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    Talking wheels tires

    Hey all, anybody know what backspacing/offset I would need to fit an 18x9.5 inch wheel outback with 295 or 305 series tires? Really want to toughen up the look of the vicrauder a little
    Thanks in advance,
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    Vicrauder.

    I like that...
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    Or how about Matoria?

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    Matoria sounds like something KIA would build....

    KIA Sephia
    KIA Matoria
    KIA Sedona

    Where the hell do they GET these names? A Scrabble board?
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    lol i thought of that one actually but i definately like vicrauder. but FOCUS GUYS hehe WHEEL SPECS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!! behold the power of television
    2002 Crown Vic LX sport *SOLD* but still in the family

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    ARG NOT THAT FOCUS FOCUS AS IN I NEED THE SPECS DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!
    does anyone have any specs for the panther wheels?
    2002 Crown Vic LX sport *SOLD* but still in the family

    1985 monte carlo SS 477 rwhp T56 - parted out to go to law school

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    I would like these too, I want new wheels!! :po:

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    you're '02 will have different back spacing requirements than an '03

    You may also have rear wheel well flare interference.
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    Originally posted by TripleTransAm
    An interesting side note: this isn't the same forum I used to post on for years, and I've been doing a lot of reading over the past 48 hours on both sites. Looks like there's been a serious splintering. I never thought it'd be possible for this to happen to a group of owners of a car model that sold no more than 14000 copies over 2 model years. Kind of scary, when thinking of the scale. Makes one think that maybe it'd be a good idea to do some introspection and think about what each of us needs to do to build a solid community, analyze what it is we're all honestly looking for by belonging to this community.

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    why would i have different backspacing requirements? the rear suspensions are absolutely identical. I have the airsuspension and the watts linkage, I have seen underneath both
    2002 Crown Vic LX sport *SOLD* but still in the family

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    The MM has a rolled lip on the fenderwells for tire clearance. If you find wheels that have the right backspacing for the earlier car, you'll probably have trouble with using tires that fill the fenderwells like the MM because they will cut the sidewalls of the tires.

    Now, you could possibly roll the lip like the early Mustang/Shelby.
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    I thought the shocks were mounted out board on the MM, are the vic's set up the same way?

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    I can trick my air suspension into jacking itself up a little for a rake, and I have some pretty stiff shocks, for gods sake can somebody just give me some wheel specs?
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    trust me, the '02 has different off set requirements. The rear suspensions are similar, but there were changes made. One being the shock placement to the outsides.
    The wheel flare on the '03 is rolled back, and made slightly more pronounced as well
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    Originally posted by TripleTransAm
    An interesting side note: this isn't the same forum I used to post on for years, and I've been doing a lot of reading over the past 48 hours on both sites. Looks like there's been a serious splintering. I never thought it'd be possible for this to happen to a group of owners of a car model that sold no more than 14000 copies over 2 model years. Kind of scary, when thinking of the scale. Makes one think that maybe it'd be a good idea to do some introspection and think about what each of us needs to do to build a solid community, analyze what it is we're all honestly looking for by belonging to this community.

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    LightningVic: The backspacing is different because the rear end is wider on the '03. We could go out and measure the MM wheel for you but it won't help. Do you have a local dealer or know someone with a MM that will let you try out a full-size spare on the CV just to see? That may give you some ideas on backspacing requirements since you're trying to do something "special".

    RCSignals: Is the flare only rolled back on the '03 MM or is it that way on the CV/GM also?
    Thanks to Darrin @ BC Automotive:
    $1800 and it was worse than when he started!

    Brian (FordNut) FPG # 1458 of 7838
    03 MM 300A (Lotsa mods, 130k mi) was 303rwhp/318rwtq N/A
    then 476/410 D1SC ProCharged on stock block
    then 660/555 D1SC PC on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    then 365/369 N/A on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    Now 751/617 3.4L Whipple on 5.3 Boss5.0 iron big bore stroker

    03 MM 300B Silver (Mostly stock, wife's car, 300k mi) FPG # 7053 of 7838 or 49 of 417 SB
    03 MM 300B Silver, Stock, 50k mi FPG # 7134 of 7838 or 89 of 417 SB
    01 F150
    00 F150 4x4
    68 Stang FB (70 351C 4V, 4 wheel discs, project car)

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