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#60187 - 12/29/02 04:30 PM WHEELS--Standard rim width?
Martin Offline
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I have been trying to determine the standard rim width for a Crown Vic some people say 7 and some 8”. The reason I ask is I just bought some 17” x 8” alloy wheels and they look kind of wide. Can someone confirm the size? The Tech section lists rim width as 7”.


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#60188 - 12/29/02 04:32 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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Standard size is 16x7.
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#60189 - 12/29/02 06:01 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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I thought it was 15x6.5 and 16x6.5 ?

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#60190 - 12/29/02 06:31 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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standard size are 15x6.5, 16x7, the 17inch Rims I m not familiar with, sorry.

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#60191 - 12/29/02 07:11 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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Guess I will have to get a tire fitted then check the clearance. Fingers crossed. Anybody know any good tire places in the LA area?
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#60192 - 12/29/02 08:05 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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You must also consider the offset. This created some difficulties for me when I was looking for replacement wheels.

If a wheel is 8" from edge to edge, the stud holes are not always in the middle (at 4"). I had to replace some aftermarket wheels the previous owner had put on because the offset was incorrect, and the tire would rub against the suspension during even moderate turns.
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#60193 - 12/29/02 10:09 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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I got these wheels from e-bay, under $500 delivered. They’re brand new and supposedly fit most Jeep Vehicles, Lincoln Towncars and Crown Vics. I asked about the offset and the guy said they would clear everything. I may wait until I see my Tax situation at the end of January before getting tires. It’s gonna suck if they don’t clear. Thanks for your input guys.
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#60194 - 12/29/02 11:04 PM Re: Standard rim width?
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17x8 Mustang rims require at least a 1/4" spacer on the front to clear the upper ball joint. They fit the back with no problem. When you get the new rims test fit one on the front. Even without a tire you will get an idea of how close it's going to be to the ball joint.

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#60195 - 01/03/03 10:05 AM Re: Standard rim width?
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