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Nice. I like this style wheels and can't seem to find them in 17" only in 18''
these are available in 17x8x4.5 look similar to the wheel you linked
but like I said 4.5 BS while not ideal and will work, 4.75BS is better
 

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these are available in 17x8x4.5 look similar to the wheel you linked
but like I said 4.5 BS while not ideal and will work, 4.75BS is better
thank you
 

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Currently have 18”x7.5” 4.75” bs ( 5.75” bs with 1” spacers)
Current tires 235/45/18 Pirelli’s P Zero Nero AS
No rubbing issues at all.

I have some 18”x8” 4.75 to 5.25” bs ( 6” bs with as needed spacer)
Future tires...245/40/18

They are all used rims that need some loving.
The 7.5”....all 4 were curb rashed too.
I figured I can experiment, since my driveline may have future modifications.
This way I don’t have a fortune invested in just wheels and tires.
 

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I don't know what the actual difference is between 65-66 and 67-68 wheel houses are, but for what it's worth I have 18x9.5 with 5.25 backspacing American Racing Rodders in the back of my 68. They fit fine without clearance issues. I put 275/40 tires on them and they fit.

From what I understand there is a difference in the years, but maybe that helps???
 

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I don't know what the actual difference is between 65-66 and 67-68 wheel houses are, but for what it's worth I have 18x9.5 with 5.25 backspacing American Racing Rodders in the back of my 68. They fit fine without clearance issues. I put 275/40 tires on them and they fit.

From what I understand there is a difference in the years, but maybe that helps???
about an inch smaller I think
 

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If it is an inch smaller, the wheel size I went with probably won't work. I'll post some pics for you in the morning.
 

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I just found out that my car came with the Maier Racing flares and I'm assuming that 18s will fit? or maybe a 17x10?
Below is a pic of my car w the flares or wide body. PO still has the 4 lug and using adapter to fit a 5 lug wheel.

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I just found out that my car came with the Maier Racing flares and I'm assuming that 18s will fit? or maybe a 17x10?
Below is a pic of my car w the flares or wide body. PO still has the 4 lug and using adapter to fit a 5 lug wheel.

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  1. Oh , jeez. So it still has the 6/cylinder steering and brakes and suspension. ? With huge wheels / tires ? Good luck with all that
 

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  1. Oh , jeez. So it still has the 6/cylinder steering and brakes and suspension. ? With huge wheels / tires ? Good luck with all that
Yup I think so. But I’m planning on doing a whole new suspension front and rear.

Will be doing the disc brake conversion as well.

it has the 17” wheels at the moment.
 

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Those might be the Maier 2.5" flares and you can reach out to Maier Racing to see what size they recommend you could fit under there. My guess would be at least a 275 or 285. The 3.25" flares will get you 295-315 depending on the suspension. As for diameter, you can do 17s or 18s no problem, it just depends on the sidewall and overall diameter.
 

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Those might be the Maier 2.5" flares and you can reach out to Maier Racing to see what size they recommend you could fit under there. My guess would be at least a 275 or 285. The 3.25" flares will get you 295-315 depending on the suspension. As for diameter, you can do 17s or 18s no problem, it just depends on the sidewall and overall diameter.
Should also add brakes as well.

I have 2016 Mustang GT brakes front (14”) and rear (13”).

I already had 18” wheels.

17” won’t clear 14” in front.
Save ya some curse words.😜

Nice looking car 😎
 

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Should also add brakes as well.

I have 2016 Mustang GT brakes front (14”) and rear (13”).

I already had 18” wheels.

17” won’t clear 14” in front.
Save ya some curse words.😜

Nice looking car 😎
Wow do you have the 2016 Brembos?
 

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No, I have the 4 piston GT/performance pkg.
They have the quick change pin setup like Brembos.
I used Mustang Steve’s disc brake brackets.

Brembo 6 piston would have been super overkill.😂 View attachment 756377
Wow looks great. I also have a 2015 mustang and the Perf Package comes with the 6 piston brembos. But def the non pp 4 piston brakes are nice on the old school.

Did you do the swap all around?
 

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Deciphering all of the 2008-2014 and 2015 & newer.
There are so many sellers that don’t really know what they are selling or are misleading...intentionally or ignorance, I don’t know.

I used 2016 Mustang GT w/o Brembo.
I believe the “Performance package” applies to non GT’s on some listings.
I believe these 4 pistons are standard on the GT’s and the Brembo 6 piston is the “Performance package” for GT’s.

It took me some time to figure it out myself. These are the rotors I used.

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I am using 18x7.5 on all four with overall backspace of 4.75”

I have Pirelli P Zero Nero All Seasons
235/40/18 (these run narrow at 9” section width)
I think BFG’s, Nitto, Cooper run closer to stated tire size.

I made slight modifications this winter and could easily go to 5” backspace
 
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