Yet another wheel question

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    Will 14x8s with 3.5 backspaceing work on the back? I'm wanting to put some cheap wheels on there to get rid of the stockers until I can purchase some goods ones. I'm thinking of these on the back and 14x7s on the front.
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    Depends, do you want the wheels and rubber to stick out past the fenders?
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    I would rather they did not. But I also would like to get as much meat back there as I can. If these won't work any suggestions on some cheap decent looking wheels that will?
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    If you click the link in my sig you can pull up a wheel chart for you year mustang and look at the various size rims and backspacing required to fit the different sized tires.

    outer diamter (15 16 17) x 8 with 4.75 Basckspcing is a popular choice and allows the installation for some beefy tires without much work.

    I run 17x8 4.75 bs on my 65 with a 255 tire on later years you can go wider.
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    Do you know of any cheapy wheels with 4.75 backspacing? The only cheap wheels I can find are 3.5 or so. I plan on spending the dough for the wheels probably like everybody else and get 17 x 8 torque II but right now building up the motor is draining the wallet.

    If I get the 14 x 8s with 3.5 how bad will it look on the back and can I get a set of 14 x 7s on the front with 3.5 bs and work with out rubbing on stock suspension?

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