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1966 Trans Am Wheels and Tires

I would like to put these on my 65.

I love the look!

1966 Ford Mustang SCCA Group 2 | Mecum Auctions

Anyone running these wheels and tires on their cars?

If so, what are the specs of the wheels and the specs of the tires?


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Magnesium 15x7 AR Torq Thrust. I imagine the tires are 6.00 15" Goodyear Bluestreaks. Not a street tire.


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Are you wanting a street tire or a street legal tire?

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Avon makes probably the best DOT
Michelin makes some good ones in the right size
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American Tire makes some DOTs that are not supposed to be used
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I would like to put these on my 65.

I love the look!

1966 Ford Mustang SCCA Group 2 | Mecum Auctions

Anyone running these wheels and tires on their cars?

If so, what are the specs of the wheels and the specs of the tires?
The wheels don't look a lot different than what you have on your car in your sig pic do they---just askin..


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I recently installed disc brakes on my car. It currently has 14 inch daisies and they rub on the calipers. I want to keep the 1960's look. I am not in to having my vehicles looking like everyone else's.


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always liked the Daisies as a somewhat unique Torque thrust alternative
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Like these? Old pic from the late 70's.....I must have traded engines like underwear back in those days! The wheels are all cleaned up and in the attic now. 15x7 magnesium...they make aluminum now days.
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Oops...I linked before I looked. Here is what you want....not like mine.
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Like these? Old pic from the late 70's.....I must have traded engines like underwear back in those days! The wheels are all cleaned up and in the attic now. 15x7 magnesium...they make aluminum now days.
That's what is on the car now.


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Oops...I linked before I looked. Here is what you want....not like mine.
Yes that is it.


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Magnesium 15x7 AR Torq Thrust. I imagine the tires are 6.00 15" Goodyear Bluestreaks. Not a street tire.
Not too many of the TTD were in magnesium back in the day.
The Daisy wheels (200S) were also available in magnesium.
The particularly hard 200S to find are the cheater ones that are 1" wider.

I like the new Cragar re-issue of their old G/T wheel.
Can't get past the made-in-china deal though.
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Not to hijack...but is anyone running a 15x7 or 15x8 with 4.75" BS?

Like these Brushed & Black Torq Thrust 15x8.

Or will they hit the ball joints or upper control arms?

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Not to hijack...but is anyone running a 15x7 or 15x8 with 4.75" BS?

Like these Brushed & Black Torq Thrust 15x8.

Or will they hit the ball joints or upper control arms?
nice looking wheel but that much back space will be into the upper control arm
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nice looking wheel but that much back space will be into the upper control arm
That's why I was asking. They have them in 7" and 8" in 3.5"-5.5" BS. I guess the only way to know is build the suspension and then do some proper measuring.

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The Vintage 45's in 16x8 with a 4.5" BS look perfect, as the lip makes them look like a 15" wheel. Only thing is you need to run the GW Negative Roll UCA's for them to fit up front with 225/50/16's.

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