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HwyCruiser
04-18-2006, 10:25 PM
Check this bad boy out. OEM Marauder wheel widened to 9.5". Nitto NT 295/45/18's are on their way!

Cogs
04-18-2006, 11:15 PM
Wow, nice! I don't know why Ford likes to put skinny wheels and tires on all of the cars. I think the biggest you can get on a Mustang is still 245. Chevy has been putting 275s on some cars since 1997.

btw, how much does it cost to widen wheels?

boXman
04-19-2006, 02:25 AM
SWEET

Grand Marquis GT
04-19-2006, 06:20 AM
Nice!!!

Paul_
04-19-2006, 09:00 AM
Niiiiccceee. :drool:

HwyCruiser
04-19-2006, 09:44 PM
btw, how much does it cost to widen wheels?

$480 for the pair including shipping.

Got the street tires in today, going in for mounting and balancing tomorrow. Stay tuned for more pics!

mrltd
04-19-2006, 09:48 PM
Only 295? Please...



J/K, that's friggin badass!

boXman
04-19-2006, 10:52 PM
$480...jeezus. I don't even pay that for a car. :p

HwyCruiser
04-19-2006, 11:07 PM
$480...jeezus. I don't even pay that for a car. :p

I agree, completely excessive, but that generally describes my affliction with this car from the beginning.

Seriously, my problem is there isn't an aftermarket wheel out there that looks as good as the OEM, especially in the $200 range. Considering a set of widened new Marauder wheels are $1200, sending in the OEM wheels for widening is a relative bargain.

The tire monkey that dismounted the old tires left me a few ugly scratches in the clearcoat though, but those buffed out ok. Hopefully the dealer will be more careful.

boXman
04-19-2006, 11:09 PM
I understand man. You, for sure, have one bad-ass car.

HwyCruiser
04-19-2006, 11:12 PM
Only 295? Please...



J/K, that's friggin badass!

Let me tell you about a guy who just bought 29x18x18 MTs for his Marauder.

http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24845

Now that's exessive. I love it!

mrltd
04-19-2006, 11:52 PM
I'd love to do that to my wagon....too bad he's cutting up a collector car though....it's gonna be badass though...kinda torn...

HwyCruiser
04-23-2006, 07:49 PM
A much improved profile now:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/mmpark.jpg

Blaze86Vic
04-23-2006, 08:47 PM
God I wish I could get to see that hot work of art in person! Looks AWESOME!

HwyCruiser
04-23-2006, 10:14 PM
God I wish I could get to see that hot work of art in person! Looks AWESOME!

Thanks! Another money shot of the 295s:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/mmpark2.jpg

boXman
04-24-2006, 03:07 AM
:drool:

Grand Marquis GT
04-24-2006, 05:29 AM
:drool:

+1 I need to go clean my drawers now :jerkoff:

Datdambear
04-24-2006, 01:06 PM
Hey if you ever do get scratches that will not buff out I have a company that refinishes the wheel and is awsome...From time to time we nick a wheel and they either do an exchange or refinish the same wheel in 2-3 day turn around.....Hey the wheels look good....What did the nittos run you...

HwyCruiser
04-25-2006, 01:07 AM
Got the Nitto NTs from Discount Tire Direct (www.discounttiredirect.com), $207 ea. I also bought my Nitto drag radial / Konig Beyond combo from them and they've done excellent both times. They have free shipping, and even free mounting and balancing if you order a tire and wheel combo. They also heat cycle drag radials. Highly recommended.

I've also bought from the Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com) and they do excellent too but charge for shipping. Just depends on what I need. I'll never go to another tire shop again. My dealer mounts and balances loose tires for $15 a tire and doesn't screw stuff up like the tire monkeys I've been to.

Lincolnmania
04-25-2006, 01:08 AM
nice

Blaze86Vic
04-25-2006, 01:22 AM
Yep, one of those two places is where I will get my tires for the rest of my life.

p71towny
04-25-2006, 01:41 AM
Very very nice!

RugerP97DC
04-28-2006, 12:59 PM
The velles rear wheels

295/50R15

120/pr at pep boys

no longer produced... :nonono:

zwack88
04-28-2006, 05:52 PM
Wow that looks really good. I would do the same thing cause those wheels are so kickass. Is the actual slats in your badgeless grille chrome or is that the lighting? Also is that a ramair set up you have on it too?

HwyCruiser
04-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Wow that looks really good. I would do the same thing cause those wheels are so kickass. Is the actual slats in your badgeless grille chrome or is that the lighting? Also is that a ramair set up you have on it too?

Yup, that's a Zack badgeless GM chrome grill with the surround painted to match the body. Although the all-black badgeless grill I had previously looked great, it just left the front wanting for some chrome. I think the one I have now is perfect.

