15x8 magnum 500s on front of 70-72 valiant/dart/duster/demon?

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  1. 1972scamp

    1972scamp Active Member

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    Hi guys, I recently picked up a nice matching set of 4 magnum 500 rims 15x8 4.5" of backspacing with 225/60/15 tires for my 72 scamp. The rear of my car is already bbp, I am in the process of converting the front of to bbp. The rear fits very nicely; however I am concerned about the front. I picked up my caliper brackets yesterday, from a member, so I can finish putting the front back together. My question is will a 15x8 rim with a 225/60/15 tire fit on the front with bbp without any issues? I am afraid they will stick out too far, for my liking, in relation to the rear. I cannot seem to find any info on this because it appears that most people run a 15x7 and under on their cars, also leading me to suspect it is not a good idea to run 15x8s on the front. Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I just sell/trade off the two for 15x7s? Thanks guys -Mike
     

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    I Just put 15x7 keystone klassics with 3.75" backspacing on the front of my 68 barracuda with 215/60-r15s and one side is catching the front edge of the fender. My car has been hit on that corner so I may be fine if I pull the fender forward a bit but then I might have a gap. The other side does clear but just barely. I'm glad I didn't get the 225/60r15s I thought I wanted.
    You might be ok with the 4.5 inches of backspacing, pulling the tire in just a bit would help a bunch on my car.
    I just finished the BBP conversion on my car as well.
     
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    Thank you for your input. I'm probably just gonna pick up some 15x6 or 15x7 rims for the front. Thank you
     
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    I am looking for a pair of 15x8 magnums for the rear of my barracuda. If you want to sell PM me. I am going with 15x6's in the front with 215/60's to keep the tires in tight to the cars centerline. I planned on getting 15x8's for the rear with 255/60's. Might be good for both of us if you just want to sell the rims bare.
     
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    Just in case anyone read this and was unsure about the fitment like I was these are 225 60 15 15x8 with 4.5" backspacing. Here you go :happy1:
     

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