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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

I am running 14x7 steel rims on my 69 Camaro.
Tire size is 225-70-14. I'm getting tire rub when I make sharp turns. Tires hitting the upper frame. Anyone have this problem with this size tire. I'm thinking about switching to 205 or 215. Would the tire swap cure it
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 12:57 PM
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Re: Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

curious that small tires like those would rub, do you have aftermarket wheels? if so, you might have the wrong offset. If they are original wheels, id look into a fatigued front suspension.

My car is a 69 z/28 with a 2" lowered coils, 15x8 4,5 backspace wheels, 26x10 tires and i can barelly get them to rub with the wheels turned going over a large bump, so you can see why i cannot comprehend a small tire like yours rubbing.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 12, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

I bought the car with the wheels on it. Car has disc brakes. I'll take a pic of the tire and area of the rubbing later this evening.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 7th, 12, 07:48 AM
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Re: Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

I had a similar problem after I converted to Disc brakes. Realized the springs have compressed a little in 40 years. Put in spring expanders and that worked great.
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Re: Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

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I am running 14x7 steel rims on my 69 Camaro.
Tire size is 225-70-14. I'm getting tire rub when I make sharp turns. Tires hitting the upper frame. Anyone have this problem with this size tire. I'm thinking about switching to 205 or 215. Would the tire swap cure it
The 225/70/14 tire is 26.5" tall with a 9" section width. It really depends on how bad the tire is rubbing now, the 215/70 is 25.9" tall and has a 8.7" section width and the 205/70 is 25.4" tall with an 8.2" section width.

The wheel backspacing (bs) plays a big part in all this, I know it's not as easy to justify a wheel change as it is a couple new tires but it's the better resolve. The width difference from the 225 to the 205 is 0.8" which only gives you an extra 0.4" of clearence on the inside, you only gain a .55" clearence height wise even though the tire is 1.1" shorter.

My point is the shorter narrower tire will lesson the rub but you don't know if it will eliminate it with the bs on your current wheels. The narrower tire will effect the cars handling in a negative way as well...

What do you know about your cars wheels?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 7th, 12, 10:25 AM
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Did you get this issue resolved? What part of OK are you in?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 5th, 14, 10:58 AM
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Re: Tire rubbing on my 69 Camaro

i have 215/70/14 on my camaro and they have never rubbed. was gonna switch to 225/70/14, maybe not now. i have 14x7 rally rims
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