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posted 12-19-2003 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim63   Click Here to Email Jim63     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have 63 fairlane and run 14" X 26 " X 9.5 MT slicks.
Tires are very close to fender but I have some room on inside---I understand I can order a rim with more back space to allow for a larger slick or more room for the 9.5s as even they rub the fender sometimes. Just what do you measure to know how much back space?--Have heard Weld has some that would work--does anyone Know the part number?Thanks for any help.


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posted 12-19-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a link on how to measure the backspacing of the wheel you now have,

From there just decide how much more or less you need. Then call or e-mail the rim manufacturer and they'll tell you what is available in the rim type you are looking at.


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posted 12-26-2003 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You sure aren't going to find much selection on 14" wheels. I have used 15 x 8" with 6" backspacing to get the tires inside the fenders. That's with the inner wheelwells trimmed and moved inwards, but without you'd still need an 8" wide rim to have 5 to 5 1/2" backspace. 4 1/2" backspace on an 8" wide rim is zero offset so you should be looking for rims with a +13 to +25 offset.

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