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After 6 months of back and forth I'm ready to purchase some wheels I have been wanting. Torq Thrust II 17inch Polished Aluminum. For basics, I have a 1968 289C Mustang with Drum brakes, all stock and nothing has been done with the springs or coils that I'm aware of. I want the tires to be flush with wheel wells so they don't stick out but I have no idea about what offset is or if the tires I want will work.

Here is what I want to purchase, 17x7 0mm offset. the only other option on tirerack is a 17x8 with a -11mm offset

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Mustang+5-Lug&autoYear=1968&autoModClar=&initialPartNumber=5157765P&i1_Qty=4&wheelMake=American+Racing+Authentic+Hot+Rod&wheelModel=VN515+Torq+Thrust+II+1+PC&wheelFinish=Polished&wheelFinish=Polished&showRear=no&packageFlow=false


Planning to put on Raptor ZR A/S 225/45ZR17

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Riken&tireModel=Raptor+ZR+A/S&partnum=245WR7RZRASXL&i1_Qty=4&autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Mustang 5-Lug&autoYear=1968&autoModClar=&vehicleSearch=true


I have heard from several people these will fit and there shouldn't be a problem. Tirerack has a great return policy if they don't fit and I'm going or planning o having a local car shop install them for me, they have done some work on my mustang before. I'm returning from my deployment in 10 days and I'm trying to order these and have them installed on my mustang before I return.

Will these work?

Jacob
 

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As Patrick said 17x8x4.75 Is "ideal" Squared with 225/45/17 ,235/45/17,some have even used 255/40/17
4.5 will work in some cases.These cars are all a bit different production tolerance wasn't job 1 back in the day. also depends on alignment specs and how low the car sits

Just for reference these pics are 17x8x4.75ish 225/45/17(could have gone bigger but tires where free) 05+ Bullitts with 1.5" adapter UCA drop 1/2 coil cut off 620's -1.5 camber +4.5 caster 1/8 toe in



 

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Acapulco Blue and AR Outlaw II's........Thumbs Up!!!.... A great combination!

Can you tell that I'm a fan..... My old '69 Falcon Below... The last pic was in her later years.....just before I sold her in 2005..

:eek:)

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Hello,



After 6 months of back and forth I'm ready to purchase some wheels I have been wanting. Torq Thrust II 17inch Polished Aluminum. For basics, I have a 1968 289C Mustang with Drum brakes, all stock and nothing has been done with the springs or coils that I'm aware of. I want the tires to be flush with wheel wells so they don't stick out but I have no idea about what offset is or if the tires I want will work.



Here is what I want to purchase, 17x7 0mm offset. the only other option on tirerack is a 17x8 with a -11mm offset



https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Mustang+5-Lug&autoYear=1968&autoModClar=&initialPartNumber=5157765P&i1_Qty=4&wheelMake=American+Racing+Authentic+Hot+Rod&wheelModel=VN515+Torq+Thrust+II+1+PC&wheelFinish=Polished&wheelFinish=Polished&showRear=no&packageFlow=false





Planning to put on Raptor ZR A/S 225/45ZR17



https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Riken&tireModel=Raptor+ZR+A/S&partnum=245WR7RZRASXL&i1_Qty=4&autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Mustang 5-Lug&autoYear=1968&autoModClar=&vehicleSearch=true





I have heard from several people these will fit and there shouldn't be a problem. Tirerack has a great return policy if they don't fit and I'm going or planning o having a local car shop install them for me, they have done some work on my mustang before. I'm returning from my deployment in 10 days and I'm trying to order these and have them installed on my mustang before I return.



Will these work?



Jacob


I also have a 68 coupe. The 17x7 with 0mm offset works perfect (smallish in my opinion, but def works with no issues). The 17x8 with the -11mm offset will stick out. With a 17x8, you’re looking for 0mm offset (4.5” backspace) or ideally +6mm offset (4.75” backspace).


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I run 17x8 4.75 BS torque thrust II. 235/45 up front and 255x45 in the rear. Opentracker suspension. Shelby drop and a half coil cut up front. I have no rubbing issues. I’m happy with the way they tuck.
 

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