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: BF Goodrich P235/60/R15 tires on 15x7 steel corvette rally wheels


bigsteve
Jul 9th, 08, 07:18 PM
Would like to know what brand tires you guys think I should go with for this combination steel corvette wheel and tire size for my 69 Camaro coupe with factory suspension and 5 leaf rear springs? BF Goodrich T/A are high on my list but I am open for any other sugestions.

DjD
Jul 9th, 08, 07:38 PM
I found the Donlop GT Qualifiers to ride nicer and handle about the same. Very few have problems with 235/60/15's on a '69 with a good condition suspension and bushings. The BFG's are the more popular and are now being made by Coker...

Chevy1
Jul 9th, 08, 07:53 PM
Would like to know what brand tires you guys think I should go with for this combination steel corvette wheel and tire size for my 69 Camaro coupe with factory suspension and 5 leaf rear springs? BF Goodrich T/A are high on my list but I am open for any other sugestions.
Code "AG" 1968 Corvette 15 x 7 rally wheels have an offset (-.28") that is very different than code "YH" and "FW" Camaro/Nova 15 x 7 rally wheels (+.30"). This is why the 15 x 7 Corvette rally wheels can accommodate a 3" trim ring. The Corvette rally wheels will make the tires stick out further from the car. Be sure to use Camaro/Nova rally wheels.

http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101

camaromaniac
Jul 9th, 08, 08:12 PM
Steve,
I have BFG 225/60/15's on 15 x 7 rally wheels on one of my 69's and 235/60/15's on 15 x 7 rally wheels on the other and they both look great. Nearest I can tell, the 235's are approximately 1/2" wider and 1/2" taller than the 225's. If your suspension sits a little higher than stock, go with the 235's and if it sits stock heigth or lower, go with the 225's. Note that the 225's cost about $10 more per tire---- why, I don't know. Charlie 69 RS/SS & 69 RS

Camaros-n-Chevelles
Jul 9th, 08, 08:30 PM
On my 68 Camaro, 235 60 15s rubbed very slightly in the front, so I replaced them with 225 60 15s.

bigsteve
Jul 9th, 08, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the info. The 15x7 corvette rally wheels are FW code if that helps?

DjD
Jul 9th, 08, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the info. The 15x7 corvette rally wheels are FW code if that helps?

The FW are not vette wheels, they were on the bigger Chevy's and their back spacing is identical to the '69 Z/28 YH wheel.

Camaros-n-Chevelles
Jul 9th, 08, 09:11 PM
If I am not mistaken, the Corvette Rims are coded AG.
Hope this helps.

BonzoHansen
Jul 9th, 08, 09:16 PM
I found the Donlop GT Qualifiers to ride nicer and handle about the same. Very few have problems with 235/60/15's on a '69 with a good condition suspension and bushings. The BFG's are the more popular and are now being made by Coker...

Qualifiers have been discontinued....

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overview/radial-t-a/12.html

BFG still shows T/As on their site. Is coker just selling them or are they now making them?


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Chevy1
Jul 10th, 08, 09:18 PM
If I am not mistaken, the Corvette Rims are coded AG.
Hope this helps.
Correct - see my earlier post.

AG = 1968 Corvette 15 x 7 rally wheels
YH = 1969 Camaro 15 x 7 rally wheels
FW = 1970-1972 Nova, Monte Carlo, etc. 15 x 7 rally wheels (same specs as YH)

PDW HOTRODS
Jul 13th, 08, 10:14 PM
BFG's are my favorite, Dunlop's handled well, but lasted half as long for me.

Kev68SS
Jul 21st, 08, 07:21 AM
Where do I find the code on the wheel? I need to find out what I have, so I can buy the correct tire- I was told they are corvette rally wheels??

Eric Kammerer
Jul 21st, 08, 07:43 AM
In the area of the valve stem are the stamped codes. They typically straddle the stem hole (some codes on one side, more on the other). If the wheels have been repainted, you may have to scrape because it doesn't take much paint to fill them in.

DjD
Jul 21st, 08, 09:23 AM
Qualifiers have been discontinued....

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overview/radial-t-a/12.html

BFG still shows T/As on their site. Is coker just selling them or are they now making them?


Thanks, I didn't know that about the qualifers... Good question about the BFG TA's, a while back folks were posting that they couldn't find a lot of sizes in stock. At the same time Coker started selling them. Now most places seem to have them back in stock.

Camaros-n-Chevelles
Jul 28th, 08, 06:36 PM
Here is a page from the B.F. Goodrich website with all tire dimensions:

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/radial-t-a/12.html

bigsteve
Feb 21st, 09, 09:22 AM
Looking to ID a rally wheel, valve stem area has K1, with a 8 under the K1 and a 3 to the right on the left side and 4 AG to the right of the valve stem.....in the front center GM B and a K1

Also what is one of these wheels worth?

bigsteve
Feb 25th, 09, 06:28 PM
I would like to know if 15x7 AG code wheels with BF goodrich P225 60 R15 on all 4 corners will work without any rubbing issues on a 69 Camaro coupe?

crustyz11
Feb 25th, 09, 06:48 PM
Yep, they'll work just fine.

bigsteve
Feb 25th, 09, 07:48 PM
Thats good I have 5 of them. Does anyone have apic of a 69 coupe with AG wheels on it?

South Side Goons & Hitmen
Feb 26th, 09, 02:19 AM
I tried to upload a photo of my 1969 but the upload failed...Probably because the pics were from June of last year when my car went to the body shop and my Camaro really hates me right now.

I run P235/60/R15 Goodyear Eagle GT II on a 4 corners...The tires are on 15x7 Chrome Chevy Rally's....The car is equipped with a V8 Mouse w/ aluminum heads under the hood, no a/c, 3rd gen p/s, stock suspension & front disc brakes...In the back I have a 4 leaf spring set up w/traction bars which have been in there since I bought the car from the prior owner back in 2006.


FWIW I ran P245/60/R14 on 14x6 factory OEM Rally's on the front of my old 1969 which had factory a/c & a Mouse which was replaced with a 396 BBC and no rubbing issues and that car had drum brakes up front.

bigsteve
Feb 26th, 09, 03:25 AM
i have drum brakes on all 4 cornors also.

Chevy1
Feb 28th, 09, 09:23 PM
Thats good I have 5 of them. Does anyone have apic of a 69 coupe with AG wheels on it?
Not a coupe, but here's a pic of my 69 vert with 15x7 rally wheels and 235/60 tires on all corners:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3225886

67ZZ4SSCLONE
Mar 5th, 09, 08:34 PM
Here are some pics of the G/T Quals and the BFGs 235/60/15 on 15X8 rallys. I have rub in the front when I crank the wheel, I am thinking about putting 15x7s on the front with 215s.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/rally-1.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/camaro09019.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/camaro09018.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/rally1-1.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/camaro052.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/camaro051.jpg
http://http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/STUNKONE/camaro047.jpg

Steiner
Mar 6th, 09, 08:46 PM
I have the FW code rally rims on a drummed '69 with 235/60-R15 tires. I originally had BFG T/A's and the car sat so much that they eventually dry rotted off. I replaced them with some cheap Mastercrafts of the same size before I put the car in storage on jack stands...six years ago. I have a rub mark on the frame where the fronts rubbed when turning at full lock.

Even when they were in good shape, I liked the looks of the T/A but didn't think they gripped very well. I'm going to Z rated tires now since I don't drive the car a whole lot so I don't need to worry about replacing them very often.

I just bought some 17's so now I've got a set of rally rims with the real "Chevrolet Motor Company" caps and six year old tires with 100 miles on them that will probably become "corner art".