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and yes i did do a search but all i found was that it had the same bolt pattern. i was wondering if they would fit with the back spacing? i found a set of 1994 thunderbird rims and tires and was wondering if they would work with my 1998 taurus.
 

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Yep. Tires might be a bit tall, depending on what size were put on by the previous owner.
 

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QUOTE (tesmith @ May 27 2010, 03:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=807259
the T bird is a rwd and my understanding is that the the wheels from rwd will not work properly on a fwd[/b]
It is a RWD vehicle, but Ford re-designed the T-Bird in 1984, right as the Taurus was being designed. They used a FWD-style wheel offset to fit the Fox-based rear axles into the slender(for the time) body design. The wheel specs were used until the T-Bird was discontinued in 1997.
 

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They fit 100% fine. I had fanblades on for months with zero issues. only difference is that they are a bit wider wheels, but they look real nice on a Taurus.
 

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QUOTE (tesmith @ May 27 2010, 03:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=807259
the T bird is a rwd and my understanding is that the the wheels from rwd will not work properly on a fwd[/b]
It really depends on the width and offset of the wheel itself. In general, a good amount of RWD wheels will have a lower positive offset than FWD wheels, but that's not always the case. The Taurus and MN-12 Thunderbird share very similar wheel sizing and offset, albeit most of the T-bird wheels were .5"-1" wider. I've had Thunderbird wheels on my car for 5 years. They fit perfect.
 

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Yes, Thunderbird rims and wheels fit on a Taurus. I have a 1996 Taurus station wagon and the previous owners put Thunderbird wheels on the back. Here's how it looked:

 

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Lincoln Mark 8 rims will also fit!!
 
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