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#2463197 - 03/08/18 02:45 PM 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment
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I'm trying to figure out what rim best fits the rear of my Dart?

Leaf springs moved up against the frame rail(not under) Stock Axle width.

I remember years ago being able to fit a 28.5 X 9 Firestone under the car with a 7 inch Auto Drag. ( I can't remember the backspace. )

I'm thinking a 15 X 7 3 1/2 back space would work...

Anyone care to share there experience with this?? TIA

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#2463253 - 03/08/18 03:55 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
Forest Offline
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I would guess it would want closer to a 4 1/2" to 5" backspace with either a 7-8" wide wheel...

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#2463309 - 03/08/18 05:34 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
Sammy Offline
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15 x 8 with 4.5 back spacing 29"x 10.5 tire

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#2463430 - 03/08/18 08:36 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
justinp61 Offline
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With my springs moved in 3/4" and the rear end moved back 1/2" I ran a 15 X 8 with a 5.5" bs and a 275 radial.

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#2463440 - 03/08/18 08:49 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
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Years ago I put some 8x26 slicks on lil red/warlock 15x8's and fit was decent after trimming a wee bit of the lip up above.

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#2463845 - 03/09/18 01:52 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: buildanother]
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I ordered Billet Specialties 15X 8 5 1/2 B.S. today.

Next is my front dilemma Time to get rid of the 4 inch bolt pattern

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#2464118 - 03/09/18 10:29 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
Forest Offline
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Originally Posted By SSDart
I ordered Billet Specialties 15X 8 5 1/2 B.S. today.

Next is my front dilemma Time to get rid of the 4 inch bolt pattern


I think you will be happy with that choice.

You can ordered a Wilwood or Strange front disc conversion for whatever spindle you currently have. May be easier than trying to find a good factory setup...

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#2464155 - 03/10/18 12:06 AM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: SSDart]
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Registered: 08/23/03
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If your wanting to go cheap the 1973 to 1976 stock OEM A body disc brakes (4.5 inch bolt pattern with bigger wheel bearings) with the upper A arms and lower control arms bolt right on up scope
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#2464334 - 03/10/18 01:26 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: Cab_Burge]
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Registered: 08/31/03
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Cab_Burge has the right idea. That's the way to go for cheap. I found a complete setup off a valiant in a junkyard and it had new brake rotors and pads!

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#2464466 - 03/10/18 06:24 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: Sammy]
StrkrDart69 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By Sammy
15 x 8 with 4.5 back spacing 29"x 10.5 tire


This is my combo.

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#2464679 - 03/11/18 10:38 AM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: Forest]
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Originally Posted By Forest
Originally Posted By SSDart
I ordered Billet Specialties 15X 8 5 1/2 B.S. today.

Next is my front dilemma Time to get rid of the 4 inch bolt pattern


I think you will be happy with that choice.

You can ordered a Wilwood or Strange front disc conversion for whatever spindle you currently have. May be easier than trying to find a good factory setup...


I used the Strange kit. Went from '72-'73 A-body factory disc setup and lost over 50 lbs too. !!!
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#2469911 - 03/21/18 05:29 PM Re: 69 Dart Rear wheel fitment [Re: Cab_Burge]
SSDart Offline
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Originally Posted By Cab_Burge
If your wanting to go cheap the 1973 to 1976 stock OEM A body disc brakes (4.5 inch bolt pattern with bigger wheel bearings) with the upper A arms and lower control arms bolt right on up scope


Thanks Cab I'm doing the 65 Mustang Disk conversion for now...

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