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Ive been in the market for a new set of wheels for about 1yr. I found 2 that I liked and when I went to order them they are backorder:bitch:

So I am in the market for some new rims. I originally was going with 17x8 with 235-45-17s all around.

Whats the p
point of 17x8 when I can easily fit a 235 on a 17x7 and it may even look nicer on a 17x7 not as square and its guaranteed to fit without issues on my 68. It seems everyone goes with 17x8. I cant see the benefit unless you are staggering your offset and running 255-275 in the back.

Am I correct. :shrug:
 

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I think you'll love it, Im of the opinion modern wide low profile tires on all 4 corners of these old cars make them squirrely on the street. I had 17x8's with 245/45's @ all 4 corners on my 65, there snug in the rear and were just too much up front, and it drove horrible. After 2 years of chasing different alignment specs and changing parts I finally I had the fronts narrowed to 17x7 and went with a 205/50 up aand it works and looks great. Made an huge difference in the way the car tracked down the road, and the tires fill the wheelwell nice without looking like little donuts.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm actually probably going to go with the cheapo 17x7 anthracite bullitt wheels from MU with tire package for $899, for now. They come with 235-45-17 but I may want to go with a 205 in the front if its too hard to steer at low speeds.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm actually probably going to go with the cheapo 17x7 anthracite bullitt wheels from MU with tire package for $899, for now. They come with 235-45-17 but I may want to go with a 205 in the front if its too hard to steer at low speeds.
Jay,

Do have power steering?

My ride is a 66 289 all stock suspension, ps, and non power drums all around.
17x8 245/45 4.5" bs rear and 17x8 225/45 4.75" bs front.

If I were to do it all over, I would have gotten 17x7s for the front. Unfortunately, the wheel/tire combo I purchased was MB Old School which looks great from Discount Tire but they do not offer them in 17x7s.
 

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I wonder if I would have the same issue. I plan on getting ssome 17x8 rims for my 70
 

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Jay,

Do have power steering?

My ride is a 66 289 all stock suspension, ps, and non power drums all around.
17x8 245/45 4.5" bs rear and 17x8 225/45 4.75" bs front.

If I were to do it all over, I would have gotten 17x7s for the front. Unfortunately, the wheel/tire combo I purchased was MB Old School which looks great from Discount Tire but they do not offer them in 17x7s.

I dont have Power steering, so anything bigger then 235 front might be a pain. I really like the rims you have in your photo. I might get the staggered option also from MU.
 
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