1970 Ford Country squire

Year:
1970
Color:
mat black
Engine:
8 Cylinder
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FORD|ANGLIA
  1. Dragonsquire

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    Hello, the wheels look great on the wagon - can you tell wich wheel specs do you have in rear? Have just bought a 69 country squire and want to put some custom wheels - but don't know the wheel specs I have to keep that the wheels fit. Can you tell something about rim width, backspace and offset? Thanks.
     
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    I love both of your 69 - 70 Country Squires. Love the hide-away headlights.

    If you're wanting a wider rim and tire on the rear, something like a 15x10 with a 5" backspace should work. Or a 15x8 with a 4" backspace. For tire size, 275-60-15. I think a 295-50-15 would be too short for your big wagon. Here's a pic of my wagon with a 15x10 on the rear with 5" backspacing. Tire is a 305-50-15, which is no longer available. 295-50 is very close. I felt it was too short. It was more obvious when viewed from the side.

    EDIT: After looking at the look you might be after, you might like the 295-50. But, the rear of your wagon will need to sit low, so there's not a gap. That's what I didn't like about mine.

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    Thank you for your answer on my question - is very helpful for me. Your wagon looks really nice - and with these large tires it's awesome! Great! I'm thinking of some 17x8 VN815 Classic Torq Thrust II from AmericanRacing. They exist with 4.07" backspace and -11 offset - as far as your description they should work in rear. In front I think perhaps 17x7 wheels work better, they exist with 4" backspace and zero offset - thinking that a smaller rim with smaller tires will be better for handling on the road. The front I will lower with 2" drop coils.
    What I'm not sure at all yet - I'm asking myself if I put some 17" wheels if the ride will not get harder - perhaps you have some experience you can share.
    Have just bought the Country Squire in Ohio, will ship it in 2 month to Switzerland where I live. Just can't wait to get it.. EDB40CB7-DCBF-4F04-B9A6-250FB54F0762.jpg
     
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    ...what size have you put on in front of your wagon? 8A2447E4-755F-4850-A89E-BBCBEBE91B42.jpg
     
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    Funny you ask about 17" wheels. Soon after I took that picture a couple of years ago, I changed to 17" wheels. Here's how it looks now.

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    I'm using US Mags Bandit U109. Rears are 17x9 with +8mm offset (5.31" backspacing). Fronts are 17x8 with +1mm offset (4.54" backspacing). I highly recommend US Mags brand. They're great quality, have great selection, and priced much better than American Racing brand. Just my opinion.
     
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    wow, Looks great! wich tire specs do you use in front/rear? 77225F84-B7B7-4257-89D0-9D49E2D3DF1A.jpg
     
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    Have found the Rim & Tire Calculator on www.wheel-size.com. When I put a 17x9 rim with 8mm offset - it will give me a backspace of 122mm (=4.8" backspace). When a change to a 17x10 wheel, it gives me the backspace of 5.31. Are you sure you don't have 7x10 on the rear? 5F194C0D-A0D2-47F2-9377-43B29DD226D2.jpg
     
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    Rear tires are 275-55-17. Fronts are 235-60. 245-60 would work too.

    The wheels specs came from an Ebay listing that I had found. But here's a link to their website with their specs. Virtually the same.

    http://us-mags.com/bandit-u109-w-3303.htm
     
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