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Offline Lou Kish

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rim size
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
I am trying to find out the original rim size for a 1977 de'Elegance.  I sure it was a 15", but what is the rim width and backspacing?  Thanks to all who can help.  Lou.
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: rim size
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 08:25:05 AM »
d' elegance What? Fleetwood, DeVille ElDorado? all except the ElDorado was RWD 5" bolt circle standard RWD offset and were 6" wide. ElDorado was also 6" wide but had that extreme positive offset up through 1978.

The RWDs will fit any Cadillac full size RWD (and almost any 15" GM RWD and others) from the mid 50s up the the last 1996 Fleetwood Brougham even though they eventually went to 15x7 wheels, but the same RWD offset.

The wheels on my 1968 DeVille will fit on my 1996 Fleetwood Brougham and vice versa.

They also take the SAME front disc brake pads!
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
Current:
1968 DeVille Convertible
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
2009 STS NorthStar Platinum ed RWD
2011 CTS PRemiun ed Sedan RWD
Past:
2008 CTS Premium ed Sedan AWD
2005 CTS Hi-Feature Sedan RWD
2000 ElDorado ESC Hard Boot Convertible
1995 Fleetwood Brougham
1973 Sedan DeVille
1970 Fleetwood Brougham
1969 DeVille Convertible

Offline Lou Kish

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Re: rim size
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 03:52:05 PM »
It is a 1977 Fleetwood de'Elgance.  Do you happen to know what the stock rim width was, and perhaps the backspacing of those rims?  thanks, Lou
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: rim size
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 10:56:22 PM »
It is a 1977 Fleetwood de'Elgance.  Do you happen to know what the stock rim width was, and perhaps the backspacing of those rims?  thanks, Lou

Original Wheels are 15x6 (6 inches wide) 5 inch bolt circle Standard RWD offset.

There are Millions out there. A 15x7 wheel will fit but with the 225mm wide tires on your car doesn't need a 7" wide rim
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
Current:
1968 DeVille Convertible
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
2009 STS NorthStar Platinum ed RWD
2011 CTS PRemiun ed Sedan RWD
Past:
2008 CTS Premium ed Sedan AWD
2005 CTS Hi-Feature Sedan RWD
2000 ElDorado ESC Hard Boot Convertible
1995 Fleetwood Brougham
1973 Sedan DeVille
1970 Fleetwood Brougham
1969 DeVille Convertible

Offline Lou Kish

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Re: rim size
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 11:26:41 PM »
Thank you so much.  Enough info to proceed.
Lou
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