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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 08, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

I am thinking about buying a set of 15x8 Corvette rally wheels that are on a 1972 Corvette and I would like to know if the wheels will rub or if there is any type of clearance issue with these wheels. I would be installing the wheels on a 69 camaro. Also If the wheels will work without any issues I would like to put BF Goodrich T/A radials tires on the wheels and would like to know what the correct size would be for that size wheel. Any info would be great. Thanks
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I am thinking about buying a set of 15x8 Corvette rally wheels that are on a 1972 Corvette and I would like to know if the wheels will rub or if there is any type of clearance issue with these wheels. I would be installing the wheels on a 69 camaro. Also If the wheels will work without any issues I would like to put BF Goodrich T/A radials tires on the wheels and would like to know what the correct size would be for that size wheel. Any info would be great. Thanks
A friend of mine had 15x8 corvette rallyes on all four corners his 69 and they rubbed in the front during turns. I think he had 255/60/15s on it. He ended up swapping them out for some 15x7s and a lot narrower tire. They did look good though.



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 08, 06:05 PM
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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

Backspacing is wrong for a 69. Had them on mine, and they rub the outer lip on the rear fender. The front worked OK with a 225/70 if it's not lowered.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 08, 06:10 PM
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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

GM 15x8s used on Vettes have 4" backspace, which really is not enough up front on a 69. It's not really enough in the back either, but they work better there than up front on a 69.

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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

I ran 235/60 rear and 225/60 front on my 8in ralleys and it fit well. The owner before me ran 255's in back and it rubbed the inner well, the marks are still there.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 08, 08:33 PM
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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

67 vett had a 15x7 witha back space that uses a deep ring that looks like a 8 inch wheel in the front. Ran them for year on 67 and 68's with no problems and a 225 60 15 tire.

Not sure what the back space is though?

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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

I run 225/50/15 up front and 265/50/15's in rear on my 15X8" corvette ralley's. I do have issues of rubbing in back on outer lip, but I corrected with airshocks. No issues up front.

I plan on switching tire sizes to match what ever BFG Radial TA I can get. I would like to swap someone two of my ralley's for 4.5 or more back space for the rear.

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Re: 15x8 Corvette Rally wheel info needed

I've bought mine at http://www.carid.com/custom-wheels.html and don't have troubles with them. Swap is not a bad thing at all, but as for wheels, I prefer to buy new - just my thoughts.
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