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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 09:24 AM
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Great to hear of your return and I am sure we all will look forward to the new medium/format. I will certainly take advantage of the data for my own plans to upgrade wheels and tires in the near future.
Good luck with the new YouTube format and I wish you all the best!


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Great to hear from you again Dodge, keep those lug-bolts tight (we never forget...)

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Great to hear from you again Dodge, keep those lug-bolts tight (we never forget...)

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I think itís a great thing to do, more people will see the info. Iíve used your charts, thanks!

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Welcome back sir, I haven't been on much lately either and happy to contribute since your chart helped me figure mine out.

1968 Fastback- stock control arms with SoT adjustable struts, 1" drop front coils and slightly rolled fenders, 1" drop 5 leaf mid-eye rear springs. 17x8 Bullitt wheels with 5.72" BS (copy of the 99-04 GT spec wheels) with 1" spacer in front. No spacer in back but I did cut off the tabs sticking out from the axle bumper bracket for aesthetics. 255/40/17 Nitto NT555 tires all four corners with plenty of space. I have test fitted 04 Cobra 17x9 wheels with 275 tires in back and there is plenty of room.

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Glad to see this coming back. The chart was a huge help for me. Here's my setup:
66 Mustang coupe
American Racing Torque Thrust II 17x8 on all four corners
215/45/17 on VN8157866 with 4 7/8 backspace in front, drop springs, no fender rolling
255/45/17 on VN8157867 with 5 1/2 backspace with 1/2 inch spacer in rear, 5 leaf springs, no fender rolling, axle is a 9" replacement from speedway motors with disc brakes but looks to be the same width as the 8" that came out.

No problems in the front, could've gone wider. Tight in the rear but no rubbing.
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Glad to see this coming back. The chart was a huge help for me. Here's my setup:
66 Mustang coupe
American Racing Torque Thrust II 17x8 on all four corners
215/45/17 on VN8157866 with 4 7/8 backspace in front, drop springs, no fender rolling
255/45/17 on VN8157867 with 5 1/2 backspace with 1/2 inch spacer in rear, 5 leaf springs, no fender rolling, axle is a 9" replacement from speedway motors with disc brakes but looks to be the same width as the 8" that came out.

No problems in the front, could've gone wider. Tight in the rear but no rubbing.
hoping you don't mind I really wanna put a copy of that pic(and any others you might have) in the patina thread with all the other cool cars


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hoping you don't mind I really wanna put a copy of that pic(and any others you might have) in the patina thread with all the other cool cars
Absolutely. I hadn't seen that thread yet. I posted a couple of other pics there as well. It's nice to have a place where garish styling choices from my youth are only moderately questioned and even celebrated.
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Glad to see you back! I've used a copy of your charts to choose my wheels and tire size, so thank you!


It looks like I'm in the minority here, but I nearly always prefer a written form over video, unless it's how-to. I find the ability to scan information and search for exactly what I'm looking for is more important to me. But, you may be talking about a doing a lot more than "this wheel should fit with your setup"...


Regardless, I'm not the one doing the work so I'd take the information in whatever format you're willing to provide it. PM me if you need my fax number.

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Front 17x7, 3.75 bs, 205/50
Back 17x8, 4.5 bs, 255/40
BFG Sport Comp II, VWW V45 wheels

All fender lips rolled, 1.75in UCA drop, half coil cut (620 spring), 4.5 leaf mid eye leafs

No rubbing, although the rears are close along the outside, hence the fender lip roll

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347ci that has a lot of neat stuff in it
T5 manual trans, alum driveshaft, 9" w/3.70 gears
Suspension parts from SoT, Global West, Maier Racing, and a few others. Works for me!
TCP manual rack (love it)
EPAS (Love this the most)
VWW V45 wheels (like these too)
SoT 13" brakes (stopping is good)
And I finally got a paint job!
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Iím back on the newer Mustang rim kick, if these would fit on a 68 hardtop:

Size: 19x8.5
Offset: 50mm (6.72 BS)
Likely 1.5 to 2in adapters
245/35 tires on all four corners

I donít think itís an issue for the rears, but concerned on the 8.5 width on the front.

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Did Nick ever make any videos on wheel/tire fit? I know he got burned out for s while, but I thought he had recharged after a much needed rest. He was a great help to me several years ago.

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He seems to have a large presence on the Facebook version of the VMF but doesn't really come here.
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@GypsyR, I didn’t know there was a Facebook version of VMF. I don’t do social media beyond VMF. Thanks for the reply

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Facebook isn't something I care to be a part of myself. But I have looked in on it and they seem very active. Some people seem to prefer that type of interaction over there versus a more traditional forum like this one. And of course some happily participate in both.

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