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Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. GSXcite

    GSXcite Well-Known Member

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    I wanted something somewhat period correct for my 66 Barracuda. My car had the optional 13" wheels, and finding tires in 13" is a challange. I went with the American racing outlaw II, 14" X 7" and BF Goodrich 205X70X14" on front and rear. Couldn't be happier with the result.
     

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    • Dodge72

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      Got a new rear end (8 1/4) and a disc brake conversion, so I needed different wheels and tires for the BBP. Went with Wheel Vintiques 15x7 Rallye rim and BFG 225/60/15s all around. Also have the polished chrome beauty rings. I like the Wheel Vintiques, the finish was smooth and they weren't out-of-round like I've heard a few times. The tires were a big improvement from the stock 195/70/14s I had, a more solid feel going around turns.

      I have no rub and the torsion bar was adjusted a touch lower than stock height too. No modifications to wheel well or shocks.

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      • 69_340_GTS

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        It looks great! Only one problem: They are 225/60R15 tires.
         
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        Whoops! Fixed it, thanks for catching my error!
         
      • Fisher

        Fisher Old Guy with a Cool car.

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        Anybody have a 15x10 wheel on a stock tub 71 duster? springs moved in 1/2 " What BS is needed with a 28x9 slick.
         
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        I have 18x10's with 295/35/18's on a stock tub Duster with a 1/2" spring offset. Section width on a 295/35/18 is 11.7 to 12". Looks like a 28x9" should have a section width of 10.8" to 11", which is pretty close to a 275 for a street tire.

        Backspace on an A-body 8 3/4 with BBP axles should be 5.5 to 5.75" or so for a 10" wide rim. I have a 68-70 B body rear in my Duster, so I'm doing math to get that number from what I'm running. My numbers are coming from my A-body 8 3/4 with BBP axles in my Dart though so it should be pretty close.
         
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        Thank you i appreciate the help.
         
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        What rear brakes are you running? Disc?
         
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        • 72BBSwinger

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          Sweet! I used run 205/70/15's on the front of my Dart with 15x5 steelies.
           

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          1968 Barracuda fb

          Control arms and disk breaks from a 74or76 dart

          11" rear break conversion from MBN.
          Stock spring location
          Yukon Rear axles with large bolt patern

          Front
          Bf Goodrich comp2 245/45/17
          Torque thrust 17x8
          With 27mm offset which is a 5.62" backspace.

          Rear
          Bf Goodrich comp2 245/45/17
          Torque thrust 17x8
          With 27mm offset which is a 5.62" backspace.

          Overall tire and rim height 25.68"
          Tire width 9.64"
          Keep in mind a 8" wide rim uses its outside edge to outside edge measurement of 9 inches to calculate offset or backspace.
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          Ive test fit one rim and tire setup on all four
          Corners of my car. The front fit fine with plenty of room all around.
          The rear fit good, a hair tight near the leaf springs. They will never rub
          I only needed a 3/4" offset . I had to go with the 27mm/1" offset to stay
          Away from the more expensive 2 pice rims.
          I also had wanted the 18x8 rims but they were not
          Available in a offset I could use.
           

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          Rear
           

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          Got my tires today .:blob:
          taking the time to research how to measure tires and rims was well worth the time spent . Thank you all who have taken the time to post your tire and wheel setups.:coffee2:
           

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          Lets keep a running list of wheel and tire combo. Its an often asked question.

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          Car year and model - 69 Dodge Dart factory R4

          Front

          Wheel Brand - Vision Legend 5
          Size - 15X7
          Backspacing - 4.25
          tire size - 205 60R 15
          Suspension mods - stock suspension with 74 Dart disc brakes

          Rear

          Wheel Brand - Vision Legend 5
          Size - 15X7
          Backspacing 4.25
          tire size 255 60R 15
          Suspension mod - Classic Industries 6 leaf Heavy Duty springs and 4.5 bolt pattern axles from Dr Diff in an 8 3/4

          Rear tire clearance is about 3/4 inch to leaf springs and 1/2 to fender wheel well lip. I had to cut some off the outer wheel well lip on one side to gain the needed clearance.
          I tried to fit 225 60R 15 on the front with these wheels, but they hit the front corner of the wheel well. :wack:

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          • 72Duster440

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            Torque Thrust II's

            17x7 with 3.5 backspacing up front with 215/45R17 BFG G Force Comp TA

            17x11 with 4.25" backspacing out back with 315/35R17 Mickey Thompson ET Street SS.

            Rear is 52 7/8" wide, front is stock with SSBC disc brake conversion.

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            • Joe68dart

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              195/65/15 front 295/55/15 rear

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              • Dave G

                Dave G 340s 1969 Fastback

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                20150724_091910-1-1ddd.jpg Currently stock steel 14's around with 245/60/14.

                I want to up the rear wheels to 15's. How big of a tire size can I go without any body or suspension changes. Keeping a stock dog dish look...just more rubber and a beefier look. Daily driver stock 340.
                 
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                image.jpeg 15x3.5 super tricks and 15x12 welds.
                 
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                  Dave G 340s 1969 Fastback

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                  • Dave G

                    Dave G 340s 1969 Fastback

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                    • Thanos

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                      I just picked up a set of Mopar rallye wheels with BFG T/A's off a guy with a 70 Cuda for $300. Rims need to be cleaned and repainted but look OK and tires are in excellent shape. I couldn't believe they fit. My 71 Demon has a 73 an up disk conversion up front and 73 up 8 1/4 rear.

                      Front 14" rallyes with BFG T/A 245/60R14's (no mods other than lifting the front a bit)
                      Rear 15" rallyes with BFG T/A 275/60R15's (lift kit and air shocks with a 1/4" spacer)

                      Rears fit good with about 1/4" either side, air shocks only at about 70lbs to not bottom out. Ride is nice and smooth especially since I just rebuilt the front.

                      I really hated the 14" Cragars that came with the car. They were the ones that had oval holes to fit other cars and I had a hard time lining them up every time I took them off. The chrome had also blistered on the hubs so they didn't look good close up. Cheepo tires on them. Was gonna sand and paint them until I came across this deal.

                      I do think I might goto a 255/60R15 for the rear when its time. I'll get Cooper Cobras instead of the T/A's. Just like the look better.
                       
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                      Here's my pics

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                      • zkx14

                        zkx14 Duster De-ruster FABO Gold Member

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                        Car year and model 75 Duster 225 Slant

                        Front

                        Wheel Brand Factory steel with Wheel covers
                        Size 14 x 5.5
                        Backspacing
                        tire size P215/70R14 Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP II
                        Suspension mods added factory sway bar,

                        Rear

                        Wheel Brand Factory steel with Wheel covers
                        Size 14 x 5.5
                        Backspacing
                        tire size P215/70R14 Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWPII
                        Suspension mods

                        I have a nicer set of wheel covers I need to clean up, but popped my scratch and dent set on for now

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                      • Beatnik

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                        Here's the latest combo on the Duster.

                        US Mags U101 polished slots

                        15x5" w/2.5" bs
                        205/70-15 radials

                        15x9 w/5" bs (mini-tubbed & springs inboard)
                        325/50-15 Nitto drag radials

                        Switched out the racey race Draglites and 165r skinny fronts for these. Going for a tough "Day 2" kinda look. So far nothing but compliments on this combo

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