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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 03, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have the rears all sorted out finaly but will a 17x 8 with 4.5" backspace work on the front? I plan on running 245 40's on the front I'm running a Hotchkis set up so Im down 2" in the front will this work without any rubbing?
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Assuming you have disc brakes...17 x 8's w/ 4.5" Will work with maybee some minor rubbing wheel lock to wheel lock or over bumps, but I would recommend 17 x 8's with 5" BS for a better fit(minor rubbing still possible though).

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I second that
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I don't have them installed yet, but that is what I ordered. 17x8 with 5" bs for the fronts.

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What kind of wheels did you order?
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Boyd Coddington Intruder 17x8's with 5"bs for the front and 17x9.5 with 5.5"bs for the rear.

1967 RS Coupe (clone): 406 SBC, Thorley headers, Muncie, Hotchkis suspension, Centerline Matrix 17" wheels with Nitto 555's, Baer brakes, 12 bolt 3.73 posi, RS conversion, Vintage Air, PPG Hot Red. (SOLD)

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Scratch that. The company I ordered the Boyd's from defrauded me (took my deposit and never ordered the wheels), so I just ordered Centerline style 911's (in the Sundance series) in the same widths from SUMMIT. I know I won't get screwed by Summit.

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71 x 8 !?!!

Damn, thats HUGE.
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I second what MangeMD (originally) ordered. I have Boyd Smoothies (they look like TT 2's) 17x8 5" BS in front, 17x9.5 5.5" BS in rear.

Too bad about the defrauding. I worked with my local Big-O dealer and he gave me a pretty competitive price on the wheels and BF Goodrich g-Force rubber as a set. I like the idea of having a guy I can go to, 2 miles from my house, if need be.

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