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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:58 PM
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I have 17x8, 4.75 backspacing, with 245/45 sport comps up front on my 66. The front of my car is dropped about 2" (UCA and SoT suspension) and I have the fenders rolled. Had I left it alone, I could have put 235's pretty easily up there even with a little bit of a drop...maybe even the 245's.

My rear tires do not fit your requirements at all (17x9.5, 275/40...modified wheel wells, 3link, and rolled fenders)
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I am curious about your wheels on the rear. The 17x9.5 what is the back spacing on these? Are you using the standard width 9" rear?

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I have a Street or Track rear housing which i 'think' is pretty close to the standard width.
My rear wheels are American Racing TT2 with 6 - 3/8" backspacing. To get the wheels to sit in the housing without rubbing i have 7/8" worth of spacers to bring the spacing to 5 1/2" and it's darn near perfect. I could stand to add about 1/8" to make it 5 - 5/8" backspacing.

Now bear in mind, my fender lips are mashed flat, the front of the wheel house has been clearanced, and I no longer have leaf springs.
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I have a Street or Track rear housing which i 'think' is pretty close to the standard width.
My rear wheels are American Racing TT2 with 6 - 3/8" backspacing. To get the wheels to sit in the housing without rubbing i have 7/8" worth of spacers to bring the spacing to 5 1/2" and it's darn near perfect. I could stand to add about 1/8" to make it 5 - 5/8" backspacing.

Now bear in mind, my fender lips are mashed flat, the front of the wheel house has been clearanced, and I no longer have leaf springs.
Hey thanks for the reply,

I'm trying to fit wider tires on the rear of mine. Do you happen to have any close up pictures of the modifications you had to do?
I still have leaf spring set up and running 245/45/17 front & rear. I already rolled the fenders.

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Mounted the rims. The 17 x 8s look good with the 245s on the rear. With the engine out of the car it seems like the front end is not sitting right to determine fit. If all goes well I will drop the engine next week.
So any more update ?

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Mounted the rims. The 17 x 8s look good with the 245s on the rear. With the engine out of the car it seems like the front end is not sitting right to determine fit. If all goes well I will drop the engine next week.

Update w Photos?

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