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The 1993 sho i bought has chrome rims instead of the cast aluminum kind.what years did they come on SHO"s?
I havnt decided once i get the tranny fixed if i want to put different rims on this one or leave these on.
 

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The SHO never came with steel wheels, and chromed wheels weren't available until 1996. The 1989 SHO came with the aluminum alloy "basketweave" wheels similar to the regular Taurus of those years (but not identical). IIRC, the 1990-95 SHOs all came with "slicers" which are the 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels that have directional vanes for cooling the brakes. The slicers are a painted metallic finish.

In 1996-98, the SHO came equipped with either chromed or painted alloy 5-spoke rims. The 1999 SHO came with machined-finish (clear-coated) wheels that were also used on the SE Taurus.

Below are the "basketweave" rims (sorry, it's the only pic I could find)
http://www.superhighoutput.com/gallery/data/thumbnails/1/Indy_SHO.JPG' alt='' width='370' height='239' class='attach' />[/url]


Below are the slicers
[url=http://www.ackerwheels.com//3066.jpg][img]http://www.ackerwheels.com//3066.jpg' alt='' width='106' height='101' class='attach' />[/url]


Below are the 96-98 SHO wheels
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Below are the '99 SE/SHO wheels
[url=http://www.v8sho.com/SHO/images/99rims.gif][img]http://www.v8sho.com/SHO/images/99rims.gif' alt='' width='246' height='251' class='attach' />[/url]
 

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Mine are the slicer style..in chrome.I have a friend who has the slicer rims in alloy.
Ill try to get a pic up.
 

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polished/ chrome slicers look soooo good.

:notworthy: the shiny things :notworthy:
 

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Like I said, they are alloy. A few people on SHOForum have the chromed alloy slicers, but no one has been able to trace them back to the dealer or Ford. It's possible that they were a very rare option, but no one has found any literature or build sheets to confirm this. Just the same, they are desirable and you could definitely get some coin for them if you were willing to part with them.
 

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I used to work at a ford dealership as a detailer when I was in high school (1995-1997)..

I saw a few '95 SHO's come off the truck with chrome slicers.. Thing is they never had wheel caps.. They ended up getting some chrome wheel caps, but they peeled quickly, where as the rest of the wheel didn't..

But then again, this was in Michgan, and they did lots of wierd stuff at the end of the taurus model year..

I saw lots of GL's with LX wheels.. GL's with factory sunroofs, and all sorts of wierd SE configurations in 1995..

There were a few '95 LX's with SE/SHO spoilers.. and even some GL's with LX wheels and the SE/SHO spoiler..

I heard from a guy at Ford that since the 92-95 run of tauri was so numerous, they just started throwing parts on whatever cars they could to get rid of them..

This included some non-traditional color combos.. My favorite being the red taurus with the green interior.. AKA Christmas taurus.. LOL..

Saw a few titanium (tanish silver) tauri with opal grey seats.. yuk..

Jeramie
 

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here is a pic of one of the rims on the car.3 of them have the center caps and are chromed.The other one has the center cap but you can see the sho emblem.What they did was chrome a solid piece of alloy and use rubber tar to stick it over the factary sho center cap.I will get a pic of that one and show you what i mean.
I will more than likely be selling these later on.I already know what i want to put on the car once i have it running.
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What is the difference between the directional slicers and the non-directional? How can you tell? Are they shaped different?
 

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While there were some dealer optioned SHO's with chrome slicers, I don't think those are it. The ones the dealer had done had the normal center cap chromed just like the rest of the wheels.......it wasn't rigged up like the ones you pictured.

I had mine stripped and polished and had the center caps chrome plated. Turned out real nice and it only cost $200. :)

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_img_a/242000-242999/242946_50_full.jpg' alt='' width='320' height='225' class='attach' />[/url]

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Just wish I would've taken a picture of them on my car. :(
 

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What is the difference between the directional slicers and the non-directional? How can you tell? Are they shaped different?

I am the keeper of this information you seek.

the slicers came from 2 places italy and canada. the italian slicers came in left and right sides so if installed correctly all 4 rims point the proper direction. while on the other hand the canadian slicers were only one direction (driver side). i'm not sure on what years the 2 were put on but I can tell you what I do know.

my 94 ATX italian
95 ATX italian
92 MTX canadian

thewse are just what I have come across, so maby we can pull our knowlege and come up with a answer

oh other than the direction there is 2 other ways to tell them apart.

firstly pop the * centercap * off and it is stamped in the center of the rim "made in XXXX

secondly when you were popping the centercap off you would have noticed the other way, if you put the screwdriver in a slot to pop it off it is canadian, if you rim has no "slot" then it is italian.

from the 3 sets of slicers I have came across the italian seem to hold up a bit better but on the same token the cars were also better taken care of, so that is not a accurate statement.

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stamping
slot to remove centercap
 
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SHO Wheels:

"basketweave" '89-90 SHO
"slicers" (non-directional) '91-92 SHO
"slicers" (directional) '93-95 SHO
chrome/silver 16s '96-98 SHO
chrome/silver '99 SE/SHO and '03 Centennial
 

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Originally posted by fordaspiregv@Aug 21 2004, 05:57 PM
What is the difference between the directional slicers and the non-directional? How can you tell? Are they shaped different?
YOU have directional slicers that are *NOT* installed correctly.

Look at your sig picture. The front one "slices" twards the front...your rear one "slices" twards the back. Your back one is on correctly, the front one is on wrong. The front one belongs on the other side. :p

-Kyle
 

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Originally posted by godspunk32@Aug 23 2004, 06:25 AM
Those 99' SHO wheels sure are pretty! I could go for a set of them!

JR
My old 99 SE Sport had those wheels. They look SO nice when they are all cleaned up and tires shined. See pic

-Kyle
 

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The '99 SHO/SE wheels are also the lightest stock 16" alloy wheel ever offered on a Taurus. :chili:

God forbid, if anything ever happens to my SHO wheels, I'll be hunting the junkyards for a '99 SE. :)
 

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YOU have directional slicers that are *NOT* installed correctly.

Look at your sig picture. The front one "slices" twards the front...your rear one "slices" twards the back. Your back one is on correctly, the front one is on wrong. The front one belongs on the other side. 

-Kyle
Yeah.. I know. No one said anything to me until very recently. I plan on tackling that this week. I was going to swap the rears but it sounds like I should swap the fronts.

Thanks for the advice.
 
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the 99 SHO/SE wheels are the same as the Centenniel wheels... someone with a Centenniel post a pic of your wheels...

edit.. here's a pic, thanks to sfblacksel
 

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