• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

ALL 93 COBRA OWNERS PLEASE READ

Discussion in 'Fox-Body Cobras' started by Liv4Spd, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. oldtimer50

    oldtimer50 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Location:
    Chattanooga,Tennessee
    New 93 factory wheels

    I am interested in a set for my 93 cobra. Please keep me on the list. My home email address is : [email protected]

    thanks

    Ben
     
  2. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    I'll add you too the list.
     
  3. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    Things are looking up guys!!!
     
  4. Lee

    Lee Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,360
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Location:
    Richmond, Va.
    I have a spare, used, wheel set for our 93 Cobra if anyone is interested.
     
  5. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

    Messages:
    4,563
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Location:
    East TN
    Don't look now, guys, but he has ordered the wheels in our backspacing! 8.5" rim with a 5.9" backspacing! OK, everyone get your tape measure out and see how that fits.
     
  6. Goodson

    Goodson Tuning Required Established Member

    Messages:
    288
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Location:
    East Tn
    That wheel is gonna take a 265 tire minimum right?

    I want a set really bad. I wouldn't mind if it widened the track by 1/8" or so. Anymore than that and it might be tight. Very tight in the back.
     
  7. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

    Messages:
    4,563
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Location:
    East TN
    I believe he said it would take down to a 245 tire (early on in the thread).

    I could handle an 1/8" or so in extra track as well. I am somewhat undecided on running it in the front - seriously considering just running the wider rim in the rear and keeping the fronts on. But, with the way the paint is on my factory rims, I'll probably want all four when I see those shiny new ones on the back. I'm leaning toward a 275/40/17 or 295/35/17 (Nitto555R-they run a little narrow) and then a standard 245/45/17 in the front.

    I guess peer pressure really does work! :D
     
  8. JimJr

    JimJr I Like Curves Established Member

    Messages:
    540
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    FYI, I have had two of my wheels repainted and clearcoated. I went to a aluminum wheel repair shop and they charged me $108 per wheel. Including breaking down the tire, remounting it, and balancing. It is already starting to chip after 3+ years though.
     
  9. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    Can anyone by chance explain to me how this new offset will compare to out stock offset? Is the extra space going to end up on the inside, with only an 1/8th of this extra inch on the outside?? I'm not all that adept at this offset stuff.:shrug:
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2004
  10. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

    Messages:
    4,563
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Location:
    East TN
    Liv4Spd - Jeffo has posted his thoughts on the offset and why he thinks it will be OK.
     
  11. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    Thanks!
     
  12. '93#3989

    '93#3989 New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    78
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2000
    Location:
    K.A.O.S. Bunker
    I emailed the company today expressing my desire to buy a set of the wheels. They didn't respond. So, I guess add me to the list.

    I am interested in the Cobra spec. backspacing version.
     
  13. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    You got it!
     
  14. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    Update

    This is the most recent news from Jeffo...

    "timing and price
    Timing not certain -- we are tooling a mold which is not finished yet that we were planning on shipping with the 93 cobra style. Since I have to wait on it I have tried to lighten up the 93 style as it is a heavy wheel when it was oe, and even heavier when we made it wider. Probably will leave overseas late this month, in our country through customs late May maybe.

    Price, not a absolute, but probably as follows:
    silver $579 or $589 ( a little more than the 17x9 bullitt as more aluminum and larger cap)
    chrome $829 give or take a couple bucks.

    Jeff"

    :thumbsup:
     
  15. Liv4Spd

    Liv4Spd New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    544
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    CA
    TTT just a reminder....:rockon:
     
  16. cobra1993svt

    cobra1993svt New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    988
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Marlton NJ
    From what I've read from the above posts.... THEY ARE NOT EXACT REPLICAS. Isn't the back spacing WRONG????????.Someone posted that they stick out 1 inch from stock....BUT you can't see it unless you are looking down the side of the car.What is the real deal with these rims????

    If these are such a GOOD deal then why are people still selling ORIGINAL 93 wheels in the $1000 to $1300 range. It seem to me if this was to come about then they would be trying to unload actual 93 rims CHEAPER!!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2004
  17. '93#3989

    '93#3989 New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    78
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2000
    Location:
    K.A.O.S. Bunker
    1993 wheels due to limited actual Ford production will always command a premium. No one would have to unload 'real' wheels cheaper.

    You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THESE ARE NOT EXACT REPLICAS. THEY ARE 1" WIDER THAN STOCK.

    Maybe you should read the previous pages once more and the corral thread that is linked in the first post of this thread to get more information regarding these wheels?
     
  18. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

    Messages:
    4,563
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Location:
    East TN
    Initially, they were only going to be offered in the 5.0 offset, not our offset. We've got him talked into doing them in our offset. So, there will be two offsets available, standard 5.0 and 93 Cobra.

    They are not exact replicas, nor do they claim to be. While they look identical in appearance, they are 1" wider. It plainly says so in the corral thread. And they will stick out 3/4" further than stock only if you get the 5.0 offset. If you get the cobra offset, they will stick out only 1/8" further than our stock rims.

    Uhhh, I guess you don't know much about the OEM market. An OEM part [/b]will always[/b] command a premium on a collectable car, no matter how many replicas are out there. That's why a set of OEM 93 Cobra floor mats can bring in $200+ when there are numerous replicas out there that look practically identical. There were only so many sets of 93 Cobra rims produced by Ford, and there will be no more, so the price will continually go up, even now that there are reproductions out there.

    The reproductions are a great deal because:
    • They allow us to get a 1" wider wheel on our cars and keep the stock looking wheel
    • They are available in both 4 and 5 lug, which allows us to convert to 5 lug and keep the stock looking wheel
    • They are available in our stock cobra offset, allowing us a wider wheel while keeping the correct offset
    • For those of us who have the paint peeling/flaking off our stock wheels, we can pull the stockers off and store them, so they won't incur any more damage.
    • We can now fit a larger tire (a 275/40 will fit nicely)
    • For those that race, they allow race tires to stay fitted on a spare set of rims for track duty
     
  19. Speedfreek

    Speedfreek Member Established Member

    Messages:
    941
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    Morganton, NC
    Well I put in for one set for sure but probably more like 2 or 3 sets.
     
  20. Lee

    Lee Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,360
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Location:
    Richmond, Va.
    How much do the "aftermarket" wheels cost? For the Cobra offset?
     

Share This Page