Are there different offsets for the cop/taxi wheels from 1980's?

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    swinger69 New Member

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    and did they come in both 6" and 7" widths. Experts please chime in.

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    I believe those wheels came in both 6" and 7" widths. Not sure about the bolt pattern. If you can find the wheels, the "police car poverty caps" are widely available. I thought about putting them on my Diplomat wagon (which actually has a transplanted rear from a former police cruiser), but went with the Chrysler road wheels instead. Good luck!
     
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    If the cruisers were spec'd with 70 series tires, they got 7" wheels, not real common, but available. As far as I know, they did not use 7" on taxis. But with Mopars, one learns to never say never.

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    15X7 only! They had 15X8 for the Super Coupe Aspen and Volares, these did not have the nubs for the hubcaps as they used a bolt in center.
     
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    The 6 hole police rim was only available as a 15x7, and were optional on taxi's if I remember my literature correctly...
     
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    Here's the "Super Coupe wheel" For comparison. Also stock application on Magnum GT.

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    Super Coupe wheels were all 15x8. Magnum GT were all 15x7.

    When I bought my Magnum GT wheels, they were on closeout from Chrysler. Only $3.00/wheel difference between the 15x7 and 15x8. I opted for the 15x7s and never looked back. Should have bought more! A year or so later at Mopar Nats, they were going for $400.00+/set of 4, center caps included. Could have more than doubled my money, back then. Vastly helped the looks of my '80 Newport, even with the stock-size P225/75R-15 white wall tires. WAY better than the stock 15.5.5 stock steel wheels and smooth wheel covers.

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    Is the backspace the same on all the standard wheels, to your best knowledge?
     
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    I suspect that backspacing will vary with rim width. BOTH dimensions will be important, together, rather than individually.

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    Thanks for the info, much appreciated.