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Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

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    I have a 70 Dart with Dr. Diff front disc kit 5X4.5 (Small ball joints adapters) and 8 3/4 5X4.5 Axles, with Dr. Diff rear disc kit, The springs are in stock location.

    I am looking at these wheels. They are 17X8 with a 5.25" backspace. That is the only backspace they offer for that wheel style. Will that backspace clear the front and rear?
     
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      I got this from another thread. I think I'm good, just wanted to be sure.

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      You should be OK. Do you plan to stagger tire sizes?
       
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      If I have to, it wouldn't bother me. I am doing an electric power steering with a 16:1 box, so the widest I can go in front would be ideal.
       
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      make a thread for that if you would please. that's my current plan too
       
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      I plan on it. There is a few good threads now, bit I wanna make an all in one with steps.
       
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        @72bluNblu What say you? :poke:. :lol:

        Also, so you have the full picture. I am running PST 1.03 bars, Bilstein shocks,stock upper control arms with Moog offset bushings and ESPO 6 leaf HD springs at stock height.
         
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        cool, other than the A-arms, i have the same setup
         
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        I'm not a fan of big wheels on these older girls, but those look pretty good.
         
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        Thanks! I was on the fence for a long time time, but I want a better tire.
         
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          89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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          What size tire do you think you will go with?

          Cley
           
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          I'm hoping for a 17 by 8 with a 245 45-17, if possible. If I can't go that big I'm okay with a 235.
           
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          89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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          I hope you keep this thread up to date as you learn. I am looking at something very similar for my Duster.

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          Absolutely. I've read a ton of threads, mainly the Mustang Wheel Thread and those are 5.72 backspace and folks are using those with spacers, so my 5.25 backspace should be fine, I just want to be sure before I order.

          Also, I found this quote on another thread.

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            [QUOTE="89on35s, post: 1972649171, member

            I heard back from 72blunblu and I'm going with the 17X8 with 5.25" backspace and a 245/45/17 all around. I'll update my thread when the wheels and tires are mounted.

            Keep in mind, this is for a 70 Dart, which is Narrower in the rear, bit taller in the front than your duster, so your specs will be different. If you do a search for 17X8 or 18X8 and put 72blunblu as the poster, you'll find your answer.

            There is a ton of threads specific to dusters.[/QUOTE]
             
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