Yes, but 16x7 is not the same as a 8' wheel with the correct BS. Just trying to say been through all this before at great lengths.But we also know that the 16x7 works because we watched Andy's video.
With the 8" wheel you really need the 4.75" BSThe interesting part here is that the 16x7 wheel comes in a 4.0 BS, and after adding a 1/4” spacer, you have the proper backspace of 4.25.
However, the 16x8 wheel comes in 4.89 and the 1/4” spacer does NOT get you to the proper 4.5 backspace. That’s just not fair 🙂.
We're way past the time of saving time and heartache.Yes, but 16x7 is not the same as a 8' wheel with the correct BS. Just trying to say been through all this before at great lengths.
The wider tires really should be mounted on the 8" wheel.
Trying to save you the time and heartache
The front spacers were not on the car in this pic. In fact, they're not on the car right now, I can't make up my mind on what I want to do with them at the moment.We're way past the time of saving time and heartache.
@aakrusen seems to have mounted the 225 on the 7in rims and so far he hasn't reported anything hitting or the tires falling off. He did try spacers on the front although it's hard to tell from the pictures as to why.
I have 4.89 BS in the rear w/ reverse eyes, all fenders rolled flat. If I had 4 in BS the tires would hit the fenders for sure Front: 16x7 TTII 4in BS 225/50r16 Rear: 16x8 TTII 4.89in BS 245/50r16 Looks great! I’m running 16x7 squared, with the same 245/50 rears, but would like a deeper...www.vintage-mustang.com
I think these look great. Maybe later I'll try the 8in/4.89BS later or maybe not.
I'm prepared to roll if needed. One of the advantages of not having paint on the car yet.The front spacers were not on the car in this pic. In fact, they're not on the car right now, I can't make up my mind on what I want to do with them at the moment.
The front fenders do need a little rolling, but that's partly because of how low the car is.
You may or may not need to roll the rear fenders, mine have been messed with before I got the car, so I don't know how this setup would fit with "normal" fenders.