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Old 04-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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I'm going to pull the trigger and buy a set of 17X9 cobra r's.....I haven't seen anybody do this...thoughts, feelings, suggestions....im all ears


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I'm going to pull the trigger and buy a set of 17X9 cobra r's.....I haven't seen anybody do this...thoughts, feelings, suggestions....im all ears
Used to have a Mustang, loved those wheels whenever I saw them.
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you sure they fit? RWD offset vs FWD offset may be something to think about for one thing. DO love the wheels though.
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you sure they fit? RWD offset vs FWD offset may be something to think about for one thing. DO love the wheels though.
They did make some replica sets in the correct bolt pattern for the MN12 Thunderbird (5x108) but the mustang used the 5x114.5 mm bolt pattern which won't work for our cars without changing the hubs or using adaptors which isn't a great idea, even if the offsets would work.
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off set is +24, the oem 18x8 is +55...its doable, gonna need a 5mm spacer and adapter
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off set is +24, the oem 18x8 is +55...its doable, gonna need a 5mm spacer and adapter
sounds like you did some research atleast. What are you gonna do for center caps?
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off set is +24, the oem 18x8 is +55...its doable, gonna need a 5mm spacer and adapter
You can't run an adapter and then a spacer. You need to figure out how thick the 5x114 to 5x108 adapters are going be and then have the manufacturer add thickness to them as needed. I'd also not suggest buying said adapter from eBay or the like. If you're going to do it, do it right and spend your money with Adaptec or another reputable manufacturer.

And the offset of the 17x9 4x108 Cobra R reps are +24. I'd make sure that the ones in 5x108 are the same before assuming so. You may have already done that, just giving a heads up because I've never personally looked into it.
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had a buddy use adapters on his svt to fit cobra r's, he had no issues
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had a buddy use adapters on his svt to fit cobra r's, he had no issues
SVT and MK3 focus are vastly different. I see some fender rolling in your future.
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do all the mk3 foci have those stops, or whatever they're called, like on the titanium handling package with the 235-18s? Would that be enough?
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