Will a10 inch wide wheel fit 1969

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  1. pro-streeter

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    Has anyone been able to fit a 10 inch wide wheel with no modifications including rolling or cutting the fender lip?
    If so what offset worked and how much tire would fit. I have a 69 road runner
    Thanks for any information.
     
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    No way could I fit those under my 68 GTX - the 69 is basically the same car. I say that then I had a friend back in the day that fit 10” cragars under his 68. It’s all in the backspace. Sorry but I don’t know what it was.
     
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    Yes.

    Here is what I often do. I take the wheel and tire that is already on the car and measure the clearance it has to the leaf spring and to the wheelwell lip. Now if you have a 7 inch wheel and have 2 inches of clearance to the leaf springs and 4 inches to the edge of the wheelwell, add it all up and see what sort of wheel you can fit. I try to keep at least an inch from everything just to allow for chassis flex.
     
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    I have 315/45-17's on 17x11" rims for the back of my Coronet. They have about 3/4" clearance to the outer wheel lip & the same to the spring....
     
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    Most aftermarket aluminum rims run about an inch wider than their advertised spec.....Since they measure the distance inside the bead to the inside of the other bead.
    3/4" is tight!
     
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    I've run as close as 1/4" to the spring.... And never had it rub... The outer lip I've had issues with when you get down to 1/2".. Never a problem with 3/4"...
     
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      I have a 68 Roadrunner and I can't imagine trying to stuff a 10" wide rim on it without rubbing when hitting bumps. At stock ride height, that wheel well up inside the top has got to run when hitting bumps. Mine has a 255/70 tire and an 8" rm on the rear and it rubs over any decent bump. I understand it may fit on the ground, but when you stuff that much tire in there on the low Plymouth quarter panel, its gotta be damn close. I myself wouldn't go bigger than 275/60/15 and even then I'd be watching that tire. The Plymouth wheel well is definitely a bit different then the Dodge with that low wheel well lip.
       
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      10" wide rim - NO PROBLEM. BUT, You can't run anything taller than a 28" tire. I'll measure mine later today and post.
       
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        I had 10" Cragars with a lot of dish on my 70 Bee.

        No issues.

        ...of course I ran the air shocks up quite a bit.

        IIRC it just barely scrubbed in hard cornering if the shocks were down.
         
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        Sure they'll fit. Dang, mine might have been 8's
        My 69 coronet 1a (1).jpg
         
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          Bee is a lot different than a RR !!!
           
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            Sure it will. I ran 295/50-15's on a 15x10 with 5.5" BS for a few years on my '69 Sport Satellite. The passenger side would rub just a little bit in the top of the wheel well when I went over a big bump. Nothing that I couldn't live with. Probably put 5000 miles on the car with those wheels and tires.
             
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              Here’s what’s on mine. Looks to be about 6” backspace 4C88E10A-1A45-4657-A8AD-892EC60B7AEE.jpeg C8672673-AE31-44D0-88C4-A7018D1DB449.jpeg 821D761E-C840-4D98-B02A-2616E032D780.jpeg
               
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              8.25.19 Bee.jpg 9" in Front and 10.8" X18"in back..Ridler Rims and plenty of room
               
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                Thank you this has been very helpful
                 
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                Yes, 305/40/18 10 inch, no sure of off set about 5 inches I think. No rubbing.

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                    I have 10x15 on the rear with 275 on it no problem at all 6872FE62-0FC0-4EF2-8AF9-6453D4F4544C.jpeg
                     
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                    • pro-streeter

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                      Thanks for the post. Do you happen to know your offset? Is it 5 inches possibly? Where did you purchase your wheels from?
                      Thanks again
                       
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