Converting drums to disks and getting new wheels

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Converting drums to disks and getting new wheels

Post #1 by 65mustangOrtega » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:33 pm

HI everyone,
Im going to make the conversion from drums to breaks. Do you guys know any websites that sells the front and back kits at a decent price?
Also, im switching from 4 lugs to 5 lugs so i wanted to get new sets of rims. Right now i have the original 13" wheels. I would like to go a little bigger. I've been reading some articles and people suggest going 16x7 with a 4" back spacing. Any other suggestions? Thanks you.

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Re: Converting drums to disks and getting new wheels

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:30 pm

65mustangOrtega wrote:HI everyone, I'm switching from 4 lugs to 5 lugs so i wanted to get new sets of rims. Right now i have the original 13" wheels. I would like to go a little bigger. I've been reading some articles and people suggest going 16x7 with a 4" back spacing. Any other suggestions? Thanks you.


On fitting aftermarket wheels and bigger tires on the Ford 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustangs! In researching the wheel and tire size issue this is what, Halibrand Engineering found out would fit on the early Mustang’s. For optimum results, they suggest living within these parameters for the early Mustang’s. You will need to convert these old tire specs into the current tries sizes we have now. Good luck :nod:

1964 To 66 MUSTANG WHEEL/TIRE FITMENT
Wheel Size Correct Backspace Suggested Tire Size
15x6 4.000 in P215/70R15
15x7 4.250 in P225/60R15
15x8 4.500 in (rear only) P255/60R15 to P235/60R15
16x7 4.250 in P205/55R16 to P255/60R16
16x8 4.500 in (rear only) P225/50R16
17x7 4.250 in P205/50ZR17
17x8 4.500 in (rear only) P235/45ZR17
18x7 4.250 in P225/40ZR18
18x8 4.500 in (rear only) P245/40ZR18 to P265/35ZR18
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