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Old 08-16-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Fox bodies with SN95 axles..

I have heard several people complain how its hard to run a wide tire with the SN95 axles, I dunno if this has been posted or not, but Ford solved our problem. you can run a 10" deep dish wheel on a fox with an SN95 axle, just use rims for 05+ they have the correct offset
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Interesting. Have any pics? Wonder how the '05+ 17x10's would look like on the front.

I run standard SN95 17x9's with SN95 axles.
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Been done. Check the wheels sub forum and search.



The issue is finding matching wheels. Not everything is available in s197 offset and sn95 offset yet....so you are limited on finding compatible wheels.
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If you used 05 wheels wouldn't you need a big spacer on the front?
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Yes. I believe the difference In offset is 13mm for the oem wheels, so you would need a comparable spacer
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Also, no matter what you do the rear wheels will have very little if any dish. The deep dish wheels with all matching are worth the minor effort and expense to go back to FX track. Heck there is no need to bleed the brakes to do the mod. And yes I have a dog in the fight..... HTH, Richard. www.northracecars.com
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... worth the minor effort and expense to go back to FX track..
+1 and I'm even running mine yet.

Not to mention the money you can save buying take off 2k cobra wheels that LOOK T!TS on our fox bodies.
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Well this blows.... I measured 6.5 backspace on my konig villains so I thought I'd be perfect with the SN95 axles. Maybe I measured wrong because they stick out too much now that it's all said and done. Luckily I was planning on redoing the whole rear end, so I'm going to swap to ranger axles while everything is apart.
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I have heard several people complain how its hard to run a wide tire with the SN95 axles, I dunno if this has been posted or not, but Ford solved our problem. you can run a 10" deep dish wheel on a fox with an SN95 axle, just use rims for 05+ they have the correct offset
ford solved this along time ago with the m-179 wheels, now discotinued.

I've run entire 95cobra rearend since '99.
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I'm considering having a set of sn95 17x8 wheels widened to 9.5" or 10" to the inside because one of my projects is installing 94-95 abs on my fox
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I just installed factory 05-09 Chrome 17" Bullitts on my car with SN95 brakes and Cobra axles.

Rear fits great, tucks it in enough for the 275/40 Nitto DRs to have plenty of clearance with the fender lip on the outside, and the exhaust on the inside.

I put a 5/16" spacer on the front, wheels are still pulled in vs. the '01 Bullitts I had on before. More interference now with the A-arm than before when going to lock. Will likely go to a wider spacer for the visual and for clearance.

FWIW, the wheel fit over the Cobra brakes without the spacer. It is close, but it does not rub.

Pictures are on the digital camera, just have not had time to upload them.
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Be interested in seeing that
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I'm considering having a set of sn95 17x8 wheels widened to 9.5" or 10" to the inside because one of my projects is installing 94-95 abs on my fox
I've considered doing this too. So to check clearance on my Fox-length rear axle, I added MM's .5" spacers (almost the .75" of the longer sn95 axles) with my 96 cobra 8" wheels running 245/45/17s. The fender lip is close at my ride heigth and actually hits on some turns/bumps. The pipe is within two fingers of the inside of the tire (stock routed FMs) and the inner fender clearance appears about the same. I'm thinking these wheels could go to 9" or 9.5" max increase without some body mods or higher ride-height.
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Be interested in seeing that
Thread with more pictures:

05-09 offset Ford 17" Bullitts on Fox with SN95 conversion

But here are a couple:



with front 5/16" spacer
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