Mustang 93 Cobra Wheel
Transform the look of your 1979-1993 Mustang with this 93 Cobra wheel! 1993 brought the first SVT Cobra to the Mustang world. One of the many things that separated the Cobra from regular Mustangs was the wheels. The directional "fan blade" style wheels were an increased 17" diameter that filled out the wheel wells of the Fox body like no other wheel before. Now you can add that same great look to your car with this 5.0 Resto 93 Cobra wheel! Finished in a bright silver paint, this wheel is sure to look great on any color Mustang. The wheel is sized in 17x8.5, and mounts on the driver side, to improve styling and performance, without rubbing. A brushed center cap is included to complete the 93 Cobra look on your Fox.
5.0 Resto's 93 Cobra wheels are designed to provide the best fit and finish possible. Each wheel has the backspacing and offset carefully measured down to the final millimeter. Manufactured in a 1-piece, cast aluminum construction; this wheel is lightweight and built to last! 5.0 Resto backs each wheel with a 2-year finish warranty and a lifetime structural warranty!
Lug Pattern: 4.25
Will not fit 1993 Cobra because of wheel offset differences.
An 8mm wheel spacer is required when used on all 1979-1986 cars or 1987-1993 4 cylinder cars.
Fits 1979-1993 Mustang
Fox Spindle Wheels - Clearance Notes
- 1979-93 Mustang (All) - Steering rack limiters May be needed to eliminate rubbing issues when turning the front wheel.
- 1979-86 Mustang (All) - Requires a front wheel spacer OR upgrading to 1987-1993 5.0 struts, spindles & brakes.
- 1987-93 Mustang (2.3L) - Requires a front wheel spacer OR upgrading to 1987-1993 5.0 struts, spindles & brakes.
- 1979-93 Mustang (All) - May require a front 8MM spacer to keep the grease cap from pushing out the center cap.
- 1979-93 Mustang (All) - Rear quad shocks may need to be reversed or removed for proper fitment. Please check for clearance issues before driving the car.
- 1979-93 Mustang (All) - Installation of wheels that are wider than the factory wheels on the rear of your Mustang may require fender rolling and exhaust modification for proper fitment.
1979-1993 Fox Body Mustang '93 Cobra Style Wheel (4 & 5 Lug)
1979-1993 Fox Body Mustang '93 Cobra Style Wheel (4 & 5 Lug)
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Published on 2018-01-08 1993 Cobra Style Wheels. Add the same aggressive style as the 93 SVT Cobra to your 1979-1993 Mustang with these 1993 Cobra wheels which are currently available in either a 4 or 5 lug option. These wheels are a great upgrade for your Fox Body to retain the famous SVT look. Both 4 and 5 lug offerings measure in at 17x8.5", and of course are LH and RH specific. This ensures that the "fan blades" are facing the right direction. Each will is offered in a silver or chrome finish and will include a new center cap.
4 Lug Fitment Notes: - Will not fit 1993 Cobra because of wheel offset differences. - A 1/8" spacer is required when used on all 79-86 cars or 87-93 4cyl cars. - 255/40/17 is the recommended tire size for these wheels. Increasing the tire size can result in rubbing and fitment issues.
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The wheel size is the diameter of the wheel, in inches, not counting the tire.
Modern tires in North America have several other measurements associated with their size.
A tire designated as a "225/70R14" denotes a tire with the following dimensions: width of tread: 225 mm; ratio of tire height to width: 70 percent; rim diameter: 14".
Therefore a 185/70R14 has the same rim diameter and aspect ratio, but a smaller overall diameter and narrower tread face than the 225/70R14.
The easiest way to measure backspace is to lay the wheel face down onto the ground so the backside of the wheel is facing up.
Take a straight edge and lay it diagonally across the inboard flange of the wheel. Take a tape measure and measure the distance from where the straight edge contacts the inboard flange to the hub mounting pad of the wheel. This measurement is the backspace.
The photo below shows three wheels with 2", 3", & 4" backspace.
Wheel Bolt Circle
The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. Bolt patterns can be 4, 5, 6, or 8 lug holes. A bolt circle of 4x100 would indicate a 4 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 100mm.
The diagram indicates the proper measuring methods. 6 lug wheels are measured like the 4 lug wheels.
The offset, measured in millimeters, can be negative or positive, and is the distance from the hub-mounting surface to the rim's true centerline. A positive offset means the hub-mounting surface is closer to the outside edge of the wheel; a negative offset means the hub-mounting surface is closer to the inside edge of the wheel. Offset affects the scrub radius of the steering and it is advisable to stay within the limits allowed by the vehicle manufacturer. If tires are fitted which are significantly wider than those specified by the manufacturer, a compromise may have to be adopted whereby a wheel with less offset is used to prevent the tire rubbing on the suspension.
Wheel Lug Pattern
Wheel lugs or bolt pattern is merely the number of bolts or lugs on the wheel. As the bolts will be evenly spaced, the number determines the bolt pattern. For example, most U.S. passenger cars have 5 bolts while compact models sometimes have only 4 and pick-up trucks can have as many as 6 or 8.