Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Summerfield, NC
Re: running 5" backspacing on the front ?
I'm running a 15x8 wheel with 5" of backspace on the front and it works on my 68. I didn't see the year car your asking about in the post.
When I backup and turn the wheel all the way, I do get a rub somewhere, but I really need to have the wheel turned all the way for it to happen.
I am running tubular upper arms. The wheel lip just barely clears the upper ball joint, but that's not a big deal because those two things move in relation to each other. I'm not sure if the stock uppers would have some metal that would interfere though.
Wouldn't an 18" wheel give you a bit more space to work with since the wheel opening would probably give you more clearance over the ball joint?
1968 RS - Black
408 w/ Muncie 4 speed & 12 bolt rear
Deluxe Houndstooth Interior
Dropped 2" with TeamIII Mini-Lites
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