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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Tire and wheel opinions

I have a red 67 RS with black vinyl top and would like to see what some of you think about tires and wheels. I plan on keeping it as original looking, not necessaryly original as possible. I want to put either Goodyear RWL reproduction or Firestone red line. Not too sure about the red line though.
Also, would you put a 14 or 15 inch rim? Does the 15 give it a better stance than the 14?

You guys have seen many more camaros than I have and would like to see what you think.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 11:09 AM
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I have a red 67 RS with black vinyl top and would like to see what some of you think about tires and wheels. I plan on keeping it as original looking, not necessaryly original as possible. I want to put either Goodyear RWL reproduction or Firestone red line. Not too sure about the red line though.
Also, would you put a 14 or 15 inch rim? Does the 15 give it a better stance than the 14?

You guys have seen many more camaros than I have and would like to see what you think.

Thanks,
Gerald
The front is fine with skinny tires.
But on these cars, you need big wide rear tires, it looks more aggressive.

. 15x7 or 15x8 with 255/60/15 just looks great.

I have 15x8 all around, but if I was to do it again, I'd do 15x7 up front.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 12:55 PM
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Re: Tire and wheel opinions

Why dont you look at 16 or 17's?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 02:16 PM
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Re: Tire and wheel opinions

If you want on original period correct look, use the redlines on some American Racing Torque Thrust Originals. You could use the D's also, but the originals have the lighter grey centers. Run the original F-70 14's on a 14x7 wheel, or a 14x6 front with a 14x7 rear for a slightly wider look to the rears. Or if you want the hot rod look, you can't beat Crager SS's with BFG's, something like a 255/60-15 rear on a 15x8 with a 235/60-15 front on a 15x7. I like the 14's though on my 67 Firebird (burgandy with black vinyl top) with the redline. Please don't mess up the good lloks of the car with anything bigger than a 15. Good luck.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Tire and wheel opinions

Thanks for the input so far. I plan on staying with a 14 or 15 inch. I really hadn't thought about going with a mag wheel, was only planning on staying with the rally wheel but it does make me think about more possiblities.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 07, 03:52 PM
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Re: Tire and wheel opinions

You should consider what you plan on doing with your brakes long-term before picking a wheel. Many 14" wheels won't fit the aftermarket "stock-type" front disc kits (or they're really close). My old 14" wheels wouldn't fit after I put on the SSBC front discs... For that reason, I'd personally stick with 15" (or larger if you're inclined). I also think the shorter sidewall looks better.

So if your thinking "vintage look" I'd vote for 15x7 front and 15x8 rear with something like 225/60R15 front tyres and 255/55R15 rears (with raised white letters) on rally wheels or some vintage mags.

I'm currently running 16x8" alloy wheels with blackwall tyres and think they look fairly vintage in a trans-am kind of way (blackwalls help make the rim look a bit smaller so it doesn't have the "big-wheel" pro-touring look)
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