So how do you ID a real max wedge/ hemi wheel? I found a 14x 5.5", but no numbers??
To ID the width of a wheel without removing it or having the big caliper measuring tool, it is next to the valve stem and usually reads 5 then the valve stem hole then another 5 for 5.5".
If you remove the tire from the wheel on the inside of the rim there will be a par number but I don't know what it is for the max wedge wheel. Likely it was the standard or optional wheel for a police car and an optional wheel on C bodies for things like trailer towing. I would bet that the wheel became available in the early 60s and was the same through 1967 with the same part number and was used for the Hemi cars as well.
The "Hemi Suspension" beginning in 1969 is just the police suspension that had been available for several years earlier, but marketing decided it sure sounded cooler to call it Hemi Suspension when adding it to axle packages.
Many of you may not be aware of this website but it has a library on it that has many of the Dealer Data & Color and Upholstery Books that have been purchased, scanned, and added to that site. One of our members here (Doug Hammer) 69CoronetRT has contributed a lot to this site.
Take the time to find the books that apply to year car you have if you are interested in how these car came from the factory as standard and with options. If you really study it and some of the packages you will see how a lot of the hipo options were robbed from the police cars list. I was just looking at the 1968 trailer towing package and it shows 5.5" wide wheels as standard and this was in the B body section so they would be 14" diameter.
After you look at it and realize how much time, effort and money was spent on it give a big thank you to Doug and the others that made all of this info available. If you read it religiously you too can be a Mopar OEM "expert."
Here is the link to the site where I last looked at it. Once you are one it go to the home page to see all that is on the site.