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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinions on FR500s on my '69

I'm really thinking about buying some 17x9 and 17x10.5 for my '69. I currently have 15x7 minilites on the car but want the bigger wheel for looks and to support future mod plans. I also need to buy new tires, so I don't want to buy tires for my 15s, only to sell them in the immediate future. My only issue is I think I'll have to run 1.25' or 1.5" spacers to get these to fit. I'm really torn on the spacer issue. I like the wheels and they come with tires and the price is right. Anyone want to give me some help deciding on this route? Pros/cons?
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Give Kenny_g a ring on here, he's running some fat FR500 on his '69 coupe.

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Honestly, the minilites look so damn good I would just get a bigger version of those. Then again it's one of my favorite wheel designs of all time. Soooooo Im a bit biased.
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I really like the minilites as well, I just don't want to spend the cash to get larger size. They aren't cheap! Unfortunately, these are .25 too small with the back spacing so they are tucked under even more than I like. I've looked at vintage wheel and their version just isn't quite the same. I've also been tossing around the idea of doing the traditional Magnums or even the Shelby style 10 spoke. Happystang's wheels look pretty nice.


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I run those wheels on WIFE3:



Front uses a 1.25 or 1.5" (can't remember exactly) Eibach wheel adapter. I have no problem with using these. Rears use a 1/2" solid aluminum spacer with longer wheel lugs.
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Shaun,
I'm actually running your front coilovers and will eventually do your floating rear end and big brakes all around.

Any issues with the width on either of these with current and future plans?
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Ranger check out Team III wheels in CA, they can make you a custom offset/backspace in a bunch of size options in the minilite style wheel. 17's and 18's.

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I run those wheels on WIFE3:



Front uses a 1.25 or 1.5" (can't remember exactly) Eibach wheel adapter. I have no problem with using these. Rears use a 1/2" solid aluminum spacer with longer wheel lugs.
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I'm actually running your front coilovers and will eventually do your floating rear end and big brakes all around.

Any issues with the width on either of these with current and future plans?
No, no issues at all.
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