That car looks pretty good. A few questions:
You say you have a V8 k-member, is the K-member you're using identical to the one on my 93?
Thanks! It's taken a lot of abuse over the years. Hope it survives the Boston winter!
Yup, it's the stock '92 v8 k-member, identical to the '93 v8 unit.
I'm assuming that with the 36mm offset, your backspacing is something like 6.4"?
6.42" to be exact, iirc.
Do you have any rubbing issues on the front with 17x9 rims? It looks like it would ride fine in a straight line, but how about turning at full lock (aka: parking)?
I did, on the front inner fender liners at full lock. Solution? Remove the inner fender liners
. I used some stuff to block the door jamb gap (to keep rocks and dirt out), works like a charm ALTHOUGH I should note that I think I got a reverse-hail dent from the tire launching a rock UP into the underside of the top of the fender. I need to add some sort of padding up there (probably the same stuff I used to block the door jamp). I rolled the fender lips as well, which is necessary with wheels and tires this big. I haven't had any issues with the wheels hitting the control arms, afaik
. Also, in that pic, it was probably suffering from a lack of negative camber.
You say SN95 axles, however you don't specify which ones. Are they the ones that are .75" longer (94-98 cars) or the ones that are 1.5" longer (99-04)?
.75", they are from a '98 Cobra.
Any shots "sighting" down the side of the car from the front and back? I'm interested to see how the wheels sit in relation to the edges of the fenders.
I took some last year when the car had 17*10.5s with 315s on the rear and the 17*9s with 275s on the front, but I can't find them. It looked pretty silly in the rear, the 315s were WAY too big. Once spring is here, remind me to take some pics of the 275s.
Any more shots of the 17x8s? How does the 255/275 tire look on the 8" rim?
No photos, unfortunately. 255s, imo, look great because 245s look puny. 275s are definitely a bit too large but nothing noticeable from more than 10 feet away, imo. I have the 275s either because they were cheap or because I had them lying around. If I were doing the 17*8s right, I'd stick with the 255s.