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I just lowered my front-end by 1 in to help with the handling. I was told that I could put 16 in rims on my Mustang with 50's all around and this would increase the handling of the car. I want to go 16x8, with 50's in the rear and 16x7, with 55's in the front. This info was given to me by the guys at Mustangs Unlimited in CT. Is this true, those tire sizes sound a little big to me. If so what are really good high performance tires for all around driving. The car isn't an everyday driver. Looking for some nice handling tires. Thanks, Brian, [email protected]
 

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I have some 225/50/16 on the front of my car. They fit with no problem. I think I could go with 245/50/16 up front if I rolled the fenderlip. Out back I am trying to go with 275/50/16. I think they will fit if I get the backspacing on the rim right. For a performance tire try BFG's. The spefic name of the tire slipt my mind. Good Luck.
 

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In March 2000, Car Craft ran an article titled "Biggest meats for your musclecar", and as long as the factory bumpstops are not altered, you can fit the following sizes on 67-68 Mustangs:
15x8 inch rims- with 4 1/2 backspace 225/60 tires front and rear.
16x8 inch rims- with 4 1/2 backspace 225/50 tires front and rear.
17x8 inch rims- with 4 1/2 backspace 245/40 tires front and rear.
18x8 inch rims- with 4 1/2 backspace 245/40 tires front and rear.
Now the article only listed 8" wide rims for the 67-68 Mustangs, but if you contacted some rim and tire manufacturers, they might have some additional info for you. Hope this helps.
 

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I got a 17x9.5 to fit under the rear of my 67. I'm not for sure of the backspacing, but if you need it, I can get it.
You can use an 8 on the rear with 4.5inch backspace with no problem.
 
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