View Full Version : Questions about new 13"Crager Mags for my tiger

02-03-2006, 11:33 PM
I've been looking for the perfect set of mag wheels for at least ten years but I've never found anything that I've loved until I found these. I have these numbers and I'd like to know if they're correct. Bolt pattern 4 X 4.25 with a 3.75 backspace on a Tiger, correct? The Crager's are 13' X 5.5. What questions do I have to ask of Crager and I'm assuming I'd have to get some type of spacer. Is that correct? Any help will be very much appreciated. Joec in NJ USA /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/patriot.gif

Barry Knight
02-04-2006, 09:52 AM
The MAXIMUM backspace for 13" wheels on the front of an Alpine or Tiger is about 4" to avoid interference with the outer end of the upper A-arm, so the Cragars ought to be fine at 3-3/4".

There should be no need for spacers at the front and the rear depends on the wheel design. The tiger brake drum has a slight "dish" that keeps some wheels from mounting correctly. If the mounting surface of the wheel is larger than the dish (about 6-1/2"), then you will need a spacer that is about 1/4" - 3/8" thick.

The Tiger (and Alpine) have the rear wheels "tucked in", so you can use a little wider wheel at the rear if you are careful about the offset.

Alpines and Tigers are not always identical and this is based on measurements on my S-V; your mileage may vary.

02-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Those sound like the set I found for my Cortina.
They were under the Appliance name,but probably made by Crager.
Let me know if there's a source for these (S/S).These are also 4 on 4.25.