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Old 01-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm running 255's in the rear on my coupe. I have a little extra clearance due to the 3/8" per side narrower rear, but there seems to be enough room to get them in there on a stock rear without much, if any, work needed to the quarters...
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Love your car. what wheels are you running. Also, what tire size are you using.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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if you're talking about mine.. they're Coys C-67's, 17x8 all around with 4.75" backspacing. Tires are Kuhmo's, 235's front, and 255's rear.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #19 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=rodcobra;4348376]would a 5 inch backspacing work better on the front of a 65 with a 17 or 18 inch wheel . I can get the wheel in 4.5 or 5 inch spacing[/QUOTE
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5 inch BS runs into interference on the inside.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:31 AM   #21 (permalink)
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im interested on what backspacing you were running with that minimal clearance? They look like 03 cobra rims so 5.72? If so I am surprised they stick out on your fender like that... I just got rid of my 17x8 TT II's running 245's I was flush with the fender (its rolled) but have well over an inch inboard. My fasbtback might just be a rare one with a little extra room that others...

I am about to order up some 17x9's 5in bs and plan to run 275/40/17 Drag Radial.

Any insight on this would be great before I drop some $$$ on these wheels.

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Uhh I had 255's on some 16x8's and they rubbed. You'd have to flatten the wheel openings and use a BFH on the inner wheel wells. I too have heard of guys running 275's but don't see that happening.

This is a 275 17x9 test fit prior to mini tubs, I don't see it fitting



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if you're talking about mine.. they're Coys C-67's, 17x8 all around with 4.75" backspacing. Tires are Kuhmo's, 235's front, and 255's rear.

Mine are same but 235 all the way around. I wish I had done 17x9 on the rear but may do a larger tire like tweet did when its time for new rubber. I want them all to look the same height.

Tweet66, are those 255/35 in the rear?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #23 (permalink)
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255/45/17 out back.
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5 inch BS runs into interference on the inside.
Where at the fender or upper control arm ,if that's the case I will be running coil-overs so .
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im interested on what backspacing you were running with that minimal clearance? They look like 03 cobra rims so 5.72? If so I am surprised they stick out on your fender like that... I just got rid of my 17x8 TT II's running 245's I was flush with the fender (its rolled) but have well over an inch inboard. My fasbtback might just be a rare one with a little extra room that others...

I am about to order up some 17x9's 5in bs and plan to run 275/40/17 Drag Radial.

Any insight on this would be great before I drop some $$$ on these wheels.
I had the wheel pushed all the way to the leaf springs so what is sticking out is what won't tuck. Unless you moved your springs or are running a 4 link, I don't see running a 17x9 on the early cars, unless you jack up the rear and like wheels that stick out (not me).
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I am running the 17x8 with 4.75 BS, I have 225/45 front and 235/45 rears. I wish I would have done 235/40 front and 245/45 rears.



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Go pens, I have a set of coy wheels that I am about to put on, I was going to run the exact same tire size you currently have. why do you want to go to a 40 series in the front and larger in the rear?
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Very nice...
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when trying to run a rectangle set up from what I know. A little camber in the top side via flexible management hands tends to create everything fit perfectly. Might need to move the fender mouth. I am going previous that level with 1" flames in the metal and 16 or maybe 17" x 8.5's and 265's most likely . . . . . .
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Go pens, I have a set of coy wheels that I am about to put on, I was going to run the exact same tire size you currently have. why do you want to go to a 40 series in the front and larger in the rear?
I want a I wider tire in the front but not much taller. I would like a wider and slightly taller in the rear. A 235/40 is about an inch smaller then a 235/45.
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