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  1. BeylaMarie

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    Hi all,
    I've been lurking around for the past couple months and feel I should finally introduce myself. I come from a Mopar family - and have really hit the jackpot on my very own first Mopar.
    I found a 68 Dart - California Black Plate car. Really gorgeous, mostly original.

    We are upgrading the ignition system, new carb and intake, and having the radiator recored. We swapped out the hubs and drums for new disc brakes on the front - and I'm buying 15x7 police wheels w/ 4.125 b.s. - which is where I have a question. From reading on here, it looks like 225/60/15 is the max size I'll be able to get away with on the front. Is that accurate? How about the rears? Can I go up to 265 in the back?

    Thanks for any help. This forum has been great as a resource!
    Here are some pics of the car. That's me and my brother swapping out the brakes :)
    It's going to be a lot of fun!!

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    • dart_68

      dart_68 Well-Known Member

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      Nice car! Welcome to the madness from Colorado!
       
    • BeylaMarie

      BeylaMarie Member

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      Thank you!! Here are some more pictures of my beauty.

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      • VPat

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        Very nice looking Dart. Where in Iowa? That is the state I was hatched and raised in. Moville, east of Sioux City.
         
      • BeylaMarie

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        Thank you! I am in Ames. Transplant from IL.
        The Dart had been sitting in Wisconsin a few years.
         
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          • MobileCustoms

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            Nice car to be starting with, welcome!
             
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            • toolmanmike

              toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              Welcome from Waterloo.
               
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              • 318willrun

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                Nice car! Welcome from the NW corner of Illinois!
                 
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                • RPMagoo

                  RPMagoo Just An Old Motorhead

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                  WELCOME -- From Pa. -- Nice Dart.
                   
                • joel d. snyder

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                  Another welcome from pa, and yes that is a real nice start!
                   
                • pomonamissel

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                  welcome from sunny california , had 245/55 on 9 x 14 on the rear of my dart years ago . ran 225/70 on 15 x 8's on my dart could have gone wider 245 or 255 / 60's maybe . but tires were very close to the springs .

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                  Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA. That is a very nice Dart.

                  As for your question about tires, 265's are going to be very, very tight on the rear with stock spring setup. About the biggest I have seen recommended was 245 (255 if you are lucky). Otherwise, you are at high risk of chewing up the fender lip and the springs on the inside.
                   
                • BeylaMarie

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                  Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help.

                  Thank you so much! The pictures are very helpful!
                   
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                  krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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                  Welcome to FABO....

                  Nice car...
                   
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                  Welcome from Rock Rapids IA! Beautiful Dart!
                   
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                  • Woody'sScamp

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                    That is one good looking, very solid Dart. I also like the shop! I'm jealous!
                     
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                      Welcome, nice looking Dart.
                       
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                      • BeylaMarie

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                        Thanks! NW Illinois is a gorgeous area. I miss the hills now that I'm in flat Iowa.
                         
                      • BeylaMarie

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                        Thanks! My family has had the shop for a couple decades. When I can get over there it sure beats creepers and floor jacks :D
                         
                      • ScampMike

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                        :welcome: likin' the car!! :thumbsup:
                         
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                        • 68gtxman

                          68gtxman I used to reMember

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                          Welcome from NJ! Love the car and the garage!
                           
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                          • jos51700

                            jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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                            4.125 bolt spacing?

                            You sure about that?
                             
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                            Nice car, nice shop.............welcome and enjoy
                             
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                            • BeylaMarie

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                              4.125 back spacing
                               
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