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Another Wheel and Tire question
#1
Ok, I've combed through the forum and I think I'm more confused than I was.  I'm looking at these wheels and tires and it sounds like 17s are a possible problem.  Here are the details.

- Size: 17” x 7” (front) and 17" x 8" (rear)
- Lugs: 5 x 4.5"
- Finish: Gloss Black
- Offset: 1mm
- Backspacing: 4” (front) and 4.5" (rear)
- Center Cap: Included
- Weight: 20 lbs. (front) and 21 lbs. (rear)

Tires are 245/45 front and 255/45 on the back.

Should the fronts be ok with this setup on a 73?

https://www.cjponyparts.com/us-mags-stan.../p/W946-B/

Thanks for any advice.

Wes

73 H Code Sportsroof 351C 2V
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#2
(12-13-2018, 10:16 AM)jsbcats Wrote: Ok, I've combed through the forum and I think I'm more confused than I was.  I'm looking at these wheels and tires and it sounds like 17s are a possible problem.  Here are the details.

- Size: 17” x 7” (front) and 17" x 8" (rear)
- Lugs: 5 x 4.5"
- Finish: Gloss Black
- Offset: 1mm
- Backspacing: 4” (front) and 4.5" (rear)
- Center Cap: Included
- Weight: 20 lbs. (front) and 21 lbs. (rear)

Tires are 245/45 front and 255/45 on the back.

Should the fronts be ok with this setup on a 73?

https://www.cjponyparts.com/us-mags-stan.../p/W946-B/

Thanks for any advice.

I run a 17x8 with 4.5 backspacing and a 245/45ZR17 tire on a 71 with no issues. Different manufacturers have a little different measurements for the same tire.
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#3
I am running 17's in larger sizes with similar backspacing up front-I think it will be fine

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#4
I have 17x7 with 0 offset on the front and back and BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S Tires 235/50-ZR17 https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bfg-27274/overview/
The offset is correct, I had wheels on this car that stuck out about a half inch more and they didn't look as good in my opinion.
Yours are going to be the same as mine. The back wheels have a lot more room than the front.

My tires have a section width of 9.5 inches and there is at least 1/2 inch clearance to frame with tires turned left and right.
I do have a relocated upper control arm and 620lb front springs.
looking at section width for the tires you list they will be a tenth of an inch wider on the front
I guess check and make sure your front tires are good for a 7 inch rim
It took me forever to pick out rims and tires too.
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#5
Ok here they are.  Everything clears fine.  Could have gone with more rubber on the back.

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Wes

73 H Code Sportsroof 351C 2V
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#6
runninpony 
Looking good!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#7
Looks sharp.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#8
Sweet!!

- Mike
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#9
Nice looking car and wheels...not sure if you know this but your rear spoiler is on backwards. Here is a pic from another thread of David's 11k miles 73.


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Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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#10
(01-01-2019, 11:04 AM)Kjeff8877 Wrote: Nice looking car and wheels...not sure if you know this but your rear spoiler is on backwards. Here is a pic from another thread of David's 11k miles 73.


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Jeff, I don’t believe that Wes’s spoiler is on backwards. It looks right to me. By the way Wes, the wheels look really nice. Ryan


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