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Old 09-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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OK I know this question has been posted a thousand times, but here it goes I'm looking for some new wheels for my 66. Will 17x8 inch wheels fit without scrubbing. Here is the set I'm looking at http://www.wheelsforless.com/AR105M7866B
The backspacing is 5.68 inches.Also let me know what size wheels you have.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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You will need a 1.25" spacer for the front for those to work. On the front end of the old cars the max backspacing you can have is 4.5"
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What if I do these rims on the front they have a 4 inch backspace. http://www.wheelsforless.com/AR105M7765B
So the 17 by 8s will fit on the back.
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Yeah that should work. I'm not exactly sure what the max backspacing for the rear is though.

This chart is also helpful when it comes to wheel fitment.

http://www.dodgestang.com/Tire%20Fit...ide%2065-6.pdf
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Thanks I think I'll go with the 17x7 on the front like I had said, and on the back these 17x8s with a 4.5 inch back spacing. http://www.wheelsforless.com/AR105M7865B I can always put in a spacer if there is to much back space .
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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I have 17x8's with 4.75" backspacing on all 4 corners on my'66.
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Do you have any issues with scrubbing? Do you think the 4.5" backspacing will work in the back. Will the 4" backspacing work on the front since the wheels are only 7 inches wide.
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I'd be leery about 4" up front, especially with a 7" wheel. My fronts did rub a little, but my car is lowered. I folded in the front edges of the fender and all is well now.

BTW, I'm running 245/45R17 in rear and 225/45R17 in front.
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Do you have any issues with scrubbing? Do you think the 4.5" backspacing will work in the back. Will the 4" backspacing work on the front since the wheels are only 7 inches wide.
4.5" will be fine for the back
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I would not get 4.5" BS on the rear.A 4.75 will allow a wider tire and put the wheel more inward, not towards the fender lip.

I have a 17X8 with 4.75 and 275/40/17, it does rub once in a while, but my car is lower then most. My buddy has the same with 5 leaf springs and it never rubs.
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