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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 09, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Will this combination work?

Just got my 1st 69 don't know much about 1st gen and so on but will find out as I go along. I do want to run bigger tires and rim looking at your site I see guys running big rims. This is what I want but I don't want to tub are alter my car. Please let me know if this will work. All rims are TT 2 Front 17x7 bs 4" Rear 17x9.5 bs 5.5 I need help on this if I order the rear rims and they want fit I am SOL can't send them back
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Re: Will this comb work

here is one with

four GT Sport rims, 17x8 (4.75-inch backspacing) up front and 17x10 (5.50-inch backspacing)



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Just got my 1st 69 don't know much about 1st gen and so on but will find out as I go along. I do want to run bigger tires and rim looking at your site I see guys running big rims. This is what I want but I don't want to tub are alter my car. Please let me know if this will work. All rims are TT 2 Front 17x7 bs 4" Rear 17x9.5 bs 5.5 I need help on this if I order the rear rims and they want fit I am SOL can't send them back

That will fit just perfect.

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First things first thanks for to reply. You have a 4.75 bs up front I want to use a 4.0 bs will this work are do I need the 4.75. It looks like the 17x9.5 with a 5.5 bs will work for me. [Right] you have a 10 " tire on your car and did you do any fab work to make all this work.

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Thanks for your help,, That what I needed to know it will work.
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Thanks 6D9 for your help.
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The one i posted is a pic and the specs so you can see what they look like.

6D9 says your choice is perfect. Run with what you have, don't change it unless you want to. We give you options, and personal experience.

If the rims you are going to buy what you want go for it.



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Thanks I'am not sure what to run on it but I think I want the spec I said but I need to know from your experience if they will work and not have to modifiy my car. Thank yall for your needed info.
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With my 18x8's I ran 5" bs. So your 17x7's with 4" bs will stick out the exact same as mine. Both have 3" sticking out past the wheel mount surface. The rears 17x9.5's work perfect with 5.5" bs. You are good to go! With the 17x7 inch wheels I would run either a 225/50/17 or 235/45/17.

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Thanks 6D9 for your help as soon as I can get them I will post a pic of the car. It looks like I have to wait 4 weeks for the 17x9.5 rear.
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6D9 I was toled by dave at Coy's rims I would have to roll my rear fender wells up to run the 17x9.5. What do you think about this
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6D9 I was toled by dave at Coy's rims I would have to roll my rear fender wells up to run the 17x9.5. What do you think about this
Most here will tell you that a 17x9.5" 5.5BS will work perfect. It's probably the most common size and backspace used. However, every car is different. Measure from the axle flange to inner wheelhouse on both sides. In many cases, the rearend in these cars is shifted slightly to one side. This can cause the 17x9.5" combo to rub the inner well on one side and the outer lip on the other side. The only way to know for sure is to measure your specific car.
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I understand if it rubs the outer side I can cut are bend it up. If it rubs the inner well what can I do to fit this.
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I understand if it rubs the outer side I can cut are bend it up. If it rubs the inner well what can I do to fit this.
You can add a thin spacer, but that may require longer wheel studs.
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6D9 I was toled by dave at Coy's rims I would have to roll my rear fender wells up to run the 17x9.5. What do you think about this
Like mentioned earlier, no two cars are the same and measurements/specs will vary from car to car. I have 17/9.5 with 5.5 BS TT2's on my wifes car with 275/40 tires and they fit perfectly. If you turn into a drive way at an angle they rub on the inside well slightly but no chance of damaging anything.

At the most I have seen a few that had to trim a 1/4" off the outer wheel well lip/flange. This doesnt affect the structural integrity since your not disturbing any spot welds and your not removing enough that it doesnt still look factory.
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