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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 12, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 67 rs with 15x8 225/60 wheels all the way around. The cornering performance is outstanding, but the rubbing and the fear of rubbing has gotten to be too much.

I want to keep the back with 15x8 225/60.

What are my options for the 15x8 on the front?

Should i get a 15x7 rim and a smaller tire if so what would you recommend?

Or could i put a smaller tire on the 15x8?

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David it's not your tire size causing the rubbing it's the backspacing of your wheels... A 225/60 is about as narrow as you would want on the front for ok cornering and not having the front end push on you too soon. Do you know what backspacing your 15x8 wheels have? Where is the rubbing you are experiencing?

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David it's not your tire size causing the rubbing it's the backspacing of your wheels... A 225/60 is about as narrow as you would want on the front for ok cornering and not having the front end push on you too soon. Do you know what backspacing your 15x8 wheels have? Where is the rubbing you are experiencing?
The rubbing is on the outside, it will hit the chrome molding on the fender. The more i look at them the more they stick out. I dont know the backspacing, but they stick out alot.

I have front disc brakes and drum in the rear. Looks like alot of guys are staying with that 4 to 4.5 backspacing.

So would you think i could get some new rallies that are 15x7 with a 4 to 4.5 backspacing and still use these tires.
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The rubbing is on the outside, it will hit the chrome molding on the fender. The more i look at them the more they stick out. I dont know the backspacing, but they stick out alot.

I have front disc brakes and drum in the rear. Looks like alot of guys are staying with that 4 to 4.5 backspacing.

So would you think i could get some new rallies that are 15x7 with a 4 to 4.5 backspacing and still use these tires.
I have 15x7 with 235/60/15 fronts and have no rubbing. Backspacing is 4".
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I went ahead and ordered a set of 15x7 4 1/4 BS. They were out of the 4's, so i will mount these with the 225/60 till they wear out.

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I went ahead and ordered a set of 15x7 4 1/4 BS. They were out of the 4's, so i will mount these with the 225/60 till they wear out.

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I think that will solve your rubbing, also you can run a bit of negative camber on your alignment to bring the top edge away from the fender lip a little.

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The rubbing is on the outside, it will hit the chrome molding on the fender. The more i look at them the more they stick out. I dont know the backspacing, but they stick out alot.

I have front disc brakes and drum in the rear. Looks like alot of guys are staying with that 4 to 4.5 backspacing.

So would you think i could get some new rallies that are 15x7 with a 4 to 4.5 backspacing and still use these tires.
A 225/60 will fit fine on a 15x7. It's actually a better size for it than a 15x8.


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The 15x7 BS 4.125 rims made a huge difference.

The old rims were 15x8 BS 4. Anyone know what this rims made for, vette maybe?
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Yep, 15 X 8, 4" backspace is 'vette, AZ code by the valve stem hole.

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Yep, 15 X 8, 4" backspace is 'vette, AZ code by the valve stem hole.
I wish there just some repros.

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