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Old 10-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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Thanks to all that replyed to my inquiry about the rear axle. I bought a pr of torque thruster 4 1/2" wheels ( American rcing wheel co.) for the front of my falcon gssr. Now I'm told that torque thstr 15 x10 rears come with a punie 3 3/4" back space. Any body know of a pr of wheels that would match (maybe), or would look good with the frts. 15" x 10" (4 1/2" bolt circle) with a 5' to 7" bk space?????
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:32 PM
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google the tire rack to start.
most better wheels can be custom ordered with any custom back spacing
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:55 AM
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THese guys will build em' as you like em'.
ET Wheels by Team III Wheels
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Yes, ET Team III wheels in the Classic Five will be a good match to the Torq Thrust, but they're pretty spendy in stock configuration, not to mention custom offsets! I have the Classic Fives all around on my Falcon gasser, and love them, but I found the whole set at a swap meet for what one stock ET wheel costs. $325 ea.!!!

Someone had stripped the center finish, so I sanded them and repainted with VHT mag wheel paint:


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Just a question ,,Why would you want a 7 in back space ,would that not make the spokes flush with the outside wheel lip like the new Front wheel drive cars,??? or is that what you want .
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Just a question ,,Why would you want a 7 in back space ,would that not make the spokes flush with the outside wheel lip like the new Front wheel drive cars,??? or is that what you want .
I'm guessing he's trying to keep the tires inside the body/wheelwell. Since it's a gasser style build, I would radius the wheelwell opening in a second! But as you can see from my wheel picture, I don't mind chopping up a solid body!
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That's kinda what I was thinking either a narrowed rear wheel tubs or radiused fenders or all the above ,,I just cant picture a 10 in wheel with 7 in back space the wheel lip is 3/4 im inside ans out side totaling 3 in 7 in back space would be 10 in,and the spohes are 3-1/2 in totaling 13.5 in so spokes would stick out of wheel over 3 in ,would look like a DONK wheel on the hoppers.IMO.
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That's kinda what I was thinking either a narrowed rear wheel tubs or radiused fenders or all the above ,,I just cant picture a 10 in wheel with 7 in back space the wheel lip is 3/4 im inside ans out side totaling 3 in 7 in back space would be 10 in,and the spohes are 3-1/2 in totaling 13.5 in so spokes would stick out of wheel over 3 in ,would look like a DONK wheel on the hoppers.IMO.
I agree David. I'm a big fan of deep rims, and many of the modern wheels have huge reverse offsets that really look horrible to my eye.
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thanks for your picture....my original car was a 63 falcon and the rears were radiased. On this car i really wanted to keep the tires under the car and the body stock. unconventional gasser yep but......anyway i hope the gasser guys will forgive the unconvensional. i found that there is a torque thrust wheel avalible called a two pc. it's made to your order by two halfs welded so as to create a custom backspace. we're welding the new rear frame kick up tomorrow and placing the coilovers. the rearend is a off set 9" and we"ll know the actual backspace needed. where the new frame rails sit now, a deep backspace will keep the tires under the car. but you are right, the price isn't in my buget. in fact my buget today is about the same as when i was 17 or 18, (which is not much). I retired from the state of Mo last june.....limited limited income. wondering if you have seen or know of any more tm lll wheels. oh by the wat what is the backspace on those wheels you have....thanks again bob
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the rear end is narrowed w/ coil overs... the tires will stay under the car. not coventional but it's just what i'd like to try on this car. I've seen a car like that and liked the look. thanks again bob
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with a narrowed rear end and coilovers i think the rear view of the car will look balanced.....kinda like a lot of cars w/ big tires stuffed underneath w/ the rear ctr section and coilovers showing?? If i'm missing something or.....not remembering to figure in something PLEASE I will appreciate your input. thanks bob
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The ET wheels on the rear of my '63 Falcon are a 4" back space. They are 8.5" wide, so close to 50/50 spacing. I'm running an Exploder 8.8" limited slip, with 3.73 gears. Tires are 30" tall, so that makes the gearing a bit higher than most cars with shorter profile tires.
Only problem with a tubbed and narrow rear axle with big wide tires tucked underneath is it looks a bit strange when you start lifting the frontend up with a straight axle. Starts to get a little confused looking, like a cross between a gasser and a pro street car. As long as you don't mind that, then have at it.
I'm also retired (3 yrs. now!) and I can't seem to break away from building cars that look like the cars I fell in love with in the early to mid 60's. Something about a nose up attitude, with big tires hanging outside the rear fenders that just gets my heart pounding.
So do you have any pictures of what you're building yet?
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So you are going after what I call the ,,Pro Street ,look with all the tire under the quarters.
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I agree David. I'm a big fan of deep rims, and many of the modern wheels have huge reverse offsets that really look horrible to my eye.
ditto,
the mustang/Camaro/challenger/charger would look 1000's times better with dished wheels
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ditto,
the mustang/Camaro/challenger/charger would look 1000's times better with dished wheels
Not to get too side tracked, but I just don't understand the reasons for all these new cars having no dish or outside offset? Most have huge spacers built into the hub areas to make the flat no dish outer look, so I'm sure they could have some dish to their wheels. Just seems that Detroit thinks people want this look?
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