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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 11, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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15" Cragar wheel selection help-Lug Nut style

So I bought a set of 15x8, 5-4 3/4 bolt pattern cragar SS from Jegs. At the time I couldn't buy all four, so I just bought the rears. I wound up buying the front 15x7 cragar from Summit. The difference is the 15x7 I bought from summit are the uni lug and the 15x8 are a shank type. The 15x8 are a 4-1/4" backspacing and the 15x7 are 4-1/8. They are actually two different Cragar series, the 15x8 are the 61C series and the 15x7 are the 8/61 series. The two wheels are identical, again the only difference is one is for a direct fit bolt pattern (5-4 3/4") and the other will accept 3 different kinds of bolt patterns, I will just have to use a washer with it. I chose the 15x7, in the 8/61 series because the 15x7 in the 61C series only came in a 4" backspacing and I wanted a little more in the front. I know this is an opinion question, but, does this matter? I don't think I would have ever noticed that the front had washers and the rears didn't. Any opinions or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: 15" Cragar wheel selection help-Lug Nut style

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't worry about it at all.

I doubt anyone would notice. I sure wouldn't.

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Re: 15" Cragar wheel selection help-Lug Nut style

Cool, that was the response I was expecting. I didn't think it would very noticeable.
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Re: 15" Cragar wheel selection help-Lug Nut style

Brent - You can have conical seat incerts installed then use standard conical lugs and all wheels will be the same. The inserts are pressed in using a special tool. The wheel is held in a jig and the bolt pattern is squared up to insure the wheel fits the bolt pattern properly after all 5 are installed.

Here's a thead on what I had done... https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...+racing+wheels

The "uni-lugs" work fine but you have to use care when installing the wheels to center the wheel properly on the hub.

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Re: 15" Cragar wheel selection help-Lug Nut style

Dennis, thanks for the info. So can any standard wheel and tire place install the inserts?
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Dennis, thanks for the info. So can any standard wheel and tire place install the inserts?
It requires a jig to align things, I only know of a couple shops here that do it. You'll have to ask around your area to find a shop that does it. I'd start with shops that do wheel repair and polishing and go from there.

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