Need some advice on wheels/tires

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  1. Stephen1822

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    Hey guys, here are some photos of the 77 Mav I bought. I want to get wider wheels. Nothing like drag wheels, but something that is meatier and fills the space better ( I do love the white stripe though!). Any ideas?
     

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    There are seemingly endless choices in style, size, and backspacing. 14" wheels are getting more difficult/expensive to find sporty tires for. The backspacing built into the rim is critical to get in the proper range so nothing rubs on the body or the suspension. As far as what you would like to see on your car.....look at wheels on peoples cars and decide what you like. Do a lot of research, and figure out how much you want to spend. check out the "garage" in this forum, as some people list tire and wheel information as part of their garage. My rims are 14x7 with 3.5" backspacing (I wanted this style and didnt realize the challenge to get 14" tires). Also, make sure the bolt pattern is correct. Many people use 15" rims and larger to get more tire choices.
     
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    This is the information I collected of what people are running on theirs.
    Maverick/Comet wheel/tire combo’s

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    14x7 w/ 225/60-14s
    15x5 w/ 195/65-15s
    15x7 w/ 225/60-15s
    16x7 w/ 245/45-16s
    3-1/2 or 4 inch backspacing
    Front 17x7 w/ 245-40/17s
    4 inch backspacing.

    REAR
    14x8 w/ 235/60-14s
    15x8 w/ 245/60-15s
    15x8 w/ 255/60-15s or G-60/15s
    15x8 w/ J-60/15s (M&H racemasters)
    16x8 w/ 255/50-16
    3-1/2 or 4 inch backspacing
    18x8 w/ 275/35-18
    4 inch backspacing
     
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    This all helps. Thanks a lot guys!
     
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    Old picture, fronts 15x7 3.75” backspace tires are 215/60/15, rears 15x8 4.00” backspace tires 265/50/15. The rears would fill out an unrolled/pulled quarter pretty well
     

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