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Old 01-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Got my new wheels

Bad pic because car was at an angle, but you get the idea. The rear springs need to be swapped out because I had lifter springs in it from my huge wheels and tires I had on it. Once it's level it should look good again.

Also looks like I can't type a title for crap! Sorry.
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Looks good, def gotta change those rear springs.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #4
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Bad pic because car was at an angle, but you get the idea. The rear springs need to be swapped out because I had lifter springs in it from my huge wheels and tires I had on it. Once it's level it should look good again.

Also looks like I can't type a title for crap! Sorry.
Whoa! That's a killer rake!
Back in the 60's and 70's you would have been the "man" with that look.

The wheels look great!

P.S. Fixed the title for you.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:31 AM   #5
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They look real clean on the car! And I heard making it look like your car was going down hill was cool back then!! It doesn't look to bad!
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Nice wheels man!
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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They look real clean on the car! And I heard making it look like your car was going down hill was cool back then!! It doesn't look to bad!
It was in the 60's and 70's. It was a contest to see who could get their cars @ss the highest in the air.

Sometimes if they went high enough it was an engine killer for the Chevrolet's and their rear sump oil pump pickups, but most Fords had front sump oil pump pickups, so they were ok.
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I wish sometimes I was around the muscle car scene back then!! Those kind of cars will always be classics! I feel like you gotta appreciate what's its come from to appreciate what it is today! Being 19 ive learned alot about appreciating cars but those days sound like so much fun!
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I wasn't around in the muscle car era (I'm 32) but I always loved the look and that's why when I built this car when I was 16 (1995) I raked it.
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It was in the 60's and 70's. It was a contest to see who could get their cars @ss the highest in the air.

Sometimes if they went high enough it was an engine killer for the Chevrolet's and their rear sump oil pump pickups, but most Fords had front sump oil pump pickups, so they were ok.
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Yes I do!
I was the proud owner (back then of course) of several sets.

I loved the ill handling, conestoga wagon ride and all!
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I wasn't around in the muscle car era (I'm 32) but I always loved the look and that's why when I built this car when I was 16 (1995) I raked it.
What size tires and rims do you have on the back?
What backspace are the rims?
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lmao... i had sum on my 84 camaro with 265/65/15 rear. back in 97, and im 34.....
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I had em on my '86 Grand National! I thought I was the shiet back then. It had Monte Carlo SS wheels.
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What size tires and rims do you have on the back?
What backspace are the rims?
They are Mickey Thompson Sportman pros. They are 13.1" wide with a 10.4" tread width. I have them on 10" or 11" wide American racing rims with a 3.5" backspace IIRC.
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They are Mickey Thompson Sportman pros. They are 13.1" wide with a 10.4" tread width. I have them on 10" or 11" wide American racing rims with a 3.5" backspace IIRC.
OK, Thanks!
I have 295/20/15 tires on 10" rims with 5.5" backspacing, which is not quite enough backspacing to get them tucked into the rear fender wells. Not wanting to buy another set of rims I plan to take about 1" off of each side of the rear end which should allow me to get them up under there.
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