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original Cobra R wheels foxbody fitment

Discussion in 'Fox-Body Cobras' started by 03MidnightCobra, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. 03MidnightCobra

    03MidnightCobra New Member Established Member

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    Does anyone know what it would take to fit original 95' or 98' Cobra R wheels onto original 93 Cobra?
    I know there is the 4-lug vs. 5-lug conversion that is needed at the least but more concerned with backspacing, etc. And if they fit, what front & rear tire size combo is best?

    thanks
     
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    Philcsag1 Member Established Member

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    the 1995 Cobra R wheel 17 x9 that fits a 5 lug conversion was part # M179
    Long discontinued
    The 1998 Cobra wheel is 17 x8
    Both fit but the 17X8 will clear much easier in the rear with out rolling the fender lip
     
  3. 03MidnightCobra

    03MidnightCobra New Member Established Member

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    Thanks for the info. I took a chance on buying a NOS, missing box set of chrome Cobra R's and I think they are part #M-1007-C58 (front stamped with random text near tire valve opening and back stamped "Made in Japan" & "HINODEX" 17x9JJ24). There is no "Ford or FoMoCo" stamp? Hoping they would fit my 93 or 03 Cobra. I though I would have the rear wheels widened by Weldcraft if needed to fill wheel well but according to you I may only need to roll in the rear fender lips (at least on the 93 Cobra).
     

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    93SVTCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Here's my 93 Cobra with M179's on it. I love the look and did it with a simple 94-95 5 lug conversion.
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Looks great Mark. Nice to see you post!
     
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  6. 03MidnightCobra

    03MidnightCobra New Member Established Member

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    Very nice, I’ve always like this look on these and 03-04’s the most! I’m partial to your silver wheels over my chrome but I feel lucky to have a new original set nonetheless.
     

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