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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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wheel problem - advice please

I have a 68 camaro that I am having a front disk brake set installed. The shop called today saying the wheels will not fit now. They are 14" ralleys. I was told by one person that I now have to go to a 15". If I go buy some new 15" ralleys will they work? What size tire do I have to use to keep from rubbing?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 03:46 AM
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Re: wheel problem - advice please

Bill, I think its all about back spacing, thats why your Rallys wont fit, they were designed for pads and not disks.

Its not a bigger wheel that you need, its the proper wheel with enough back spacing is what your looking for.

Are your wheels XN coded? If its original Rallys your looking for on E-Bay look here to find out the ones that are compatible with disks:
http://camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Wheels
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 09:02 AM
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did you upgrade to factory discs or use an aftermarket kit?
most aftermarket kit manufacturers can tell you what size wheel will fit
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 09:38 AM
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when i did my front conversion. the ssbc from ricks. they said had to use a 15 inch wheel. 255/60r15 on back and 215/65r15 for front i used and is fine.
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Re: wheel problem - advice please

There is a specific code 14" rallye wheel that fits with the facory style disk brakes.
"drum brake" wheels do not fit.
User BPOS has posted this. He has/had a set of these wheels.





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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 08, 11:55 AM
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Wheel codes for OE Camaro rally's are here:

http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Wheels

As the guys noted, if it is an OE style brake kit a properly coded 14 inch rally should fit. If it is an aftermarket kit, and/or a "big brake kit", then you may need to look at 15 inch (or bigger) rims.

What brake kit are you using?

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 08, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: wheel problem - advice please

it's aftermarket and my mechanic says its a good set that I bought. The co. I bought from told me they don't recommend the spacing but rather go to 15".
What size 15's do I need that won't rub?
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hereitis67,
I missed your note when I sent the last one............thank for the info

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 08, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was told today that you can add a spacer on the wheel but I don't know how think of a spacer. Anyone every heard of that?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 08, 05:13 PM
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Hey Bill, if you are looking to buy 15" ralley's I have four of them I just took off my 69. They come complete with the trim ring, hub cap and tires with plenty of tread. Let me know if you're interested.

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Thanks Carbo. You can send me price and pic. to [email protected] if you want to and I will consider but honestly I would wonder about s hipping cost to East TN.

My mechanic says his Dad told him he could put spacers in and the same wheels and I agreed to find out how think they would have to be. Anyone experianced this?
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Thanks Carbo. You can send me price and pic. to [email protected] if you want to and I will consider but honestly I would wonder about s hipping cost to East TN.

My mechanic says his Dad told him he could put spacers in and the same wheels and I agreed to find out how think they would have to be. Anyone experianced this?
O.k. I'll send photos later today.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 08, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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so is there no one out there that can advise on spacers
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 08, 02:45 PM
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When I bought my 69 it had 1/4 inch spacers on it and also had a bit of the caliper ground off. I replaced the wheels from 14 inch to 15 inch as I didn't feel good about the spacers. I also think the car just looks better with 15 inch wheels.

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