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Sal65Stang
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From: Pasadena
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-17-2002 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sal65Stang   Click Here to Email Sal65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,
I am somewhat confused about the backspace sizes for my '65 Mustang. I thought that the rear backspace needed to be 4.5 if you were going to run a 15x7 or 15x8 inch rim. In the summit catalogs and on the "American Racing" wheel websites, it says that they only sell one size of backspacing....3.5 or something along those lines. Will that fit??? Can anyone suggest a rim and backspace size that would work? Thanks for any input....Thanks

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-17-2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sal65Stang,
If I missed it before, Welcome to M&M.

Most of American Racing standard wheels are 3 3/4 inch backspacing. I have TTD's on my 65 coupe 15 x 7 with 225-60 tires. For a 65 try to keep between 3 3/4 and 4 1/4 Backspacing. Anything more and you could have a rubbing issue on the rear at the inside of the wheelhouse. Not much of an issue on the front.

Mike

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Sal65Stang
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From: Pasadena
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posted 11-17-2002 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sal65Stang   Click Here to Email Sal65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your help. Not sure if I've heard of TTD's....does that stand for something...Thanks.

Sal

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Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 11-17-2002 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TTD's = Torque Thrust D's. Great looking rims for a classic stang.

Welcome to M&M! Check out all the forums and enjoy.

Dave & Terri

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'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
'02 Explorer XLT, Black, 3.73:1 limited slip, class III tow package!

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