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Tire size - looking for advice

I am putting the rally wheels (15x7) back on my 69. I want to go with Radial TA's for the old school look. I am thinking about 245/60/15 for the rear and 235/60/15 or 225/60/15 for the front. I want to fill up the spaces, but I do not want to worry about rub. Have any of you tried those combinations? Have you had any problems? Any and all suggestions are appreciated. The car has not been lowered.
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Re: Tire size - looking for advice

I did lot's of research on this site and was very happy with this setup from Coker:
- Wheels: 15X7 with 4" bs up front, 15X8 with 4.5" bs in the back
- Tires: 215/65/R15 up front, 245/60/R15 in the back
https://www.camaros.net/forums/album.php?albumid=225

According to this thread... https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...=175230&page=3 others have run it on a 69....

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Re: Tire size - looking for advice

I have 225/60/15 frt and 255/60/15 rear on mine now, p215/65/15 had a tendency to rub ocasionally when cornering on my old Z28

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I am putting the rally wheels (15x7) back on my 69. I want to go with Radial TA's for the old school look. I am thinking about 245/60/15 for the rear and 235/60/15 or 225/60/15 for the front. I want to fill up the spaces, but I do not want to worry about rub. Have any of you tried those combinations? Have you had any problems? Any and all suggestions are appreciated. The car has not been lowered.
David my friend just put those exact size tires on his same set up ,,but with ss steel wheels,, theres no rubbing fit perfect
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Re: Tire size - looking for advice

If you want to maximize the "old school look" and completely eliminate rubbing concerns, then you might also consider running 215/70x15 on all four corners. They're not as wide as the 60-series tires mentioned so far, but they have a diameter and a sectional width that's closer to the original E70/15 tires installed on a 1969 Z/28.
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235/60 fit fine all the way around and will only touch the front frame at full lock. If you want to be able to rotate them properly, you may want to use the same size on all. Of course, I know a lot of people probably have their tires dry rot on the car before they need to be rotated.....

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If you want to maximize the "old school look" and completely eliminate rubbing concerns, then you might also consider running 215/70x15 on all four corners. They're not as wide as the 60-series tires mentioned so far, but they have a diameter and a sectional width that's closer to the original E70/15 tires installed on a 1969 Z/28.
I agree. Stick with the 215/70's T/A radials. Great old school look.

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Re: Tire size - looking for advice

Old school look is what I like too. My 68 has different size wheel wells than your 69 but I'm running 15x7's all the way around with 225's up front and 245's in the back. All 60 series TA's and they not only fit great - both in the wells and on the rim but they look great IMO.

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You can take a look at my Photobucket if you like, I have 235/60/15's with 15X7 wheels all the way around.
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Re: Tire size - looking for advice

Had 235x60 x15 on ralleys but for the Powertour I put my 245x50x16 tires and wheels, Both sets clear well but I am itching to go to a new set of rears 255x50x16, it looks tight. Ralley are factory off set , custom wheels are 4.50.

I still want to lower my car all way around, currently running about 9" rocker panel curb height with orginal over counter 500# rate front springs. Have 4 leaf multi in back.

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