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Wheel clearnces
« on: June 28, 2008, 05:07:19 AM »
Can anyone help me out here.

I have just fitted a pair of 15x8 rally wheels to the back of my 68 and now I am not too happy with the "look".
The wheels I fitted are Classic Industries reproductions with a 4 1/4" backspacing, which I assume is a standard backspacing.
The problem is that now I want to have them altered so that the extra 1" is on the inside of the wheel arch instead of the outside as it looks a bit odd as it is now.
Also I have the car lowered a bit and I think with the extra inch on the outside I will have issues with the tyres rubbing on the inside of the wheel arch trim.
If I alter them they way I want I can also then use the original wheel trim riings and it would appear to be the same as the front and not have a gaping gap between the ring and the centre of the wheel but still have an 8" wheel.
The tyres on the back are BF Goodrich 245x60x15.

Any clues anyone?



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Re: Wheel clearnces
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 07:48:43 AM »
The back spacing will not allow you to off-set the rims one more inch without rubbing. Factory 15 x 7's will give you the same back spacing and allow you to use the 245's w/o issues. weak springs will cause some rubbing on the inside of the wheel well while turning on dips, bumps, or driveways.
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Re: Wheel clearnces
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 12:19:09 AM »
I have 15x8 ralleys with 275s on the back looks great