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17 x 8 wheels on a 68 coupe

The time has come for me to buy wheels and tires for my 68. I like the look of 17's. I want 17 x 8's. I talked to Mustang Plus and they swear that their torque thrust II's will fit with a 235/45r 17 tire. I believe that they use 43/4" back spacing. Does anyone have any experience with these size wheels? A tire shop I talked to said that ARE claimed they wouldn't fit???? If I can make them fit does that mean that any wheel I find in that size with the 43/4" backspacing will work? I don't have the cash flow to do this on a trial and error basis so I need to ensure that I get it right the first time around.

Only my second day and I'll already be wearing out my welcome. At any rate, thanks for the help.
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Jason, I have seen may large wheels on classics, Mustangs Plus has a good rep, I would listen to them, and look at the Ronster, they have 17x8 Torque Thrust II's on it
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I have talked with mustangs plus about wheels, and they told me the 17x8's they got on the ronster rub when you turn.. so it sounds like you need to do some modifcaion to make them work right...
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I did roll the lip on my front fenders from about the 10 o'clock posistion to the 2 o'clock posistion before I had them painted. I wonder if this is enough "modification".

1968 coupe, 302 stroked to 347 ci.
edelbrock RPM aluminum heads, ported and polished
rpm airgap intake
Holley HP 750 cfm
tremec 3550 5 speed w/ pro 5.0 shifter
3.55 posi rear end
MSD
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dont know about the front... i know on the back you have to remove the steel tab that sticks out from the rubber stopper... and roll the inner fender back... i had a really bad rub with my tires..but i'm ruinning 245's in my 67, i had to pound the wheel well back, behind the axle... now it dont rub anymore..
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Just a thought, you might need to use a camber kit to angle your upper ball joints, especially if you drop the upper arm one inch per the Shelby mod and especially if you lower the car an inch. With these two mods it seems that the upper ball joint does not have enough movement room and has a tendency to bind. Most of the companies I have talked to about 17's mentioned that the camber kit is a good idea on this wheel size.

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