Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Rim and tire choice HELP
Rubbing tires usually means that the tires are too wide or the backspace is putting the tires to far outboard, and close to the body sheet metal. If your car is a real Z and you have the correct springs you should be running at least a 15 inch wheel and tire.
I have owned 3 69 Zs and they sit way lower than other Camaros. 15" Rally wheels will fit well because they have the correct backspace. I had 235 60s on the front and 245 60s on the rear with only the occasional rub on the front right corner when turning into a driveway etc. You can get lots of aftermarket wheels in various backspaces for the Z.
You should do some homework on backspace and tire width here. There is a ton of info already dicussed on this site.
I have owned 3 69 Z/28s: Garnet Red 30,000 mi unrestored.
Glacier Blue, documented Canadian Z
Rallye Green purchased new in 1969
1968 Camaro Coupe L30 275 horse. ]