Understanding Wheel Widths
Just another topic I know squat about
...but I've been reading and reading..
I'm strongly considering getting 17" wheels for my 69'. I like the look of this combo:
- 17x8 245/45/17
- 17x9.5 275/40/17
* I was told that I need 5" bs for the rear*
My question is this:
What is the benefit of using 9.5" wheels in the rear...if you can put the same size tire (275/40/17) on an 8" wheel? I mean, it will basically look the same won't it? Also, I can't get 9.5 wheels for the brand I like, as they only have 8 and then go to 10.
Learning & Relearning about the cars I grew up with.
69' - Built 350, 750 Holley, Elgin E920P Cam, 283 PP Heads, Long Comp Headers, MSD, TKO-600, 12 Bolt Posi 3.73, Hotchkis Rear, Eibach Front w/Hotchkis Sway, SPC UCAs, 3rd Gen PS, AR TTII's. Still working on it.