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17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

I am looking at these AR6987963 (ARE Razors) for my rears.
They are 17x9, 6" BS, 5 x 4 3/4 wheels.
I want to run Falken FK-452s, part no 2819-5714 on them.
They are Size: 275/40ZR17 Rating: 98Y Height: 25.7" Width: 10.9"

Do you all think they will rub at all?

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Re: 17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

You will probably need a half inch spacer to make those wheels work.

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Re: 17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

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you Will Probably Need A Half Inch Spacer To Make Those Wheels Work.

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Re: 17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

Will the spacer affect drivability at all?

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Re: 17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

Half inch spacers are a little tricky because it is too thick for a simple spacer and too thin for a bolt on adaptor.

You can read more here:

http://www.skulte.com/info_pages.php/pages_id/3

Cragar does make them though, Summit sells them.

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7/16" spacers are on my car now, but I had Moser's redrill and tap mine to 1/2" stud size.

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Re: 17 x 9, 6 " backspacing too much on a 68?

I've decided to go with the the 5.5" bs TT IIs, like everyone else. 17x9.5 w/ 5.5 bs. ARE-405-7956155. I just measured my wheel wells and I have at least 6" from the face of my drums in the rear.

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Remember, IT'S THE SECTION WIDTH of the tire that stick's out past the rim faces on both sides that end up rubbing so PLEASE really do your homework!!!!

It's ALL here if you just do a search and if you are really into this, then please consider going over to Larry C's great PT site, "Pro-Touring" and ask the guys over there!

The PT guys are really into wide and low for that look and performance that come's w/ it AND I ain't talking about posing either here at all!!!! A bunch of the PT guys drive their cars HARD so they can't RUB!!

And if you do, please say hello to Larry from ol' pdq67 for me!

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