Club Cobra GasN Exhaust  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Manufacturers, Engine Builders, tools, and parts. > Lone Star Classics---Speak with Dennis & Steve

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
August 2022
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-29-2007, 03:20 PM
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Roanoke, Tx
Cobra Make, Engine: 2002 Lone Star Classics LS427, 428 CJ engine stroked to 464, 580hp/590tq at flywheel
Posts: 557
Not Ranked     
Default Wheel options - Lone Star

Man - everyone must be mad at me. Just cause I been Vipering it for a while. I had 48 hits and no responces on the general discussion forum. Here is what I had posted - at least tell me if my thinking on the backspacing is correct. I need to get some street wheels so I can drive my Cobra - road race slicks suck on the street!

"I run a set of Boyd Coddington's on my car - 17 x 9.5 - 4.75 BS and 17 x 8 - 4.25BS. I run 315s on rear and I think 245 on front. Anyway the 9.5 inch have always been a little narrow for the 315s. I have mounted a set of slicks on the BC wheels and now use them for nothing but the track. I wanted to order a set of street wheels in 10.5 " and wanted the Vintage Wheels. I called Bob and he cannot do them without the wheels being about 1 inch wider to the outside than what I have now. My 315s are already out towards the outside edge of the fender so I don't want that.

Any suggestions on other brands? I really don't want to have to narrow the rearend.

Also, am I thinging about this correctly - if I go to a 10.5" and want to keep the outside edge of tire/wheel where it is now I need a 5.75 backspace?"
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-29-2007, 04:02 PM
jwoodard's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: Previous owner of SPF#1938, with a Keith Craft 496ci Genesis 427 side oiler, 667 FWHP, 633 FWTQ, 560 RWHP, 550 RWTQ.
Posts: 1,299
Not Ranked     
Thumbs up

Compomotive might be a viable option. On the backspacing, since you're increasing the wheel width by 1", and want to keep the outside edge where it is currently, then I think you are correct about the new back spacing dimension.

__________________
Jim Woodard

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

Last edited by jwoodard; 10-29-2007 at 05:13 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-29-2007, 07:28 PM
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Roanoke, Tx
Cobra Make, Engine: 2002 Lone Star Classics LS427, 428 CJ engine stroked to 464, 580hp/590tq at flywheel
Posts: 557
Not Ranked     
Default

Jim - I started off thinking the same as you about backspacing, but after thinking about it the tire is what I want to keep in the same position, so basically the center line of the wheel needs to remain the same. Since the tires has a 12 inch tread the wheel lip will be 1/2 inch wider on both sides but the tires will actually remain in the same locatiopn I thinK. The wider wheel will spread the tire out but not change is location of the wheel in the wheel well. That would make for a desired backspacing of 1/2 the wheel width or 5.25"? The original BS is 1/2 the wheel width, or 4.75 on a 9.5" wheel.

What do you think? Anyone else comment?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-29-2007, 07:38 PM
392cobra's Avatar
6th Generation Texan
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Devil's Backbone,RR 32, TX
Cobra Make, Engine: Lone Star Classics #240,Candy Apple Red,Keith Craft 418w - 602 HP,584 TQ
Posts: 8,157
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rblong
"I run a set of Boyd Coddington's on my car - 17 x 9.5 - 4.75 BS and 17 x 8 - 4.25BS. I run 315s on rear and I think 245 on front. Anyway the 9.5 inch have always been a little narrow for the 315s. I have mounted a set of slicks on the BC wheels and now use them for nothing but the track. I wanted to order a set of street wheels in 10.5 " and wanted the Vintage Wheels. I called Bob and he cannot do them without the wheels being about 1 inch wider to the outside than what I have now. My 315s are already out towards the outside edge of the fender so I don't want that.

Any suggestions on other brands? I really don't want to have to narrow the rearend.

Also, am I thinging about this correctly - if I go to a 10.5" and want to keep the outside edge of tire/wheel where it is now I need a 5.75 backspace?"
If the Boyd you have is 9.5 and you are going to 10.5,you are 100% correct. 5.75" backspace.

I have the Smoothie II and they are 10".Which Boyds do you have ?

BTW - You have the room to go to 6" easily.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-29-2007, 08:38 PM
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Roanoke, Tx
Cobra Make, Engine: 2002 Lone Star Classics LS427, 428 CJ engine stroked to 464, 580hp/590tq at flywheel
Posts: 557
Not Ranked     
Default

They are Smoothies - I think series I. Yea, I agree, plenty of room on the inside. Bob with Vintage installed some 10.5 on some guys LSC in New York so he is calling them to see about their fit. I really like the look of the Vintage Wheels.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2007, 07:28 AM
undy's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Virginia Beach, Va & Port Charlotte, Fl.,
Posts: 2,244
Not Ranked     
Default

The rear Smoothies are 10"..
__________________
Too many toys?? never!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink