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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 04, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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hi guys have a 67 ss that i am looking to put some wheels and tires on.. what is a good standard size to work with to give it an agressive look but keep it under the fender wells?

i was looking at American Racing Thrust II wheels something like 17" but i did'nt know which backspacing would fit and then maybe use 235 40 17 tires in the front
and 275 40 17 in the rear.. hope someone can help....
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 04, 08:07 AM
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If you do a couple of searchs on this topic you'll find all kinds of info and some pics to help you make your decision. Most people will tell you that 17x9.5 with 5.5 BS will fit a 275/40 in the rear. Like I said, with a little searching, you'll have everything you need to know. Good Luck!


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17x8x4.5 or 4.75 with a 235/40/17

17x9.5x5.5 with a 275/40/17
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17x8 with 5"bs if you are running discs, 4.75" for drums, with 235/40-17's

17x9.5 rear with 5.5"bs discs, 5.25" drums, with 255/40-17 or 275/40-17 (tight fit-may rub on some turns/bumps).

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On the 67 coupe I'm running 235/45 on 17x7 w/ 4.25 front and 255/45 on 17x8 w/ 4.75 rear with the stock suspension. (Tires are Dayton Daytonas, wheels by Boyd.)

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i see alot of sites like wheelsforless.com and others with wheels available for sale in 17 x 8 with 4 3/4 back spacing but i don't see any sites that have 17 x 9.5 with 5 1/2 bspacing... any ideas???
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also on my ride right now i have Mickey thompson indy profile L60 in the rear which have a heighth of about 28".. they rub when i hit a bump or three big people in the back... i am hoping 275 40 17 will have a heighth of 25 3/4" which should definitely be alot better on the ride and still close enough to look good from the side...

what do you think?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 04, 10:30 AM
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You'll have to check with manufacturers to get the specific BS you need. I emailed a lot of the web retailers before I bought and they would give me a quote and be able to get the product even though it wasn't listed on their site. Tirerack.com has a calculator to help with exact measurement issues. Good luck!!
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