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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 10, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Tire width

Hi guys,

Altough I love 69's, I yesterday saw the neat pic of a 68'.
After giving it a closer look, I new what it made so cool, it's tires width.
Altough a little bit too wide, because they stick out a little bit too much, I really like them.
Now I was wondering what size it would be ?
Any thoughts ?

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Re: Tire width

looks like a reversed detroit speed mini tub?..yuk!!
fat tires go to the inside! not the ouitside!

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Hi guys,

Altough I love 69's, I yesterday saw the neat pic of a 68'.
After giving it a closer look, I new what it made so cool, it's tires width.
Altough a little bit too wide, because they stick out a little bit too much, I really like them.
Now I was wondering what size it would be ?
Any thoughts ?

Elias
They are somewhat too wide, but i agree they look great when they stick out. This guy went too far in my opinion. I want mine to stick out a little. But that is like super huge !


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This is one of them tubbed out cars aint it....

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I can fit 4 of the exhaust tips across the tread so 305 tire?
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 10, 07:01 PM
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I agree that those tires stick out too far from the body. Also, I think that's a '67.

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The tread pattern looks like a Cooper Cobra Radial G/T to me. (Photo attached.) For size, I would guess 295/50x15 mounted on 10" wide rims that have about 4" of backspacing.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Tire width

Yeah, it's a little bit too out-sticking, but you have to admit, wide tires sure look better than the stock 67' smallish tires!
Is it possible to get them more to the middle so they don't stick out but still remaining the size ?

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 10:24 AM
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The car does have 67 taillights, so I would agree 67.

The guys have already alluded to what it takes to properly fit tires of that size; more rim backspace, and mini tubs (deeper/wider inner wheelhouses). Plus relocated leaf springs (and narrowed fuel tank or a trunk mounted fuel cell) or another type of suspension out back.

The way the body sides of these 1st gens tuck back in toward centerline, it is hard enough to keep paint on (and rubber/road debris off) the lower rear quarter panels with stock or nearly stock width tires. If you looked at the car in the first post from directly behind, about 2/3 of the tire tread is outside the body line at the bottom. Not a good look IMO.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 11:55 AM
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Re: Tire width

I had that look once and don't miss it at all, including the air shocks. I had 295/50/15 on the rear. Here are some before/after (Click on pic for larger image)

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I agree that it looks like a Cooper Cobra tire, probably the 295. I have the same tire on my '68, but I have the DSE tubs and a narrowed 9".

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Re: Tire width

295/50/15
same as on my 68, but mine dont stick out as far? so im thinking hes has a wider rear maybe a 2nd gen or chevelle or he has less than 3 inches of bs!!??



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if you ask me 67/68`s were made to have fat tires hanging out a lil!!!

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 10, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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if you ask me 67/68`s were made to have fat tires hanging out a lil!!!
I also have that picture. Haha, yes, they give it that extra meneacing look!

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The car does have 67 taillights, so I would agree 67.

The guys have already alluded to what it takes to properly fit tires of that size; more rim backspace, and mini tubs (deeper/wider inner wheelhouses). Plus relocated leaf springs (and narrowed fuel tank or a trunk mounted fuel cell) or another type of suspension out back.

The way the body sides of these 1st gens tuck back in toward centerline, it is hard enough to keep paint on (and rubber/road debris off) the lower rear quarter panels with stock or nearly stock width tires. If you looked at the car in the first post from directly behind, about 2/3 of the tire tread is outside the body line at the bottom. Not a good look IMO.
Oké, thanks !
But what backspace did let me say, stock 69' rally wheels have ? Just to compare..

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 10, 02:37 PM
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http://www.chevellestuff.com/qd/rally_wheels.htm

Not sure what the backspace of a bare OE wheel lets you compare...

Probably be best to spend some time reading the posts that are "sticky" at the top of the wheel and tire forum. You'll find different pics with specs for the wheel and tire combos, and an indication if the car has been modified to fit the combo.

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