The Saleen Forums at soec.org header image

Go Back   The Saleen Forums at soec.org > Saleen Mustang Discussions > 1984-1993 Saleen Mustang
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

1984-1993 Saleen Mustang For the Fox platform Saleen Mustang. Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-05-2015
Panhandle88Saleen Panhandle88Saleen is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 32
Default Q: Does anyone here use wheel spacers?

I have a 1988 Saleen convertible (#418) that I put some 3 piece sterns on. They are the correct offset & widths (17x8, 17x9, +24, +39), running the correct size tires front & rear, but was thinking/wondering how it would look with a slightly more aggressive/wider stance. Nothing over the too, just subtle. Since the rear is already alot wider than the front I was thinking maybe 1/8" on the rear, and since the front is only an 8" wide wheel I was thinking about 1/8" or 1/4". Even with the 1/4" the front track width would still be narrower than the rear, which I like the looks of.

Anybody here run spacers on their fox? If so what size? & if so could you share some pics showing it's stance.

Was thinking of ordering the Maximum Motorsports spacers.

From what I gather, a SA-10 is 1/2" wider on the front left & 1/2" wider on the front right than a normal foxbody saleen, due to the big brake kit they use & different hub....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-05-2015
Panhandle88Saleen Panhandle88Saleen is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 32
Default

This is my car now

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2015
Panhandle88Saleen Panhandle88Saleen is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 32
Default

(Yes it has a motor in it....Currently jacked up to work on it)

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2015
novi331 novi331 is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 28
Default

The offsets on my Sterns are all goofy.. I have spacers on 3 of the 4 wheels to get everything right. No prob so far.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-08-2015
Metalcop Metalcop is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 34
Default

I use the Baer spacers, which are solid billet aluminum. In addition I use the ARP longer racing studs marketed by Steeda. I cut the bullet noses off of the studs , to length. Make sure you have a bare minimum of 7 full threads before tightening your lugs, whatever you do. With the ARP studs I have full confidence and zero issues. I also run the 3 piece Sterns.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-08-2015
Panhandle88Saleen Panhandle88Saleen is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metalcop View Post
I use the Baer spacers, which are solid billet aluminum. In addition I use the ARP longer racing studs marketed by Steeda. I cut the bullet noses off of the studs , to length. Make sure you have a bare minimum of 7 full threads before tightening your lugs, whatever you do. With the ARP studs I have full confidence and zero issues. I also run the 3 piece Sterns.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
What offsets are your sterns? What size spacers are you running front & rear? What tire sizes? Do you have any pictures of your car?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-08-2015
Metalcop Metalcop is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 34
Default

I don't know the offsets. They are 17x8 and 17x9. I run a 3/8" spacer in the front and 1/2" in the rear. My wheels are not Saleen specs in offset. However, I run the Baer version of the Ford M2300 kit. So the required offsets are different. The fronts use the SN95 spindles and the rears use Fox width axles. So my measurements will be of little use to you. I will post up some pics. I am very happy with the stance and appearance.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-09-2015
Metalcop Metalcop is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 34
Default

225/45 in the front and 255/40 tires in the rear. Specs I got directly from the SA-10's.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-09-2015
Panhandle88Saleen Panhandle88Saleen is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 32
Default

Looking forward to seeing it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-11-2015
Speedline Speedline is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario Canada / Yokohama Japan
Posts: 39
Default

I have they 17X9J +24 on the front of mine with 10mm slip on spacer. One of the members on here told me Saleen actually used two 10mm slip on spacers but considering how aggressive the front is I think just 1 10mm spacer is good enough. Tire right now is 235/40 with tiny stretch. I will up to 245 tire soon for more tire contact.

Pic for reference.

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-11-2015
Speedline Speedline is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ontario Canada / Yokohama Japan
Posts: 39
Default

I should also add I have the Alcon BBK so that maybe changes the hub dimensions entirely when fitting the 9K +24's.


Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-11-2015
Metalcop Metalcop is offline
Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 34
Default

In my experience 245's rub in the front. Forewarned.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
maximum motorsports, saleen, spacers, stern, wheel

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 On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:43 AM.


Orders placed through these advertiser links help to support SOEC and this website.

Tire Rack Wheel Clearance

When you buy one Valeo® ULTIMATE™ Wiper Blade from Tire Rack, you'll get one free!

Dunlop $50 Rebate


| SOEC.ORG | ABOUT SOEC | MEMBERSHIP | SHOWROOM | LITERATURE | VEHICLE PRODUCTION | THE SALEEN TRADER | SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE | CONTACT SOEC | SOEC @ FACEBOOK |


All Original Content Copyright © 1991-2021 Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, LLC (SOEC). All Rights Reserved.
SOEC is the official independent, non-profit organization for owners and enthusiasts of vehicles by Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive, Inc.