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Old 9/5/06, 01:31 PM   #1
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I bought these cobra R rims that are 17X9's and according to this guy at a tire shop, if he install's them they would be illegal as they would stick out past the fender. I think this is . Can anybody help me out here? Are they going to stick out past the fender?
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Old 9/5/06, 02:02 PM   #2
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assuming this is a fox body, I would say no. And so what if they are illegal, it's not his problem, it's yours.
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Offset could come in to play as well, but who cares - it's your car, and therefore your call.
Tell the guy forget it and go to a different tire store that appreciates your business.
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illegal? i've seen mexicans that have the tires sticking out like a foot on each side.
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I have '03 Cobra wheels in 17X9 on my LX. They barely stick out, but I think they look good. Check pics in sig.
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If they are the same offset as the real '95 Cobra R's then they do not stick out....that is not his call to make anyway. If he doesn't want your business tell him so and go elsewhere
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-9-...QQcmdZViewItem

and

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-Mu...QQcmdZViewItem

at any rate tey it mine. 17 by 9
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yeah just take your business elsewhere. I'm not sure about other states but I know in Pennsylvania it is indeed illegal to have your tires protruding from the body of the car, but unless the garage was performing a state inspection that isn't a concern for them
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Here is my old LX with 17x9 R's on it....255/40 17 up front and 275/40 17 out back...ALL under the fender
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did you have to remove the quad shocks, Paul? any other modifications needed to make them fit correctly? I'm just curious because I plan on running 17x9s in the distant future.
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I did remove the quad shocks...no other mods are necessary. Sometimes you can flip the quads to clear a tire but with the 275/40's I had to remove them.
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Thanks for the help, I just can't believe the guy wasn't interested in making money. And now I don't have to try and sell these rims, knowing that they'll fit fine.
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I bought these cobra R rims that are 17X9's and according to this guy at a tire shop, if he install's them they would be illegal as they would stick out past the fender. I think this is . Can anybody help me out here? Are they going to stick out past the fender?
Did you test fit them? IMO, it just sounds like he doesn't want to mess with them.

However, it is certianly his perogative to do so. On the unlikely event that they did protrude from the wheel well, it could present a problem for him. This guy would be considered an expert and if he knowingly installed a set of wheels that placed you or other drivers in harms way,then yeah, its his ****!
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Did you test fit them? IMO, it just sounds like he doesn't want to mess with them.

However, it is certianly his perogative to do so. On the unlikely event that they did protrude from the wheel well, it could present a problem for him. This guy would be considered an expert and if he knowingly installed a set of wheels that placed you or other drivers in harms way,then yeah, its his ****!
**** you! For making sense of this.

Your probably right. I wasn't in a great mood when I talked to him in the first place, and our conversation just set me off! ARRGGG why can't life just be easy?
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Lol, np, I get exposed to this stuff on a regular basis, you could try asking him to mount the wheels and tires by themselves and you install them on your car, thats a reasonable work around for him as long as you dont put him in a position where he has to make a judgement call (at least on paper), you can always say they are for something like your custom riding lawnmower or some such.
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