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    Default 17" Mopar steelies

    whats the deal???

    I have a set I can claim if they work... they sure fit well but I keep hearing this stuff about the bolt pattern being slightly different and causing problems :confused:

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    If they fit, they fit...

    Ford is 5x114.3... The mopar is 5x115 That's pretty damn close....

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    usually ford and chryslers will interchange wheels without issue. not always but usually. the center hub hole may be different. try it is all i can say.

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    Ditto, Some things you just have to try out and if it don't work out then put them up for sale on craigs list then.

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    my 84 vic had mopar cop steelies on it......i do believe mopar rims fit panthers but not vs versa

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    I put the Mopar cop rallye wheels on my '88 P72... those are nice wheels. No rubbing, and no fit issues at all.
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    Nathan in MN is running at least one Mopar wheel on his '89 P72. In the catalogs Mopar wheels are usually just listed as 5 on 4-1/2. If it really is 115mm and not 114.3, I doubt the extra 0.7mm will make much difference.

    What are the other dimensions of said wheels? Are the width and backspacing appropriate to your chassis?
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    Yeah, my rear wheels are Mopar 15x7s. I can tell you that older Ford and Chrysler wheels interchange (Scott--Ford wheels fit Chrysler products just fine, it's not just the other way around), but I have no idea on the new stuff. Being that the LX platform (I'm assuming that's what the wheels in question are from?) is fairly new, it could easily be totally different from traditional Chrysler stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan in MN View Post
    (Scott--Ford wheels fit Chrysler products just fine, it's not just the other way around)
    What's the deal with this? Are typical Chrysler outer hubs smaller in diameter?
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    Not that I know of. Ford wheels fit Chryslers and Chrysler wheels fit Fords. Only real difference that I've noticed is that the circle for the dog dish hubcaps is smaller on Chrysler wheels. Hard to tell the difference between 'em other than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan in MN View Post
    Not that I know of. Ford wheels fit Chryslers and Chrysler wheels fit Fords. Only real difference that I've noticed is that the circle for the dog dish hubcaps is smaller on Chrysler wheels. Hard to tell the difference between 'em other than that.
    Whoops, I misread your post!

    Smaller dogdishes sounds good as long as they're plain or otherwise visually Ford-compatible. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Norris View Post
    Needs trim rings.
    No it doesn't. Those are the wheels I had on my '88. They are beautiful as is, and get too "cluttered" with trim rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987cp View Post
    Whoops, I misread your post!

    Smaller dogdishes sounds good as long as they're plain or otherwise visually Ford-compatible. :p
    I've got about 2 sets (maybe 2 and a half) of first-gen Valiants that don't have any Chrysler insignia on 'em. Could use those, I suppose.

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    You guys need to remember that the "new" mopars aren't mopars. The charger/magnums are Mercedes based...

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    Yeah, that was kind of what I was thinking, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrltd View Post
    You guys need to remember that the "new" mopars aren't mopars. The charger/magnums are Mercedes based...
    Yep, based off of E-class architecture from two generations ago...

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    Wow, makes you feel like you're getting some sort of recycled antique remarketed as a brand-new car with a $40k price tag!
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    they came off a 300M - the guy found cheap stock alloys on ebay with new tires... somebody hocked the post-donk leftovers I guess.

    The low profile tires you guys are running on the mustang wheels are expensive!!!
    I found 225/60/17 in the $60 range though... they give a 28" diameter, simmilar to the 235/70/15 I have on the front of the 91 now. The size of the 300M tires was 215/65/17, about the same diameter. Im not sure about the wheel width... but its bound to be wide enough
    I could put on some used 225/50/17's on the front... but they are like 25.5" diameter... BUT I wonder how they would handle... the 70's ride like balloons.

    I need for get new tires for the 91 soon anyway... the fronts are lumpy and developing a bald spot... the rears have some tread but they are rediculously huge... c'mon tax check...

    As far as fit... all the lug nuts seat well in the tapers... if you could "see" .35mm of offness, I guess you can see it, but it may just be me being paranoid... the hub center is damned close... if its anything its larger, and is nothing slipping a centercap wouldnt fill up, but it might not even have enough room. Im hoping it does have room for a cap... and Ive seen people run aftermarket wheels without the slip-in caps so it cant be too big of a deal...

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