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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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I did a search and could'nt find anything,any help would be appreciated.I'm eventually going with 4 wheel disc brakes,but for the time being I want to put some 17" wheels on the car since I don't drive it that much.The car has 4 wheel drum brakes on it and I want to buy some wheels that I can still use when I do the brake conversion,again any help would be apprecited.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 11:41 AM
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I'D help ya but I'm a 49er fan I dont like the Raiders at all.....Just kidding kinda.There is a little difference in back spacing with drums verses rotors I'm not sure exactly what it is,I think its around 1/4 to 1/2 inch.What width 17 inch rims are you wanting to run.Post the combo and it will be easier to answer your question.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 11:51 AM
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I believe the diff is 1/4" wider for discs.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'm wanting to run 17x8 front,17x9 rear.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 05, 12:19 PM
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17x9 with 5.5 b/s 17x8 with 4.5 b/s should do the trick.the rear tires 275 or 255 45 17 the front 245 45 17 IMO this looks good.

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