Looking at the Foose Legends
17x7 4.0 bs with 225/45/17 front and 17x9 5 1/4 bs with what tire?
or should i just stick with 17x8 4.5 bs with 255/45/17?
thx for the help!!!
I have 275 40's on my 17X9 rim with 5 inch backspacing in the rear. No rubbing issues, well see when I lower the car. See my signature for pictures how they fit.
Here's the best advice I have...you need to measure first. I have 275/40/17's with 5.75"
backspacing on the rear...in the front I have 245/45/17 with 4.5"
backspacing. The fronts fit perfect. The rear is really good also, however, I do get an occasional rub on the inner wheel well when I get off camber (like turning onto an inclined driveway). If I put a 1/8" spacer on mine, then I think I'd be perfect, no rub on the inside or outside. But anyway you do it, 275 on the rear is just too big a tire to do without A.) Measuring and/or B.)doing a body modification be it tubs or rolling the fenderlip.
Every car here is different a little. How many times has the quarter been replaced? how out of spec is it from the factory? (factory tolerances weren't as precise as they are today)
Haven't seen anyone ask if you have disc brakes? or drums? It makes a difference. I have discs all the way around.
Do you have stock A-arms or tubular...also makes a difference...I have tubular upper and lower.
I also have the Hotchkis 1.5" drop lowering leaf springs in the rear. Up front, I have adjustable coilovers that are fairly low.
You can't search "backspace" or "275/40/17" or "245/17/45" or "255/17/45", etc. enough in my opinion...and then you still need to measure.
Things I'd do if I was doing it all over again...
A. Consider getting four of the same tire and wheel backspacing all the way around so you can put the tires in a rotation sequence...my rears seem to wear out way faster...weird
See CarlC's website for 275's all the way around: http://www.geocities.com/casanoc/
B. Get one of those backspacing measuring tools. After you figure out your need, put it on eBay or rent it out here in the classifieds...you'd be even in a heartbeat...Same goes with the Eastwood fender roller tool.
Hope I didn't overwhelm you.
Here's a gratuitous pic (This pic is kinda old, the rear has settled maybe another .25":