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JamesW 09-16-2009 08:26 PM

Wheels and Ride Height
 
We are always having questions about 'what size wheels should I run" or 'I like your stance/ride height"... So, let's start a sticky where everyone lists their car/wheel setup with a brief explanation of the ride height components.

I'll start,

1965
215/55x16 Toyo Proxies
16x7 TT2's. 4" backspacing
1" drop 620 springs
Shelby Drop
Standard Rear Height springs

http://www.midnightdsigns.com/james/Warbird/Warbird.jpg

1slow67 09-16-2009 09:08 PM

1967
205/65R15 fronts and 215/65R15 rears
15x7 Cragar D Windows 4" backspacing
Stock suspension
shelby drop

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...n/114_3815.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...n/112_3856.jpg

1967
205/60R16 fronts and 235/60ZR16 rears
16x7 Pony Rims 4.8" backspacing running 1" wheel adapters all around
Stock suspension
shelby drop

(loved this set)
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...ssassin/90.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...assin/50-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...assassin/2.jpg

noroof66 09-16-2009 09:58 PM

Goodyear 225/60/15
15x7 Cragars
620lb 1" drop
http://mustangforums.com/forum/membe...7-img-5903.jpg

Iskwezm 09-16-2009 10:29 PM

1965 Fastback
620's,1 coil cut
1.5" lowered Shelby leafs(25 years old)
17X7 215/45/17 front
17X8 275/40/17 rear
Edelbrock IAS front/Air bag/shocks rear
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...m/P1010379.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...m/P1010378.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...m/P1010380.jpg

tx65coupe 09-17-2009 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noroof66 (Post 6502214)
Goodyear 225/60/15
15x7 Cragars
620lb 1" drop
http://mustangforums.com/forum/membe...7-img-5903.jpg

Thats the first time I've seen any other pictures of your car. I like it esp with the top down. What color is it? The stance looks great.

tx65coupe 09-17-2009 05:37 PM

Here is mine.

15x7 4.25 backspacing
215 60 15 front and 235 60 15 rear
600 1 inch lowering front springs and GT rear springs with extended shackles.
I know most frown on the shackles. I plan on changing the springs to some that will lift the rear slightly.
The ride height is 14.25 front and 15.25 rear.

http://mustangforums.com/forum/membe...8-100-0538.jpg

http://mustangforums.com/forum/membe...0-0539edit.jpg

noroof66 09-17-2009 09:33 PM

Thanks for the compliment. Color is medium saphire/firemist blue. Have to give credit to the wife for choosing it. I like your dark blue, I was going to go with the same color.

tx65coupe 09-18-2009 12:33 AM

Mine is caspian blue. I wanted a 65 color. Thats even a cool name for your color. I like it.

tx65coupe 09-18-2009 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesW (Post 6501908)
We are always having questions about 'what size wheels should I run" or 'I like your stance/ride height"... So, let's start a sticky where everyone lists their car/wheel setup with a brief explanation of the ride height components.

I'll start,

1965
215/55x16 Toyo Proxies
16x7 TT2's. 4" backspacing
1" drop 620 springs
Shelby Drop
Standard Rear Height springs

http://www.midnightdsigns.com/james/Warbird/Warbird.jpg

Your car looks about perfect. That picture is excellent. The 16 inch wheels look even better on your car in that picture.

latamud 09-18-2009 02:12 AM

66 Coupe
Front and Rear
17x8, 4.75 backspacing
245/40-17
lowered 2.5-3"
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...ull_detail.jpg
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...ull_detail.jpg

66 Coupe
Front and Rear 1.5" flares
17x9 6.12 backspacing
275/40-17
Front 1.5" spacers, 620# w 1 coil removed
Rear Cobra IRS (3" wider than 66 rear) cradle lowered 2"
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...378_detail.JPG
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...380_detail.JPG

