So you think you can stance?

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

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    vntned Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my new wheels on. I completely redid the suspension and brakes on my '64 and have been waiting on wheels. Now here they are! C'mon haters, give me your best shot!

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    SR77 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, what are the wheel specs?
     
  3. Dustert73

    Dustert73 Stripping bolts since ‘10

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    I really like that! Perfect wheels for the car!
     
  4. gdrill

    gdrill OK, now what??? Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looks good. Suits the car well.
     
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    clifftt Well-Known Member

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    Haters? OK, not digging the raccoon skin antenna, but I do like those wheels on your car. Nice pick!
     
  6. gilberttitan08

    gilberttitan08 Mexican Hillbilly!!!

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    What a turn on!!! Sorry sir, no haters here!!!
     
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    crj1968 Well-Known Member

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    Those look great. Cragars yes?
     
  8. cosgig

    cosgig MoBro Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    Haters??? That thing looks badazz with those wheels and the patina paint scheme!! Perfect wheels for your car!! Nice job, Geof
     
  9. 66Dartdriver

    66Dartdriver FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yep looks great! Ok give it up man specs on the combo, Tubs? Inboard springs? Any mods? Wheel and tire size
     
  10. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    I like it!
     
  11. mopar79sean

    mopar79sean Well-Known Member

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    That looks great! Really like those wheels on that car and the stance is spot on. Good job
     
  12. WRB426

    WRB426 Insane 4 Mopars FABO Gold Member

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    x2!!!
     
  13. GEO

    GEO Sarcasm Inc.

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    Wheels look good.

    Personally I would have addressed the rear rusty panels first, but that's just me
     
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    72golddustermike Well-Known Member

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    vitamindart Well-Known Member

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    x3!!!
     
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    I don't see anything not to like!
     
  17. vntned

    vntned Well-Known Member

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    Alright, here goes. The suspension setup is stupid simple! It was actually about this low before I started working on it, but that was because everything was so wore out and the car was sitting on its bump stops. My goal was to keep it that low, while maintaining some suspension travel, for as cheap as possible.

    So up front it got a "front end rebuild kit", disk brake conversion, 1.03" torsion bars and 2" drop spindles all from PST. Dampeners are KYB Gas-A-Justs, for now. At its current ride height, the front is a little over an inch off the bump stops. The wheels up front are 17x7 with a 4.2" back space and 205/45R17 rubber. I'm gonna have to roll the front fender lips probably, as its pretty close at full lock.

    The rear is even simpler. I chunked the stock 7.25", which was 53.2" flange to flange, for a later A body 8.25", which is 51.4" flange to flange. The 8.25 is freshly rebuilt with a 3.55fd Sure Grip, and rebuilt 10" drums. The rear leaf springs are Espo 5 leafs de-arched 2", new Mopar shackles, and adjustable front hangers. The springs are not moved inboard at all and the wheel wells are unmodified. It also has KYB shocks in the back for now. The rear wheels are 17x8s with a 4.5" back space. Tires are 245/40R17s.

    Oh, and the wheels are Cragar Eliminators.
     
  18. 66fyssh

    66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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    Yep, I love those style wheels on your car. They look great and fit perfect!!
     
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    look great
     
  20. dustya_383

    dustya_383 MopAr YuNg GUN

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    Looks amazing these early darts and valiants grow on me daily love the look
     
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    I usually don't like Cragars of any type, but they look great on your Dart! I also love the stance. That's about where I want my Dart to be if it ever touches the ground soon.
     
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    That set up is great and is the target for my 65.... now if you would have told me to save the tails of the four coon's I trapped over the last two weeks, I could really try to copy your look. :cheers:
     
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    There is just something about rusty cars and sweet rims. It kinda gives it a sleeper look. It gets you thinking... "if that guy has those wheels what's lurking beneath the hood?" But I've seen 90's chevy caprice wagons with 22's haha and I laugh at those guys. Looks good. I like the stance.=D>=D>
     
  24. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit

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    would have addressed the rust first, you could have paid to have it fixed for what those wheels -tires cost. don`t like big wheels and skinney tires, but yours looks better than most-think because of the round fender wells up front.
     
  25. vntned

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    Believe it or not, it's harder to drive the car without brakes than it is one without rust. My cars sole intent is to be driven! I intend on fixing the rust, but being driveable is prority number one.

    The tires I've got $50 in all 4! It helps to have a good friend that owns a tire shop. And the rims were $160 a piece for the front two, and about $185 a piece for the rears. Not very expensive for wheels in today's market.

    And as far as tire width goes, I don't really consider 8.07" wide tires on 7" wheels as being "skinny". And the rears are 9.65" wide. That's way more rubber than these cars came with, and more than enough for a street car that's gonna be driven on a daily basis.

    Thanks for all the comments and feedback!
     
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