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  1. CaptainComet

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    71 Mavrk,
    Could you please share tire and wheel sizing and offset. Looks good!
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    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.

    Micah
    http://mmb.maverick.to/resources/my-1971-maverick.221/
     
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    They just raised the price on those wheels by $100 each. Pretty drastic.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.

    Micah
     
  6. CaliMaverick72

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    What about some four lug options? They are more difficult to come by. Has anyone here used four-to-five lug adapters?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    Thanks for that info guys.
     
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    https://www.jegs.com/i/Coker-Tire/257/6880830/10002/-1
    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..
    Thanks >>
     
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    255/70/15 stuffed in the fender wells....
     

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    What are you running in the front?
     
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    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.

    wheels 5.jpg
     
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    Ok I need an expert. An 18" rim, 7.5 width with 46mm offset, what does that correlate to backspace?
     
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