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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 07, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Tire/Wheel Combo for '67?

Man I have a headache! Trying to decide on the right wheel/tire combo has been the hardest part of this project. Been reading this board for sometime trying to gain some knowledge and what has worked for others. So here's where I'm at:
1967 Coupe, Lowered approx 1.25 - 1.50 inches front and rear. Replaced mono spring with 4 leaf in rear, front is stock and lowered by replacing springs with Moog 6308.

I'm not looking for the biggest rubber as I want to avoid rub issues, so here's my thoughts
Wheels will be AR Hopster
Front 16x7, 4"BS
Tire 215/55-16

Rear 16x8, 4.75"BS
Tire 225/55-16

I'm going for a tall tire to fill the wheel wells. And I think the 215 being about a half inch shorter will give a slight nose down stance which I like.

Feel free to erase the chalk board and tell me where to go , on the wheel /tire combo that is!
Thanks in advance,
Weck

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Re: Tire/Wheel Combo for '67?

My advice is decide on brakes before you decide on wheels.
You may find your brake choices limited behind 16" wheels.

Steve
1968 that started life and a 6 banger with a PG. Now it's a 350 with a TKO600, Moser 12 bolt, Speedtech LCA/UCA, ATS Tall Spindles, Hotchkis Springs, Forgeline ZX3P, C5 (Kore3) brakes with other cool stuff from Ron Davis, Vintage Air and soon to be Terminator EFI.


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Re: Tire/Wheel Combo for '67?

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My advice is decide on brakes before you decide on wheels.
You may find your brake choices limited behind 16" wheels.
Good advice. So I may already have problems. I have a basic disc brake conversion on the car now. It is from Master Power Brakes and is basically a GM setup that was run on '70-'72 Chevelle's. I have '91 IROC wheels on the car now with 235/55-16 rubber. The IROC wheels are 16" and clear the brakes and there is no caliper overhang so I figured most 16" wheels would clear. (Master Power Brakes recommends a minimum 15" wheel for this setup.)

The front IROC wheel is, I believe, an 8" with 4.25" BS and with the 235 rubber is just at or slightly outside the fender lip. Hence I figured a 7" wheel and the small 215 tire would pull it inside the fender.

The rear IROC wheel is, again I think, and 8.5" with 4.875"BS and with the 235 tire there is slight rubbing on the inner wheel well when the axle gets articulated going over some uneven surfaces. So again I figured an 8" wheel with the slightly shorter BS, 4.75" vs 4.875", with the smaller 225 tire should clear. But what do I know. Like I said it's giving me a headache.

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Re: Tire/Wheel Combo for '67?

I had 225/50/16 on the front of my car with minimal rub. If I'd done a better job on the BS It would have bee fine. I think you could get a 245/50/16 in the back with NO problem.

The problems with 16s is tire selection. Look around at tirerack.com and some of the others and see how many tire choices you have at any given size. Let that help you make a decision.

Steve
1968 that started life and a 6 banger with a PG. Now it's a 350 with a TKO600, Moser 12 bolt, Speedtech LCA/UCA, ATS Tall Spindles, Hotchkis Springs, Forgeline ZX3P, C5 (Kore3) brakes with other cool stuff from Ron Davis, Vintage Air and soon to be Terminator EFI.


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