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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 09, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

lip rolling?
what b.s.?
would I need to move springs inboard?

thanks in advance!

looking @ 295/45/17 mt et street radials
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 09, 04:47 PM
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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

It's all in the back spacing, it will fit no problem. I have 18x9.5 on the rear of my 67 with 265/40's, no lip roll are spring re-location. The back spacing that i am using is 5.75 but you can get away with 5.5.

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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

I just saw that you want to run a 295, I don't think that will work...the biggest is going to be a 275 unless you want to start modifying things!

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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

275 fits with NO issues. I had McCreary's 285/60/15 SH on my 68 which fit OK untill you went into a hard turn,or off camber bumps... then they rubbed. A 295 is 10mm wider (about a 1/4") and that just isn't going to happen w/o some work.

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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

I was under the impression that a 5"+ b.s. was a no go (for some reason) ... I had no idea a 5.5"-5.75" would fit , I can get my fingers in between tires and inner fender with my 15x8.5" 5" b.s. convo pros (makes me nervous, haven't driven it, engine swap going on again)

btw I have mono leafs, how does the ride height compare (have multis on the f'bird)
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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

Carl Casanova ran 275/40-17's on a 9.5" rim, 5.5" BS and rolled the lip.

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Re: what's it take to get 17x9.5 on rear of '68

Yup, a 9.5 with a 5.5" and a 275/40/17 is the hot ticket. Unless your car sits severely off center, you shouldn't have to modify anything. Worse case scenario, you may have to roll your wheel lip on one side, or the other.

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