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Cheesycook
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From: Pensacola,FL,USA
Registered: Sep 2001

posted 11-04-2001 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheesycook   Click Here to Email Cheesycook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I currently have the stock styled steel 14 inch wheels on my 69' Mach1 with 235's. I cruise in this car and occasionally race. When I do race it is painfully obvious that I have traction problems in the rear. I also like the look of larger tires in the rear. I have decided to go with Torq-Thrust D's either in 15x8(American Racing) or 16x8(Vintage Wheel Works,4.5" B/S). Vintage wheel works told me that with their 16x8 I could go to a 255/50 in the rear without a clearance problem. I was hoping to find out what combinations worked for some of you. I also bought a Shelby style pair of under-rider bars that bolt on under the leaf springs and weld to the frame. Could I install those now or would it cause location problems when I put on higher wheels?

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA 1968 Fastback & 1995 Vert MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 11-04-2001 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ahhh.the old days
I had a 69 MACH I and ran L-60 14 on the back with Chrome reverses and MAS traction bars...even had gears in it.....

good old
"Blood,Sweat & Gears" was her name...

sam

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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 11-04-2001 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 70 Mach has 275/60/15 on 15x8 rims.

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RAY . FLY THE FLAG, SHOW THE WORLD WE ARE PROUD AMERICANS!70 MACH 1 351C NOW 408 STROKER 4SPD.
86 MERCURY CAPRI 5.0 RUNS 12.86 @107 1.65 60 ft.
2001 LINCOLN LS V8 1997 MUSTANG
SHOW THE WORLD, LIGHT A CANDLE.
http://www.geocities.com/slariviere/7DMach1.html

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Cheesycook
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From: Pensacola,FL,USA
Registered: Sep 2001

posted 11-04-2001 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheesycook   Click Here to Email Cheesycook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you have to do any work on the fenders or suspension? Do you get any rub when you bounce hard off bumps? What back spacing are your wheels?

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