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Will a 15" wheel fit on my 63 Dart

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Will a 15" wheel fit on my 63 Dart

Since I am having difficulties finding the 195 70r14 tire I thought that maybe I might research a 15" wheel.
If I get a tire say 195 60r15 that is 24.21" in diameter will going to the bigger wheel present unknown issues that might arise?
Also it looks like the back space is 3 1/2" or 4" stock can someone verify?
Thanks for all the patience folks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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15" wheel will work fine with that tire. Problem will be finding a 15" wheel with small bolt pattern. They are available by vintage wheel and stockton wheel. However I don't think the factory made any 15" small bolt pattern wheels.

I don't know the factory backspacing as it depends on the wheel and width but it was probably close to 3.5" +/- a quarter inch
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 AM   #3
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I believe that the factory backspacing was 3.375" but I have a 66 dart and run a 15x7 on back and 14x7 up front with the 4.125 backspace and they fit great. I also use a P235/60R15 for back and a P215/60R14 for front with no rubbing problems. I am actually selling my rallys that are only about a year and a half old and look great because i just got cragars. let me know if you are interested. Hope I helped. -Kory
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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To be clear I do have the BBP, I recently converted to the 5x4.5 discs on the front and am currently replacing the stock SBP rear end with a BBP 7 1/4" with 10" drums from a 73 Dart.
I currently have the BBP 14" rallye wheels but am trying to decide whether to use them or go to a 15" wheel and tire.
Dang, it used to be so easy, but some 45+ years have just kinda slipped behind me and dang if I can remember where I put them all!
I know I could trim the fender where it is rubbing with the 215/70/14s but just dont want to do that unless I am trapped.
Thanks to all and I appreciate any more suggestions.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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Plug your tire size into the fields on this page. Very helpful. Backspace is different according to width for factory wheels. I've got 195/60R15s on the front of my 64 Barracuda with the 73 up disc brakes. The wheels are 15X6 with 3-1/2 backspace and they work nicely. You've got a fair amount of room to play with in back so if you keep the diameter near stock your speedometer will remain fairly accurate.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
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I had a pair of 235/60 on 15x7 steel Mopar wheels on the rear of my 63 Dart.

Mike

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Since I am having difficulties finding the 195 70r14 tire I thought that maybe I might research a 15" wheel.
If I get a tire say 195 60r15 that is 24.21" in diameter will going to the bigger wheel present unknown issues that might arise?
Also it looks like the back space is 3 1/2" or 4" stock can someone verify?
Thanks for all the patience folks.
John
Try looking up Summit under BF Goodrich you should find your tire size.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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I had a pair of 235/60 on 15x7 steel Mopar wheels on the rear of my 63 Dart. Mike
Will they fit on the front?
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No, I had 195/75x14 on the front.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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I have 15x7 cop car wheels on the front and rear of my 65 dart with 205/50-15 on front and 235/60-15 on the rear with offset spring hangers. No rubbing in the front, could go one size taller in the front with out any problem. I had 255/60-15 on the rear, but they rub some.
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