Crager SS wheels for a 67 GTX

1966 -1967 Mopars

  1. dan juhasz

    dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    957
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Location:
    Manalapan, NJ
    Local Time:
    4:45 AM
    Was thinking about buying a set of Crager Classic SS Chrome wheels for my 67 GTX. They list a 15 x 7 direct drill 5 x 4 1/2 pattern with 4 inch backspace . My only concern was the backspace, should a 4 inch backspace work ok. I wouldn't be trying to stuff a huge tire in the back.
     
  2. hunt2elk

    hunt2elk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    7,168
    Likes Received:
    6067
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Location:
    WI
    Local Time:
    3:45 AM
    Just a fyi. I recently put a set of direct drill Cragars on my car and had to replace all the wheel studs with longer ones to get more thread contact. Sure do like them though.....
     
  3. 65wgn440

    65wgn440 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    406
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
    Local Time:
    4:45 AM
    I've run 275/60/15 on 7" rim ( Ford steel ) on the back of '67 GTX before. Believe they were 4.25- 4.5" back space.
     
  4. dan juhasz

    dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    957
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Location:
    Manalapan, NJ
    Local Time:
    4:45 AM
    love to see a picture
     
  5. PRND21

    PRND21 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,317
    Likes Received:
    5346
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Location:
    Central Indiana
    Local Time:
    4:45 AM
    Direct drill? Not familiar with that term, please enlighten me.
     
  6. dan juhasz

    dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    957
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Location:
    Manalapan, NJ
    Local Time:
    4:45 AM
    No unilug, with the old style cragar multiple offset washers to fit 5 x 4, 5x 4 1/2, 5x5
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Aron Gleason

      Aron Gleason Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      258
      Likes Received:
      123
      Joined:
      Aug 5, 2020
      Location:
      Washington
      Local Time:
      1:45 AM
      I put on 15x8 cragars with a custom backspace of 4 3/4 and 275/60/15 drag radials.
       
    • 66Satellite47

      66Satellite47 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      4,682
      Likes Received:
      3621
      Joined:
      Jan 15, 2015
      Location:
      St Paul MN
      Local Time:
      2:45 AM
      Single bolt spacing, not "Uni Lug or Vari Lug" using removable offset washers to make the bolt circle diameter.
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • hunt2elk

        hunt2elk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        7,168
        Likes Received:
        6067
        Joined:
        Jul 15, 2009
        Location:
        WI
        Local Time:
        3:45 AM
      • 66Satellite47

        66Satellite47 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        4,682
        Likes Received:
        3621
        Joined:
        Jan 15, 2015
        Location:
        St Paul MN
        Local Time:
        2:45 AM
        hunt, were those wheels intended for conical nuts? The old Cragar's used a flat face mount that required "mag" lug nuts.
         
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • hunt2elk

          hunt2elk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          7,168
          Likes Received:
          6067
          Joined:
          Jul 15, 2009
          Location:
          WI
          Local Time:
          3:45 AM
          Yes, the new Cragar direct drill models use conical nuts.
           
        • Fran Blacker

          Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          9,419
          Likes Received:
          9049
          Joined:
          Sep 23, 2016
          Location:
          Connecticut
          Local Time:
          4:45 AM
          4 .5 or 4.75 fits better,MO. Ran L60 15's 4"BS rubbed some on my 66 Satellite. Make sure you can remove tire if you get a flat without removing shock or jacking spring down.
           
        • Don Frelier

          Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          3,872
          Likes Received:
          4346
          Joined:
          Oct 11, 2016
          Location:
          Ionia, NY
          Local Time:
          4:45 AM
          A 69 is way different than a 66/67
           
        • toolmanmike

          toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          5,215
          Likes Received:
          8736
          Joined:
          Aug 11, 2010
          Location:
          Iowa
          Local Time:
          3:45 AM
          Most of the 67 GTX's on the net have Magnums but I found a couple photos. They look good.

          67 gtx.jpg 67 gtx2.jpg
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • hemidart1

            hemidart1 Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            405
            Likes Received:
            286
            Joined:
            Aug 4, 2011
            Location:
            Moncton, NB
            Local Time:
            3:45 AM
            Great choice. I am going with a set of NOS Cragar Sparklers and redlines on mine.
            spark.jpg
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • 6PKRTSE

              6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

              Messages:
              1,917
              Likes Received:
              2722
              Joined:
              Nov 15, 2010
              Location:
              Motor City
              Local Time:
              3:45 AM
              Love Cragars on anything. My favorite wheel by far. I mix it up on my cars with multiple different sets that I have.

              jpeg-imag.jpg 20170903_161436.jpg 70RTSE1.jpg
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • 33 IMP

                33 IMP Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                4,949
                Likes Received:
                6596
                Joined:
                Dec 21, 2017
                Location:
                taxifornia,soon 2b Arizona.
                Local Time:
                1:45 AM
                A 15x8 with a 4 1/2 backspace is a zero offset, as is a 15x7 with a 4" backspace. Most people say a 15x8 with 4 1/2 fits good so a 15x7 with same offset should fit just fine. ( a wheel width is measured from bead to bead, so a wheel ACTUAL width is about an inch wider than it is rated. So a 15x7 is really 8 inches wide, with a 4" backspace, the wheel mounts exactly in the middle of the wheel, zero offset.)
                 
              • 6PKRTSE

                6PKRTSE Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                1,917
                Likes Received:
                2722
                Joined:
                Nov 15, 2010
                Location:
                Motor City
                Local Time:
                3:45 AM
                Yes, those are the exact sizes all my wheels are as well.
                 
              • joe smith

                joe smith Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                401
                Likes Received:
                1525
                Joined:
                Jan 4, 2018
                Location:
                Florida
                Local Time:
                4:45 AM
                Not sure if the coronet is the same but if it is the rear wheel wells suck.. It has been a few years but I spent alot of time with wheels and a tape measure when I ordered my wheels and on the rear 15 x 8" wheels I got a 5 1/4" backspace.. If I did it again I would get 5 1/8" bs....

                DSCF0158.JPG DSCF0346.JPG
                 
              • Fran Blacker

                Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                Messages:
                9,419
                Likes Received:
                9049
                Joined:
                Sep 23, 2016
                Location:
                Connecticut
                Local Time:
                4:45 AM
                These could help think they're the right size. not mine. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/joe-38120
                 
              1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.