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66302Stang
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From: Mesa, AZ, USA
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posted 04-11-2001 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66302Stang   Click Here to Email 66302Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These would look badd Azz in my opinon, I love the restod mod, old body new car look. Every place has them advertised 4, or 5 lug, I either want the 17x9, or 16x8. Will the 16's fit? I want to run like 225's or 235's. Will these fit a 66?

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1966 Mustang Coupe
(soon)
....not yet Finished
302 bored .060 over
Sealed Power Rings
C5AE 65 289 Heads
10:1 compression
218/228 .471/.471 114LSA
65 2 barrel intake,carb
Stock msnifolds (for now)
Glasspacks (for now)
Dual exhaust w/ balance
C4 auto
3.20 rear end
2800lbs
Probably 200-275HP
Hopefully low 15's high 14's

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Inliner
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From: San Antonio
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posted 04-11-2001 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Inliner   Click Here to Email Inliner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
66 - I'm pretty sure nobody runs the latemodel wheels is because the backspacing is WAY off. 4.5" is ideal for your car while the latmodel rims have a lot more backpsacing.

In other words, you'll have some major interferance issues unless the car only runs straight lines...

John

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-11-2001 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this has been on another thread, but...last nite at club meeting looked at 2 2001 stangs with the torque-thrust style wheels. How much back spacing is on them. I'd love those on my 68. Man that 2001 is really an awesome ride!

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66 coupe
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posted 04-11-2001 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 coupe   Click Here to Email 66 coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to my FRPP catalog, the 17x8 Cobra wheels have a 5.72" backspacing. The 17x9 Cobra R wheels have a 5.98" backspacing. You would need a spacer about 1.25" to 1.50" to make them work.

H&R makes a 30mm(1.18") or 35mm(1.37") bolt on spacer that might work. They bolt to the hub using the existing studs and have new studs to mount the wheels.


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Jack Collins
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67coupe
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posted 04-11-2001 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey yall ive got 16 by 7 on the 67 with 5 inches of backspacing and granada spindles and only needed 1/4 spacer
although i did try a set of cobra r on it and they would need about 3/4 inch to clear but they stuck out so far that they would hit the fender lip

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87 bronco II on 33's(now has blown motor:(
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TomP
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posted 04-12-2001 05:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
theres no way to put a 9" wide rim under the front without flares or moving the suspension

I have 16 x 9 and 16 x 10 Centerlines that fit my Pinto fine when i bought them...i haven't had a car yet they'll fit,i have tried them on all manner of 60's Falcons ,Fairlanes ,Mustangs. The spacer will just stick that rim out the fender.
A 5" backspacing on a 17" rim may just clear the ball joint area of the upper control arm and an 8" width is maximum. Very similar wheels are available from American Racing,with grey centers.

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-12-2001 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately the 16" torque thrusts do not look that great, to me, because the spyder remains the same as the 14 or 15" yet the rim just gets larger. It' all rim.

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mvierow
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posted 04-12-2001 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Car craft did a good article on what wheels fit on fords and chevys. I'll try to find it and post what they say. From what I remember, a 64-66 can only fit a 16x7, or a 17x8, maximum tread width 245mm. I'll get the exacts tonight.

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GTRocks
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posted 04-12-2001 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the archives. Tires and Wheels. "That old tire question....again" has a post that spells it all out.

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