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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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67 coupe with 17's Help

So I'm replacing the full suspension with the OpenTracker lvl2 kit. 600# 1" drop springs and 4.5 mid-eye 1" drop leafs.

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Adding new CSRP front disk breaks.

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Thinking of 17x7 all around, maybe 8's on the rear.

Any help, on tire size, wheel back space?? Don't want to roll fenders. Know that the car may sit higher than when it had the 50 year old suspension.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 09:43 PM
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67+ have a little more room to work with than 65/66.You could go at least 17x8 with 4.5 to 4.75(being ideal) backspace with a 235/45/17 for an easy fit .With the potential for even larger.
Hope you don't mind but I'm going to piggyback my recent thread onto yours
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No sweat NY. You all know how sensitive this matter is when having to purchase wheels and tires. My pony is not strong. 302 tricked out a bit. No power steering either. Weekend driver more or less. Maybe rear 8's with 4.75 BS and front 7's with 4.5 BS? Or 7's all around? Thinking of no power steering with 8's my GH the tough. Thanks
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I've got a mild 289 T-5 3.40 combo with 225/50/16 for now with out power steering the key is to keep the car rolling a little while steering .
What size wheel/tire combo do you have now? Any idea on your steering box ratio? Mine is 19:1 AKA slow:1 I plan to install the Shelby long pitman/idler arms(harder to crank but faster ratio with less turns lock to lock) (sorry not available for 67+) The other option was a 16:1 ratio box (harder to crank but faster ratio with less turns lock to lock)

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I had 14'S with 225/70/14 tires all around. Will not fit with new brake kit. Not sure of the steering box? Stock 67 probably. I didn't get the pitman option. Thanks
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Do your self a favor while you have the springs out and DO the UCA drop I have 620's 1/2 loop cut and 4 leaf mid eye's out back

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Already did the Shelby drop. OpenTracker sent the wrong tie rod ends. Waiting on parts. Just want to get the tires and wheels right. I'm looking for 7s up front. What 17" wheel BS and tire for that? Thx
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i have 7 inch in the front and its a 4 back space and i had 205/50/17 without power steering was fine as long as u keep roling abit . now i have ps i put 225/45 in the front id def put 8 inch in rear with 225 to 245 . i plan on putting 9.5 mag with 275/40/17 fits with minor adjustment

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Bougt Foose 17" Knuckles. 7" front and 8" rears. Gonna go 235/45 front and 245/45 rear. Nothing rolled. Complete OT 1" drop kit. Anyone see any problems or too small? Thx
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you should be good ,post some pics when you get it together

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Got a used set of 245/45/17 gonna drive the car and let it settle. Then figure where I can go
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