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Unread 05-01-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1966 Mustang Coupe Wheel & Tire Size, HELP!!

Does anyone out there own a 65 or 66 coupe that has 16x7 rims on it? I would like to know how well they fit, and what size tire did you use, and what Back spacing?? I want to keep the same size rim all around, and keep getting different answers. so i would like to hear from someone that actually has these rims on their own car.
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Default Re: 66 Coupe Wheel&Tire Size, HELP!!

My wheel chart here:
http://www.dodgestang.com/Tire%20Fit...ide%2065-6.pdf

Is built from people's own information which they send to me. There are 2 entries for 16x7 with 4.125 BS as working and there are several entries for 16x8 with 4.5 BS working.

Do the shelby drop, get an alignment and buy the 16x8 with 4.5 for all 4 corners.
Or better yet, buy the 17x8 with 4.75 for all 4 corners and fit a slightly wider tire
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Default Re: 66 Coupe Wheel&Tire Size, HELP!!

Nick,
Thanks for the response, but on the chart the 16x7 say that they are both generated from a pre-existing chart. and the one guy that added his own input says that there is aliltte rub with a full trunk. But that is with alittle bit wider tire in the back.My car has drum brakes all around, and stock suspension. I would like to find someone that has actually put 16x7's on their car without any fender rolling or rubbing, before I invest the money.
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Default Re: 66 Coupe Wheel&Tire Size, HELP!!

I put on 205 55 16's with 4.125 bs (same size as from the chart) and don't have any issues on my 66 coupe. I have standard suspension, disc brakes up front and drums in the rear.
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Default Re: 1966 Mustang Coupe Wheel & Tire Size, HELP!!

Jeff,
I have drum all around, do you think it will make a difference up front? any pics of your rims and tires on the car?
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I'm planning on putting 295 /50 /15's on the rear of my 66 coupe, I going to tub it out to the frame rails and relocate the springs to the inside of the frame. Does anyone see a problem with my approach???
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I am running 16x8 with 4.5 back spacing and 225VR50 tires. No rubs or issues with clearance.
620 springs up front and 4 1/2 mid eye leafs in rear
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