15" wheel questions . Offset and backspacing

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by buildinmy73, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. buildinmy73

    buildinmy73 Veteran Member

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    I'm looking at a couple 15" wheels from American racing for my 73 but had a few questions .
    The wheel specs I'm looking at are
    Front
    15X7 4" back spacing with 0 offset

    Rear
    15X8 4.03 backspacing and -12 offset .

    Looking at running my 235X60 on front and 255 or 275 60 on rear .

    I'm no wheel expert I must admit . I need your help . Would these wheels fit and look proper not sticking out etc .?
    Thanks for your help .
     
  2. Scott51

    Scott51 Veteran Member

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  3. buildinmy73

    buildinmy73 Veteran Member

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  4. buildinmy73

    buildinmy73 Veteran Member

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    I've read through a few threads and couldn't find any pics or definitive answer if 4" bs on a 8" rim is enough for the rear . I don't want tires to stick out
     
  5. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    4 1/2" backspacing on a 8" rim for the back or you may have rubbing issues.
     
  6. Scott51

    Scott51 Veteran Member

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    6th post down on the link I posted and many more after it have the answer. Tires won't stick out
     
  7. Tbrobinson91

    Tbrobinson91 New Member

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    That's what I have on my car, the fronts are 15x7 with 4" bs with a 235/60, and the backs are 15x8 with 4.5" bs. I added a 1" spacer to bring the wheels out, I wanted them flush, but not sticking out. IMG_1075.JPG IMG_1086.JPG
     

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