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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 10:12 PM
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As I recall He had an issue with some people having a problem with the chart and took it down
This isn't really the issue....

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Dodgestang went to the trouble of compiling it so I would say it's up to him. It would not surprise me if he yanked it due to the constant questions it generated his way over time.
This isn't exactly the issue either......

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I spent 14 yrs trying to help my fellow mustanger and have hundreds of thank you emails but I've grown tired. Tired mostly because of 1 person who decided to start spreading lies 2 yrs ago after I had to pull the ban hammer on him in the discussion forum...I took the high road and tried to meet it head on with facts and no vitriol. It hasn't worked. The lies and rumor he has spread have taken hold.

The original intention behind the chart was simple....wheel questions come up a lot and you didn't always get the same answer (or even a correct answer sometimes). This led me to making a poor choice my very first time buying wheels and I thought it would be cool to try and help others have a better experience. By creating a chart that compiled what other mustangers were running, and including as much additional information as I could think of that affected ride height, track width, wheel well size it could help everyone...and it did for a while. But it's unfortunately really simple and not something an ignore button or banning function can fix.....think about all the post you see online asking for wheel help....now imagine how many emails/pm I get....it was manageable for nearly a decade when those emails where "I have a question because what I am thinking about doing doesn't look like a combo someone has used before" you could even say it was fun helping/learning about various issues/tweaks....learning to convert offset to backspacing, find the right adapters, seeing folks nail the look they were after..... Now imagine suddenly (the last year or so) layering in an exponential bump in emails/pm with the primary change in requests being "I see this combo exactly as written but I've seen/read online this or that so I"m not sure if it will work....do you think this will work for me"; the feeling of having to be constantly defending instead of helping...the seeds of doubt were planted and I tried very hard to shut them down....but with the proliferation of free message boards and the usefulness of google. I couldn't stem the tide. As I mentioned to someone earlier, they are out there in the ether. They were online for years, they are in the ether and the internet never forgets.
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dodgestang, I for one found your chart very helpful in selecting tires and wheels for my '69. Thank you. I personally never considered bothering you for "personalized analysis" of my specific tire/wheel choices. Seemed to me that you had already gone to extraordinary lengths to provide detailed and FREE information to this forums users. Sorry to hear that "one bad apple spoiled the barrel" but I do understand your position. Thanks again. Dave R.
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Dodgestang went to the trouble of compiling it so I would say it's up to him. It would not surprise me if he yanked it due to the constant questions it generated his way over time.
Perhaps instead of "constant questions" I should have said "inevitable aggravation". I too referred to Dodgestang's chart many, many times. A terrific tool, as long as you understood that the submissions may or may not apply in all situations. I'm glad I still have it, now for 65' through 68' anyway. A good reminder that sometimes when trying to be helpful it can just come back and bite you where the sun doesn't shine. Two thumbs up for Dodgestang for putting it together.
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Dodgestang, thanks for taking the time to put the list together. It came in very helpful for me when I decided to get new wheels. I pushed the limit and had to roll my fenders, but that's not your fault I chose to do that. It worked out perfect in the end and your chart had a lot to do with that. At any rate, thanks for your effort!

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It's unfortunate that you can't remove your name from it entirely at this point. I consider it a compiled list. Tabulating the data should not obligate you to be responsible for the content. Personally, if it were me, I'd add a disclaimer and never reply to any questions, hoping that eventually they'd stop coming in. I know you wanted to help and be friendly but the document itself is enough in my opinion, you should never have had to support it if you weren't selling it.
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I did a Google search on "67 Mustang wheel and tire fitment guide" and came up with most of the information I needed, but not near as much as was contained in the Dodgestang list.

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I think this is DodgeStang's Chart for 67-68. Save a copy!

https://www.stang-aholics.com/files/...uide-67-68.pdf

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I also found the 69-70 one for reference here:

https://www.stang-aholics.com/files/...uide-69-70.pdf

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Did anyone ever get a link to work for the 65/66 mustangs?
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Did anyone ever get a link to work for the 65/66 mustangs?
Never seen a working link to it. I have it as a pdf. (121 kb)
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Did anyone ever get a link to work for the 65/66 mustangs?
Is there a wheel and tire chart for a 65 Mustang.

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