Cragar S/S Mag Wheels

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-29-10, 12:26 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 45
Cragar S/S Mag Wheels

I am interested in putting Cragar S/S mag wheels on my 1966 Impala SS. However, there are so many sizing specs that I don't really know where to start. The tires on it now are 215/75 R14. I want to keep the same size tires, so I'm thinking I need to go with the 14 x 7 cragars. However, they also need to know the bolt patter, offset, and rear spacer. I'm not sure what to look for on these. Any help is appreciated!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-29-10, 05:15 PM
hopkinsr2's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: canada
Posts: 1,561
If it's an "SS" & it has the factory wheels, It's probably worth $5000 more to a collector than it will be after you change the wheels.. Any of the Parts houses should be able to look that info up for you,, especially the place you'r buying the rims from, as they should be able to fit their rims to you'r car,, or try another supplier.. The info you ask should be common knowledge to a company that deals in rims & remember if you give them a measurement for something & it doesen't fit,, They may refuse the return on it,,,, Just my thoughts,,, Roger
 
  #3  
Old 10-29-10, 06:40 PM
ASE MASTER's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 560
Cragar 08/61 Series S/S Wheel - Reversed Offset
Size: 14'' x 7''
Bolt Circle: 5 x 4-1/2'', 4-3/4'', 5''
Rear Spacing: 2-5/8''
Reversed Offset


Reversed Offset looks great on a 66


 
  #4  
Old 10-29-10, 08:40 PM
Unclediezel's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeastern PA.
Posts: 2,230
Sam,

Was a Chevy Bolt circle really that much smaller than the Mopars and Fords??

I had Cragars on a 67 Sport Fury, and I vividly remember 5x5.25, or 5x5.5 ?

Either way, Anyone selling you wheels, should be able to tell you , by MODEL MAKE AND YEAR, what will fit and what will not.....If they cant, buy elsewhere.

Now, lets see if I can still get this right.......

Bolt Pattern is the diameter of the circle you get if you connect the dots with all 5 of your studs on the outer edges......NOT CENTER TO CENTER, Off set is how far forward or back the "Supporting web" of the wheel is placed in the circle...Reverse offset, the mounting face is pushed back from the outer edge of the wheel, and forward offset, the mounting face is pulled out toward the edge of the wheel.

Discuss with the tire guy, the practical options of going up to 14x8.....It will remove some of the Bubble from the sidewall, allowing the tire to stand straighter, and "APPEAR" wider..While maintaining the same Tire size designation.
 

Last edited by Unclediezel; 10-29-10 at 08:55 PM.
  #5  
Old 10-30-10, 03:20 AM
ASE MASTER's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 560
Sam,

Was a Chevy Bolt circle really that much smaller than the Mopars and Fords??


At your service buddy


1966
CHEVROLET
IMPALA SS
OEM Wheel size 7.75 X 14
Bolt Pattern 5X120.7 5X4.75
 
  #6  
Old 10-30-10, 08:10 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 45
Is there a website where you can look up all of these specs? Thanks for all the info!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'