View Full Version : 10.5 rims and Eibach springs?

10-26-2005, 11:20 PM
Two questions for anyone that can help.

I have a 2001 Cobra Coupe that I will be putting on Eibach 1.5" lowering springs, Steeda offset rack bushings, and X2 balljoints. Is it okay to use the stock struts and rear shocks for now? What are any suggestions for upgrades later?

Second, I have been looking at a set of AFS 03 machined Cobra wheels in 17x9" fronts and 10.5" rears. First off, I was looking at the stock wheels that are 17x8 I think? Theres not a whole lot of room back there, will 10.5" even work? and is the backspacing enough and do they require wheel spacers?

Whats a good tire combo? Size and make? I was thinking 275/40 for the rear because of the lowering? The car will be primarly street driving, no rain, and a little time at the track. I have been looking at the Nitto drag radials and like the Toyos too. Any suggestions or pictures would great, I appreciate the help guys! :thumbsup:

Thanks, Chris

10-27-2005, 01:24 PM
Not techie enough to answer the shock and strut portion, but if you are only going to 275/40 tires you will not require 10.5" rears. The '03 Cobra's come with factory 17x9 rims and 275/40 tires front and rear. They will probably fit a live-axle without modification. Steve R. has some 10th Anniversary rims on his 99 Cobra with that size tire.

10-27-2005, 02:04 PM
For now, you'll be fine with your stock struts/shocks. If you go with a 17x10.5 wheel on the rear, run a 315/35 tire. I recommend the nitto drag radials with the IRS. The nitto's tend to run a little narrower than other tire brands of the same size. So, stick with the nittos. You shouldn't have any problems, but if you do, it'll probably be on the driver's side IRS bolt (upper). Cutting some of the head off of that bolt will give you the clearance you need if it's a problem. I doubt it will be. I ran that setup on my 2003 cobra with no issues. Some have problems, other's don't. If you decide to run a 17x9 inch wheel, the nitto 315/35 drag radial will still fit the wheel and will not interfere with the irs bolt.

10-27-2005, 03:08 PM
I would like to do the Nittos in 315/35's but I wasnt sure if they would work. What size for the fronts looks good, and whats a good tire for the fronts if you have Nittos out back?
Thanks for the response,


10-27-2005, 10:00 PM
If you go with 17x9's in the front, a 275/40 nitto NT555 looks really good. Also, 255/45's look good up there too.