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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Want to use modern rims on 1970 fastback

I saw a set of 2016 mustang rims that look amazing and was wondering if they could fit my fastback, they are 19 inch rims. I tried to do some research on this but I only found people putting 2005-2008 mustang rims on their mustang and they had to use spacers, is there a way to put these on mine with little modification? Thanks very much in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 11:46 AM
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Find out the width of the wheels, the current backspacing/offset of the wheels, order bolt on adapters to adjust them to the right size (for example an 8 inch wide wheel you want to be at 4.75bs), then take the tires off and order smaller sidewall profile tires....talking 30 to 35 range to keep it at the happy size of 25.5-26 inch total OD

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Find out the width of the wheels, the current backspacing/offset of the wheels, order bolt on adapters to adjust them to the right size (for example an 8 inch wide wheel you want to be at 4.75bs), then take the tires off and order smaller sidewall profile tires....talking 30 to 35 range to keep it at the happy size of 25.5-26 inch total OD

You're spleen might not be happy but they will fit on the car.
ok thanks, ive decided on a set of 18x9 FR500s so maybe those will fit a little better
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I have 2010 Mustang GT 18x8 on my 69. I had to use a 1" wheel spacer to clear the tube control arms. I'm not familiar with the backspacing on those 2016 wheels, but with the proper adapter you should have no issues.




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I have 2010 Mustang GT 18x8 on my 69. I had to use a 1" wheel spacer to clear the tube control arms. I'm not familiar with the backspacing on those 2016 wheels, but with the proper adapter you should have no issues.



those look really nice, im gonna run 18x9s on mine and i will be using a mustang 2 suspension in the front so i will probably have to use a spacer similar to yours.
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