Wheel tire size

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Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 6:19 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Need help with wheel and tire size on my 66 valiant signet 273. Doing a disk brake upgrade in front. Need at least 15" wheels to fit new brakes. New bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2. Anyone out there done this? What is the largest wheel/ tire size that will fit? Pics would be great thanks
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Post Number: 240
Registered: 1-2006

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:18 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I'm running 225 17's on the front of my 65 Cuda with no problems. I also have the 4.5 bp on my car with wildwood disc's all round.
Check this thread out for more info on tires.
Keith Mopar
99-Ram 96-Avenger 91-Shadow 91-Daytona 89-Shadow 74-Duster 65-Cuda 92 Lebaron convertible
Post Number: 16
Registered: 4-2011

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I used the 1973 thru 1976 A body upper arms, spindles, single piston calipers, ball joints, rotors ect. and I have 14" stock steel rims. No clearance problems. If you are using hardware from a B or C body the geometry will never be correct. Check out Mopar Action Magazine's disco-tech article.
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Post Number: 672
Registered: 3-2007

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
check rusty hope or scarbird web site they make disc brake conversion kits for older mopars of the 1930 40 60s one of them may have a kit for the early A,,,using your drum brake spindles,,,if they dont ide be surprised,,
1940 dodge street rod red ram hemi
1966 barracuda super charged 340 4 speed
2002 dodge cummins 4x4 dailey driver
2008 chrysler pacifica