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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 10, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Stagger or NOT to Stagger...

Hey guys,

I don't post much but I read your posts a lot and have some questions. Hopefully you can help me:

I about to order my rims for my 68 and I'm leaning toward Billet Spec 18x10 rear w/ 295/35 and 17x8 front from w/ 245/40. Offsets are yet to be determined.

REAR - I have installed DSE tubs and QuadraLink suspension; 12" hat style rotors on a 9" from a 68 Bronco.
Front - Heidt's dropped and tall spindles and stock A-arms; 13" hat style rotors.

Question - I'm mainly concerned about rubbing on the front. I know several people on this forum are running the 245 on the front. Any concerns?

Question - What do I need to be concerned with if I go ahead witht he 17" and 18" stagger?

Thanks in advance,

Roy
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Re: Stagger or NOT to Stagger...

Back spacing will be the most important here..

I'm running in the front with Hotchkis 2" lowering springs and stock disk brakes 18x7's with a 4" back space, 18/245/40 G-Force tires and no rubbing issues.

I'm running in the rear with Hotchkis 1.5 lowering leafs and a stock 12-bolt and drum brakes 18x9.5 with 5.5 back space, 18/285/40 G-Force trimmed the outer quarter lip 1/8 of an inch and slightly rubs on the inner quarter. Next size tires will be 18/275/40

Hope this helps..

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 10, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Stagger or NOT to Stagger...

Skeeter55 - Thank you for the response. I see that you have your tire/wheel combo on a 69. If I'm not mistaken, the front and rear wheel wells on a 69 are wider than a 68. I was hoping to hear from more 67-68 owners. Maybe I should not have tried to be so "creative" with my thread title. If I don't get any more responses soon I'll try again.

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Re: Stagger or NOT to Stagger...

Im running the following on my 68: 18x8 front, 18x9 rear Boyd Coddington Junk Yard Dog 2-piece aluminum wheels, powder-coated in flat black. Toyo Proxes 225/40-18 front and 275/35-18 rear (next set will be 295/35). Front is dropped 2" and rear is 3". I get some rubbing front and rear over bumps but Im ok with that, wanted the look. If i got stiffer springs up front and bend the wheel flange in the rear I'd be much better off but I have other things I gotta do first. Offset is gonna be key!

If I could do it over again I'd go with 18x9 front and 19x10 rear. I like super aggressive wheels

Check with the Coddingtons over a www.billetwheel.com. Chris Coddington (Son of Boyd) knows the right backspacing for almost every car! Good luck


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