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: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mbw-23187
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.
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.
Last edited by raleighstang65; 01-31-2013 at 08:55 AM.
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.
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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