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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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BIgger wheels for my 66 Ford Mustang

I am converting a 1966 Ford Mustang from a Straight 6 200 motor to a 289. I am making lots of changes to the car and I want to know if anyone has put 17" by 8" wheels on a 66 mustang without any issues. If I do this I will run 225/45/17's on the front and 235/45/17's on the back. Please let me know what you think...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 03:09 AM
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Re: BIgger wheels for my 66 Ford Mustang

What rear end are you running and if it is a swap is it any wider than stock?
For a stock width you should be OK with eight inch wheels but the tires (235's) might be too wide. In the front eight inch wheels are pushing the limits for steering through a jounce.

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Re: BIgger wheels for my 66 Ford Mustang

ive got 17x8's on my 66 coupe with 235/45/17 Falkens on the front and 245/45/17 Nitto 555R's on the rear.

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Re: BIgger wheels for my 66 Ford Mustang

Make sure you get 4.75 backspacing.

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