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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 11, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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In my last post, I requested information on the largest 15 inch tire size that would fit on the rear of my 67. I receved some information and some photo's to help with my decision (Thanks Mike). I have searched for weeks for different rims, and have made my mind up at least 10 times! The reason I was going with the 15 inch rims, was I thought to put 17 inch rims on I needed to modify the suspension to get the right look? My car has the stock front suspension and the rear was converted from a mono leaf to a 3 leaf which lowered the rear about 1-1/2 inches. Does anyone have 17 inch wheels on a stock suspension or simular set-up to my car? If so, please post/email pics and wheel/ tire combos. Does everyone go through what I am when buying wheels? I made a quicker decision buying a house! Thanks again,Randy.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 11, 09:02 AM
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Hi Randy,

Did you check the 67 wheel and tire combos sticky in this section? I think there are some cars like that.

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Bobby, I've gone through that section, but almost all the posts list tire sizes but don't mention what suspension mods they may have done. My concern is having too much space between the top of the tire and the fender well. Also not having staggered rear shocks may make a difference in how the wheel fits.
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The staggered shocks were added to help control spring wrap which causes wheel hop, they won't effect how the wheel fits.

I understand your concern having too much space in the well. I'm working on that on my car. If you are aiming for a 26" tire the difference between the 15" rim and a 17" will be sidewall height, either way some amount of ride height fine tuning will be necessary to get the stance your after.

My plan for my car is Afco spring adjusters in the front, they are mentioned throughout this site and currently in post #3 here:
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=197332

In the rear I removed the bottom leaf from the 4 leaf pack.

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I don't have any information regarding your setup but yes I am going through the same problems buying new wheels. I'm on my 3rd set of wheels on my 68 in 4 years and still not satisfied. First 15 inch Cragars, then Centerlines, now Rallye's., now considering 17 inch Cragars or 15 inch Weld's but I don't have a clue what I will end up with. I really like some of the expensive billet wheels but I'm too nervous to even consider spending $400 a wheel plus a low profile tire and end up in the same situation! Good luck with your decisions, it's a tough one!
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Really the thing to look at is the outside diameter (OD) of the different tire sizes. A 225/60-15 BFG Radial TA has a OD of 25.6" where a similar 225/45-17 is 24.8". That is roughly a 1" difference in diameter or 1/2" at the fender lip.

Each tire manufacture lists all the specs and sizes of their tires. Do a little foot work (err mouse work) up front and it will give you peace of mind down the road.

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