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Would the 17x7, 4.25" backspacing fit on a 1st gen stock suspension and what size tires?
i got 17x7 on my 67 with 225 45 17 with plenty of room. 4 inch back space. in my case 4.25 would have gave me room for a 235. I think my set up is different in the rear though because of the years
 
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Would the 17x7, 4.25" backspacing fit on a 1st gen stock suspension and what size tires?
NO...

You can't run what the 66-67 guy's run.......

I could tell you, but I would have to shoot you Each car is different, I don't care what people say. The best bet is to take your own measurements or use the search.
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i didn't go to the above link, but I took a piece of angle aluminum with a hole that goes across 2 of the studs and measured the distance from the mounting flange to where the tire could hit roughly. had the stuff sitting around and it confirmed the sizes that i needed. simple tape measure and it was all said and done. measured 3 times just to be sure.
 

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a 15 x 7 wheel with a 4.25" BS won't work with a 225/60 tire on my car... don't ask me how I know :eek: if the wheels had a 4.5" BS like they were supposed to, they might have been ok.

i am going with a 15x7, 5" BS with the same 225/60 tires.

you really need to measure your car.
 

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What would be cool would be if a bunch of us SNS members chipped in together and purchased a WheelRite that one member could hold onto & then when another member wanted to use it., they would simply pay the shipping both ways to use it......
I would think it would " pay for itself " in short order......

:yes::yes::yes:
 

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What would be cool would be if a bunch of us SNS members chipped in together and purchased a WheelRite that one member could hold onto & then when another member wanted to use it., they would simply pay the shipping both ways to use it......
I would think it would " pay for itself " in short order......

:yes::yes::yes:
if you do the angle aluminum that i did it's extremely inexpensive and about 90% of what you need to perfectly measure.
 
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