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wheels dont fit fender opening

 
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:30 AM
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Adding those to figures together less the lip you must have a 7.5 inch wheel. I think a six inch wheel with zero offset, a 215/75 instead of 225/75, or possibly raising the front end a little would solve your problem.
 
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raising the front end a little would solve your problem.
I had an “other make” subframe transplant with the same problems and fixed it by lifting the front end a little with rubber coil spring spacer blocks.
 
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60 inch width is a bit too wide for this truck...recommended width is 58 inches. You can compensate with more backspace on your wheels, narrower rims, smaller tires, etc as has been suggested already. You can also use shorter a-arms to bring the spindles in closer to where they are supposed to be. That's the beauty of a MII IFS...there are many options available in the aftermarket so you don't have to work around some of the historical issues with OEM IFSs.
 
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so as Charlie mentions, I think you should measure based on the form I posted, and then decide what to do about where you are vs where you need to be.

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talked to tire guy today who is going to come have a look should be able to make somthing work out fine. The mustangII ifs is the one that heidts recommended for this truck but i guess i can swap the control arms for some that are 5/8 inch shorter. I would like to put smootie rims with 2.5 - 3" whitewalls on , those anyone have this combination out there. Also in order to get the clearance i needed i tighted up the crossovers so now they are not parellel to floor from side to side they are up about 1' next to tires is this going to give me more greif
 
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tire/wheel clearance

Iam not running a MII front end but a dropped axel and mono leaf reveresed springs (total of 8 inch drop). I have to check on the tire size but I know the rim is a ford F150 stock late model 15x6.5. This set up has the tire tucked up in the fender but i am still able to turn the wheel all the way in either direction. It clears by about 3/16 of an inch. Here is a link to my gallery so you can see some pics. 1951 Ford F1 4x2 - In progress F1
 
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Coker Tire will be your best bet for the whitewalls.
 
 
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