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Old October 12th, 2017, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question Thoughts on wheel offset

Hello! I'm hoping you gurus can push me in the right direction. I have a 1966 Dynamic 88 that is finally ready for some cool wheels. I am going to get either Cragar SS's in 15 x 6 or 15 x 7, both 5 on 5 bolts. The question comes down to offset. I love my Dynamic 88, but it has a dowdy sort of "granny" look, partially because the wheels seem to hug the car. A bit of negative offset would move the wheels out a little and look vastly better. I have seen many people with much more knowledge than me recommend staying with a zero offset. Any thoughts on this subject, or with my selection of wheels in general? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 06:33 AM   #2
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The Crager SS would be a good choice IMO. I don't know what look you are after but the SS with standard off set would give a more stock but dressy look compared to a deeper dish wheel. Since I am old this is what I would do. The stock wheels with the factory 3 bar spinner spoke hubcaps are attractive as well but the 15 inch wheels open up many more tire choices.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 07:07 AM   #3
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While I realize it's a different body, I got American Racing TTOs (VN309) for my 67 Delta. Fronts are 15x7 with 235/70-15s and rears are 15x8.5 with 275/60-15s. The only available offsets on these wheels were -0.25" on the 7" wide and -1" on the 8.5" wide. I was a little concerned that the rears were going to be really close to the fender lip. They are, but they look GREAT. They really fill the wheel opening. I'm very happy with this combo and sizes.
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They are, but they look GREAT. They really fill the wheel opening. I'm very happy with this combo and sizes.
How about a photo or two of this? I've got a '67 Delta myself and would be interested to see what this looks like. Thanks.
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If you want Cragars in either 15'x6" or 15'x7" you don't have much of a choice on offset. It's either their standard offset or the deep dish which would only work with a very short tire in the front. I think you'll be happy with 15"x7" with a larger tire than you have now.
One piece of advice for the Cragars - for your car they will either be uni-lug or they offer a direct fit 5x5 bolt pattern. It will still take alug nut with a shank & a washer but def get that over the uni-lug.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 09:48 AM   #6
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How about a photo or two of this? I've got a '67 Delta myself and would be interested to see what this looks like. Thanks.
I knew that was coming...

Don't have any photos with the fronts installed, but here are the rear wheels and tires.


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Very nice! Remember to show us some photos when you have the front wheels on as well.


I couldn't help but notice this on your car. It is uncanny, but I have yet to see a '67 Delta that wasn't a factory or brochure photo that didn't have this misalignment between the bottom edge of the trunk lid and the trim around the taillights.

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I see that your car has a passenger side rearview mirror. Is that a factory option or an aftermarket add-on? I could use one on the right side of my car.
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I see that your car has a passenger side rearview mirror. Is that a factory option or an aftermarket add-on? I could use one on the right side of my car.
There was no factory installed RH mirror, but this is the correct dealer installed RH mirror. I think it looks better on MY car, actually...
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There was no factory installed RH mirror
I didn't think so. It does look good, as you say. I need to find something.
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Wow Joe, you really do live out in the middle of nowhere!
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Wow Joe, you really do live out in the middle of nowhere!
If you can't see your neighbors, they don't complain about all your cars.
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Joe, love that 67 Delta. What a Detroit beast among the cornstalks. The rear wheels and tires look great.
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Oldsmaniac, droptopron, jaunty75, and gs72: Thanks for all your advice and assistance. I'll be posting a photo update of the new wheels, hopefully next week!
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Wheels on

The new wheels and tires are ON! The difference in handling is unbelievable. The difference in coolness is even greater.
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