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I hve an 88 egt and im looking to get some wider, but not taller rims. I like the styling of the 16 spoke mustang GT rims, but ive been told they wont fit due to the offset. However, ive seen it done before. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks guys!
 

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.. every parameter possible is wrong

bolt pattern is wrong, bolt spacing is wrong, RWD offsets vs. FWD offset width is wrong.. you just picked the worng wheels period.

. if you need a real life example go look at the suspension and spacing on a mustang vs your car..
 

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i think you are thinking of newer rims, because a friend of mine with a 92 ´stang gt, with those wheels, let me fit his rim on my car. The only difference i found was the width of the wheel. the bolt pattern was the same, and even the offset was the same. I used a straight-edge across the back of both wheels, and measured down to the back of the hub. taking into acount the aspect ratio of the tires, a 225/50R15 tire will fit with no compromise to the speedometer, and no rubbing.
 

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PPC has a point but I can shed some light on the misunderstanding.

He is right about one thing, Mustangs are usually set for a RWD offset. Whatever wheel you choose find a +38 offset.

Most mustangs have the 5 lug patter that wont fit our 4x100´s. However I do think some very low end stangs may have used a 4 lug. maybe.

I found out at work a few months ago that you can put some fwd wheels on mustangs from the early 90´s. There´s a couple companies like Motegi and American Racing that make a "tuner" style wheel in almost 0mm offset that will be okay on a mustang. You friend may have done something like that.

If you like 5spokes I say check mine out...you may like them. They are Rage 5.0´s 17x7´s I run a 215/40 17 Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 tire. The tires I run are EXACTLY the same size as the 185/60 15´s that were on stock. Well exact down to less then .01 of an inch. Actually closer in size then 205/40´s.

I think my rims are actually discontiued, but they are really just a knock-off of the Enkei RS5´s which in my opinion look better anyhow.
 

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Now for the real truth.... Being the owner of an 80´s model Mustang, and an 89 Scort GT I know them both fairly well. the 70-92 Stangs have the EXACT sam bolt pattern as the 1st gen scort. And the 16in 5 spoke pony rims will fit, I have done it personally. The MAJOR problem is in the rear fender cearance. You WILL have to roll the fenders, and probably even beat them out a bit wider as well. The fronts fit ok, but for some reason my front passenger side tire seems to be set back a bit (Probably from the mutltiple front end collisions) and turning right is some what hindered. The 15in 13 spoke a.k.a turbine wheels will fit as well, and as long as you go with the recomended tire size for the 89 GT you will have no fitment problems. Cosworth wannabe has a set on his. just check out his picks. As far as the 5 lug Mustang wheels go, only the 64-73, 93 Cobra and the 94 and new cars had 5 lug spindles and axles.
 

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Well actually 79-93 were the years the mustangs had the 4 lug pattern. I previously owned a 93 lx mustang 2.3 liter and it had the 4 lug pattern. And actually all mustangs from 79-93 unless specifically ordered had the 4 lug whether or not it was a GT an lx a 4cyl a 6cyl they all had the same pattern. Now the SVO mustang came standard with 5 lug.
 

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Hey Shorty!
Cosworthwannabe2 has the very wheels you´re asking about on his 89 egt, as someone already pointed out. Stands to reason they must fit your car, but if in doubt ASK HIM!

Even better, he has those wheels FOR SALE, with tires mounted even. Here´s your chance! See ´Snow tires and rims´ post.

Hope this helps!
 

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On 2002-12-16 03:16, TheBlade wrote:
PPC has a point but I can shed some light on the misunderstanding.

He is right about one thing, Mustangs are usually set for a RWD offset. Whatever wheel you choose find a +38 offset.

Most mustangs have the 5 lug patter that wont fit our 4x100´s. However I do think some very low end stangs may have used a 4 lug. maybe.

I know it was answered, but Fox Mustangs(79-present) never had 5 lugs until 94 with the redesign. The only exception is the SVO-the coolest mustang to date.

I found out at work a few months ago that you can put some fwd wheels on mustangs from the early 90´s. There´s a couple companies like Motegi and American Racing that make a "tuner" style wheel in almost 0mm offset that will be okay on a mustang. You friend may have done something like that.

If you like 5spokes I say check mine out...you may like them. They are Rage 5.0´s 17x7´s I run a 215/40 17 Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 tire. The tires I run are EXACTLY the same size as the 185/60 15´s that were on stock. Well exact down to less then .01 of an inch. Actually closer in size then 205/40´s.

I think my rims are actually discontiued, but they are really just a knock-off of the Enkei RS5´s which in my opinion look better anyhow.
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Blade, No Escort ever had more than 4 lugs, and all Fox Mustangs except SVO(coolest Mustang ever
) and 94-on were 4 lug. Fox started in 79 and before that I dunno.
 
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