FORD POWER! 1965-70 Mustang Wheel / Tire Fitment

FORD POWER! 1965-70 Mustang Wheel/Tire Fitment

Halibrand Engineering's Rick Ciemeny researched the Mustang wheel/tire sizing issue.

Basic Formula: Backspacing minus (Wheel Width divided by 2) = Offset

For optimum results, he suggests living within the parameters of the following tables:

Wheel selection boils down to proper sizing. Ideally, your wheel store will allow you the opportunity to check wheel fitment prior to purchase. If that isn't possible, you must correctly measure both wheel and vehicle first. Backspacing and offset are as important as wheel diameter. Wheel backspacing (A) should be in the 4-inch to 4.75-inch backspace range, depending on vehicle type. Offset is the distance from the wheel face to the outer lip. Wheel width (B) is measured from rim to rim as shown.

1965-66 Mustang Wheel/Tire Fitment:

Wheel Size

Correct Backspace

Suggested Tire Size

15x6

4.000 in.

P215/70R15

15x7

4.250 in.

P225/60R15

15x8

4.500 in.*

P225/60R15 to P235/60R15

16x7

4.250 in.

P205/55R16 to P225/60R16

16x8

4.500 in.*

P225/50R16

17x7

4.250 in.

P205/50ZR17

17x8

4.500 in.*

P235/45ZR17

18x7

4.250 in.

P225/40ZR18

18x8

4.500 in.*

P245/40ZR18 to P265/35ZR18

*(Rear Only).
MUSTANGS & FORDS / November 2000

1967-70 Mustang Wheel/Tire Fitment

Wheel Size

Correct Backspace

Suggested Tire Size

15x6

4.000 in.

P215/70R15

15x7

4.250 in.

P225/60R15

15x8

4.500 in.

P225/60R15

15x9*

5.500 in.

P235/60R15

16x7

4.250 in.

P205/55R16 to P225/50R16

16x8

4.500 in.

P225/50R16 to P255/50R16

17x7

4.250 in.

P205/50ZR17

17x8

4.500 in.

P235/45ZR17 to P245/45ZR17

17x9*

5.500 in.

P245/40ZR17 to P275/40ZR17

18x7

4.250 in.

P225/40ZR18

18x8

4.500 in.

P245/40ZR18 to P265/35ZR18

18x9*

5.500 in.

P245/40ZR18 to P265/35ZR18

*(1969-70 Only).
MUSTANGS & FORDS / November 2000

Wheel selection boils down to proper sizing. Ideally, your wheel store will allow you the opportunity to check wheel fitment prior to purchase. If that isn't possible, you must correctly measure both wheel and vehicle first. Backspacing and offset are as important as wheel diameter. Wheel backspacing (A) should be in the 4-inch to 4.75-inch backspace range, depending on vehicle type. Offset is the distance from the wheel face to the outer lip. Wheel width (B) is measured from rim to rim as shown.



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