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    Old school!
    Those are great.....had some on a f100 back in the day.....
     
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    Grabber yellow, side stripe orange with black border & matte black hood
     
  14. Giska1

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    I have 20's 245/275 on my baby blue 72, no problems, from a 2003 Mustang with 1.5" spacers will go 315 in the rear to the summer :D
    But i'm sure its different than the 70/71's:rolleyes:
     
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    That will Look Awesome..
    I'm going with Acapulco Blue with some custom Lazer Stripe Graphics and a Logo My Dad Designed. He was a Ford/ Lincoln designer in the 50's.
     
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  16. billg72469

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    I like the ford rims and the 17 look. You will have to lower the truck though, the stance does not fit the wheels.
     
  17. 71 Whitesale

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    It's got a 6 in it now, waiting to see what it looks like after I put the 351W in it, but definitely planning on lowering it
     
  18. shoprat

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    Hate to tell you, but those are NOT "old School" wheels.
    The off set on the Ford wheels doesn't look like it'll work with lowering.:rolleyes:
     
  19. 5.0 Chero

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    Not sure why you don't but I consider Chromed reverse with Baby Moon caps OL Scool

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  20. 74Rancherito

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    I was referring to these.....

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    :)
     

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