looking for 1968 Newport wheel sizes/specs.

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. Mike McGuire

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    Hello Fellow Mopar fans,

    Sorry for the repeat inquiry (error on my part as I should have posted the rim inquiry bit on the looking for parts section, so FCBO removed the whole post and all replies, since I failed to follow protocol. Again, sorry about that mistake fellers.) but can anyone please let me know /repeat what size 15" rims I can fit inside my 1968 Newport wheel wells?

    15 x 7... x8?

    thanks again,
    Mike
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    Factory equipment, drum brakes was 14x5.5 on sedans, 14x6.5 on wagons. Power disc brakes had 15x6 with 8.45x15 tires. '66 wagons had 9.00x14s on the 14x6.5 wheels. I have P245/70R-14 BFG Advantage T/As on the 14x6.5 wheels on my '67 Newport.

    Factory 15" wheels for consideration. 15x7 "cop car" wheels. 15x6.5" Rallye Wheels from '76-era Charger SE. 15x7 Magnum GT wheels (with no nubs for hub caps, so need a center cap). There was a 15x8 wheel (a 15x7 Magnum GT wheel, without the special metallic paint) that was used on the Volare Kit Cars and are now somewhat $$$$$. The alloy wheels from the '80 Cordobas and similar Dodge Miradas are also options.

    Hope this helps,
    CBODY67
     
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    Thanks for that again.
    regards,
    Mike
     
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    15X8 magnum 500's fit just fine on my 68 sport fury.
     
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    I acquired 15 X 7 rims. wondering if you could recommend the largest size that would safely fit the 68 Newport?