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    Wow, I missed this by 3 mos. I have AMerican Racing Ansen A69 sprint wheels 17x7 with a 245/45R17 tire up front and 17x8 with a 255/45R17 out back; both with a 4.5" back spacing. No rubbing or any maladies with those wheels. They are riding on the lugs as the center bore is larger then the hubs. Wasn't a worry of mine as I figured the lopo wouldn't have enough steam to mess the wheel studs up. I will see if they (the rear studs) hold up after (or rather when) the engine swap.


    Can't wait to see what those Mags look like on your box

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    Nope. Had to do the shift linkage repair and now gonna tackle the howl from the rear end. THEN tires.
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    Priorities...

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

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    Truthfully, the summer has gotten away from me. This would've been done months ago had I been paying better attention.
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    I had a similar problem with the stock '86 rear; it started making crunching noises (which I later discovered were the spider gears losing teeth). Ended up grabbing and rebuilding a '90 rear; which worked out as it sits 1" wider than the '86 rear. Had I more patience; and waited another year; I could have gotten a '94 rear with the disc brakes :-/

    I hope you get yours fixed soon

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    I haven't even considered going with a disc rear-end. Is that sort of plug and play?
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    I ran out of time on mine & just put the drums back on....
    BTW, anyone know of a good paint for drums?

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    Tires are going to be further delayed. The motor is coming out of my 2004 (manifold swap getting rather hairy) so I need to keep some money handy for that...

    Planning 235/55/17 up front, 275/50/17 out back. I like stagger; anyone who's seen my Marauder can vouch for that. The 275s are barely available. Nittos are about $320/pair. Luckily, the 235/55 is pretty widely available and dirt-ass cheap, so that'll offset it. I'll be around $500 for rubber.
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    F it.

    The 2004 won't likely be done for a month or more, so the money I had saved up for that repair is just sitting around. I got antsy today and finally ordered tires.

    I sorta chumped out on the sizes, though. I knew I wanted 235/55/17 up front. I was actually thinking of getting ridiculous and doing 275/50/17 on the back, but I can't confirm that I've got room back there and didn't want to take a chance with a loaded wagon.

    So it'll be running 235/55/17 Falken Ziex ZE950 up front and 255/55/17 Federal SS595 out back. $335 shipped to my door; figured that was pretty decent.
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    FINALLY got these suckers mounted after sitting on them for the better part of two months.






    17x8 REV 109 Magnum
    part number 109MB-7806500
    5x114.3 bolt pattern, obviously
    4.5" backspace

    I got them here for $480 shipped; they've since jacked the price a bit.

    I'm running 235/55/17 Falkens on the front, and 255/55/17 Federals on the back.
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    Looks great!
    I like the blackout on the front end.

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, Bullitt wheels.

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    That's a trick I learned from pantera77; he did it on his Battle Wagon and the HPP Box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    I ran out of time on mine & just put the drums back on....
    BTW, anyone know of a good paint for drums?
    I painted mine with flat black header paint and it's holding up well. Need to do calipers too at some point.

    Car looks GREAT on those wheels adam.

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    Thanks, knucklehead!
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    Looks good on there.

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    Appreciate it, Alex. I'm happy with them, and the ride is vastly improved over the dump-ass Firestones they replaced.
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    Looks great. Fits pretty damn nice.
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    Agreed those look awesome. How’s the clearance in the front with the upper control arm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Agreed those look awesome. How’s the clearance in the front with the upper control arm?
    Haven’t noticed any rubbing yet but haven’t gone full lock. Will get back with you in a day or three. I’m about to skip town on vaca so the car is gonna sit.

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