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Old 05-04-2019, 10:33 PM
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So I've decided to go with Cragers on my 71, and I found these online. I've read several threads and got confused by all the back and forth of rim/tire size. I've never bought tires and rims for a 1971 Vette before, so I don't know what I don't know, please help. As for tires,I'm thinking about 70s in front and 60s in the rear.
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15 X8 5-114.30/120.65 -6 CSCHCL I know what 15x8 means, but I have no idea what the rest of this line means????

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Cragar <-Manufacturer
SS SPR Sport 08/61<--wheel style/model
15 X8 <--diam/width
5-114.30/120.65 <--5 bolt pattern, i think these are oval holes, youll need proper mag studs/nuts. chevy is 5 x 4.75" idk what metric is, but its close to 120
-6<-- offset, mm from width center that the mounting face is offset. c3 15x8 have offset 0, centered. so 4 " backspace with -6 wheel sticks out 6mm shouldnt be a problem
CSCHCL <--- likely dealer code for wheel finish. Chrome Steel wheel, Chrome center, Chrome Lip.
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I think Cragar SS are the best looking rims out there and they've stood the test of time. Very period correct for your car, but they won't clear the calipers without a spacer.
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I love ‘em.



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SS and Keystone Classic are 2 timeless wheel designs.
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Cragar <-Manufacturer
SS SPR Sport 08/61<--wheel style/model
15 X8 <--diam/width
5-114.30/120.65 <--5 bolt pattern, i think these are oval holes, youll need proper mag studs/nuts. chevy is 5 x 4.75" idk what metric is, but its close to 120
-6<-- offset, mm from width center that the mounting face is offset. c3 15x8 have offset 0, centered. so 4 " backspace with -6 wheel sticks out 6mm shouldnt be a problem
CSCHCL <--- likely dealer code for wheel finish. Chrome Steel wheel, Chrome center, Chrome Lip.
Thank you for the information, I do appreciate it. I can get these, Series 61C - S/S Super Sport Direct Drill, they cost more, but I won't have to mess with the washers.
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Those look great....as said timless! Kinda like rallyes and centerlines
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They look great, nice car! How wide are those rims and tires, and are they the same on front and back?
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I love ‘em.

That's a great looking car!
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Worked at an auto parts store in the 60s. Even back then Cragers were the most popular with the Uni Lug, but they were pricey.
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I always loved Craigers... The original hot rod wheel...👍🏻
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The Cragers are good looking and IMHO just "look right".
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They look great, nice car! How wide are those rims and tires, and are they the same on front and back?
8 inch, same size front and back.
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Spacer needed .
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Only dislike is they are on the heavy side.
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I put the Cragars on the car as an alternative look to the redlines and rallys a couple years ago, just for a change of pace.

I like the look so much I can’t take them off!
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Originally Posted by Bloodzone View Post
Only dislike is they are on the heavy side.
You can now get the SS style in chrome plated aluminun......saves a ton of weight. They are called the Vintage Series. I bought a set of these........https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...3442/overview/
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These look good too. And the price is nice.
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Originally Posted by vettebuyer6369 View Post
8 inch, same size front and back.
+1 - get the same size front and rear, tires too. 255/70-15's are a good size.

Order all from Discount Tire Direct and they will mount balance and ship right to you.

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...series/p/70262
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