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Any of you guys running large wheels (17" or 18") and 40-50 Series tires? Tire and rim sizes, back-spacing, and photos?

I'm running 225/70R15 fronts and 275/60R15 rears. Radial T/As. They are decent tires for what they are. Fine for cruising and OK in a straight line.

I know the smaller overall diameter and stiffer sidewalls will both "improve" the handling, but wondering how far you can go without having to cut any metal.

I'm coming from a Miata and a Boxster back to a big, heavy, '70s Ford. I know the handling will never be stellar, but I know it can be improved.

I guess lowering the car an inch or so with the springs and increasing the spring rate will also help.

What have been your experiences?
 

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I went with a 17" , Don't regret it because the look is good but I do get hammered pretty hard on bumpy roads. IMO 17" is the max.
 
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