Carlisle and event related pictures are to be placed in the relevant section under 'Events'.
The car was originally a 1987 Merkur XR4ti auto trans, no sunroof, which is exactly what I wanted for the conversion. Everything besides the petrol flap, tank, and brake booster are genuine sierra RS parts. Driveline came from a sapphire 4x4, US emission legal model. I didn't really want the RS500 bumper since I didn't have the rear spoiler to match but was in a pinch for time and it was all that was available...plus I got it at a great price.sierra_base_model wrote:Come to think of it, your later Xr's probably had that kind of petrol flap?
Or did they all have flaps like that?
I thought I knew a decent enough amount about Sierra's but your XR's throw up another load of differences to learn.
Always like those tsw wheels...
That cossie conversion looks so good, WesP. whoever owns it now must be a really happy dude!
86' Red XR, Non Sunroof, Aluminum Rad/IC,Bilstein adj.
86' White XR Non Sunroof, Racecar PROJECT WIP...Duratec,VNT,T-5,Supra Diff.
69' VW Baja Bug,Full Cage,Ford 2.0L
I've tried to remember all the different wheel setups that I have personally run and fitment issues with them. I have punched all the data for those wheels into the willtheyfit.com calculator and have uploaded the print outs compared to the stock wheel.
Mustang 10 Hole 15x7. Stock Suspension. No rubbing. Car handled great.
Borbet Type T 16x9 Rolled fender lips. Coilovers. Extremely low. Notice the 300mm PBR's that clear.
Borbet Type T 17x7.5. Rolled fender lips. Coilovers,. 3" drop. Started as et 42, added 1/2" spacer. Roughly et30
Borbet Type A 17x8.5. Rolled fender lips. Coilovers. 3" drop.
O.Z. Fittipaldi 16x7.5. Same exact setup with the Borbet Type A's.
O.Z. Monte Carlo 17x7.5. About 1" higher than previous setup.
After going through all these wheel changes over the years I prefer the 16x7.5 O.Z.'s and they are going out for refinishing and will be put back on the car with a 205/50/16.
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TSW Hockenheim R 17s over race brakes
Mullins (Australia) 17s over my 300mm setup
Poor pic of my favourites, 16" TSWs. 225-45-16 are getting hard to find...
Special place in my heart for this car. MANY hours spent in it's company.
My 3rd XR, again, the Mullins wheels with (original) BFG KD. Those tires made me re-evaluate my suspension.
ESM 002R 17x8.5 ET20 on 215/40
ASA 16x7 ET40 on 205/50
ESM 007 16x8 ET20 on 215/40 front and 45 rear.
Works 15x6 ET35 on 205/50
ESM 004 17x8 ET30 front, 17x9 ET15 rear on 215/40 and 235/40
They are 17x9 With 275/40/17 in the rear and 245/40/17 in the front
1988 Merkur XR4TI 393W Turbo Setup
1986 Merkur XR4TI Stock wife's little beater