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    Kinda weird, the steelies look somewhat big on there... Even though other 17s I've seen look way smaller.
    Looks pretty killer still, I would've maybe gone gloss black, factory style.
    If you only get pros and no cons on the swap, I'd call that a major win!

    What did you have to do the the lug holes? I though mopar had the 5x4,5 still, or is seating different somehow?
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    That came out nice. Worth it making the oldie caps fit the new wheels.
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    Nicely done!!! If I ever find the Merc Mountaineer centers I've been wanting; I would gladly give you my Ford centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    Kinda weird, the steelies look somewhat big on there... Even though other 17s I've seen look way smaller.
    Looks pretty killer still, I would've maybe gone gloss black, factory style.
    If you only get pros and no cons on the swap, I'd call that a major win!

    What did you have to do the the lug holes? I though mopar had the 5x4,5 still, or is seating different somehow?
    Yeah they look more like 18's.. maybe its the center caps. I wanted the satin black so they'd blend in with the tires, making them less noticeable to anyone not looking hard enough, and i thought it would look more utilitarian.

    For the lug holes I used a dremel with a carbide bit and carved out the hole towards the center of the hub. Ford is 114.3mm and Dodge is 115mm... so it is noticeable, but not a ton of material to remove. Since it uses acorn nuts they just goes slightly deeper than before, without bottoming out

    Thanks Dave!

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    Steel wheels just need something in the middle, and original dog dishes work quite nicely with the rest of the car's looks.

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    I decided to put 1" spacers on to fill out the wheel wells better. It was a good choice visually I think. It also made the handling, steering, and even the ride a little better as well... who would have thought. The last picture doesn't show the stance as accurately, but I thought it looked good there.

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    Speedway had some "garage sale" aka open box 175 rear springs for cheap, so I bought them. Now that the rear wheels are further out, it just doesn't look right with the wheel well above the top of the tire. I figure they are easy enough to swap, so I'll see how i like them. If handling doesnt suffer and ride quality gets better, I'll count that as a double win.
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    Cool car, slick tops are groovy. Brown just makes it ultra sexy.
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    Those wheel spacers make that car look better. Very nice! Is the (Acura?) behind it your daily?

    I left the spacers on my Mom's CV when I temporarily put the old American Racing slot wheels on there and I am liking the look.

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    Thanks! These cars definitely look better with the wheels a bit wider. I'm not a huge fan of the tucked in style they had for years and years

    The Acura is my "winter beater", i generally daily it 3-4 months out of the year, otherwise the LTD is my daily driver.
    -Phil



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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^smart move! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    I noticed someone on here installed a front lip...and then i saw it again on facebook by someone else. Decided to go ahead and do it for $37 shipped.

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    I think it looks okay... there are so many random protrusions on these cars that another one doesn't look terribly out of place. It doesn't seem any more stable at 70-75, however after a 20 minute highway drive my TPS is about 1% lower when cruising...so perhaps i can eek out a bit better gas mileage. I'll be sure to see on my next larger trip.
    -Phil



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    Is this the chevy truck font lip type?

    I was heavy into doing one (with fog lamps) but never ended pulling the trigger.
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    That MPG mod yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Is this the chevy truck font lip type?

    I was heavy into doing one (with fog lamps) but never ended pulling the trigger.
    Yes it is, I got it on Amazon. Figured it was worth a try for the price. Since I have smooth bumpers I decided to go with the smoother version

    Hopefully pick up some MPGs!

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    Looks pretty good! Especially from the front it looks like it could belong there, not so much from the side.
    That's why I did this very quick paint edit. Crude but maybe you can see my idea of how it ties together way better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    Looks pretty good! Especially from the front it looks like it could belong there, not so much from the side.
    That's why I did this very quick paint edit. Crude but maybe you can see my idea of how it ties together way better?

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    100% agree! I was thinking of something similar, but going straight instead of angled upwards. I like your design better after seeing it though. The tricky part will be curving it inwards behind the lip
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    So i got inspired...it was a bunch of work, and i only got one side done. but i think it'll look good
    -Phil



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    Well that was fast! All colormatched it'll look perfect.
    That piece is way better than anything I would've imagined. Getting the bends on plastic sheet might be way harder.
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    That looks fantastic! Really fits nicely.


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    Make a good template of that and I am sure you can make a couple of bucks either selling the template or even manufactured pieces. That is going to be really nice Phil.
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