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17x8 245/45/17's all around on mine as well. I really think it's the perfect car to tire ratio if you like twisty road but don't want to get crazy or make the car look too modern. In honesty with some of the compounds they have out now it's shocking how much grip you can get out of a 245 series tire.

My suspension is all non stock stuff and I did have to make custom steering stops to keep my rim from eating itself on my UCA at full lock. Makes parking lots annoying but canyons fun. So canyons won that debate.
What brand are your wheels and do you know what the back spacing is?
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For the record my wheels came with the car. Was the one thing I kept actually. (and I did so because the fit was so spot on, plus I like the look) I believe them to be 4.75 BS and also believe they are american racing TT's from sometime in the 90's as that was when the PO was trying to make it in to an eleanor clone before getting in over his head and abandoning it until I found it. I will see if I have time this weekend to pull a measurement. Also my fenders are slightly rolled, but I get no rubbing or interference.


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Check out Next phase for the 66 coupe as Shaun is running 18 x 8.5 on the front 18 x 9.5 on the rear shod in 255-35-18 fronts, 275-35-18 rear.

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I went to look at a set of 95 Mustang gt tri bar 17x8


this morning not really a fan of the style but the guy only wanted 80 bucks for all 4 so it seemed like a cheap way into some 17's. I got there and 1 had a crack on the backside bead area .
I've also been eyeballing these on Ebay

05 06 07 08 09 Silver Bullitt New Take-Off OEM Mustang GT Wheels 17X8 5X4.5 Lug | eBay
Also not my favorite style but for the price of a new OEM wheel it's almost a crime not to get them ,,,,,,So I did
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Oh god! my eyes my eyeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Those tri-bars need to die in a fire.
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Agreed. The tri-bars were hideous in 1995 and time has not helped them any.
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that set likely will go to the scraper

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Christ I've got a set of 17x7 and 17x8 foose wheels with 245s on them sitting in my garage for $600....you're only in NY...drive south for a couple hours this weekend and take them home.


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Christ I've got a set of 17x7 and 17x8 foose wheels with 245s on them sitting in my garage for $600....you're only in NY...drive south for a couple hours this weekend and take them home.

Ah thanks but you don't have to call me Christ,Besides I already bought these and at 62 bucks a wheel or 240 for all 4 for oem I don't think I did to bad


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Ah thanks but you don't have to call me Christ,Besides I already bought these and at 62 bucks a wheel for oem I don't think I did to bad
Don't forget to +$200 or so for 4 wheel bolt on adapters to adjust to correct backspacing and then whatever the cost of tires is that you buy

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Don't forget to +$200 or so for 4 wheel bolt on adapters to adjust to correct backspacing and then whatever the cost of tires is that you buy
65 bucks for 1.5" billet adapters
(4) 1.5" Jeep Wrangler Wheel Spacers 5x114.3 5x4.5 TJ, YJ, XJ, KJ, KK, ZJ, MJ

Tires free ,,that's my whole reason for 17's

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All set then

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All set then
I think so/hope so ,But you still seem skeptical though. If it doesn't work out maybe I can break even.
Obviously you've seen this thread ,you posted in it last
Help!!! My bullitt wheels don't fit.
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I think so/hope so ,But you still seem skeptical though.
Didn't mean to give that impression.
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I've got American Racing Razors on my '69, 18 x 9 all around, with 245/40s in front and 275/40s in the back.
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