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Old 05-12-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to purchase a new set of wheels for my 14. I want to be a little different than most so most of American muscle and latemodel restoration wheels are all too common. I found a set of wheels on summit racing that looks very similar to the wheels on the original Eleanor car. Which I am wanting my car to look like. But I'm not sure on the back space and off set of these will look good or even fit.

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/vsw-1438865gmml1

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/vsw-1438965gmml1

That's the link. I compared the bs and offset to a set of fr500 on American muscle and the am wheels are 6.2in bs and +30mm offset. The summit wheels I want are 5.2 bs and +10 offset. They are 18x8.5 for the front. The ones for the rear would be 18x9.5 and have a 5.75in bs and +12mm offset.

Would these fit and look good without having any rubs?
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Just for reference these are 18/9 18/9.5 and 30mm 39mm respectively. I'm about 99% sure that's what I've got.


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Just for reference these are 18/9 18/9.5 and 30mm 39mm respectively. I'm about 99% sure that's what I've got.


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So you know the back space on those?
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How do you measure bs and offset? I really like these wheels but want to be certain they will fit and look good before I buy. And what's the factory v6 17x7 bs and offset for comparison?
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Your backspace is a product of the wheel width and measured offset. If you have a 10 inch wide wheel with a zero offset your inside is 5 inches and outside lip is 5 in. If you have a (let's just say) +50mm offset. that's the length in mm that the hub of the wheel is aligned to the width. In basic terms a positive offset pushes the wheels in or under the car and negative offset pushes the wheels out. Does that make any sense?


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It's kind of that same math concept as metric tire sizes and using the width and the profile to measure hight.


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Yes my tears are +39 directly over top of left side and behind right.
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It's kind of that same math concept as metric tire sizes and using the width and the profile to measure hight.


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Well using that math and a online wheel calculator it says that wheel would be 12mm closer to the suspension and 66mm more stick out compared to my 225/65 r17 stock wheels. I hope I did that correctly. If so I think these will fit and do ok. As long as they wont rub anywhere I don't care about if they fill the fender or not. Just as long as they don't stick out of the fender any.
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If you're going with the 18/8.5 and 18/9.5 I think you could use my tire set up and it be about right! I've got 255/45/18 and 285/40/18 nt555 g2


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If you're going with the 18/8.5 and 18/9.5 I think you could use my tire set up and it be about right! I've got 255/45/18 and 285/40/18 nt555 g2


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I picked out a 255/45 18 and a 275/40 18 in Firestone Indy fire hawk. They look like the nt555 but have just a little more tread. They are like 1/4inch different in height so that's bout as close as I can get. If the websites math is correct.

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If you're going with the 18/8.5 and 18/9.5 I think you could use my tire set up and it be about right! I've got 255/45/18 and 285/40/18 nt555 g2


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I appreciate the help!
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285/40/18 is dead at stock hight (27") with 11.2 width. 275/40/18 is 26.6 hight and 10.8 width. Your 255/45/18 front will be 27.03 hight and 10 wide so your rear tire will be almost 3/8ths in shorter. Depending on the tire companys' size variations. Just a heads up.


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