Will a 275/40/R17 Nitto Drag Radial fit on a fox body with a 17x9 Cobra R wheel w/o any mods??? Not sure if flipping or removing the quad shock will be enough.
There are two situations for which I am trying to find out the correct offset for fitment with a 17x9 wheel and a 275/40/17 tire on the rear of a Fox (92 in my case with H&R race springs, quad shocks flipped).Providing you have the correct offset wheels for your axles, the 275/40/17 fits perfect on a 17x9 wheel. Had the same setup. Only thing I had to do, was flip the quad for clearance. But, at that point, I just took them off. Never had a need for them.
I was looking at the same package from LMR, would your quads have fit if there were flipped?Hard to say why some have probs and others don't. I lucked out. I bought the package deal from lmr with the 17 x 10's and it fits perfectly. Of course I removed the quad and all its mounts, but they are useless anyways. I was fully expecting to have to use the persuader on the inside edge and roll the fender lips. This is also on a stock height 87 gt with new springs back there. The tire is a 275/40/17
Yes, you are right i am running Centerline Convo Pro wheels. Iv had them on for awhile now and was just wanting something different and i really likeYes you pretty much nailed it. The tire still takes up some room. The 8.5" wheel with 5" backspacing sounds like a Centerline wheel. I would concentrate on getting a better lower control arm and forget about the quad shocks as they were only a band-aid from Ford in the first place.