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American Racing Torq Thrust D Wheel 16"X7" Gray Set 1965-1973

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This is what I want for my 65. But I'm concerned with the 4in backspacing. (Of course CJs says it will work "with modifications" on the 65-66) I have read that on the 16x8 you should go with 4.5in backspacing.

This post suggests that the rear end won't work with the 4in backspace? 16x8", 4" Backspacing? What do they mean?

Is anyone using the 16x8 with 4.5in backspacing and what issues, if any, are you having? And pictures.

This is my dream set up but I'd need to go with the Torque Thrust II to get 16x8 with 4.5in backspacing.



The rims are Vintage Wheel Works' Vintage 45s, 16x8-inch with a 4.5-inch backspacing. The tires are BFGoodrich 225/50x16 KD radials.
Of course you can't get VWW anymore. Thanks Coker. :(

Do the TTD and TTII look that much different?
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For reference I went from 235/70-14 to 225/50-16 so in the tire parlance it’s a +2 so same diameter overall (although 10mm narrower) so it shouldn’t be any surprise the new wheels fit.

I don’t know the offset of the 69 GT 14x7 steel wheels but I would be surprised if the were also 4in/0 offset.
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