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Hey guys, im new to these forums and new to being a mustang owner as well, just bought a 68 last week. Im really excited, i got a great deal.
Anyways the first thing i want to do to it is get some new tires and wheels, because i noticed a rather substantial crack in one of the tires rubber and dont wanna risk it.
I was thinking a width of about 250-265 in the rear and 210-220 in the front. What im wondering is: what kinda of space do i have to work with on these 68s? Right now it has a pretty ****ty set of AR 14" rims with 205/70/14 tires on them and it seems i have plenty of space in the rear bit it looks a little cramped up front.
Right now i plan on putting some AR 17" rims all around but im not sure what do do about back spacing, because i really dont wanna order rims and then have them sticking out too far past the fender. Does anyone know anything about what type of backspacing would be ideal for a 265ish rear tire and 215ish front?
Hey thanks, i thought i read somewhere that someone had done a wheel chart. Yeah i do like those Vintage 45s. I can't decide between AR's Torq-Thrust or the Vintage 45s...they look pretty similar. Is there much of a difference between them?
Do not go with Vintage Wheels. Much better quality out there. Look at Billet...
DO NOT GO WITH VINTAGE - Much better quality wheels out there - Vintage center caps are cheap plastic and break constantly and the rims look cheap in person.
Billet, Centerline and other rims are far superior quality and better looking as well. Hope this helps.
QUOTE=jonward786;5017387]Hey thanks, i thought i read somewhere that someone had done a wheel chart. Yeah i do like those Vintage 45s. I can't decide between AR's Torq-Thrust or the Vintage 45s...they look pretty similar. Is there much of a difference between them?[/QUOTE]
Here is some information I had posted in the past that may help you. The only thing I would do differently is go with a more narrow tire up front. With old suspension components, my tires would hit the wheel well trim on very steep dips. I cannot roll the fenders, which "may" solve the problem, because I found some body work there, that prevents me from rolling them.
Anyway, here is the information:
"I've got a 67 fastback....
American Racing 605MS765C on the front, 17x8 w/4.5" backspace
Tires up front: 245 45 17 BFGs KDWs
American Racing 605MS7965C on the back, 17x9 w/6.0" backspace
Tires out back: 275 40 17 BFGs KDWs
Yes, you will need to trim the metal piece shown in the previous post. Not the whole thing, but just enough for a comfortable clearance."
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