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How do I identify an M-2300-K kit?

I bought a '92 notch that is 5-lug and has the 13" front Cobra brakes. How can I tell if it has the whole M-2300-K kit or was pieced together? It has OEM 17x8 chrome Bullits on it now that are spaced pretty well, so that would indicate different spindles, no? I'm going to be changing wheels so I'm trying to figure out what I have to help with fitment.


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I bought a '92 notch that is 5-lug and has the 13" front Cobra brakes. How can I tell if it has the whole M-2300-K kit or was pieced together? It has OEM 17x8 chrome Bullits on it now that are spaced pretty well, so that would indicate different spindles, no? I'm going to be changing wheels so I'm trying to figure out what I have to help with fitment.
Different spindles compared to what?

As far as wheel fitment is concerned, if your car was pieced together, it should be identical to the M-2300-K if it has 94-95 spindles. If it has 96-04 spindles then the wheels are pushed out an additional 8mm on each side.

'94-95 spindles have a bent steering arm. 96-04 spindles have a straight steering arm.

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Different spindles compared to what?
Compared to stock '92 Fox...

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As far as wheel fitment is concerned, if your car was pieced together, it should be identical to the M-2300-K if it has 94-95 spindles. If it has 96-04 spindles then the wheels are pushed out an additional 8mm on each side.

'94-95 spindles have a bent steering arm. 96-04 spindles have a straight steering arm.
Do either of them allow more room for wider wheels than the other? I have 17x8 now, would like to go with 17x9 but there isn't a lot of clearance to the inside, especially if I go coil-over.


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Do either of them allow more room for wider wheels than the other?
Well, since the '96 and later spindles push the wheel out 8mm, I'd say those spindles allow for 8mm more backspacing.

I've run 17x9 wheels with 5.8" backspacing using both spindle types and Griggs Racing coilovers with no major problems -- that didn't happen until I installed a Griggs K-member (moved the wheels forward 0.75" and out a bit,) and SN95 A-arms (moved the wheels out 0.75") THEN I had big interference problems.

Darius runs 17x9 wheels too, I think.

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I have 17x8 now, would like to go with 17x9 but there isn't a lot of clearance to the inside, especially if I go coil-over.
You need to be careful with the backspacing. If you have too much, you can hit the coilover assembly. In this case, you can always use spacers to move the wheel outwards a little bit.

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Mine are 17 x 9-1/2 wheels.
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I've run 17X9s both before and after my MM k-member/Fox length arms conversion and with both the '94/'95 and '96-up spindles, the only thing that rubbed was the wheel on the front LCA at full lock which happened with both stock '00 17X8 wheels and the '95 17X9 Cobra R wheels before I installed the k-member, since then, no rubbing (although to fit 275/40/17 tires I did need to roll the fender lip).

Tons of guys have used 17X9s with no rubbing issues but that's all gonna depend on who's coilovers you have on the thing, how they're installed (most struts have oblonged mounting holes at the spindle end to give additonal clearance), and the backspacing of the wheel.
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I've run 17X9s both before and after my MM k-member/Fox length arms conversion and with both the '94/'95 and '96-up spindles, the only thing that rubbed was the wheel on the front LCA at full lock which happened with both stock '00 17X8 wheels and the '95 17X9 Cobra R wheels before I installed the k-member, since then, no rubbing (although to fit 275/40/17 tires I did need to roll the fender lip).
Your wording is a bit confusing here. Tell me if I have this straight. You're currently running a MM K-member with Fox length control arms, and 95 Cobra R 17X9 wheels and rolled fender lips and you're not having any rubbing issues with 275/40/17 tires up front. Correct?

If that's correct...wow. That's impressive. Did you go with the forward offset, non-offset, or reverse offset control arms?
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Looks like I have the '96-04 spindles, so I don't have the full kit and therefore don't know which axles I have either. I made some cardboard templates of a wheel/tire combo I'm looking at, but with the motor and trans out I can't compress the front spring to see how the fronts would fit. I'll have to take a spring out if I want to play with it as there won't be a motor back in there for at least a couple months....

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