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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 08, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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67 Front tire size

Would it make much difference going from a 235-60-15 BFG to a 225-60-15 ? I get tire rub on the fender bolts and frame . It takes a large bump to make it scrub. Trying to eliminate tire scrub.
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Re: 67 Front tire size

I got tire rub on 225 too.
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Re: 67 Front tire size

If it's a 1967 or 1968 you may have to go down to P215/65/R15. I would recommend P 215/60/R15 (see below)....As far as P215/65/R15; this size was used on many GM cars so it should still be available. The Z28's & also the 5.0L IROC-Z's used it from 1982-1987 & from 1985-1990. During the 1980's it was also used on Olds Cutlass Supreme in both RWD & FWD configurations. The Buick Regal GN also used it, The Monte Carlso SS used it too....

I wasn't born yet when the first 1967 Camaro rolled off the assembly line. But if I recall my history correctly the 1967 Z28 was equipped with E70x15 which equates to P215/60R15....If you have a 1967 that is what I would go with.

Here is a helpful link for tire size conversion http://www.turbinecar.com/tires.htm

Here is another cool link for tires

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCal...?action=submit


In my experience with these cars (mostly from 1989 -1998) you could get more tire on the front of 1969 then on a 1967 or 1968 but more tire on the back of a 1967 or 1968 than a 1969.

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Thanks for the info.
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Re: 67 Front tire size

I have a 67 vert with a Hotchkis TVS package (2" drop springs in front) with 15x7 rallys and 245/60's all around. I had to change out my old body mounts to stop the rubbing. Do you have stock springs, are they old? How are the body mounts? What type of rims and what is the back spacing? You need to give some more info to help us answer your question.

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Stock springs, probably pretty old. Body bushings are fair, but could be replaced. 15 x 7 rallys front and rear , 4 1/4 backspacing. Shocks look to be fairly new but are carquest brand. What other items should I check?
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I run 225's on the front on 15x7 ralleys with no rub,BUT I have the TVS kit as well and as David Pozzi's site says I run almost +3 on the caster for my alignment #'s which has changed the whole handling of the car
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Re: 67 Front tire size

You could replace the front springs with a stiffer spring like Hocthkis (2" drop 600lb/in rate) ~$160 or Global West (1" drop) ~$150 or a stock style spring ~$80ish. The body mounts start at around $40 for rubber and go up to $100 for polygraphite or solid mounts. But you only gain maybe a 1/2" or so depending on how bad the old mounts are flattened. New shocks could help some but you might have to go stiffer. My Bilsteins for the Hotchkis kit run from $75 to $100ea, not cheap. There are the Koni shocks too. You would probably get more help from new or stiffer springs than the mounts or shocks depending on how old the springs and shocks are. Mounts are not that bad to replace, just do one side at a time and don't jack the to far up or you could push the body panels out of alignment, learned that the hard way.

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I will do more inspecting of the front suspension and decide what all to replace. Iwill check all the body bushings too. Thanks for the info.
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Re: 67 Front tire size

I forgot, one other option is Global West makes a shim for the front springs. It's a C shaped ring that is groved so your spring sits on top of it. They have a few different sizes. I bought some ($30/pair) thinking I would use them but did not need them after replacing the body mounts. Mine are the 3/8" shim which should give roughly 5/8" increase in height from what I am told.

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Would it make much difference going from a 235-60-15 BFG to a 225-60-15 ? I get tire rub on the fender bolts and frame . It takes a large bump to make it scrub. Trying to eliminate tire scrub.
I had BFG's 235's on the front and got the same rub you have. This was when i just turn the wheel a bit and hit a small bump. I put 225's on the front and now no rub. I still get a little rub if i cut the wheel hard in my driveway or trying to cut into a parking spot that is tight. but no more rubbing when on a slight turn and hit a bump.


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Thanks. I may try the 225s.
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Re: 67 Front tire size

Mine came w/ Firestone Wide-Oval Redline D-70/14's that are about 200-70/14's.

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Re: 67 Front tire size

Quick question on wheel/rims. I am thinking about getting a 17x7 rallye for my 67 camaro with 4 1/2. Will it rub?
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Re: 67 Front tire size

What do you think of a 26X8.00R18LT to wide?
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