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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 07, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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There is a company on ebay, customwheelsmarket that sells a knock off version of the torq thrust m for really great prices, but they dont have the size I'm looking for, so my question is this: will the following fit a 69 with no problem, 17 x 8 with 4.5 bs and a 17 x 9 with 5 bs. Also what would be tire sizes for the rims, I wanted 245/45 on front and 275 40's on rear? Any help with be greatly appreciated. Please dont take this as an ad.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 07, 11:44 AM
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There is a company on ebay, customwheelsmarket that sells a knock off version of the torq thrust m for really great prices, but they dont have the size I'm looking for, so my question is this: will the following fit a 69 with no problem, 17 x 8 with 4.5 bs and a 17 x 9 with 5 bs. Also what would be tire sizes for the rims, I wanted 245/45 on front and 275 40's on rear? Any help with be greatly appreciated. Please dont take this as an ad.
The tire combo you mentioned will fit, but I'm trying to confirm back spacing myself. I believe it may need to be 4.75 for front and 5.5 for rear. Oh, wait, you have a 9" rear wheel...so perhaps 5" may be fine.

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Re: Just Another Fitment Question?

245 in front may be a little wide for any bs. Maybe some else will know. I just ordered a full set tires and wheels so I just went through the whole fitment deal.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 07, 07:25 PM
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The perferred front wheel backspace on an 8" wheel is 4.75" with the 245/45 tire. In the rear even though the wheel is 9" instead of the usual 9.5" a 5.25" backspace or even the 5.5" would be better. It is always better to error towards the inside than the outside. Even though you want to stay away from spacers especially with custom backspace you can always add a small 1/4" or less spacer to move out but you have to rehoop the wheels to move in away from the fender lip. Do a search there is tons of info on this stuff.

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245 in front may be a little wide for any bs. Maybe some else will know.
If you look at the tire/wheel "pics" sticky thread up top, you'll see that several members have used 245/45/17 up front. The correct bs is usually 4.75.

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Ya thats right, thats where I found all my answers. The toughest part for me was what kind of tire. Know theres a sticky we need!!

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