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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 09, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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whats the smallest tire i can fit on a 15X8 rally?

I have just put 15X8 rallys on my '67 235/60/15s. I have 2' drop spindles in the front, and the front driver side is rubbing, and its screaming like a rabbit when I slow down. If i don't end up going back to the stock spindles, what is the smallest tire I can run on the front? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 09, 03:38 AM
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Re: whats the smallest tire i can fit on a 15X8 rally?

Welcome to Team Camaro David!

Looking at manufacturers' data, it looks like 225 60 15 is the smallest size "recommended" for an 8 inch rim. http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/radial-t-a/12.html

I don't think a 10 mm width change (about the width of your pinkie) is going to help much. We have a thread here about problems with drop spindles: https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=132682

You're most likely going to have to try a spacer, narrower wheel with less backspace, or better yet get rid of the drop spindles altogether.

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Re: whats the smallest tire i can fit on a 15X8 rally?

Or maybe go w/ a 17" rim so that the tie-rod end fits inside the wheel if it can?.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 09, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: whats the smallest tire i can fit on a 15X8 rally?

Well i think i will go back to the stock spindles, only problem is that now i have to find them, i left them at a buddys shop last year hope he still has them there. Thank you for the ideas.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 09, 09:01 PM
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Re: whats the smallest tire i can fit on a 15X8 rally?

I have 205/60/15's on the front of my 69 with 15x8 rallys. They do look small but they were the right price......free....... off of a friends car. stock spindles but they have never rubbed.

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