ford thunder bird 1989

8 years 3 months ago #1 by zion187reigneth
My friend here got himself a 1989 ford thunderbird
I am looking into the stud pattern etc etc because he wants to buy some mags.He cant surf the English pages like i can so i am hoping to figure out what stud pattern we can use .
thunderbirds are go
8 years 3 months ago #2 by amcinstaller
wheel studs are likely a 5x4.5 patten, couldnt tell you metric. well, googles could but im lazy :)
8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #3 by Tezzating
Heres a list for you:

5x4.25


1988-1992 Eagle Premier
1986-2003 Ford Taurus, Sable (non SHO)
1994-2003 Ford Windstar
1989-1997 Ford Thunderbird
1989-1997 Mercury Cougar
1989-1995 Ford Thunderbird S/C
2002-2003 Ford Thunderbird
2000-2004 Jaguar S-Type
2002-2004 Jaguar X-Type
1988-2002 Lincoln Continental
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
2000-2004 Lincoln LS-6, LS-8
1994-1996 Volvo 850, Turbo
1994-1996 Volvo Sportwagon
1995-2003 Volvo 960, C70, S70
1995-2003 Volvo V70, S60, S80, S90
2003-2004 Volvo XC70, XC90

Volvo might be easier option rims for you ?

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8 years 3 months ago #4 by zion187reigneth
cheers , i also discovered that alot of the volvo makes are 5x108.
Also discovered that 18" might be pushing it for road conditions.
So a 17" seems to be the go.
8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #5 by Tezzating
Is he driving it in winter ? Lots of people here have nice mags for summer with directional treads, and smaller steelies with ice tires for winter. Keeps costs down, keeps rims nice.

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8 years 3 months ago #6 by zion187reigneth
He just got the car , only got it cause its a rare beast in the streets of south russia.
8 years 2 months ago #7 by Tezzating
Pretty rare here too, hard to want a Thunderbird coupe when a mustang is right there

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8 years 2 months ago #8 by zion187reigneth
ford forums on average say 17" rim will be tight unless very low profile tires are used. 16" is an all round best bet.
8 years 2 months ago #9 by Tezzating
Yep that sounds about right for cars from that vintage. Most cars ran 15" for their sports models, and 16" was for Lambo's real exotic stuff. Remember the VK Group A with its "huge" 16" aeros ? lol.
I think to get big 17"s you'd need stretched out walls like they do on the Excels and Lancers, lipped guards and camber kits

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