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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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1967 - 17 inch Rim 9 1/2 wide 5.5 backspace

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Will a 17 inch Rim 9 1/2 wide with 5.5 backspace fit on the 1967 fastback and not have any issues inside or out. I have rolled the lips but looks a little tigth on out side. I have 17 by 275 /40 tires have not mounted yet want to make sure this is the best backspacing to use.

Whould a 6 inch backspace be better or do i stay with 5.5

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Subscribing. I'm thinking of buying wheels soon and am a little worried about getting it right the first time. Thinking of buying one of those fitment gauges to help get it right?
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Any issues with rubbing

DO you have any issues in the front or rear at all
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I went through this whole process as well. I have a 6.0 inch backspace on my rims and they fit really well. 17*9.5 275*40. I have rolled the inner edge of my guard for more room. There is about a finger width between the guard and the tyre as in the pic. There is another spot that is tight on the inner wheel well towards the front where it tapers in. Same again it is a finger width. I am fortunate as I can adjust clearances for the whole rear assembly via the watts link and height with the coil overs. If you need more detailed pics let me know.
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I went through this whole process as well. I have a 6.0 inch backspace on my rims and they fit really well. 17*9.5 275*40. I have rolled the inner edge of my guard for more room. There is about a finger width between the guard and the tyre as in the pic. There is another spot that is tight on the inner wheel well towards the front where it tapers in. Same again it is a finger width. I am fortunate as I can adjust clearances for the whole rear assembly via the watts link and height with the coil overs. If you need more detailed pics let me know.
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What suspension are you running?
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