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Post by Tinkerer 1967 on Sat May 16, 2020 11:06 am

Looking for options. Saw a set of Mustang Bullet wheels and wonder if anyone has tried them and if so were there any issues. Thanks in advance.

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Post by David V. on Sun May 17, 2020 11:36 pm

If you mean the modern Bullitt Mustangs, you'd probably run into an issue with offset/back-spacing. In other words they'll bolt on, but the face of a modern wheel is almost flush with the lip and tire (positive offset), so the bulk of your wheel will go inwards and interfere with brake-lines, frame, etc. Old-school wheels have more negative offset also known as "dish" which is a better fit for our suspension geometry and the position of the mounting face.

Basically if you want it to look right you have to find a wheel that's the correct size, correct bolt pattern and correct back-spacing, and also fits a decent tire. Can be very challenging.
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Post by Tinkerer 1967 on Mon May 18, 2020 1:58 pm

Thanks for the info. The current wheels have about .866 offset as you describe. They seem to fit well but I was trying to get a little more tire under the rear. I guess I will have to measure and see what I can come up with

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