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Wheels and tires for Charger 500

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Cry a river when I look at my stock wheels, so pls help me to get a good replacement.

My idea is:

FR: Cragar 08/61 S/S 8"xR15
Tire: 235/60 or 245/60?

RR: Cragar 08/61 S/S 10"xR15
Tire: 295/50 or 275/60?

Is it possible to install 10" for RR?
 
That might depend on what year Car, rake / stance somewhat and the offset of the wheels!

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Is it possible to install 10" for RR?
If you mean "rear", yeah, of course you can fit a 10" wheel. I have 18 x 10s in mine.

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4 3/4" backspacing.
 
I have Cragar ss on the Bee 8 inch on front 235 and 10 on back 275. So I know they will work on my 70 charger
 
You can get a 15x10 in the back of these B bodies, but the backspacing has to be perfect. Unfortunately, that isn't possible with the factory bs offered on Cragar rims. I have 10"er's on the back of both my B's. One has Cragar SS's and the other Keystone Klassics. Both sets were built with custom backspace. Their custom shop hopefully will reopen next summer from what I have been told.
 
You can get a 15x10 in the back of these B bodies, but the backspacing has to be perfect. Unfortunately, that isn't possible with the factory bs offered on Cragar rims. I have 10"er's on the back of both my B's. One has Cragar SS's and the other Keystone Klassics. Both sets were built with custom backspace. Their custom shop hopefully will reopen next summer from what I have been told.

do you mean that offset of Cragar's is incorrect for installation in the back?
 
do you mean that offset of Cragar's is incorrect for installation in the back?
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That is exactly what I am saying and why I mentioned that you have to measure your car to see what it needs if you are attempting to run 10 inch wheels on the back, unless of course you are jacking up the back with air shocks and not wanting to tuck them in like they should be. Here is a link to the 2 SS 15x10's that Cragar sells. You can pick from either a 3.75" or a 4.25" backspace. Both will have your tire into the outer wheel well lip.
 
As I have said in other posts. I don't like the jacked up look, so I run 295/50/15's on the rear of 4 different sets of wheels on my cars.

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looks so good, do you know this offset/ET?
The term "offset" is still used but a more common term I've used is backspacing.
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It refers to the distance from the back side of the rim edge to the flat part of the wheel that mounts to the brake. From there, you do some simple math to determine what I call "frontspacing".
Wheel width is measured on the inside of the mounting surface of the wheel where the tire fits. This means that the actual width of any wheel will be wider than the published number. All aluminum wheels have thicker flanges than steel so an 8 inch steel wheel will be about 8 1/2" wide while the 8 inch aluminum wheel is closer to 9 inches wide.
Example....
My 18 x 10 rear wheels are actually 11" wide on the outside and 10" between the mounting surfaces for the tires. Back spacing is 4 3/4" from the outer inside edge to the mounting surface where the wheel attaches to the axle/brake. This leaves 6 1/4" front spacing. The wheels are 3/4" offset from center with that offset to the outside.
If you want to fit these tires within the confines of the body, you need at least 4 3/4" backspacing for a 10" wide wheel. I took multiple measurements before I ordered my wheels because they were custom made to order and NON refundable.
 
did you mount the tires and put them on the car?
 
Chrysler O.E. Steel, Black, 15 in. x 10 in., 5 x 4.50 in. Bolt Circle, 5.50 in. Backspace

Part Number: WVI-63-5012052


Wheel Vintiques 63-5012052 Wheel Vintiques 63 Series O.E. Chrysler Black Wheels | Summit Racing



Wheel, Chrysler O.E. Style, Steel, Black, 15 in. x 8 in., 5 x 4.50 in. Bolt Circle, 4.00 in. Backspace

Part Number:

WVI-63-581204


Wheel Vintiques 63-581204 Wheel Vintiques 63 Series O.E. Chrysler Black Wheels | Summit Racing



Tire, Cobra GT, P245/60R15, Radial, 1,620 lbs. Maximum Load, T Speed Rating, Solid White Letters

COO-39613


Cooper Tires 160008024 Cooper Cobra G/T Tires | Summit Racing



Tire, Cobra GT, P295/50R15, Radial, 2,061 lbs. Maximum Load, S Speed Rating, Solid White Letters

COO-39602



Cooper Tires 160007024 Cooper Cobra G/T Tires | Summit Racing

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Chrysler O.E. Steel, Black, 15 in. x 10 in., 5 x 4.50 in. Bolt Circle, 5.50 in. Backspace

Part Number: WVI-63-5012052


Wheel Vintiques 63-5012052 Wheel Vintiques 63 Series O.E. Chrysler Black Wheels | Summit Racing



Wheel, Chrysler O.E. Style, Steel, Black, 15 in. x 8 in., 5 x 4.50 in. Bolt Circle, 4.00 in. Backspace

Part Number:

WVI-63-581204


Wheel Vintiques 63-581204 Wheel Vintiques 63 Series O.E. Chrysler Black Wheels | Summit Racing



Tire, Cobra GT, P245/60R15, Radial, 1,620 lbs. Maximum Load, T Speed Rating, Solid White Letters

COO-39613


Cooper Tires 160008024 Cooper Cobra G/T Tires | Summit Racing



Tire, Cobra GT, P295/50R15, Radial, 2,061 lbs. Maximum Load, S Speed Rating, Solid White Letters

COO-39602



Cooper Tires 160007024 Cooper Cobra G/T Tires | Summit Racing

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That is the plan for my 70 charger but black rims and black top. Your Looks great :thumbsup:
 
The term "offset" is still used but a more common term I've used is backspacing.
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It refers to the distance from the back side of the rim edge to the flat part of the wheel that mounts to the brake. From there, you do some simple math to determine what I call "frontspacing".
Wheel width is measured on the inside of the mounting surface of the wheel where the tire fits. This means that the actual width of any wheel will be wider than the published number. All aluminum wheels have thicker flanges than steel so an 8 inch steel wheel will be about 8 1/2" wide while the 8 inch aluminum wheel is closer to 9 inches wide.
Example....
My 18 x 10 rear wheels are actually 11" wide on the outside and 10" between the mounting surfaces for the tires. Back spacing is 4 3/4" from the outer inside edge to the mounting surface where the wheel attaches to the axle/brake. This leaves 6 1/4" front spacing. The wheels are 3/4" offset from center with that offset to the outside.
If you want to fit these tires within the confines of the body, you need at least 4 3/4" backspacing for a 10" wide wheel. I took multiple measurements before I ordered my wheels because they were custom made to order and NON refundable.
On your 18x10 set up, no custom work has been done or offset shackles meaning those dimensions should work on my 70 charger?
 
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