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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 10, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

Hey Guys,
I have a deal on some TT II's with tires that are 16" and I need your thoughts on whether they will fit my 67 with drums all around and stock suspension.
The guy has not responded with what the back spacing is yet.
I assume 4" would be good?

Front is 16 x 7 with 225/50R16 Falken tires
Rear is 16 x 8 with 255/50R16 with BFG drag radials

I appreciate any guidance or past experience with these sizes

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 10, 07:55 AM
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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

The rims size is not the issue, the width maybe be very tight using 50's.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 10, 03:34 PM
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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

Steve, the 225/50x16 would be 24.8" tall with a section width of 8.85". The 255/50x16 would be 26" tall with a section width of 10".

Back spacing on the 16x7" wheel will be critical, find that out first.

The 8" wheel for the back will most likely be fine.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 10, 05:44 PM
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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

On my last 67.... I had 16x8 with 4.5" back spacing... 225/55/16 on the front, 255/50 16 on the back. I had about 1.5" drop in front and about 1" in back. Had just a bit of a rub on the subframe when turning sharp. I love 16's on these cars. You get a bigger wheel.... yet it still looks "right" on the car.... Terrible selection on tires though....
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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

The 16X8 rims on the back should have 4.5" backspacing; 4" may work but will tend to rub the fender lip on bumps.

Do some research here about the 7" rims on the front. The 16" diameter would need the same backspace as a 15" rim.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 10, 07:09 PM
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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

I have a set of Vintage Wheel Works 16 x8 V45s on my 68. I have Z coils in the front and I am running 225/50/16 up front and 245/50/16 on the rear. I had to go to a cap screw for the upper and lower fender bolts on the front due to minor rubs if you hit a heavy bump. The backspace is 4.5. That was the Maximum tire size recommended by the manufacturer for my car without alterations.
They work really well. They are similar in design to the TTs.

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Re: 16 Inch -Will they fit on a 67

Check the top photo on my website. That's a 245/255-50-16 combination on a Vintage Wheelworks V45. 16" x 8" x 4.5"bs on all four corners. The front is tight but can be made to work very well.

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