Author Topic: Wheel clearnces  (Read 1966 times)

WayneinNZ

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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?

Thanks


vtfb68

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Re: Wheel clearnces
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 07:48:43 AM »
Wayne,
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