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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 12, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Can I get away with 235/60/15 ...

I' pretty certain I can get the some BG Goodrich TA's under the rear of '69 Camaro at 235/60/15 since a have 235/50/15 under there now, so I don't think new 235/60/15 will be an issue in the back.

BUT, how about the front. Do you thing I can sneak a pair of 235/60/15 BF Goodrich TA's under the front without any rubbing or hitting the wheel well? I have an 15x8.5 inch wheels in the rear and I'm thinking the fronts are only 15x7's. I have 205/70/15 on the front now and wanted a bit wider tire and thought matching the front and the back would make sense. But now I'm second guessing myself.

I know the 1969 wheel wells a less forgiving then those on the '67 or '68's.

Thanks for any advice.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 12, 09:38 PM
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It will all depend on your backspacing on your wheels. I have 235-60/15's on all four corners of my '69 and the front has 2" lowering springs.






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235/60/15 is probably the most common used tire on all 4 corners on a '69. 15x7 w/4.25 back spacing is also the no brain wheel size. If running the same size tires front and back its a bonus to be able to rotate them. Your 8.5's won't fit up front though...

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Re: Can I get away with 235/60/15 ...

I would go 225x60x15 on the front for that beefy look you want and then go with 255x60x15 on the rear. That is what I run on my 68 and get positive comments all the time.
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I have 235 all the way around on my 69, mounted on FW 15x8 Monte Carlo rallys, and would rub slightly at full lock under the right condition. Alignment and backspacing will make or break whether they clear without rubbing.
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Re: Can I get away with 235/60/15 ...

Thanks guys for the imput. Much appreciated.

Kevin - I was thinking of sending 2 back and going to the 225/60/15 in the front and leaving the 235/60/15 in the backs. The wheels are actually Corvette Rally wheels that I'm using until I can find the actual correct wheels for the car.

Tom - The 235/60/15 in the front look like they fit in there OK.

Guess I have some thinking to do.

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I have 235 all the way around on my 69, mounted on FW 15x8 Monte Carlo rallys, and would rub slightly at full lock under the right condition. Alignment and backspacing will make or break whether they clear without rubbing.
FW's are 15x7 w/4.25" backspacing. When measuring wheels you measure inside each rim's lip. If you measure outer lip edge to edge it will be 8"...


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FW's are 15x7 w/4.25" backspacing. When measuring wheels you measure inside each rim's lip. If you measure outer lip edge to edge it will be 8"...

Thanks for the reminder, have not forgot how to measure wheels, but somewhere along the way I got it in my head they were 8's and not 7's
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Thanks guys for the imput. Much appreciated.

Kevin - I was thinking of sending 2 back and going to the 225/60/15 in the front and leaving the 235/60/15 in the backs. The wheels are actually Corvette Rally wheels that I'm using until I can find the actual correct wheels for the car.

Tom - The 235/60/15 in the front look like they fit in there OK.

Guess I have some thinking to do.
'Vette Rallys are 8" wide, 4" backspace. Code YZ by the valve stem hole. I can't really speak for fitment on a 69, but lets just say I'm "highly suspicious"....

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15 x 7 with 4 1/4" back space
235/60 on the rear in photo 225/60 on the front (only change from stock is lowered springs. I tried 235 but rubbed on sub frame at full lock)




Here it is with 245/60 with 15 x 8 wheel with 4.5" b/space on rear still 225/60 on the front


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Re: Can I get away with 235/60/15 ...

I run 245x60x15 on the back and 225x60x15 on the stock suspension using Vette wheels. I put a shim behind the bolts holding the inner fender to the fender and it does not rub. . . .I don't know if they make 245's any more. 69 RSSS Vert, owned 34 years! The stock suspension looks like a 2" drop. It seems when guys install "stock" springs it always sits up to high. Check with the AIM to measure the stock height and they sat low, hence the name Hugger?!
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Re: Can I get away with 235/60/15 ...

I am running 275-60/15s on the rear on stock 7" rims. IMO, the 8" look funny. These are the largest tires that will fit. I have 215-65/15s on the front with 7" and can't decide whether to go to 225-60 or 235-60. Does anyone have recommendations? The 235-60 is the same height as the 215-65 and I really like the ride height. If I go to the 225-60s, it will be 3/4 inch lower.

Any input? Thanks.
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