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How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

Stock 68 setup, wondering how wide I can go with rims and tires. Don't want any issues with rubbing, but like wide tires. Looking at Torq Thrust II's in the 17 or 18" size.

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Re: How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

17 or 18x8 in the front and a 17 or 18x9.5 in the rear. Tire sizes would be a 245/45/17 or 245/40/18 in the front and a 275/40/17 or 275/40/18 in the rear. I prefer the way a 275 looks on a 9.

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Re: How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

9" or 9.5" with 275 on rear should be good. I run 18x9 with 275's. Had a minor rub against inner well but .25" spacer did the trick. Fronts can be tricky and very just a bit from car to car as they are all a little different depending on the setup. Some will have no issues with 18/17x8 and 245 but others will. 235's seem to be the happy in between. I run 18x7 with 225's with the guarantee of no rubbing what so ever. I got my setup from Jon/DriverzInc. Good guys and certainly know their stuff.

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Re: How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

See sig...1/2" clearance inner and outer.

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Stock 68 setup, wondering how wide I can go with rims and tires. Don't want any issues with rubbing, but like wide tires. Looking at Torq Thrust II's in the 17 or 18" size.

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Jeff I just made a template to see if I could fit a 255/50/17 on 17" TTII's with 4.5" bs on the back of my 68 and I found they will just fit inside the fenderwell and I wouldnt go any bigger than that unless you want them to rub.
I have 275/50/15 now and they are 1/4" wider but the inadequate back spacing of the rims they're on make them rub.
But that 255 is the biggest I can stuff in there.

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Re: How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

I have the same as Marc. If you want to save some coin and not wait for the TT's to be built (unless you can find the right backspacing in stock somewhere), you can do the MB Wheels Old Schools with tires mounted, balanced, and to your door for less than what the TT's alone would cost.

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I had a great deal on a pair of new TT II's, 17X8, but of course the 4.75 backspacing he claimed turned out to be 4 inches even...UGH! Craigslist is simply full of retards! They seem so close to fitting but from what everyone has said, that 4" is a recipe for disaster if I try to run them. Funny how 3/4" can make such a difference. So, back to shopping for the elusive great deal on new wheels, without the new store prices.

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I had a great deal on a pair of new TT II's, 17X8, but of course the 4.75 backspacing he claimed turned out to be 4 inches even...UGH! Craigslist is simply full of retards! They seem so close to fitting but from what everyone has said, that 4" is a recipe for disaster if I try to run them. Funny how 3/4" can make such a difference. So, back to shopping for the elusive great deal on new wheels, without the new store prices.

-shoe
You should see what a difference .25 makes...or removing the top inner fender bolt...sometimes it comes down to fractions between what works and what rubs.

I'd contact Jon or Justin over @ www.driverzinc.com for expert fitment advice and great selection & pricing.

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Re: How wide can I go? 68 stock & TT II's

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