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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-March-2015 at 10:57AM
same width wheels F & R ?
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Ok I've ended up with some 285/60/17's

They're arriving on Saturday so I'll get some pictures up then :)
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Will get them on tomorrow and post fitted pics 








 
 
 
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Man, that's what I have on my Jeep, decent snow traction too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nuggets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-March-2015 at 6:22PM
They'll fill the arches nicely, they're an inch bigger than my current wheels and slightly smaller than the 285/70/15s which were fitted to someone else's car! 


Means they should definitely fit as I measured .9" clearance to the lip of the arch, these are a full inch bigger so .5" should give me .4" clearance......looking forward to getting them on once the sun comes up! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nuggets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-March-2015 at 5:27AM
And they're on! Fit perfectly........so thats 29.1 front and 30" rear 

255/65/16 front on 16" modular D wheels, 285/60/17 on 17" modular D wheels 






 
 
 
 
 
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Anybody running 18x9.5? I'm looking at a set of mustang wheels pretty cheap.
I need to find wheels to work with the tire size I'll be running, 285/35/18 in the rear, 265/35/18 in the front. I want to run a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport, so I got to find rims to work with it.
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what's the rear spacing on those wheels?
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They won't work, dang it. Here's the rims:
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Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

They won't work, dang it. Here's the rims:
 
Yeah, the backspacing on newer model Mustangs is about the same as FWD.  You'd need at least 1.5 - 2.0" spacers.  If you could find wheels for a 94-04 Mustang, the offset would be closer.  You could get by with 1.0" spacers.  I think that's what Joe uses for his Bullitt wheels.
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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.
Just an analog guy stuck in a digital world!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2015 at 3:58AM
Yep, no issues with my 18's and a spacer.
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1972 Ford Gran Torino
235/45R18 front
265/45R18 rear

18x8 ET35
18x9 ET45

Eibach lowering spring, original to 94-96 Impala SS
Front spring one coil cut

Front 3mm spacer used
Rear  1,5" spacer used

Everywhere is great space.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-May-2015 at 3:16PM
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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nice Randy
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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
Stock suspension 




Pretty happy with the overall look.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-July-2015 at 1:21AM
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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