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Hi all, I am wondering what you are running for wheel and tires on your 69 mustangs, I am not sure what will work or not. I would like to run 17 or 16 inch wheels. My 69 has a 1 inch lowered front end and the rear is stock height. It has the original brakes disc in the front and drumbs in the rear.:cool2:Any help would be great!!

 

Mark

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I am running american racing villain 17x8 front and rear . I have 245/45r17 on the fronts now but it looks like I could run a 255 without much issue. On the rear I haven't bought tires yet but I'm sure that a 275/50 will prob fit. The wheels are 6-1/16 backset and I'm running 1-1/2 spacers on the front. Prob the same in the back but haven't made it that far. 13.25 inch disc all 4 corners.

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To my knowledge the biggest/widest tire you can fit on the rear is a 315/35/17 and that is if you massage the inner wheel well with a BFH as well as roll the fender lips. If I recall that is with about 6 inches of back spacing as well.

 

I haven't really dove into the front sizes yet. Hope this helps a little bit.

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On 10/8/2014 at 11:59 PM, 70fastbak said:

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The 2004 mach1 rims look great in the rear. What size are the tires and the front rims and backspacing?

Is it a stock 9 inch axle? Did you have to roll the wheel lips?

Thanks,

Rich

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Hi everyone -- All 4 of my original rims lose pressure within a week (new tires, new valves, tried bead seal). So, I've decided to purchase new rims (original styles) and tires. When I restored this '69 beauty, I did the 1" drop (using shelby suspension). My question is...

What is the largest rim and tire size I can fit? Please include sizes and off-sets.

Thank you, in advance!!

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8 hours ago, Peter6266 said:

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Hi everyone -- All 4 of my original rims lose pressure within a week (new tires, new valves, tried bead seal). So, I've decided to purchase new rims (original styles) and tires. When I restored this '69 beauty, I did the 1" drop (using shelby suspension). My question is...

What is the largest rim and tire size I can fit? Please include sizes and off-sets.

Thank you, in advance!!

Depends what diameter you want really!   I’ve researched the heck out of this. If you don’t want issues 17*8 with 4.5” on front and 17*9.5 with 5.5” backspace running 245/45&275/40 17 is a solid wide tyre.  

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I'm running Ford OEM '03 Mach1 wheels myself.  Looks like loads of room left.  Front suspension is SorT coilovers, rear (will be) dropped composite leafs with a Fays2 watts link.  Goal will be about 2" of drop, even front and rear.  Not on the road yet...

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dsdsds.thumb.JPG.21f6d40030cd055103c573dbcc2535de.JPGHello there. I have 205/60 /16 on front and  235/60/16 size tires on back of my mach 1. I dont want to change my rims. I dont know the rim size but they're 16 inch magnum500 rims. What is the maximum size that I can use for this car. It has its original suspensions. Thanks.

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I'm running Nitto NT 555 Extreme tires on American Racing VN515 Torq Thrust II 17x8 rims with 25mm offset. The tires are 245/45ZR17 in front and 275/40ZR17 in back.

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