vintage look, new wheels

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vintage look, new wheels

Post #1 by MPGmustang » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:26 pm

okay, I'm searching for some wheels... I got wheels but I want bigger wheels....

I like the torque thrust vintage look, and the koing rewinds and rota rb wheels are really nice too, I like the classic muscle car look, but will keep it 4 lug.

I'm looking for some 15x7 @ 6 - 12 offset for the front, and 16x8 @ -6 - 0 for the rears.

I do want a FAT wide tire for the rear,

currently using some outlaw 1 wheels that I had to have to use the scarebird brakes, as my old rims/spare tire doesn't fit the scarbird brakes.

preferably I would like 15x7@6mm and 16x8@0mm as I have found that is CLOSE very close to the outlaw1 wheels I have now.



now the real thinking... I'm mainly confirming...
the 70 mav rear 8" axle is 1/2 wider than my 65 7"

the rota wheels I can get in 16x8@4mm with the wider rear axle should I be safe?

in the end I hope there is a slight difference or no different in tire wall height, only rim size. at least that's the look I'm trying to get. with a wider FAT tire in the back.
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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #2 by Xargon321 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:36 am

if you can find some place that has them or can get them in so you can check. i am looking at some 16x7 konig rewinds so 4" backspacing should workd just fine but i would like to see some hard data

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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #3 by RASEC66 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:19 am

those look nice, but are u sure thats the right bolt patern?

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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #4 by MPGmustang » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:34 am

4x113.5mm is equal to 4.5inches :wink:

we can run datsun wheels on our vintage mustangs, as long as the back spacing lines up. you can find alot of newer cars japan cars have the same bolt pattern. so options are available.
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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #5 by 65HT200FIN » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:42 am

I have Enkei92 14X7 4X114.3

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hp ... 8793_n.jpg . Datsun 240Z wheels maybe?
i edit picture link.

Edit. http://www.enkei.com/classic.shtml

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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #6 by thesameguy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:56 pm

Just curious, why the enormous wheels/tires? Tire size has a huge impact on fuel economy - seems counter-productive to put giant tires on a car that can't actually make use of them due to power or suspension limitations. The only thing they'd be doing is killing your gas mileage.

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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #7 by MPGmustang » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:42 pm

yes it is simple to change rear gear so that weight isn't into play for good cruise rpm, but a larger 'tire' (not rim) will help ride quality which is the end goal.

the goal of 15inch front tires and 16inch rear tires is more for looks, not mpg. the tire height would be the same on both tires but the rear would be 8inch vs the front 7 inch. this will help the leaf springs as there is more tire for cushion.

I like the look of a good stance with different tires front to back, and wider/taller tires help the ride quality on roads become more smoother over bumps.
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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #8 by HI__84 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:48 am

Any Pictures of this set up ????

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Re: vintage look, new wheels

Post #9 by MPGmustang » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:17 pm

sorry I sold my mustang in 2013
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