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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 11, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rally Wheel Question

Right now my 68 has GM 14" rally wheels. I believe they are 14x6 or could be 14x7 - not sure how to tell when they are on the car with tires. The tires on them are 245/60/14 and where on the car when I bought it. They are too wide for the wheels as they bulge out and I hate that look despite it being dangerous.

So I'm going to buy new tires and want the tires to be square with the rim so I'm thinking about going with 215/70/14 as I like the stock look.

The other thing I'm considering is buying new 15" wheels.

My questions:

1) is there an easy way to tell if the wheels on the car are x6 or x7 without removing them?
2) is it worth moving up to 15" for looks?
2) do you think the 215/70/14 will look right on a rim that's either x6 or x7?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 11, 07:33 PM
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Re: Rally Wheel Question

Yes, you can pop one of the trim rings off and it should have a two letter code stamped by the valve stem. Then search this site or google for "rally wheel codes" and you should be able to find a post with all the codes listed. I know I copied and pasted them from a Corvette site before.

235's or 245's fit real nice on a 7" rim. You must have 6" ones. A 15x7 with a 235 tire will fill the opening a bit better than the same tire on a 14" rim.

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Yes, you can pop one of the trim rings off and it should have a two letter code stamped by the valve stem. Then search this site or google for "rally wheel codes" and you should be able to find a post with all the codes listed. I know I copied and pasted them from a Corvette site before.

235's or 245's fit real nice on a 7" rim. You must have 6" ones. A 15x7 with a 235 tire will fill the opening a bit better than the same tire on a 14" rim.
Thanks! I'll take a look tomorrow.

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Re: Rally Wheel Question

I have 215/70s on my 14x6 rim (Jinx pic below), looks nice without a bulge.

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Make a caliper out of a wooden ruler or yardstick with a fixed pointer on one side that contacts the rim near the bead of the tire. On the other side make a mirror image pointer that moves. Set the moveable pointer against the rim on the other side. Read the value off the yardstick. Remove it from the wheel, reset it and measure between the pointers of the caliper. It won't be exact but it'll be a little more than 6" or 7" because you are measuring on the outside of the rim as opposed to the inside.

The photo in my sig shows my car with 235 60/15 on 15x7" on the front and 15x8" on the rear.

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I have 215/70s on my 14x6 rim (Jinx pic below), looks nice without a bulge.
Thanks Kevin, that looks great!!!
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Make a caliper out of a wooden ruler or yardstick with a fixed pointer on one side that contacts the rim near the bead of the tire. On the other side make a mirror image pointer that moves. Set the moveable pointer against the rim on the other side. Read the value off the yardstick. Remove it from the wheel, reset it and measure between the pointers of the caliper. It won't be exact but it'll be a little more than 6" or 7" because you are measuring on the outside of the rim as opposed to the inside.

The photo in my sig shows my car with 235 60/15 on 15x7" on the front and 15x8" on the rear.
Tom,

Thanks. Looking at your picture, I already know mine is x6... I'll verify tomorrow when I pick it up from the shop re-curving my leaf springs. I hoped to have it back today but it;s not ready. Nice car BTW!!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 11, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rally Wheel Question

I checked my wheels and they are XB code which I should have known because I took them off of my Chevelle before I sold it.

From what I read these are different then those originally on a camaro because the backspace is 4 3/8 vs. 3 3/4.

I assume that means the ones I have will be recessed more by 5/8 which isn't too much.

So my question is, what's the largest diameter I can put on the car and not have it rub? I don't care too much about the width. Can I get a tire that will actually tuck into the fender well? I'm trying to fill this gap and not have any rubbing.

Thanks in advance!

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