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Old 11-19-2012, 10:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Seems like 17x11 fits well under the rear fenders, with maybe a little help.

But I'd like to fit close to the same size up front. Get that wide grippy stance out back and have the front grip to back it up around a track!
I did a test fit with my 17x9.5 (0 offset) vintage wheel works with 275x40 tires
Up front on my 70, with a roll on the inner fender lips they fit good.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Rick Flores stuffed some 17X11's under this Popular Hotrodding feature a while back, no tub. When he sold it on Flebay he admitted in the ad that the size was problematic, prone to rubbing issues. I love the look but I also love driving my car without worrying about a tire blowing out because I ran a combo that didn't work in the real world.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #18 (permalink)
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something you need to consider is the tire you decide to go with. I am running Michelin Pilot Super Sports, now if you were to get my 295 size in a BFG the tire is much fatter and will rub, not all tires even though they can be the same size will fit and sit the same. Nitto tires also run a bit smaller than Toyos etc. i used a few tires as mock ups when the shop ordered my wheels. the shop said it would not work and it did. 295/35/19 is a Porsche 911 rear fitment and BMW M5 so there are a ton of tire choices, and that is true for 17X11 tires on the market for the OP question. I suggest you go to a local tire shop who may have various brands in the size you want to compare or just buy a few from Discount tire and pay return shipping, thats what i did before i picked mine, the Pirellis and Continentals were much larger than the Michelins the BFG were like SUV tires. In the end it cost me $60 in shipping to make a critical decision and it was worth it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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That's also worth noting. I modeled my build after Ricks with a 4" drop in the rear. I originally had BFG GForce tires like Rick but they were just too wide. I am running Nittos on mine as they run a little narrower on sidewall width than other tires. In Ricks auction pics he apparently had also changed to Nittos.

My car is an adult driven cruiser and I don't anticipate any problems. My cuda has same wheels but running Sumitomos tires but has less clearance and it doesn't rub. Unless the Mustang has more swing and sway I think I will be ok. If it does, I may consider Del-alum spring bushings or a panhard bar. And yes, I have stock springs (2" dearch + 2"blocks) and had to remove my sway bar. Hope to reinstall it but may have to narrow it.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:25 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have 275/40 Falken tires on the back of My 68. i Like them and was Thinking about running 295/40 on the 70.

Thanks to everyone for there info.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What wheels are on the back of that primer 69?

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That is a ZR1 wheel. Strictly mock up only so no worries.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It doesn't appear that combo is going to clear the wheel well if the car is going to be lowered at all. Everybody has their own idea of what the perfect stance is however.
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It doesn't appear that combo is going to clear the wheel well if the car is going to be lowered at all. Everybody has their own idea of what the perfect stance is however.
That car has DSE mini tubs sitting in a box for it. I believe that's an early on test fit picture btw.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I stayed with an 18X10 on mine. I also opted for the slightly smaller in size Nitto's but running a 305/35 out back with no tubs. I had to clearence the font inner wheel well and roll the fender lips. Other than that it they fit well. These are 94-04 Bullitt Wheels, in 18X10 and I ran a 17X8 up front as the 9in was a bit too big once I lowered the car.



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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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So 18x8 or 9 would be the biggest to run up front? I was hoping 18x10 up front lol.

How much camber are you running? I bet if you ran -2.5 degrees of camber you could fit bigger wheels.
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So 18x8 or 9 would be the biggest to run up front? I was hoping 18x10 up front lol.

How much camber are you running? I bet if you ran -2.5 degrees of camber you could fit bigger wheels.
You will need a fender flare or a good pull to fit a 18x10 up front.
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The issue up front is getting the wheel around the a arms
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The issue up front is getting the wheel around the a arms
Ya the front is a tight fit, I'm going 17x9.5 max
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