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#14142 - 01/22/05 09:06 AM Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !!
VanishPt Offline
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Aftr much research as to what will fit and what will not fit, I am posting this "valuable info"

What will not fit.

Factory Rallye 15x7 ( would need @3/8" spacer)
Wheel Vintique 15x7 ( comes closer than a Factory )
Wheel Vintique 15x 8
Factory 15" HEMI wheel ( worst fit of the bunch)

What fits.

Factory 15x7JJ steelie ( provides a 1/8" clearance to caliper)
Factory 15x7 Cop wheel.( best fit)

Weight of wheels..

WV 15x7 Rallye w / trim ring, center cap, lug nuts. 27lbs 10 oz
WV 15x 8 as above 29 lb 4 0z

15x7 Steelie with Dog Dish , open lug nuts..24 lb 9 0z
15x7 Cop wheel with DD , open lug nuts ..27 lb 1 oz



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#14143 - 01/22/05 09:45 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
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I bet 15" Magnums won't fit either. I think those use 14" style wheel centers also.
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#14144 - 01/22/05 05:46 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: DoctorDiff]
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#14145 - 01/22/05 09:13 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
AndyF Offline
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Thanks for posting that info. I know it cost you a bunch of time (and probably some money) to learn all of that.

How is the car project coming along? Back down on the ground yet?

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#14146 - 01/22/05 09:15 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
max Offline
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VP, you sure went through alot trouble to figure that one out.
which type of rims are you going to use or is there much of a choice in the matter?
i just wonder if the later style Mustang GT wheels would work, the ones that look like the Torque Thrust "D"

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#14147 - 01/22/05 09:45 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: max]
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thats good news , im going to be using the explorer kit with my 15x7JJ steelies when i start my new dana 60 in a few months.

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#14148 - 01/22/05 10:56 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
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Thanks! excellent info.
Especialy good to know after I stocked up on 15 factory 15x7jj steelies

Ran

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#14149 - 01/23/05 06:54 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !!
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Glad it was helpful. Andy, I "hope" to get the tires mounted on the "painted white Steelies " today.

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#14150 - 01/23/05 09:54 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
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what is a 15x7 "jj" wheel?
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#14151 - 01/23/05 10:48 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: dkn1997]
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Quote:

what is a 15x7 "jj" wheel?




the plain old factory steel wheel.


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#14152 - 01/23/05 03:42 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: AlexP]
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Could you break it down as to which ones fit the Viper stuff only? Was there much difference between the fitment of the wheels on the Explorer kit vs. the Viper setup?

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#14153 - 01/23/05 04:01 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !!
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I did not notice any differance between what would fit the Viper vs what would fit the Explorer.

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#14154 - 01/23/05 04:04 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
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Thanks!

At least now I know what rims I need to pull out of storage!

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#14155 - 01/23/05 04:59 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !!
Quicksilver440 Offline
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Can you give a breakdown of what parts are needed for both those swaps?
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#14156 - 01/24/05 01:18 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: Quicksilver440]
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#14157 - 01/24/05 02:28 AM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: Quicksilver440]
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same here, i think we both missed a post about how you go about this swap??

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#14158 - 01/24/05 02:15 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !!
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http://www.arengineering.com/instructsheet/index8.html
AndyF can fix you right up on the Viper setup and Doctor Diff can help you with the Ford Explorer rear disk info.

http://members.aol.com/doctordiff/

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#14159 - 01/24/05 05:42 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: VanishPt]
Quicksilver440 Offline
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thanks!
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#14160 - 01/24/05 09:05 PM Re: Explorer & Viper disk brake wheel fits !! [Re: Quicksilver440]
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Add 15x6.5" factory Ralleye's to the list of those that don't fit.

I had a pair that came off a later model vehicle (Cordoba?)and figured they might be slightly different than the early Ralleye's. They weren't.

My steelie JJ's fit just fine like yours did.

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