The scoop below the front fascia is mounted on my ProCharger FMIC. I'm working to tuck the IC a little more up into the radiator compartment to go full stealth and keep it out of harms way without adding a whole lot of extra elbows that I would need if I went full behind-the-grill mounting.

I've mocked it up and now just waiting on some silicon elbows and clamps. I plan on ducting the lower air dams in the front fascia to the FMIC and let it exit into the radiator compartment. With much more surface area to funnel cool air across the FMIC that way, I'm hoping to make it even more efficient.

MarauderMark
06-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Here's some rubber-n- rims;
http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/rolling1.jpg

http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/rolling2.jpg

mrltd
06-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Holy shit...

Blaze86Vic
06-02-2006, 12:06 AM
Hmmm.....I hope you aren't offended, but I think it looks kind of funny. Not that it's so wide, but that it's so wide and has 15" of BS on the wheels....just seems kind of odd. Used to any wheel that wide having a deep rim.

Grand Marquis GT
06-02-2006, 03:32 AM
:drool:

Freshmeat
06-02-2006, 03:34 AM
It looks funny, but I guarantee you no one laughs!!

boXman
06-02-2006, 06:18 AM
Holy SHIT! That's CRAZY!

88MercWagon
06-02-2006, 04:38 PM
Holy shit...
x2

HwyCruiser
06-02-2006, 11:01 PM
You don't think those just bolt right in there do you?



http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/testfit.jpg

nitroracer
06-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Dayum...

88MercWagon
06-03-2006, 03:08 AM
Holy shit...
x3

Freshmeat
06-03-2006, 11:06 AM
You don't think those just bolt right in there do you?
No- we knew you're running a 1.5" spacer, which is overkill.:screwy:

Are you pleased with the results after doing all that work? It looks kick ass, to say the least- but have you taken it to the track and did you notice enough difference to be worth practically redesigning the entire rear suspension?

Grand Marquis GT
06-03-2006, 01:44 PM
That isn't his car. That's a guy on MMN who is doing a pro street style...

Need to get him posting here...

Blaze86Vic
06-03-2006, 04:28 PM
Him and all of his 36" of tire....

DanHool
06-03-2006, 05:11 PM
again,


holy shit

RugerP97DC
06-04-2006, 06:04 AM
Here's some rubber-n- rims;
http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/rolling1.jpg

http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/rolling2.jpg

:drool: :drool: :drool: ME WANT ONE!!!!!! WHO MUST KILL I???:drool: :drool: :drool:

Paul_
06-04-2006, 08:23 AM
E WANT ONE!!!!!! WHO MUST KILL I???


You're just a tad dyslexic this morning.

MarauderMark
06-04-2006, 09:28 PM
Well it seems that he needs all that rubber to support this too:
http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/engine2006/gmc671.jpg

Blaze86Vic
06-04-2006, 09:46 PM
Alrighty, now I am really impressed! Doing all that and keeping EFI!! Kick ass! Let the drooling begin.....

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HwyCruiser
06-05-2006, 12:17 AM
No- we knew you're running a 1.5" spacer, which is overkill.:screwy:

Are you pleased with the results after doing all that work? It looks kick ass, to say the least- but have you taken it to the track and did you notice enough difference to be worth practically redesigning the entire rear suspension?

There are a lot of Marauder owners widening their rims to 9.5". It's almost a requirement for a supercharger to be able to bolt on some decent traction, especially for the track.

But you don't get a 18" wide tire on a 9.5" rim.

Think wider.

REALLY WIDE.

http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/widerim-1.jpg

Overkill? For what? TMF's Marauder, from tires to blower to paint, is going to be one for the magazines. No one is doing what he's doing, and that's precisely why he's doing it. If you have to ask why then you don't get it.

HwyCruiser
06-05-2006, 12:23 AM
A much better pic:

http://john.frieltek.com/toomanyfords/marauder/tubbed/img/park3.jpg

I'd pretty much say that takes the prize for the widest widened Marauder wheels.

mrltd
06-15-2006, 06:37 PM
Man, that is nice....

83countrysquire
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
this power house belongs in the GMN Readers Ride achrives its the meanist marauder out there 441 ftlbs of torque

Grand Marquis GT
06-15-2006, 07:09 PM
this power house belongs in the GMN Readers Ride achrives its the meanist marauder out there 441 ftlbs of torque

And now, to get the guy to post here!

TMF
07-05-2006, 11:40 AM
Thanks for all the compliments on my "project"!

If you have any questions, let me know and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. I'm going to try to get that blower all mounted up this month and will take a lot more pictures as I get it together.

Cheers!

john

Grand Marquis GT
07-05-2006, 12:35 PM
Thanks for all the compliments on my "project"!

If you have any questions, let me know and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. I'm going to try to get that blower all mounted up this month and will take a lot more pictures as I get it together.

Cheers!

john

:worship: