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Will these rims fit????


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July 8, 2005
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St. Louis, MO
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I'v e been looking for new rims for awhile now. I am finally going to be able to get them, my rebate check is in the mail. I know the bolt pattern, 5 lug, 4.5" circle, blah blah blah.

I don't know the minimum and maximum backspacing. that would be helpful.

I would like to get the wheels shown here: http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_details.asp?PartKeyField=7869

Those are my first choice. There are actually two kinds of the same wheel on that site, they just have different backspacing.

My other option would be to go here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-9...ewItemQQcategoryZ43958QQitemZ8034638375QQrdZ1

The ones on ebay are hella wide, and I might just try to get the 18" x 10" ones for the rear, then go with the ford racing ones up front. I just wasnt sure if the 18" x 9" wheels would work up front. I know the whole wheel well clearance thing, but in the pic, the depth toward the center of the vehicle isn't really that much different, it is the depth toward the outside of the vehicle, if that makes sense. I dunno, just look at the ebay pics to see what i'm talking about.

Feel free to make any suggestions. Thanks.

p.s. Oh yeah. I forgot this part. The reason I want to go super wide in the rear is im gunna do the whole ford racing 347 engine swap thing this summer.