Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Maverick_Ian90, Nov 14, 2018.
Could you please share tire and wheel sizing and offset. Looks good!
American Racing 500 17” wheels and Michelin Pilot AS3 235/45/17 tires.
I dug through my stack of receipts for the build. I could not find the wheel receipt. I think they were 4.5 BS. The fronts are very close to the lip but no rubbing. If I were to do it again, I would roll the lip or use 1/4 more BS.
Tires are the same diameter as stock. No need to adjust the speedometer.
They just raised the price on those wheels by $100 each. Pretty drastic.
Is that 17x7 for the rim size?
I was reading in your build that if you had to do it again you would have rolled the fender lip or added another 1/4 more back space, 4.50 to 4.75. Would that be only for the front?
Yes, the rear is just fine but if you want to be able to rotate your tires, you would want to change them all. I think there is enough clearance for the rear springs. I may bring my ride height up about 1/2" in the front. I like how it sits now and it has not hit the fender, but just to be safe. Plus my exhaust is a little low. When she goes in for her next alignment, I may do it.
What about some four lug options? They are more difficult to come by. Has anyone here used four-to-five lug adapters?
Be super-careful when shopping for 4 lug hardware. Ford used two different sizes in the 1970s. These and early Mustang were one bolt pattern and Mustang II and later are a different size.
I used a set of wheel adapters on my 1st Maverick and I never had the slightest problem with them. If you do use them just be sure you install them correctly, to proper torque and re-torque after a couple of hundred miles running.
Thanks for that info guys.
Anybody running these Goldline for their Mavs >? Im thinking of 17x8 rear and 17x7 fronts and havent modded anything as of now. Front rub is my concern..
255/70/15 stuffed in the fender wells....
What are you running in the front?
These are US mag 17X8 and 17X7. Tires are Kumho 255/50R17 and 225/45R17.
1/2" drop on the rear and ~ 3/4 coil cut out up front.
Ok I need an expert. An 18" rim, 7.5 width with 46mm offset, what does that correlate to backspace?
positive or negative offset?
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