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don't fit!! I have the original XN ralley wheels 14" and had drum brakes. I did a std. disc conversion nonthing fancy original equipment stuff and when I put my wheels on they don't snug up and hit the caliper I guess. So, does anyone know what I should ask for at Rick's or whatever. Do or did they make a 14" ralley wheel for 1st gen. cars with disc brakes. I really need your answers on this quick my cars out of commission!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 07, 02:35 PM
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Re: Just Installed disc brakes but wheels...

There were specific wheels for disk brake cars. I've no idea if he'll give them up, but user BPOS is in the process of a big brake big wheel conversion.

His car had factory 11" rotors and 14" ralye's.





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don't fit!! I have the original XN ralley wheels 14" and had drum brakes. I did a std. disc conversion nonthing fancy original equipment stuff and when I put my wheels on they don't snug up and hit the caliper I guess. So, does anyone know what I should ask for at Rick's or whatever. Do or did they make a 14" ralley wheel for 1st gen. cars with disc brakes. I really need your answers on this quick my cars out of commission!!

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1968 Steel Drum FC 14x6 inch Base, SS
Steel Front Disc XF 14x6 inch Base, SS
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Thanks Kev. I need the XG rims. I'll try and find some.
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Re: Just Installed disc brakes but wheels...

If you don't care about specific wheel codes, the 14 x 7 repro rally wheels work with the factory discs. And they are excellent quality wheels, at least mine were.

That's what I had - sorry, but I sold them to a friend.


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Re: Just Installed disc brakes but wheels...

when i bought my disk brake conversion from ricks they came from stainless steel braking. in instruction manual it says to use 15 inch rims.
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Hey BPOS, would the 14x7 wheels have the same reveal on the front? In other words I want to retain the XN 14 x 6's on the rear, so if I used the 14 x 7's on the front would the trim rings and all that still look the same. I just want them to look the same the codes don't matter to me. THANKS
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As i recall, the trim rings are different. When I first bought my car, it had 14 x 6 rallys. The trim rings had a U-shaped cutout for the valve stem. The trim rings for the 14 x 7's I bought have an oval shaped HOLE on them for the valve stem. My guess is that the 14 x 7 trim rings are wider. Somebody would have to look pretty closely to tell the difference.


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when i bought my disk brake conversion from ricks they came from stainless steel braking. in instruction manual it says to use 15 inch rims.
That's odd - I believe all 69 SS Camaros had front disc brakes, and for sure all 69 SS came with 14 x 7 wheels.


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hmmm... the 69 camaro I'm going to be starting on this spring has 14" rally's-- if you can't find something that fits, give me a yell, I'll check the codes for you.

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Found the rims. Rick's has them and "They Said" they are the 14x6 rims that fit the factory disc brakes. $79 each powdercoated wheel argent silver. Well, I learned something from this project so I guess that makes it worth it. Thanks for all your quick responses and help as usual.
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bdzee,

My first 1969 had 14x6 Rally's. It had 4 wheel drums. The backspacing is a little different for the standard 14x6 Rally's. You could go 14X7 which is what the SS had (SS wheel's) I believe some SS cars had the 15x7 wheels which is what the Z28's had. On my current 1969 I have 15x7 Rally's all the way around with P235/60R15's all the way around. I like the 15" wheels & tires better.

P.S. The 1969 I have now has front disc/rear drums.

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