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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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17x7 or 17x8?

I've finally decided on a wheel for the 65. It is offered in 15x7, 17x7, and 17x8. I like the look of the 17's and they will be a better fit for future brake upgrades. My question is, 7 or 8 inch wide?
The tires would be the same size, just not 100% sure on the pros and cons of each width. I'm leaning toward 8 inch wide. I'll be rolling the fender lips so there shouldn't be any rubbing issues.
These are the wheels. US Mags Rambler in 17x8 with 4.5 in backspacing.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Guess I'll be getting both. 7 in the front 8 in the back.
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A couple members here have these and may chime in
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/gt...0mag%20rambler


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Yup. Found a couple of threads. Looks like staggered is the way to go.
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