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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 12, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Ansen 14x7 Torque Thrust rims

I've got a question for you guys. I picked up a set of 14x7 Ansen Torque Thrust rims. They are in nice shape they just need a little polishing to be really nice. I really want to put these on my 1969 SS/RS 396 which has all the stock components and not been modified, but I'm a little concerned with clearance and them posssible rubbing on the fender. I've looked through several posts on here to see if anyone is running anything similar without issues, but haven't found anything. So here is what I got.

They are 14x7's with a 3" backspacing all four are the same. I'm planning on running a Goodyear F70-14 bias ply tire. Do you think that I will have any issues with them rubbing in the front? I know everything out back is fine. Thanks in advance for you help!
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Re: Ansen 14x7 Torque Thrust rims

It's really going to depend on your cars stance. The F70-14 is about 26.2" tall and with 3" back spacing is likely to be scrubbing the upper fender bolt. Have you checked to see if the wheels will fit your disc brakes?

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Re: Ansen 14x7 Torque Thrust rims

I have two cars one 1969 SS/RS 396 coupe and the other a 1969 base convertible. I test fitted the Ansen rims on the convertible that has disc brakes as well and has all the stock suspensions as well. They didn't have any clearance issues with the disc brakes on that car. All though I didn't look to see how much clearance there was since they will still need to be balanced with the tape weights. I'll have to check that part this weekend. I was most concerned with the front and back of the fender. I didn't think that it would cause any issues at the top. I currently have the F70-14 Goodyear tires on an older set of 14x7 American Racing Torque Thrust rims with a 3 1/4" back spacing and they fit fine on my convertible and didn't rub at all when I had them on it last summer, but the 396 car it seemed like they looked like they could possiblle rub, but I'm wondering if the subframe is possible a little off since it has been out of that car during its restoration (which might be something else I need to deal with first). I'd like to swap the Goodyears off of the American racing version with 3 1/4" back spacing and put them on the Ansen 3" back spacing rims. I just hate to do it if I can't get them to work. Since I realize that there is a 1/4" of difference in back spacing which will push the wheel out another 1/4" and possible cause more of an issue. I just thought that I'd check here to see if anyone here is running a similar set up or has had issues with this set up. I'd really like to run these Ansens. They look pretty cool and are a nice day two look. Thanks for any help you guys can provide.
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