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Old 01-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking at the MB Old School wheels and I'm trying to figure out what size tire I can run on the front without rubbing.. The wheels have a 4.74" backspace. I'd like not to roll the fender as I don't have the right tool, but if I have to I will. Here is the link to the rims:
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That backpacking should work out fine. Actually, it's optimal for that body style. You shouldn't have to roll or trim. For the front, a towel and baseball bat are all you need to roll the fenders. Probably easier than any rolling tool. I did mine after paint with no issues, just go slow if needed.
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Thanks. What is the widest tire in the front that I could run? I was thinking 225/45 in the front and 245/45 in the back. Also, how hard would it be to run 255s in the back?
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Thanks. What is the widest tire in the front that I could run? I was thinking 225/45 in the front and 245/45 in the back. Also, how hard would it be to run 255s in the back?
I'm currently running 235/45 up front and 255/45 in the back on 17"x8" wheels (4-3/4" bs). My car sits pretty low. I need to roll the fronts as insurance but rubbing hasn't been an issue so far. To make big tires like that work in the back I had to roll the lips and massage the wheel wells in a few areas. It all depends on your stance and how low it sits.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm with raleighstang65 as far a tire size and setup. 17x8 Coys, 4 3/4" backspace
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Raleighstang65, I like the look of your car. I am starting a 66 coupe and that is the look I am going for. Does anyone have any opinions on fender flares. I like the look as it modernizes the car some and makes room for larger wheels and tires.
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Here's another question.. What kind of issues would there be running 4.5" bs in the front with a 225? What about the back with a 245 or 255? Also, what about sidewall. I was thinking 45 series tire for both, I just don't want the sidewall to be to small.
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