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US Mags Rambler wheels on Flamed 66 Mustang

Disclaimer: the car is dirty and straight off of jack stands, so the front suspension is far from settled. Couple that with the fact that I'm about to completely redo the front suspension with Shelby/Arning drop, and maybe a quarter of a coil trimmed off of the 620, 1 inch lowering springs and it should look right soon. The rear is just too high. I need new/better leaf springs for that. So I know it's too high presently, but I have plans in place.

Anywho, I'm so excited!
They look great in person, but I had to share the first impression pics ASAP.





The fit is spot on perfect.

Front:
17x7, 4" backspace with 245's

Rear:
17x8, 4.5" backspace with 255's

Ordered with tires mounted and balanced from CJ Pony parts.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/us-mags-r.../p/W961B10B12/
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They look nice. Do they make a spinner style center cap?
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They look nice. Do they make a spinner style center cap?
You're not the first to ask me that question. The design is surely evocative of Halibrands, and i think they'd look good with spinners. As far as I know, US Mags does not offer them as an option, but I bet spinners could be retrofitted.

I may explore center cap options at some point, but these will do for now.

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Those looks pretty sweet! Good looking wheels.
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Thanks!

I drove it around an it to settle the suspension. Front still need to come down a touch, but this is better:

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Those wheels look nice. Looks like they stick out a bit though, so be careful about fender lip clearance over bumps at speed.

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They only stick out toward the bottom of the fender. They're within the tops of the wheel openings front and back and they've already been rolled. I would be shocked if I encountered any clearance issues.
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Got those also and I'm happy with the looks so far!
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Got those also and I'm happy with the looks so far!

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They look great. I was originally planning on 17's. If I do go 17's, those will be on my short list. My suspension is a bit lower then yours, I'd be interested how much room there is if you lower your car.

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I know it's going to clear mine just fine when it gets lower. May be a fair bit closer without rolled fenders but I think there's a good chance they'd even clear without rolling.
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Did your dog pizz on the wheel or was it the neighbor's dog?
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Neither. I had to re-do the ceiling in my garage and the car was stuck outside and got snowed on for the first time in 20 years. That's snow melting off of the wheel.
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We didn't get any 200 miles south of you. It was colder than (fill in with your favorite choice) but no ice or snow.
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When modifying the front suspension you can test fit wheels/tire before installing the springs. With just the upper and lower control arms connected to the spindle, you can put a jack under a tire and move the wheel through every possible position while checking for clearance issues.
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