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On 3/11/2021 at 6:02 AM, 69RavenConv said:

It's a great idea - Dodgestang tried for years and finally gave up. Seems like the next guy always has a different wheel/tire/suspension setup than the last guy so it never ends.

agreed, I tried to base my wheel setup on this chart when I started to pick out wheels and tire combos, but soo many ppl had different set ups, its hard to collect that much data as every year a new kit would appear. 

Im happy with my setup 18x9/10 245/40 275/40 with SOT Front Coil Overs and Grab-A-Track 4.5 Mid Eye leafs with Vintage Venom's brake kit: 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Brian Conway said:

As back spacing is an important part of the equation it should be included with the spec's ?  Brian

Yep, absolutely. 

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I don't think I ever posted in this thread.

Wheels and Tires:

Coker Magnum 500 15x7 front, 15x8 rear

Cooper Cobra P235/60 R15 in front, P245/60 R15 in rear

Suspension Mods Sourced from Opentrackerracing :

1" UCA drop, 560 1" drop coil springs, 1/4" Poly coil spring insulators, 1 1/8" front sway bar kit, Roller spring perches, Standard Upper arms, Standard Lower arms, New Strut rod bushings, KYB Front shocks, Grab-A-Track rear shocks, 4.5 Mid eye 1" drop leaf springs with new U-Bolt, front eye bolt and rear shackle kit

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I agonized over which wheels to buy for over a year when I realized I would  have to upgrade to fit rear disks.  Finally pulled the trigger.  17x8 in the front and 17x9.5 in the back with 

Front 17X8 245/45 4.5" BS  

Rear 17X9 285/40 5.5" BS

No fit issues and I love the new look.

Kyle 

 

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Kyle. Can you post some more views of your car/wheels. It looks like what I’ve been thinking about but haven’t seen many examples. 

On 6/20/2021 at 5:29 AM, Kyle T said:

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I agonized over which wheels to buy for over a year when I realized I would  have to upgrade to fit rear disks.  Finally pulled the trigger.  17x8 in the front and 17x9.5 in the back with 

Front 17X8 245/45 4.5" BS  

Rear 17X9 285/40 5.5" BS

No fit issues and I love the new look.

Kyle 

 

 

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On 6/24/2021 at 1:23 AM, jjstang said:

Kyle. Can you post some more views of your car/wheels. It looks like what I’ve been thinking about but haven’t seen many examples. 

 

Well, ok but, I'm in Orlando and it may be a while before we get a break in the rain. 

The wheels are American Racing VN427P polished Shelby Cobra wheels.  They came at a premium but I decided I would only be buying once and I might as well buy exactly what I wanted.  I didn't want to be second guessing later because I cheapened out.  I think I made the right decision for a change.  :-)  

They are essentially Halibrand replica licensed by Shelby.  So period correct.  My car originally had the chrome sport wheels like Brian's (see above) and I wanted to keep the chrome look.  I don't think I ever saw polished Halibrand wheels until I saw the VN427P wheels.  I really like them.

Kyle T

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Oh ya that’s spot on. The sizes are perfect and polished is a must. Now I have to wrestle between those wheels or a traditional crager  look. That should give my silver jade the pop it needs. 

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On 3/12/2021 at 8:05 AM, rwcstang said:

agreed, I tried to base my wheel setup on this chart when I started to pick out wheels and tire combos, but soo many ppl had different set ups, its hard to collect that much data as every year a new kit would appear. 

Im happy with my setup 18x9/10 245/40 275/40 with SOT Front Coil Overs and Grab-A-Track 4.5 Mid Eye leafs with Vintage Venom's brake kit: 

 

 

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I'm really loving the look you have on your 69. I have the same car. Are you running spacers? Do you remember the backspacing and offset and whatever else I need to know to order the same wheels?

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15 hours ago, lalojamesliz said:

I'm really loving the look you have on your 69. I have the same car. Are you running spacers? Do you remember the backspacing and offset and whatever else I need to know to order the same wheels?

this is the current set up I have:

Brakes: I have an old brake kit called Vintage Venom 13" Cobra front and rear, they are no longer in business. however, running modern wheels you will need to run a spacer but that varies depending on if your brake setup retains the original track width. I've seen ppl use 1" - 1.5"  spacers for the front and 1/2 spacers for the rear. again, I would take measurements before pulling the trigger. 

Wheels: 99-04 18x9/10 Fr500s from Americanmuscle.com 

18x9: https://www.americanmuscle.com/mustang-fr500-style-solid-black-wheel-18x9-28474g94.html

18x10: https://www.americanmuscle.com/mustang-fr500-style-solid-black-wheel-18x10-rear-only-28477.html

Tires: Bfgoodrich sport comp2 245/40/18 (Front) 275/40/18 - they are quite robust and might rub, so you might need to roll your fenders, after I did this it never gave me an issue.

Since im going with more power with the 408w, ill be changing tires and going with Michelins SS or Falken azenis rt615k+ to get a little more grip. 

Good Luck with your build! 

 

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