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post #1 of 17 Old 08-18-2007, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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Weld wheel fitment on 1992 coupe (update w/ pics!)

This is my first time in the market for Weld wheels and i just wanted to make sure these wheels fit my car without having to beat in the wheel wells:

My car is a 92 Coupe with stock suspension.

The wheels i'd like to purchase are Weld Draglites 15x3.5 fronts and 15x8 rears with 5.5 back spacing and 275/60/15 radials.

I'd just like to make sure that the rear wheels will fit on my car without any issues. Thanks in advance for your help guys.


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Alright, so I did a search and found an answer. 60s need to roll, while 50s don't need to be. But the search i found said that's with the quads on, what will change in the equation if i switch to Strange 10way adjustables?


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You'd probably be better off rolling your fenders either way. My friend's 275/50's rub sometimes even on stock suspension without rolled fenders. Might as well just do it to make sure it doesn't rub.
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The ideal setup for the rears would be a 15x8x5.5 Bs on a 275/60/15 tire.

Trust me when I say this combo works with no rubbing issues, had it on my 89 coupe.

If your looking for a pair of rear Draglites I have a new set for sale for your application.

If interested, contact me via email only and I will give you pics as well as further details.


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So I threw on the rear wheels to check clearance in the wheel well and here are the results...














I think a simple fix to the driver side rubbing would be to add a spacer. I'll update once i throw one on.

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Why dont you just take off the quad shock.
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I am really green when it comes to this, but couldn't you just flip the shock?
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I am really green when it comes to this, but couldn't you just flip the shock?
Yes, that's exactly what you do. Or just remove it.

Incidentally, I have a pair of 15x8, a pair of 15x3.5, and a pair of 15x7 that I will be listing for sale. If interested pm me or look for the ad.

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Throw the quad shocks in the garbage and forget about them. That is the first thing I do when I purchase a stang and I own quite a few now.

You really do need to either roll your fenders or have someone do it for you.

We run the 275/50/15's on 5 or 6 of our cars and the 275/60/15's on maybe 4-5 and we have no issues with any of them with the fenders rolled.

The 275/60/15 will clear stock style suspension with no problem if your axle is centered. Most will work if you just take the quad shocks off which are useless any way.
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Yelsvt03cobra...As of right now i have plenty of clearance from tire to fender. So would that change if I took the quad shocks off? Believe me when i say i wont be lifting the front wheels anytime soon so i'm not worried about weight transfer =)

Also...if i throw away the quad shocks how will it change the overall suspension of the car.

Thanks for all the replys thus far guys.


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Yelsvt03cobra...As of right now i have plenty of clearance from tire to fender. So would that change if I took the quad shocks off? Believe me when i say i wont be lifting the front wheels anytime soon so i'm not worried about weight transfer =)

Also...if i throw away the quad shocks how will it change the overall suspension of the car.

Thanks for all the replys thus far guys.
You may get a little wheel hop. If you have aftermarket springs / shocks then you likely won't.

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You don't really need quad shocks, on my old car I ran 275/60/15 bfg dr's with no quad shocks 4cyl springs and stock shocks, never had wheel hop.




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I had Welds 15x8's 4 1/2 b.s with 275/60/15 on my 93' coupe with no issues. For me I didn't like the looks of the taller tire and now I have 15x9's 5 1/2 b.s with 295/50/15 BFG. Looks wide and the low profile seems better. No quad shocks and everything clears.
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I had Welds 15x8's 4 1/2 b.s with 275/60/15 on my 93' coupe with no issues. For me I didn't like the looks of the taller tire and now I have 15x9's 5 1/2 b.s with 295/50/15 BFG. Looks wide and the low profile seems better. No quad shocks and everything clears.
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Fender lips rolled.
1/2" space between the front lower inner fender and inside tire wall the tighest area.
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These are my new 275/60/15 with 5.5 b/s on my 90gt. I just removed my quad shocks and could only mount one rear rim. My passenger side rim mounts up but the lugs wont go on more then halfway by hand and i'm afraid to strip them. I was told to install 3" wheel studs but I dont know the knurl.



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