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I have a 62 Pontiac Strato Chief that needs new wheels.  The shop manual says it has 14 x 5J wheels and an offset of 0.560. The 14 is the diameter but does that mean a 5" wide rim? Can I go to a wider station wagon size rim?  Aftermarket rims in 6" are popular could I go there?  Thanks for any suggestions.



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14x5J   means 5 inches "Bead to Bead"   Rim will actually be 6 inches total width....

Station wagon rims (some) are not wider  just "reversed" to have "wider drop centre" part show to outside      

Newer 14x6 rims  (e.g. off S10 Nova etc )  are 14x6  bead to bead and will be 7 inches wide...  and are fine   

 

Here is photo of GM 14x6 rims     6 represents the width Bead to Bead         Lots of 14x6 have sold at Flea Markets as 14x7's (more $$) because Seller measured total width  wink

 

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heres some     but way over in Ottawa area   cry

 

Date Listed22-Dec-14
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Address163 Rivington Street, Carp, ON K0A 1L0
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Tire size (diameter)14 in.

For Sale: GMC Wheels/Rims Hollander 692,14"x5",5stud 4 3/4" bolt pattern,RWD,3 humps to hold hub cap,straight,driver quality,could use clean up and paint,$25.00 each,3 gold colour,1 black wheel,Thanks for looking.AD will be deleted,or adjusted as rims sell.
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That's wonderful....thanks for the help.  Thanks for the ad over in the Ottawa area, (I'm in Ottawa) but I'm going for a new mag style wheel



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I bought these for my car   15x7  Vision   with 3.75 Back Space     480.00 per set  E-Bay    also available at any Ottawa dealers who buy from Auto Dynamics

15 inch tires easier to get  

 

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Your wheels look fabulous and the price is great!  I need to stick to 14" though because my car is now riding on an older set of Keystones (flaking & peeling), with new set of 14" whitewall tires that I wish to keep.  Thanks

 



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Maybe worth mentioning, it seems that 14" tires selections are reducing which led me to go with 15" for the long run.

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Go with 15",  14 are getting very hard to find and will unfortunatly become dinosaurs very soon.   15x7 rear and 15x6 fronts are a good way to go,  that car will take wide wheels for sure.



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beaumontguru wrote:

Go with 15",  14 are getting very hard to find and will unfortunatly become dinosaurs very soon.   15x7 rear and 15x6 fronts are a good way to go,  that car will take wide wheels for sure.


         Yes    go 15  



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But some of us want to keep our original 14" wheel covers. I'd go 15" in a second if I could run my covers.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

But some of us want to keep our original 14" wheel covers. I'd go 15" in a second if I could run my covers.


        Some of us have to change wink  its 2015      throw the 14 inch covers in the trunk

 

 

       Try this   lol lol lol lol 

 

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I sold those Magnums a few years ago. Wish I hadn't though.

I really want to run the 14's with stock covers. Been trying to figure out a way to make them fit and look right on a stock 15" rim.

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SO IF YOU WHAT WENT TO 15 INCH RIMS WHAT SIZE TIRE WOULD YOU USE ON 1964 PARISIENNE

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P205/75R-15  P215/75R-15  P225/75R-15    depends on how low you want it to sit  



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All depends.....

275/60/15 on 8 1/2 rim In the rear...

236/60/15 on 7" up front.

 



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WHAT TIRE SIZE WOULD MOST LIKELY KEEP YOUR SPEEDOMETER CLOSE

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P205/75R-15   or P215/70R-15  or P235/60R-15    most factory speedos were never 100%  



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When I replaced the rear tires on the 64cs. I have 15 inch Corvette rims, my problem was getting white walls. I ended up with 235/70/15 Hankooks. They fit well and very smooth. The car came with 14s but the switch to 15s works fine.
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Yes the 235 70 15 is an awesome size on A and B body cars,  on the rear.   i like 215 70s on the front.   also the 205 75 along with a 225 75 also is good, and the 75's you can usually still find a whitewall,  but its getting hard!



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