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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 02:19 PM
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With the 65-66 Mustang and with ideal backspacing, you can run a 255/40/18. I used a 18x9 rim for that. Now, that is the max width if you want the car to sit a bit lower. If you want the car's stance a bit higher, you can run a 275 tire. Probably still on a 18x9 rim.
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What's the ideal backspacing for the 9 inch rim. I have 8's with 235's on the rear with a 4.75 backspacing, and it sits perfectly. The rear is pretty low(the tire is under the guard), however it is right on the edge of the guard. A 4.5 backspacing would hit the guard sitting this low.

A 9" rim with 255's with a 5.75 backspacing would have the same guard clearance as I have now, however it would sit 1" further inwards. A 5.5 backspace would sit 1/4" closer to the guards, and 3/4" further inwards. I may be able to get that 1/4" clearance to the guard, however I'd have to roll the guard a bit more.
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Funny how we're all talking about and sharing pics info and the op never came back after that 1 post
Either way, I know I could've fit 18' in the back of mine at least but oh well. Bought the wheels with suggested size for the body type. And you guys have gorgeous cars btw, always loved the orange fastback, the red one, and the NITTO lettered car! Awesome cars and my type of modded style!


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Usually people with one post don't come back, sometimes they don't even have a car and are planning a build.

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Super Ford Magazine cover '99
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Modified Mustang and Fast Ford cover '11
Power & Performance 6/15
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