Wider Stock Rim?

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  1. Canary94GT

    Canary94GT Member

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    I recently bought new 205/70/14 radials for my 65 Mustang I6. However, I now want to revert from my aftermarket rims (which are either 14x5" or 14x6") and go back to stock rims/hubcaps. The problem is that I really don't want to buy new tires just because the radials (min. 5" wheel width) are too big for the original/stock rims (14x4.5"). Is there any way for me to get some 4-lug bare rims that are 14x5" or greater in size and that will work with the stock hubcaps?
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    rbohm Founding Member

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    you can try to find some granada wheels in 14". that said however, your stock rims will do fine as they are. i have had the tire you bought on the stock early mustang rims with no issues. the 205/70 has a design rim width of 5" not a minimum rim width of 5" that means you can use a range of rims from 4" to 6" in width just adjust your tire pressure accordingly. in your case run 30psi instead of 35.
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    Thanks for your help, rbohm!
  4. tx65coupe

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    Like he said, that should work fine.

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