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Ok, I've combed through the forum and I think I'm more confused than I was.  I'm looking at these wheels and tires and it sounds like 17s are a possible problem.  Here are the details.

 

- Size: 17” x 7” (front) and 17" x 8" (rear)

- Lugs: 5 x 4.5"

- Finish: Gloss Black

- Offset: 1mm

- Backspacing: 4” (front) and 4.5" (rear)

- Center Cap: Included

- Weight: 20 lbs. (front) and 21 lbs. (rear)

 

Tires are 245/45 front and 255/45 on the back.

 

Should the fronts be ok with this setup on a 73?

 

https://www.cjponyparts.com/us-mags-standard-wheel-and-tire-package-17-x7-and-17-x8-gloss-black-with-diamond-cut-lip-1965-1973/p/W946-B/

 

Thanks for any advice.

Wes

 

73 H Code Sportsroof 351C 2V

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Ok, I've combed through the forum and I think I'm more confused than I was.  I'm looking at these wheels and tires and it sounds like 17s are a possible problem.  Here are the details.

 

- Size: 17” x 7” (front) and 17" x 8" (rear)

- Lugs: 5 x 4.5"

- Finish: Gloss Black

- Offset: 1mm

- Backspacing: 4” (front) and 4.5" (rear)

- Center Cap: Included

- Weight: 20 lbs. (front) and 21 lbs. (rear)

 

Tires are 245/45 front and 255/45 on the back.

 

Should the fronts be ok with this setup on a 73?

 

https://www.cjponyparts.com/us-mags-standard-wheel-and-tire-package-17-x7-and-17-x8-gloss-black-with-diamond-cut-lip-1965-1973/p/W946-B/

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

I run a 17x8 with 4.5 backspacing and a 245/45ZR17 tire on a 71 with no issues. Different manufacturers have a little different measurements for the same tire.

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I am running 17's in larger sizes with similar backspacing up front-I think it will be fine

http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_01_07_15_8_53_18.png

 

"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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I have 17x7 with 0 offset on the front and back and BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S Tires 235/50-ZR17 https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bfg-27274/overview/

The offset is correct, I had wheels on this car that stuck out about a half inch more and they didn't look as good in my opinion.

Yours are going to be the same as mine. The back wheels have a lot more room than the front.

 

My tires have a section width of 9.5 inches and there is at least 1/2 inch clearance to frame with tires turned left and right.

I do have a relocated upper control arm and 620lb front springs.

looking at section width for the tires you list they will be a tenth of an inch wider on the front

I guess check and make sure your front tires are good for a 7 inch rim

It took me forever to pick out rims and tires too.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Looks sharp.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Nice looking car and wheels...not sure if you know this but your rear spoiler is on backwards. Here is a pic from another thread of David's 11k miles 73.

 

 

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Jeff, I don’t believe that Wes’s spoiler is on backwards. It looks right to me. By the way Wes, the wheels look really nice. Ryan

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1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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