68 Coming Home needs new shoes!
Long Time Lurker, First Post
My project (basic 68 RS) is finally coming home after a year and a half. Her shoes are worn out and she needs some new ones so after reading here for the past year I though I had figured out what I wanted with regards to sizes.
I was going with Torq Thrust II's with Nitto 555's.
17x7 4.25bs with a 235/45/17
17x8 4.75bs with a 255/45/17
So I went to the local wheel shop to order them yesterday. I was told that the front wheel (17x7) was only available in a 4.00 bs and would need to be special ordered taking 6-12 weeks. I was surprised because after reading through every tire/wheel thread I could find that seemed like a pretty standard size.
Anyhow, my question is this. What wheels, and BS, should I run? Currently it is factory rear drum, disc conversion in the front, and stock other than that.
My future plans are to put the standard Hotchkis lowering kit and to swap out the rear end with a 73 nova 8.5 10bolt that is a direct bolt in and convert the rear to disc as well so I want to make sure whatever i get will fit now and in the future.
That is my long winded post. Should I stick with the sizes I mentioned above so that I can accomplish my goals or will other back spacing work?