17Inch Wheel Fitment on 66 Coupe
I recently purchased a 66 coupe, that has 17x8 rims up front, with 215/45/17 inch tires mounted on them. The backspacing appears to be 4.5 inches. The rear wheels are what looks to be 17x9.5 rims, 9.5W tires mounted on them. Backspacing unknown. These are all four Centerline Billet Hammer wheels. One problem is they rub in the rear when you hit a hard enough bump. I am planning on moving the current front tires and wheels to the rear which should help out in the rubbing department. The other problem is the 215/45/17 tires mounted on the 17x8 rims rubbed in the front when I made a sharp turn and hitting a bump ( as in pulling in my driveway). I then ordered a new pair of wheels for the front, same style, but in a 17x7 inch rim, with 4.25 backspacing. Anyone else have any similar issues? I guess my question is if I mount another set of 215/45/17 tires on the 17x7 inch rims instead of the 17x8 inch rims on the front, I would still have the same tire width either way correct? Im guessing the backspacing change might also help. Also I am not sure if it is the stock height or not. This is the first Mustang I have owned so Im not sure how to go about figuring out what the stock height is.