Wheel/Tire Combos Known to fit

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  1. 77sleeper

    77sleeper GO BUCS! Founding Member

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    I thought it would be helpfull to have a list of combos that users have personally tried and know work

    Beware all IIs are slighly different and may have different fitment issues than yours

    Fox 4-cyl polyglass with 185-70R14 slight rub @ full lock
    Fox 14x6 steel wheels with 205-60R14 no rubbing
     
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    14x7 rim 4 inch backspacing, 26x9.5-14 tire this is only for the rear
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    finally found the receipt for my wheels.
    centerline convo pros
    rear 15x7 3 3/8 backspacing with 235-55-15
    front 15x4 1 3/4 backspacing with 185-60-15

    fronts are very close to the fender flare portion of the chin spoiler - there are a few rub marks. rears fit perfect. my king is at "factory" ride height. i can send pics if anybody needs them.

    when i had the factory king cobra wheels on the car
    13x5 1/2
    rear 205-70-13
    front 195-70-13
     
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  4. THE COBRAMAN

    THE COBRAMAN pig 'rassler Founding Member

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    195/70R13 on 13x5.5 OE wheel :rlaugh: :rlaugh: :rlaugh:

    225/50-15 on 15x7, 4" backspace ("0" offset)
     
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    245/ 60 /14 7in rim 3 1/2 backspacing, rear only..
    lays down some thick marks, will have pics this weekend.. :nice:
     
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    Front: Weld Draglites, 15x3.5, M/T Sportsman fronts, 26x7.5-15s

    Rear: Weld Draglites, 15x6 with 3.5 backspace, M&H Racemaster G60/15 Muscle Car Drag DOTs (26.2 tall, 8" tread, 11" section width)

    This combo clears all factory parts, and also clears SSM traction bars.

    For those who are into traction :nice: .
     
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  7. kcobra302

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    here are a few photos of the rear tires. they are from last fall.
     

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    one more
     
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  9. 74stang2togo

    74stang2togo I have never done anything CT worthy. :( Founding Member

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    Is there a verdict on 15x7 "Turbines" off of an 87-93 Mustang GT?
     
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    I know someone who's running 15" turbines with 225/50R15's on his II with no problems.
     
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    What is the largest wheel dimensions that will fit on the front and rear of the II that is still feasable for daily driving? Also I found a set of Wheels 13x7 4" back spacing. Do you think these would work with my 74 ghia?
     
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    I picked up some 14" steelie rims off of an 84 LTD (paint them gloss black add trim rings and chrome lugs with white letter tires, looks good), put some 245/60/R14's on, a slight rubbing on hard turns, keep in mind real hard turns and its very slight. Front rims are next, I'll let you know what I turn up.

    Chris
     
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    74stang2togo I have never done anything CT worthy. :( Founding Member

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    15x7 Turbines with 215/70/R15s fit great on the rear (fills the wheelwell up nicely, no rubbing) but they're just a little bit too wide for the front (some rubbing with the wheel turned hard).

    (Just put mine on my II this week)
     
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  14. HaveII

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    What is the backspacing on a Turbine? How much space do you have between the back of the tire and your leaf springs?
     
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    Usually when dudes put fox Mustang wheels on a II they use 1/2" wheel spacers for the front.
     
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  16. 74stang2togo

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    I'm not sure what the backspacing is, but it looks like there's plenty of room between the springs and tires (a few inches I beleive, the car's at home and I'm at the library right now, so I'm not sure).

    I'd use wheel spacers up front, but I keep hearing so much flack about using them that I think I'll just live with having a little wider turning circle.
     
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    {{{15x7 Turbines with 215/70/R15s fit great on the rear (fills the wheelwell up nicely, no rubbing) but they're just a little bit too wide for the front (some rubbing with the wheel turned hard).}}}


    The largest tires you can run up front with the turbines is 205/60/15 with very little rubbing. The largest in the rear is a whopping 235/60/15.

    I currently have 225/50/15's all the way around (Im the one that 1BADII was talking about) they dont rub unless you Lock the wheel. I just dont like how thin the tires look.
     
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  18. Strlegal

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    The 78 that I had I ran the big and little combo

    15 x 3.5, and 15 x 8.5 w 4 7/8 back spacing... centerline autodrags

    The rear wheel wells had to have the inner lip rolled up, and that was it.
    I had the Mickey Thompson sportsman pro's 26x10.5 tires. Fit great


    Gawd I miss that car.
     
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    Now we are talking! I see alot about 225 and 235 60 x 15's. I know you can fit alot more meat than that. I have 245/60/14's with lots of room to spare on the inside. I would like to get a 26x10.5x15 tires under mine. How tights is a 10.5" tire? (if you lower air pressure at the strip, car sit level, etc.) Did they stick out any? I have no beefs about triming up the lips on the wheel wells, but I will need to leave enough to hold the trim on (I will relocate trim screws if needed). Otherwise I would roll them.

    I would like to use a Weld draglites or a Crager Superlites which have backspacing in 1" increments. 3.5, 4.5, and 5.5 on the 15x8's in 4 lug. Any chance the 5.5" backspacing would fit? Sounds like too much, but 4.5" sounds like it would be giving up some space even if we are only talking about 3/8". Who else has put some fat tires on their II's? Strlegal, any pictures? Didn't Partho stuff some good size meat under his? Where's the beef?
     
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