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What can we do now days to get the look of the past with the WIDE tires in back. I want to stay with 17" for the purpose of somewhat of a smooth ride. Has anyone done a rear rim/tire the really "fills" like the old days? I want to.
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Buy some 17x10.5 deep dish wheels and run some 315/35/17's on them andthey will look alot like the old style.
 

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If you want to stay with the stock 17 x 8" wheel on the GT, the largest tire tire that will fit safely is a 255/50/17. It will keep the same tire dia. as stock so your odometer etc. will still be ok. The 255's give you an additional 1" of tread width which may be what you are looking for.
 

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I am probably going tub it. I have built lots of Pro-Street cars and I have a few jigs to narrow rearends, then I could run a deep dish. I will get it up on the hoist tomorrow and look it all over.

Thanks for the reply's.
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Tub it? I dunno if thats necessary, there are some dudes on this board with mighty wide rubber just using the right offset. I liked the prostreet look from the 90's with massive sticky Mickey's tucked underneath, I guess if thats what you want it's time to break out the torch:shocked: . If it's the 70's and early 80's look of a jacked up back end with big old massive n50's the way we used to do it then was with airshocks (holy flash from the past Batman) or shackles, both of which completey screwed the handling of our rides, but we did'nt care, it looked sweet at the time:cool:. Either way post pic's when it's done m8:drink:
 

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Tub it? I dunno if thats necessary, there are some dudes on this board with mighty wide rubber just using the right offset. I liked the prostreet look from the 90's with massive sticky Mickey's tucked underneath, I guess if thats what you want it's time to break out the torch:shocked: . If it's the 70's and early 80's look of a jacked up back end with big old massive n50's the way we used to do it then was with airshocks (holy flash from the past Batman) or shackles, both of which completey screwed the handling of our rides, but we did'nt care, it looked sweet at the time:cool:. Either way post pic's when it's done m8:drink:
Never use a torch... Some are too tough to tub wthout messing it all up back there. I will look today and if it's a cluster ^&*% I will leave it alone. No air shocks either, The ones I've done I've lowered a bit. I think you know the look. I think the factory already has it looking too jacked up!

I did the most 4-link coil over tube chassis jobs in the mid eighties actually. Most were 33 x 21.5 Mickeys. I am not after that big look just a nice fat width with close to the same diameter. If it looks too busy back there I will just get custom offset rims. I will post what I find out later today.
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Mayby by just narrowing the axle you could get the deep dish look? 1 think alot of manufacturers have done is widen the track of there axles for better handling, which pushed the spokes of the wheel out to the edge of the rim. These would look cool if you could keep the offset :D
 

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