Wheel size and back spaceing


New Member
Jul 3, 2006
I have a 1967 coupe with stock rear end and would like to know what the largest wheel is that I can put on the rear and it fit well. If any one can make some suggestions on wheel size, and back spacing as well as tire size I would sure appreciate it.
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What diameter rim do you want to use?
14, 15, 16, 16, 17, or 18s?

You can easily fit a 9" wide rim in the back with approx. 5.5" of backspacing.
A 275 tire will also fit on the 9" wide rim.
Might want to view the Wheel chart at dodgestang.com/mustang for more info.
The chart helps a lot. What size, besides stock, would you go for? I was thinking about a 16X8 in the rear and a 16x5 in the front. The car doesn’t have power steering in it yet, and with the 15x7 all around it right now, it is not a pleasure to drive, it’s more like work. I like the look of the staggered size but don’t know a good setup that will not only look good but perform well at around 60-70 mph on the highway with out the front end wiggling.
If you are only running a 15x7 now presumably with a 215 or 225 tire and you think it is work to drive, I would get your alignment checked before buying new wheels and tires.

As for 16x5....planning on drag racing? I like to drive spirited on the street and the track and a super skinny tire up front paired with a wide one in the rear is going to make your handling suck.
Its not the alignment, its the fact that the car used to be power steering and now its not. I’m not wanting a super skinny up front, nothing smaller than a 5 in, and I’m wanting that for ease of steering. Basically I just want a nice fit in the wheel well as far as height goes. I don’t like to see a lot of gap, and I don’t want to fill it up with tire. This car is not a drag car, or a rally car by any means. It is just a cruse through town, sound good look good car and occasionally smoke a smart mouth rice burner. So any one with some ideas for wheel and tire size please help. tell me what you have, and if you like them. I’m just wanting some Ideas.