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A new set of rims&tyres
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Hello fellow 71-73'ers! I'm in the process of getting my highschool sweetheart back out on the streets again. In doing so I want some really good looking set of wheels on her. I have been looking at American Racing tourqe thrust and pretty much decided on them, but I need some help with sizes and dimensions on them, offset and so forth. 17" or 18" rims and possibly 275 or bigger. What will fit me? I couldn't get any good answers here in Sweden since our cars are not that common here. Any help and suggestions would be highly appreciated! Big Grin
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I have the Ford Racing Bullitt rims which are pretty similar to the Torque Thrusts. I have 17" all around, but with the bigger rear wheel wells I think it looks better with 17" on the front and 18" on the back; of course, that makes rotating wheels difficult Big Grin. Luxstang put a post on here about offsets and such, I'll see if I can find it.

Found it: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-ex...ght=wheels

Steve



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sm3570;84557 Wrote:I have the Ford Racing Bullitt rims which are pretty similar to the Torque Thrusts. I have 17" all around, but with the bigger rear wheel wells I think it looks better with 17" on the front and 18" on the back; of course, that makes rotating wheels difficult Big Grin. Luxstang put a post on here about offsets and such, I'll see if I can find it.

Found it: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-ex...ght=wheels

Thank you!!
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#4
No problem! Thank Mike (Luxstang), he's the one that did all the work!

Steve



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#5
Here is a thread on mine
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-wheel...ght=wheels
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#6
I'm sort of in the same situation. I have a '73 Mach-1 that Needs new wheels/tires. For the front, it seems like 245's are the widest or at least the most practical. Depending on your backspace, I think you can go as wide as a 315 in the rear. Personally, I'm planning on 17x8 wheels with a 4.5" bs and 245/45-17 on the front and 17x9.5 wheel on the back with a 5.5" bs with 275/40-17 on the rear. It's a nice look and I have found the widest variety of tires for those sizes.
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Tnfastbk;84577 Wrote:Here is a thread on mine
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-wheel...ght=wheels

Sweet looking set!

cazsper;84585 Wrote:I'm sort of in the same situation. I have a '73 Mach-1 that Needs new wheels/tires. For the front, it seems like 245's are the widest or at least the most practical. Depending on your backspace, I think you can go as wide as a 315 in the rear. Personally, I'm planning on 17x8 wheels with a 4.5" bs and 245/45-17 on the front and 17x9.5 wheel on the back with a 5.5" bs with 275/40-17 on the rear. It's a nice look and I have found the widest variety of tires for those sizes.

Sounds as a nice setup! Smile
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ReAnimator;84541 Wrote:Hello fellow 71-73'ers! I'm in the process of getting my highschool sweetheart back out on the streets again. In doing so I want some really good looking set of wheels on her. I have been looking at American Racing tourqe thrust and pretty much decided on them, but I need some help with sizes and dimensions on them, offset and so forth. 17" or 18" rims and possibly 275 or bigger. What will fit me? I couldn't get any good answers here in Sweden since our cars are not that common here. Any help and suggestions would be highly appreciated! Big Grin

I just got the AR105Ms which is the torque thrust. I'm putting 20's all the way around. 20x10 rear and 20x8 front. It depends on which rear end you have, you may get some rubbing on the rear passenger side but nothing that can't be handled with a spacer or a little grinding on the seam of the fender well. Here's a pic.


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norman5560;84727 Wrote:
ReAnimator;84541 Wrote:Hello fellow 71-73'ers! I'm in the process of getting my highschool sweetheart back out on the streets again. In doing so I want some really good looking set of wheels on her. I have been looking at American Racing tourqe thrust and pretty much decided on them, but I need some help with sizes and dimensions on them, offset and so forth. 17" or 18" rims and possibly 275 or bigger. What will fit me? I couldn't get any good answers here in Sweden since our cars are not that common here. Any help and suggestions would be highly appreciated! Big Grin

I just got the AR105Ms which is the torque thrust. I'm putting 20's all the way around. 20x10 rear and 20x8 front. It depends on which rear end you have, you may get some rubbing on the rear passenger side but nothing that can't be handled with a spacer or a little grinding on the seam of the fender well. Here's a pic.

Looks sweet! Your ride looks kinda high? Mine sits a lot lower, but maybe you've got it hoisted? I have Cragar SST's 14" in front with BF Goodridge 245/45-14 & 265/60-14's in the rear and it fills up nicely. However I want to make it more "modern" with a racing look so 18" rears and 17" front seems to be my choice. It's a shame that everything costs so much here in Sweden compared to the states. I usually fill my shopping cart at Summit.com and by the time I'm going to checkout everything looks good... until shipping AND taxes goes crazy and my bank account says NONONO! Blush In the end it's about 45% higher than the original price in the US. That kinda sucks but I have time to wait and buy stuff when I can afford it. The summer is almost over here in Sweden so I have decided to wait until spring to get a new set of rims and concentrate on the paintjob and interior/stereo this winter. Thank you all for your help with tires and rims! This is a great place to be!
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sm3570;84557 Wrote:I have the Ford Racing Bullitt rims which are pretty similar to the Torque Thrusts. I have 17" all around, but with the bigger rear wheel wells I think it looks better with 17" on the front and 18" on the back; of course, that makes rotating wheels difficult Big Grin. Luxstang put a post on here about offsets and such, I'll see if I can find it.

Found it: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-ex...ght=wheels

Do you have pics? What wheel spacers are you using? I have a set of Ford bullitts I took off my 07 just sitting in the garage.
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