Carlos Pineiro 09-20-2009 09:24 AM

69 coupe
15x7 F 15x8 R
4 1/8"backspacing F
4 1/2" backspacing R
215 60R15 F
245 60R15 R
680 Shelby Coils F
HD 5 Leaf Springs R
Extended shackles 1 1/2"
Koni adjustable (red) gas shocks (4)
Traction bars
Futura SuperSport GLS T rated tires
Cragar SS mags

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...Rightside6.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...ercloseup6.jpg

CP

coolhnd9 10-01-2009 09:19 PM

1968 Fastback
Front: 17*8 225/45/17
620's & Shelby drop

Rear: 17*9 265/40/17
stock replacement leafs

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/o...han9/68_FB.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/o...g/IMG_3259.jpg

clean66 10-09-2009 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by latamud (Post 6505487)
66 Coupe
Front and Rear
17x8, 4.75 backspacing
245/40-17
lowered 2.5-3"
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...ull_detail.jpg
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...ull_detail.jpg

66 Coupe
Front and Rear 1.5" flares
17x9 6.12 backspacing
275/40-17
Front 1.5" spacers, 620# w 1 coil removed
Rear Cobra IRS (3" wider than 66 rear) cradle lowered 2"
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...378_detail.JPG
http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/ph...380_detail.JPG

wow they both look great good job!

FasterCat 10-12-2009 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesW (Post 6501908)
1965
215/55x16 Toyo Proxies
16x7 TT2's. 4" backspacing
1" drop 620 springs
Shelby Drop
Standard Rear Height springs

James, Great website ... I've probably surfed it 100 + times .....

What is your ride height ?

... wouldn't it be nice if EVERYONE posted their ride heights ?

How much space between the ground and your header flanges ?
(I assume that is what is sitting lowest)

What made you settle on the Proxies ?
... I'm considering them also ... used 'em on my "sporty new commuter + canyon car" for years

boogerschnot 10-13-2009 02:29 PM

3 Attachment(s)
2005 mustang GT wheels
Front 235 45 17's
Rear 235 55 17's
KYB Shocks all around
4.5 Leaf mid eye Grab-a-track rear springs
1.5 inch spacer on front (to clear the a arm)
1.25 inch spacer on rear (could probably go with 1.5 to bring out the wheel more)

4R RUSH 10-13-2009 02:53 PM

<a href="http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/mm376/wrad291/?action=view&current=DSC02105.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm376/wrad291/DSC02105.jpg" border="0" alt="Windows in"></a>

620 springs with 1" drop
225 40 X17 8" wide wheels- 4.5 inch backspace. New mustang wheels

Rubbed on front. Rolled all fenders.

4R RUSH 10-13-2009 02:59 PM

http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/DSC02106.jpg
http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/m...t=DSC02105.jpg

620 springs with 1" drop
225 40 X17 8" wide wheels- 4.5 inch backspace. New mustang wheels

Rubbed on front. Rolled all fenders.

Oak 10-14-2009 02:05 PM

17x8 Rims in rear
17x7 Rims in front
Shelby leafs in back
620 springs in front with one complete coil cut off
Cant reember tire sizes right now.
I can barely put a q-tip between my front tires and my fender lip.
They are even closer now that I have the car aligned. It does not rub as far as dips/bumps but off camber drieway entries it rubs a bit. But it is worth it!!!!

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...d/IMG_1362.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...d/IMG_1369.jpg
Oak

opie_803 10-21-2009 07:24 AM

mine has the shelby drop with stock replacement springs front and back.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...0091107a-1.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...0090946a-1.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...0090946c-1.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...0090954c-1.jpg

oldrock 10-22-2009 05:07 PM

1969 mustang coupe with 15" summit racing legend wheels.
Front=225x60x15" on 15x7 w/4.25 backspace
Back-275x60x15" on 15x8 w/4.5 backspace
No rubbing and fenders not rolled.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x.../69coupe15.jpg
going to eventually drop the front and back a bit but want to keep same angle

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x.../69coupe14.jpg
view from back, went with max width that would still keep top center under fender


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