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Wheel size recommendation

The tires on my Camaro are 215/65R 15. What size wheel would look best?
15 x 8
15 x 7
15 x 6
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 11, 09:31 PM
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Re: Wheel size recommendation

I have that size tire on the front, The car came with 15x6 in front and I changed to 15x7, I like it better. 8" rim might look too big for that tire. I run 15x8 in the back with 255/60x15.

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Re: Wheel size recommendation

Luwi67, Did you mean the car came from the factory with the 14x6's not 15's? I think the 15x7 look good as well. With the 15x8's, you will have to worry about getting the correct backspacing so it doesn't rub (if the car is lowered and turn sharp) or hits on the steering linkage.

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Re: Wheel size recommendation

No, sorry Scott, I meant it had the 15x6 with 215/65r from the previous owner and I just swapped to a 15x7 rim with the same tire.

Dean, I think 15x7 with 4 1/4" backspace is a safe choice for the front and 15x8 with 4 1/2" backspace for the rear.

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The tires on my Camaro are 215/65R 15. What size wheel would look best?
15 x 8
15 x 7
15 x 6
Thanks
15 x 7 looks the best IMO!
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Re: Wheel size recommendation

Yes, 15x7

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Re: Wheel size recommendation

Thanks for the advice guys! I've never seen what a car looks like with the various size wheels on so it's difficult for me to know what I'm wanting.

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Thanks for the advice guys! I've never seen what a car looks like with the various size wheels on so it's difficult for me to know what I'm wanting.

Here is a bunch of 67s:
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153144

If you look on my profile there is a pic of my 67 with the sizes I posted earlier.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 11, 08:49 AM
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Re: Wheel size recommendation

15x7's front and rear. 3.76BS. 225/60 in front, 245/60 in rear. Next time I'll put 255's in the rear as plenty of room. Hotchkis 2" springs in front, 1.5" leafs in rear + 1 " block.


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Re: Wheel size recommendation

I have 15 x 8 Corvette rallys with 67 flat caps on my 69. 245/60 on the rear and 225/60 BFG RWL on the front. It really makes the car look muscular and I have no rubbing problems and get comments all the time. I have another 69 with "7" s and get no comments as it looks stock like the z's were.
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Re: Wheel size recommendation

This is a 215/65 on a 15x7 wheel.




This would be the preferred size for that tire, plus it fits well under the front of the car.
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Re: Wheel size recommendation

Using tire rack . com and looking up the tire size and spec's for a tire they list what wheel size the tire is designed for. Your 215/65 15 is made for 6" - 7.5" wheels. Typically the widest wheel the tire is designed for will give the best performance and the tire will look slightly wider than it does on the narrower wheel.

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