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Old 11-06-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default 18" x 9" Front 94-04 rim

Has anyone got a 94-04 rim, that I can 'borrow' one or two nights, to check for fitment on my '67?
Rim specs are 18x9 - 5.9" backspacing

My 17"s are very close to the upper A arms, the 18's are supposed to clear the suspension components. If it works, I can sink the tire a little deeper in the wheel well.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #2
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what Arms are you using? ran into a similair problem on my 66 with some aftermarkets, the same wheel and tire would rub the A-Arm
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TCP, which actually have a little more clearance than the stock Upper A Arms.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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If you were in Kelowna, you could borrow one of mine.

18x9 is going to be a very tight fit for a 67. I got one to fit on my lowered '70 but required rolling the fender lip and running 245 rubber which is too narrow for a 9" wide rim IMO. A 67 has even less room.

I had my front 18x9's narrowed by 1" to 18x8's as I hated the look of the 245 rubber on a 9" wide wheel. Looks much better on an 8" wheel.

You will likely need a 1" spacer to make the BS work but not sure with those A-arms.
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Yeah, you are right, but it depends a little on how much that I can mod the coil spring cover/bump stop

Right now, I have the 94-04 17" rim which has been cut down 1.125 on the backspace.

The 18 should allow me to push the offset in a little further, I hope
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:52 PM   #6
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I think the 9" wheel with that much backspacing may be a problem with hitting things when you steer, like sway bar , strut rods or steering linkage. Using a spacer takes away any "sinking deeper" advantage.
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