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Old 01-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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Need help to see if wheels will fit?? 54

I have a 1954 f-100 with front disc brakes and other wise stock wanted to order hot rod hanks smoothie wheel in 15x8 4.25 back spacing will these fit?? Need some guidance
 
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:58 PM
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What size disc brakes? What brand brake system? Can't give good answers without good information first.
 
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I have the cpp 1953-1956 disc brake kit cpp being classic performance parts
 
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:23 PM
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Not too sure of the caliper size but i believe they are dodge aspen rotors and firebird/camaro calipers i believe but its def the cpp kit
 
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If they are the firebird/camaro calipers the rims will fit. Initially I had 15x8 smoothies on my 55 with the camaro calipers & Aspen rotors
 
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I think they will mount up too. To verify interference in a full turn you really need to measure. Install a rim/tire that is anywhere close in size and check it out. You'll get a better idea if it will work.
 
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Jaye what tire and rim setup did u run?
 
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I run 15x7 w/ 4.5" backspace without an issue and I have the Chrysler transverse torsion bar (Dodge Diplomat which runs the larger brakes) front end. I added Fatman dropped spindles and still no issue.
 
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What about 17x7 front and 20x8.5 rear what are everyones thoughts on that size will they fit??
 
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What about 17x7 front and 20x8.5 rear what are everyones thoughts on that size will they fit??
Now we're talking spendy wheels. I'm not getting blamed for this one lol. Serious, find somebody who's running them so you can find out the backspacing, or better yet measure yourself, even if you have to mock up a wheel with plywood and cardboard or whatever. 7s almost always work in the front. If you're slammed, 8s can be a crowd in the stock width rear fenders if you don't get the backspace correct.
 
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I put together an excel spreadsheet to help me determine what back spacing I needed as I was trying to figure out what rear axle to run. If you e-mail me I would be happy to share.

It also has some stuff to determine revolutions per mile and rpm at given speeds with different gear ratios and overall tire diameters
 
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4.25" of back space is the maximum I can use. Why not go with 16" to make sure you clear the calipers? I'm in the same dilemma, so pleas post up what you go with and how it works out. I'm running Explorer wheels/tires until I figure it out. The have 4.5" of backspace an I had to add 1/3" spacers to keep them from rubbing the bed. I really need to get a sway-bar in back to take out some of the leaning and then I could probably get away with 4.5". I have a 9" rear, but don't remember the width on it.
 
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Carnut i have a 57 inch wide mustang 9 inch with that being said i was looking at the rear being my biggest space dilema because the 17x7's should work fine but the 20x8.5 have a -50 offset which is a 2.5 back spacing so was thinking worst case i could roll the fenders if they were close to rubbing cause the deep dish negative offset will have more of the rim away from the bed from rubbing so i wont have to modify bed
 
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Originally Posted by flamesoldier View Post
Carnut i have a 57 inch wide mustang 9 inch with that being said i was looking at the rear being my biggest space dilema because the 17x7's should work fine but the 20x8.5 have a -50 offset which is a 2.5 back spacing so was thinking worst case i could roll the fenders if they were close to rubbing cause the deep dish negative offset will have more of the rim away from the bed from rubbing so i wont have to modify bed
With a 2.5" backspace and a 57" wms to wms on your rear you'll be 3" wider then the bed less the added width of your tire. How low your going will determine your fender clearance.
 
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I took 3 leaves off each side for the rear it is sappost to yield a 1 inch drop nothing crazy. I figured the fenders are large enough to accommodate the big size wheel if i can keep it away from be size
 

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