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Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

Anybody running 18x9.5?


Yes. 18x9.5 (5" BS) out back, with 295/45-18's. Worked out perfectly.
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Yep, no issues with my 18's and a spacer.
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Front 3mm spacer used
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1979 thunderbird with Mark V springs in rear
15 x 8.5 Ansen sprints with 3.5" backspacing
255/70-15 Futura tires
rear wheelwell is full, but everything fits inside, no bumps or rubs.
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Finally got the tires on so now I can post up the car!

275/60/15 tires all the way around
Mopar police wheels 15x7 with a 4 1/4 backspace
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Pretty happy with the overall look.
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I'm pretty fond of the Police Ralleys myself. Have 4 sets of them, LOL.
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285/40-17 all around on 17 X 9 rims








235/55-17 on 17 X 8 rims and 255/55-18 on 18 X 9 rims
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hey, what is the backspacing on your front and rear wheels ??? Fine lookin car !!!
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anyone know backspacing on "1973 429 torino" members car ??? i read wheel size and tire but backspacing ??
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15" - front 8" wide - 3 1/2" backspace, rear 10" wide 5" backspace, tires 235/60 front, 295/50 rear
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Base 1972 Formal 15 X 7 MOPAR Police wheels, 235/60 front and 255/70 rear.
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Got pictures of the 15X10 5" backspacing with 295/50/15s?
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Originally posted by rtgreen rtgreen wrote:

Got pictures of the 15X10 5" backspacing with 295/50/15s?
 
I'm sure there are some Torino's, but here's my Montego wagon.  Tires are actually 305/50/15 (no longer available).
 
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:

Originally posted by rtgreen rtgreen wrote:

Got pictures of the 15X10 5" backspacing with 295/50/15s?
 
I'm sure there are some Torino's, but here's my Montego wagon.  Tires are actually 305/50/15 (no longer available).
 
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^^^^^ Those are some MEATS on there!^^^^^^ Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

^^^^^ Those are some MEATS on there!^^^^^^ Thumbs Up
looks sweet don't it! Wink
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

^^^^^ Those are some MEATS on there!^^^^^^ Thumbs Up
looks sweet don't it! Wink
 
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Drats....I will most likely post pics later when I figure that out here, but I have been running a 15x10 inch rim with 5.5 backspace and Mickey Sportsman Pros that are 29 inch tall and 12.5 wide. Fit is perfect with no issues except one side that I needed to tap the inner wheelwell down since it was angled wrong from the factory and dug into one of my sidewalls. As one poster said earlier, depending on the ballon of your tire, the only issue is where the trailing arm goes into the frame, that spot is where you will have issues with this offset at all. I would bet that you could actually get a 6 inch offset in the rear with the right tire sidewall. This is on a 72 Torino wagon and I will be trying them on a 72 GTS I just purchased later this spring before finding the right rims for that car which will most likely be 18s on rear and 17s on front.
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Ive had 15X10 on the rear with a 5-1/8" Backspacing with 29X12.50LT15 Mickey Thompsons Sportsman Pro's lowered 3" in the rear with the wheel lip removed. It only rubbed with passengers in the back. 
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Originally posted by The Torino Kid The Torino Kid wrote:




Ive had 15X10 on the rear with a 5-1/8" Backspacing with 29X12.50LT15 Mickey Thompsons Sportsman Pro's lowered 3" in the rear with the wheel lip removed. It only rubbed with passengers in the back. 
 
THATS IT!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!
 
Next set of tires going on Lola!!
Need to get new rims with more Backspace but that is a plan of mine anyway!
 
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Originally posted by The Torino Kid The Torino Kid wrote:


Ive had 15X10 on the rear with a 5-1/8" Backspacing with 29X12.50LT15 Mickey Thompsons Sportsman Pro's lowered 3" in the rear with the wheel lip removed. It only rubbed with passengers in the back. 
 
Very nice.  Got any more pics?
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:

Originally posted by The Torino Kid The Torino Kid wrote:


Ive had 15X10 on the rear with a 5-1/8" Backspacing with 29X12.50LT15 Mickey Thompsons Sportsman Pro's lowered 3" in the rear with the wheel lip removed. It only rubbed with passengers in the back. 
 
Very nice.  Got any more pics?


not of that one, these are from the 90's and i just happened to find it by chance.
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Here is a 1972 Notch I owned in the early 90's it had Centerline Auto Drags 15X10 on the rear with N50-15 Pro-trac's on them.
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Awesome rides!  Love them both!!
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Originally posted by albo74 albo74 wrote:

                    yes thats is what is on my 74 ,215-70s  7'' and 275 60s on rear, 8''   ansen sprint wheels, the whole deal ,wheels and tires was around a grand, S&H  old school ,  suspension is all stock.
 
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Your ansen wheels are a 15 "correct? What back spacing is it? Is it good if I ride from 235/70/15 to the front? I have 4 original magnum 500 and 4 225/70/14
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I have a 69 Torino Fastback. I am working with a fabricator for a custom front end suspension. I have the tires and wheels I want to use just need help knowing how wide I can go with them before hitting fender on turns. I've read some general guidelines like .5" to .25" clearance between outside tire edge and inner fender. I do want to try to lower the front end as well. I need some help or suggestions on how much space I need to not rub on turns.
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Guys,

I want to run 17X8 Foose Knuckles in the front and 18X9.5 Foose Knuckles in the back. I want larger tires in the back. Does anyone know the best tire size for the front and rear with those wheel sizes? Also, I need to know the offset, which I have no idea on.
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Originally posted by jhutch33 jhutch33 wrote:

Guys,

I want to run 17X8 Foose Knuckles in the front and 18X9.5 Foose Knuckles in the back. I want larger tires in the back. Does anyone know the best tire size for the front and rear with those wheel sizes? Also, I need to know the offset, which I have no idea on.
on the 17x8 i'd say  4"-3 1/2" bs would work fine 4" being centered and should work great if those wheels are offered in that BS? on the 9.5... 4 1/2" - 5" bs  5" being close to centered should fit well on the rear. as far as tires??? i have 18x8's on my vette and i have 245/45/18 tires on them they fit the wheel great. my step brother's ranger has 18x9.5 on the rear and i think we went with 265/40? or 45/18's i don't remember but they fit the wheel well...
 

joe (unlovedford) may have a better idea he has 17's and 18's on some of his torino's
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