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Old 09-16-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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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.

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

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Old 09-16-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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1967
205/65R15 fronts and 215/65R15 rears
15x7 Cragar D Windows 4" backspacing
Stock suspension
shelby drop

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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)
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #3
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Goodyear 225/60/15
15x7 Cragars
620lb 1" drop
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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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
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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Goodyear 225/60/15
15x7 Cragars
620lb 1" drop
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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.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:33 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:33 AM   #8
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Mine is caspian blue. I wanted a 65 color. Thats even a cool name for your color. I like it.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #9
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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

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Your car looks about perfect. That picture is excellent. The 16 inch wheels look even better on your car in that picture.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:12 AM   #10
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66 Coupe
Front and Rear
17x8, 4.75 backspacing
245/40-17
lowered 2.5-3"
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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"
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #11
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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

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Old 10-01-2009, 09:19 PM   #12
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1968 Fastback
Front: 17*8 225/45/17
620's & Shelby drop

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

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Old 10-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #13
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66 Coupe
Front and Rear
17x8, 4.75 backspacing
245/40-17
lowered 2.5-3"
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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"
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wow they both look great good job!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:57 AM   #14
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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

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:29 PM   #15
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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)
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620 springs with 1" drop
225 40 X17 8" wide wheels- 4.5 inch backspace. New mustang wheels

Rubbed on front. Rolled all fenders.
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620 springs with 1" drop
225 40 X17 8" wide wheels- 4.5 inch backspace. New mustang wheels

Rubbed on front. Rolled all fenders.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:05 PM   #18
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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!!!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:24 AM   #19
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mine has the shelby drop with stock replacement springs front and back.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #20
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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.

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going to eventually drop the front and back a bit but want to keep same angle

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view from back, went with max width that would still keep top center under fender

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