Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
69 coupe tires and wheels question
Hi guys, I have a 69 coupe that came with the following wheels and tires:
American Wheel-Torq-Thrust II 17X7 1/2, looks like about 4" backspace. M&S NT450, 225/50 R17 94V
Torq-Thrust II 17X8, 4" backspace, M&S NT555 P245ZR17 89W
My back tires will bottom out on a big dip in the road occasionally, I have some air shocks back there that solve the problem without too much raising up, so it doesn't look rediculous.
The right front tire will rub on the wheel well lip with a left turn.
I wondered first if other guys have used this combo, and what problems if any they may have had. 2nd, is this setup too big for my car.
3rd, I wonder if this could just be a spring issue, since they appear to be original. I'm also going to be going to aluminum heads soon. Will that make much of a difference in front ride height?
I appreciate any and all comments and info from you guys. You are the best.