Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Re: American Racing 17"x8" TTO opinions please
The best way to go about it is simply to measure to see what will fit. I simply took the measurement from the inside wheel well to the outer lip for total tire width, and used a carpenter square (any straight edge will work) to measure from the mounting surface of rear disk to both the inner and outer well to be able to center the wheel in the opening. I have a 69 that is lowered 2.5" all the way around with lowering springs and 1" blocks, I fit a 285/40/17 with a 9.5" torque thrust on the rear and a 245/40/17 on the front with a 8" rim. The only modification, the previous owner cut the rear wells even with the chrome wheel well trim. So far no problems, I have only run a few hundred miles but just had them off yesterday to check for rubbing and so far ....none.
I actually put a 5" bs on the rear driver side, a 5.5" bs on the passenger side and a 4.5" bs for the front.
Hope it helps....best to measure your car, they are all a little different. I'm very picky and wouldnt take discount's recomendation to go with standard 8" all around. They are special order but, call wheel pros I go mine in 4 days.
1969, 383ci - 486hp, 700r4 3000 lock up conv, hotchkis sway bars, 2.5" drop, Moser 12 bolt 373's, vintage air front runner, rear disk