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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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16" on a 68 fastback

I just want to confirm if this is correct:

16x7 4bs 225/55/16 front

16x8 5bs 255/50/16 rear

I've been looking around and there is no definite answer if it will fit or not. I don't mind rolling the fenders. Car will be lowered 1 inch on all fours with shelby drop on the front (if that matters). Pics will be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 11:51 AM
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I don't think the fronts will fit but I only THINK this. The front BS is too far outboard to fit that tall of a tire into the wheel opening. The rears will be very tall, is that what you want? Mine are 16X7-225/50 fronts and 16X8-245/45 rears. Both with 4 1/2" BS

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Check out Dodgestang's chart...

The one on the chart used a 50 series tire..24.86 inches tall and yours is 25.74 inches tall...any thought of going with a 50 series up front as well? I would want 4.5" backspacing up front if its available. Here is a link to Wallace Racing if you want to play with some fun online calculators.

I think the rears are ok as well. Your rears are 26.04 inches tall. Do you plan for a slightly raked look or wanting it to sit level? If you went to a 50 series tire up front for fender clearance there would be about 1 1/4 inches difference in tire heights.

Mine are a different look obviously, but they are within a 1/4 inch of each other in overall height (front/rears).

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Check out Dodgestang's chart...

The one on the chart used a 50 series tire..24.86 inches tall and yours is 25.74 inches tall...any thought of going with a 50 series up front as well? I would want 4.5" backspacing up front if its available. Here is a link to Wallace Racing if you want to play with some fun online calculators.

I think the rears are ok as well. Your rears are 26.04 inches tall. Do you plan for a slightly raked look or wanting it to sit level? If you went to a 50 series tire up front for fender clearance there would be about 1 1/4 inches difference in tire heights.

Mine are a different look obviously, but they are within a 1/4 inch of each other in overall height (front/rears).
I want a raked look. But I decided to stick with the original 14" styled steel wheels that it came out with. Thank you.

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I don't think the fronts will fit but I only THINK this. The front BS is too far outboard to fit that tall of a tire into the wheel opening. The rears will be very tall, is that what you want? Mine are 16X7-225/50 fronts and 16X8-245/45 rears. Both with 4 1/2" BS

Thanks. Is that what your picture is? I will keep this set up in mind if I decide to change my mind again. Your stance looks good.

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I'm running 225/50 in front and 245/50 in rear on 16x8 all around. have had no problems on either end.
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Thanks. Is that what your picture is? I will keep this set up in mind if I decide to change my mind again. Your stance looks good.
Yes, that is the current set up. After SEMA I will be changing the wheel and tire set to three piece 17" wheels.

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I would want 4.5" backspacing up front if its available.
Just for completeness sake, on a 16x7 wheel you can't use 4.5 backspacing on the front, you want to target 4.25 backspace for max tire fit. 4.5bs will contact the upper arm.

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