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    Posted: 24-November-2014 at 8:13AM
I just joined this forum. I recently purchased a 75 Torino in great shape from the original owner. 95000 miles on it, not winter driven. I'm going to tackle the rims/tires and exhaust before paint. I'm thinking 15's front and back with wider wheels in back. I'm looking for slot mags,  Ansen has some that look good. Any suggestions from you folks on wheels? Aspect ratios on tires? I'm thinking 60 or 70. I will raise the back end probably with lifting shackles to get the correct profile. Is flowmaster the best choice for the exhaust? I'm going to do a dual setup. I  want a bit of rumble, but not a harley.Big smile  Any ideas are appreciated, thanks. Beer
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Welcome to the forum, can't wait to follow your project.
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welcome! start a build thread and post some pics, i've got 15 x 10 ET's rear and 15 x 8 ET's on the front
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Thanks, I'm out of town but will post some pics this weekend. My mechanic gets it on Friday, will discuss the rim/tire options.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 75GranMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-November-2014 at 8:41PM
welcome, post up some pix of your car, and as Cali John said start a project thread. Your 75 has coil spring suspension...so shackles won't work, I'd recommend station wagon springs for a nice rake.But we call talk about the mechanicals in your project thread. It's always great to meet a new owner. You've chosen the correct place to share your car.
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Welcome aboard Paul!
One thing you will discover quickly about us here on the site is that we are a bunch of PICTURE HO's!!!!!
 
Look forward to seeing your car and watching your build....
 
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Thanks gents. I'm getting my mechanic to do a full tune up as well. The front end/steering seems a little loose, but the suspension and brakes are good. The car is blue with matching interior. Interior will have to stay blue as the budget is limited, though it's in great shape. Fuel guage doesn't work and engine temp guage only moves a little past "C" when driving it. Pics coming soon . I found a pair of sport mirrors on ebay  I'm buying as it only has one chrome mirror now.
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Welcome!  Loose steering might be your rag joint, a very common wear item on these cars.  Ansen still makes some nice slot mags.  Not sure what the consensus is on air shocks now-a-days.  That might be an option to raise the back end.  Looking forward to pics and you progress!!
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As far as rear springs go, there is a whole thread on coil springs:
If you want to raise the rear for that 70s-80s rake, here is some specific info in a chart with MOOG part #s. CC springs are cargo-coils, and the mark V springs will raise you an inch to an inch and a half above stock.
Spring #coil i.d.bar diainstalled heightloadspring ratefree heightendsyearmodel
82235.650.6610115018616.18pphardtophdconstant77mark V
83075.660.619.7590715815.49pphardtopstandardconstant6.6 40076torino
83915.660.621099318115.49pphardtophdconstant6.677ltd 2
85315.660.639.7594718314.94pphardtophdconstant6.6 40076torino
85395.670.599.7596314316.5ppwagonstandardconstant6.6 40076torinobird
85435.650.6710.5126319716.8pphardtopstandardconstant79mark V
85455.660.619.75105014416.93pphardtopstandardconstant6.677ltd 2
cc8015.430.649.7587019214.5pprancherovariable5.0 5.8 6.677ranchero
cc8035.430.759.75133030514.19ppwagonvariable6.6 40076torino
cc8075.430.649.75100018015.25pphardtopvariable6.6 40076torinobird
cc8115.430.7510.5135031514.78ppwagonvariable5.877ltd 2
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It worked, okay, here's a few more.
 
 
 
That's all I have for now.
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Any ideas on rims/tires?  I'm thinking 15" all around, wider in the rear. Ansen sprint wheels look ideal but not sure they will fit? What is the original bolt pattern/size? Thanks. Beer
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wow! i wish my car was in that good of shape when i got it! bolt pattern is 5 on 4 1/2" i've got 15 X 10 (4" back spacing) with 275/60/15 on the rear 15 X 8 on the front with 235/50/15 (not available anymore) so i'll go with 235/60/15 later. these cars have a lot of room in the wheel wells!
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Ansen sprints are great wheels, but as far as I know American Racing is the place still making slotted mags. I have Ansens, not only are they increasingly harder to find, but I have only ever found ansens in a 14 in a torino bolt pattern. And some of the super wide rears that fit our bolt pattern have horrible offsets, which is why I dont have the 10" wide rear rims the car came with (because they sliced the sidewalls on my 1/4.

The american racing are available in 15s for sure and maybe bigger, and you can order to your bolt pattern and offset. I dont know if theyve dropped in price when I looked into it they were around 550-600 each.

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That car looks great!
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these should fit perfect for the rear as they are only 9" wide with a 5"b.s. none of the original 15 X10's had a 5"b.s. 3-4" which puts the rim outwards and could rub. 15x10 with 5"b.s.would be perfect but unfortunately none were ever made with a zero offset(5" b.s.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/15X9-US-MAGS-SLOT-5-lug-FORD-MOPAR-DODGE-MERC-5-ON-4-5-BOLT-PATTERN-MAGS-/271524801817?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Wheels&hash=item3f3823ad19&vxp=mtr
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Thanks. Summitracing.com has the Ansen sprint wheels for 150-200$ each. They come in 15x7 and 15x8. Also 17' rims but that's too big. But I'm waiting for my mechanic to get the exact lug pattern and spacing for the rims. Kinda sounds like here it's 5 bolts on 4.5". Ermm
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it should be
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