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I have a 1972 Coupe that I want to get some new shoes for her and I have done a lot of research and reading through forum posts but it seems it is all in regard to Mach 1 cars and I wasn't sure if the fitment is the same for wheels and tires on both coupes and fastbacks?

 

Combo I am looking at is:

 

Front: 245/45/R17 on a 17x8 Rim with 4.5" Backspace

 

Rear: 275/40/R17 on a 17x9 Rim with 5" Backspace

 

Can anyone confirm fitment of this for the coupes? No rub at full turn? My suspension is stock, so it is probably sagged a little but it is not lowered.

 

Thanks, Aaron

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This is her right now with some ugly 14" rims and roller skate tires!


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Too bad you're not in Florida. I could use that set of ugly 14" rims and roller-skate tires ;)

 

-Kurt

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I have 17's with 245 rear and 225 front and I was planning to go to larger tires to get a little more rubber on the road. There is plenty of room in the wheel wells. It does make the ride far stiffer and less forgiving. I lowered my car quite a bit to look right when it was all said and done.

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Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.

 

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My main concern is all my fitment data is for Mach 1 or Fast backs...Mine is a restomod coupe and I just wanted to know if the fitment in wheelwells and suspension part clearance is the same for coupes and fast backs so I would know if my wheel tire combo will work.

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My main concern is all my fitment data is for Mach 1 or Fast backs...Mine is a restomod coupe and I just wanted to know if the fitment in wheelwells and suspension part clearance is the same for coupes and fast backs so I would know if my wheel tire combo will work.

 

Tire fit for Coupes and Sportsroof/Mach 1s are identical. I believe it is the same for convertibles as well.

 

-Kurt

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My main concern is all my fitment data is for Mach 1 or Fast backs...Mine is a restomod coupe and I just wanted to know if the fitment in wheelwells and suspension part clearance is the same for coupes and fast backs so I would know if my wheel tire combo will work.

 

Tire fit for Coupes and Sportsroof/Mach 1s are identical. I believe it is the same for convertibles as well.

 

-Kurt

 

Thank you Kurt, I appreciate the confirmation! Will be placing my order and will post pics once they are installed.

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What kind of wheels are you going to use on that cool Mustang? :)

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I can't imagine the coupes are any different than the fastbacks. I have a '73 Mach-1 and went with that exact setup. No rubbing and it looks great.

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Here is a photo of the wheels I chose, they are the MB Wheel Old School Chrome! A little bit of the torque thrust flavor with a modern sharper touch.


I can't wait to get these 275/40/ZR17 mounted!

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73StangCoupe I just checked out your photo albums! Beautiful car! I particularly love that steering wheel, who makes that and where can they be found? and yes, I will definitely post pics once they are mounted, just ordered the wheels today so probably about 2 weeks before it all comes together!

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73StangCoupe I just checked out your photo albums! Beautiful car! I particularly love that steering wheel, who makes that and where can they be found? and yes, I will definitely post pics once they are mounted, just ordered the wheels today so probably about 2 weeks before it all comes together!

 

Thanks Keena... you're probably talking about the steering wheel that was on the car when I bought it. I believe that was a grant like this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TPJBBM/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1415722314&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70#immersive-view_1415722341732

 

I wanted a more stock look so I changed it to a nice stock two spoke wheel. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the new tires and wheels look. Good luck...


I have 18's on mine tires are 245/45/18 and I need beefier tires in the rear.

Very sharp looking Coupe. I like the color and the stance.

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73StangCoupe I just checked out your photo albums! Beautiful car! I particularly love that steering wheel, who makes that and where can they be found? and yes, I will definitely post pics once they are mounted, just ordered the wheels today so probably about 2 weeks before it all comes together!

 

Thanks Keena... you're probably talking about the steering wheel that was on the car when I bought it. I believe that was a grant like this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TPJBBM/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1415722314&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70#immersive-view_1415722341732

 

I wanted a more stock look so I changed it to a nice stock two spoke wheel. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the new tires and wheels look.

 

 

This is the photo I was referring to. I like the thicker wheel and 4 spoke design. If you don't want it, I'll buy it :) I'll have to look around and see if I can find one like it.

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Great looking wheel, they will make a big difference for the look! Can't wait to see them mounted :)

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And here she is!

 

Rears are 275/40/17 on 17x9.5 with 5" backspace

Fronts are 245/45/17 on 17x8 with 4.5" backspace

 

Only thing I would do differently is maybe go to 315 for the rears. Nt quite as wide as I imagined it.


Couple different angles. Forgot to get one straight on so will do that next time I pull it out of the garage.

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Looks sweet, it's a totally different car now! :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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