10-17-2010, 06:51 PM (This post was last modified: 10-18-2010, 09:04 AM by Tnfastbk.)
Ok gonna try this one more time. Does anyone out there know what is the widest rear tire that will fit under a 1971 with rear disc brakes and no mods to the wheel wells? Wanting to run a 9.5-10 inch wide wheel.
I am using a 10" wheel with standard back spacing BUT I have flared fenders on my '73 Mach I.
I understand it (larger wheels and tires) can be done with custom back spacing. I don't know what wheel you intend to use but Vintage Wheelworks supposedly offer a 17 X 9.5 "Vintage 45" wheel with a 5 1/2 inch backspace and a 275/40R17 that is allegedly a nice fit.
Since each car is different, I would suggest you contact the wheel manufacturer that you intend to use for their input.
10-18-2010, 08:05 PM (This post was last modified: 10-18-2010, 08:11 PM by mach1460.)
I have 17x9.50 torque thrust II, with yokohama 255/40ZR17. The tires are a little more "lo-profile" than I really perfer but I bought them back in high school when I was a dips**t, well maybe I still am. Ha
Without changing anything I also run a 28X12.50 M/T slick with zero rubbing issues. I do use the same wheel spacer on both sets of wheels i think its 1/4 or 3/8 thick.
I do have "Grab a track" rear leaf springs that have a 1.5'' drop over factory.
So if you have stock rear springs you should have a little more room than me. I have about 2'' from tread to fender I cant remember the backspacing off the top of my head, id probobly have to measure...There are a few more pics i my gallery.
Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to buy one of those wheel selector tools that you bolt on and spin for clearance. Looks kinda cheesey but if it works and saves me from ordering wheels that dont fit I'm good with it.