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Author Topic:   16x8 Bullitts on a 70 Coupe...Ft fender clearance
70donemyway
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posted 12-31-2001 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70donemyway   Click Here to Email 70donemyway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If i go with the 16x8 bullits will i have a problem with my front fender lips dragging the tires???right now i have 235/75 R14's up front and if i turn fairly sharp when i exit a ateep parking lot or come out of my driveway fast and turn they scrub...is this from worn out original 1970 springs, or worn bushings, or a combo of both...i have read that you can fit 18in wheels on a 70, but i couldnt imagine them not scrubbing...thanks guys...

Brian...

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460 being built and on its way in!!!

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-31-2001 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome: Within the past month, there was a post on this subject. It is the heigth of the tire. A 16 x8 could have the same height as the 14" wheel with a fatter tire. Beyond that, I'm going no furthur so as not to give bad information. I know that if I wanted to put 16" TThrust II's on my 68,I would need to put a negative wedge kit along with a 1" drop of upper arm in order to clear caliper. Also, it is suggested that the fender lip be rolled in for better tire clearance. Hopefully some other guys will junp in to help.

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TomP
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posted 12-31-2001 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian

You'll have a problem with the rim hitting the ball joint area of the upper control arm... they have way too much offset.

You'd need a spacer about 3/4" thick to get them to fit, that isn't a very good idea but can be done safely with longer wheel studs.

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kcode
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posted 12-31-2001 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian,
First the "Bullitt" wheels are 17 x 8". There is a guy in our club with Cobra R wheels on a 70 Boss 302, of course the fender lips on a Boss are different than a standard or MachI Sportsroof but not much. I think he used a 1 1/2 spacer and no rubbing. Personally I like to see vintage Mustangs fill the wheelwell with tire not rims. Just an opinion

Mike

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pthornton
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posted 12-31-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Performance Wheel Outlet 909-825-5242 has an add for Bullitt wheels with a note that says "Also available for early 5 lug". How early I don't know, but you might check into it. The list sizes 16x8 to 18x9.

I am running 16x7 Torque Thrust II on my 70 with absolutely no problem whatsoever. They look pretty similiar.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-31-2001 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by kcode:
Personally I like to see vintage Mustangs fill the wheelwell with tire not rims. Just an opinion
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Amen, brother.

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pthornton
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posted 12-31-2001 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I like to see vintage Mustangs ... stick to the pavement when taking a curve...

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franklin
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posted 12-31-2001 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If these late model wheels are all the same, the offset will kill you. I tried to put a set of svo mustang wheels on my 65 and it was ridiculous. The wheel ended up way under the car. The late model wheels are almost like fwd wheels, too much positive offset.

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70donemyway
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posted 01-01-2002 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70donemyway   Click Here to Email 70donemyway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kind of had a feeling that the offset might be a little off...I found a couple places with the "BULLITT" style wheels that are 16x8's...I was basically concerned with fender scrubbing...My dad feels the same way about filling with tire instead of wheel...He has big ol fattys on his 70 FB...Guess the old guys like it that way haha, no offense...Thanks guys...


Brian...

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kcode
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posted 01-01-2002 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"OLD GUYS" I resemble that remark

The Bullit wheels 17x8 have a 5.72" backspacing, with a 1 1/2 spacer would make them equivalent to 4 1/4.

Mike

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70donemyway
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posted 01-01-2002 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70donemyway   Click Here to Email 70donemyway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even with longer studs, 1 1/2 inch spacers are a LOT much arent they???What is the proper backspace needed for the '70, does anybody know???I want the Torque Thrusts, but they are just too darn expensive...I have a 460 to finish, and the BULLITT's are priced right...Thanks Guys...


Brian...

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