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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 07, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wheel/tire opinions needed

Spent a lot of time looking for raised white letter tires, at least 16", for triple red 68 vert. Selection is very, very thin. The only thing I can come up with is Goodyear Eagle GT II:

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1. Will 15's on the front and 17's on the rear look goofy? Would 15's and
16's look better?

Front Rear
P235/70R15 with P285/60R16
or or
P255/70R15 P285/60R17
or
P255/60R15
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2. Will same size wheel and tire look better or worse?

Front and rear

P255/60R17
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Thanks for your opinions.
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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

Well.......How about "red lines" instead since the car is triple red? You can get them in 17s and 18s. They are not cheap though. I don't think the 15/17 idea works.....at all - sorry. The car can take as you know most people do wider tires in the rear. It's your choise whether or not you want 4 the same size (for rotation?). I would go bigger in the rear. Then it's a question of whether or not you want 17s front 18s rear. That's up to you and a matter of taste.

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Here's a link to those red lines as well as other colors avaiable. http://www.dbtires.com/index.htm

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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

255/60 17's up front and 285/70 18's out back if you want different rim look...Look at the Nitto tire pretty good lookin tire...
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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

Thanks for the link. It is hard for me to picture redlines on a red car. May play around with computer to see if I put together a composite photo.

Can't get 18" Eagles. with Eagles the only combo is either the same size front and rear or 285/60R16 rear with P235/70R15 front.

Wiskeesour,

I really want a tire with raised white letters to give the car exerior some contrasting color.

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I really want a tire with raised white letters to give the car exerior some contrasting color.

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oh, OK... been to www.tirerack.com ? good site can look at the car with different tire/rim combo's...i think website for Hot Rod magazine has one for 1st gens also...

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255/60 17's up front and 285/70 18's out back if you want different rim look...Look at the Nitto tire pretty good lookin tire...
imho
In most cases no bigger than a 245/45 in the front and a 275/40 in the rear. Besides being a little wide for the application they will be too tall also.

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Thanks for the link. It is hard for me to picture redlines on a red car. May play around with computer to see if I put together a composite photo.

Can't get 18" Eagles. with Eagles the only combo is either the same size front and rear or 285/60R16 rear with P235/70R15 front.

Wiskeesour,

I really want a tire with raised white letters to give the car exerior some contrasting color.

Thanks,
You're welcome for the link.

I don't think you're getting 285s in the rear without some work (hammering).

There are other color sidewalls available besides red (white - blue - gold). So you can do contrast if you want.

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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

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What type of rim will you be going with. And what kind of look Resto-Mod Modified Original. I just went through this its difficult to make a decision when there is a lot of money involved.

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What type of rim will you be going with. And what kind of look Resto-Mod Modified Original. I just went through this its difficult to make a decision when there is a lot of money involved.

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Hey 67,

I guess it will fall under "modified original". I want the old school look of raised white letter tires. I have checked all the large manufacturers and 15" are the only ones that I find with varied tire sizes. Originally was going with a custom made 16" or 17" Budnik wheel that resembled Keystone Klassics. Since I can't get white letter tires in those sizes I am going to go with my favorite wheel-a 15" Keystone Klassic. In keeping with old school look I don't think a 40 or 45 series low sidwall tire will look right. At this point,
I am looking at P225/70R15 on 15x7's on the front and P255/70R15 on 15x8's in the rear. From my research on prior posts these should fit without any rubbbing issues and I do not think they will be too tall.

If you see any problem with this setup let me know.

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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

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I am running 255/60/15 on 15x8 rear and 225/60/15 on 15x7 front 4in back space all around. BFG rwl. See thanks and see pictures in this forum if you want.

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I am running 255/60/15 on 15x8 rear and 225/60/15 on 15x7 front 4in back space all around. BFG rwl. See thanks and see pictures in this forum if you want.

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Outstanding ride! I just checked the backspacing on the Klassics. 7" wheel for the front is 3.750 and on the 8" rear is 3.875. Will have to do some further investigation to see if this will be a problem. How is the inside clearance on your wheels?

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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

Thanks Danny
No rubbing. I have mono leaf in back and drums all around.

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Re: Wheel/tire opinions needed

hey RSdannyG- check out my signature - I'm still doing 15's with a 295/50 rear and 265/50 front

Rat Touring 1969 Camaro X44 496 Richmond Super T10 Plus 4-Speed 3.55 4 wheel disc
..and sporting all new suspension, wheels, etc etc... take a look...


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