Pontiac GTO Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am trying to determine if a 17 x 9 wheel with 5" back space will fit my 68 assuming the tire is a 275/40-17 or 255/50-17.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
310 Posts
Rear 17 x 9 255/50/17 BS 5" No rubbing issues

Front 17x8 235/50/17 BS 4.5
Rubbed a little, had to rool the wheel open moulding just a touch in the front to clear


Maybe with a lower profile tire you might be able to squeeze a 9" up front.
But that's not the look we where after

Bill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
322 Posts
I am trying to determine if a 17 x 9 wheel with 5" back space will fit my 68 assuming the tire is a 275/40-17 or 255/50-17.
I assume on the back right?

When I fit my 17s I used a Percys wheel simulator on my '66. Worked perfectly to show me what I needed. I ended up with 17x8s front and rear with 275/40/17 on back and 245/45/17 on front.

That tool is VERY handy though. Very.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks for the info. I ended up ordering the 17" x 8" aluminum pontiac rims with 4.5" back space. I am going with 255/45r17 firestone indy wide oval tires hopefully they don't rub anywhere. Where did you get the redline tires in 17".
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top