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1969 Camaro Rally Wheels

Just purchased another 69..came with some 17" mags. Looking for best place for original style 15" rally wheels / tires? Has dis in front and drum in back ( if that tells anything ) Just looking for correct sizes 15 x 8? thanks for any help!!
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Re: 1969 Camaro Rally Wheels

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Re: 1969 Camaro Rally Wheels

Thanks...found these repro's..good / bad? Firestone or bf t/a radials?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-Rally-...c3d858&vxp=mtr
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Thanks...found these repro's..good / bad? Firestone or bf t/a radials?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-Rally-...c3d858&vxp=mtr
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I always go with the BFGs

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Yep with T/A raised white letter radials make a nice combo.
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Yep with T/A raised white letter radials make a nice combo.

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Re: 1969 Camaro Rally Wheels

Vega...what size tires are those? And are those 15"x7 rims? Thanks
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Vega...what size tires are those? And are those 15"x7 rims? Thanks
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Thanks...found these repro's..good / bad? Firestone or bf t/a radials?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-Rally-...c3d858&vxp=mtr
Those particular trim rings and derby caps look kinda cheesy, imo. The caps are missing the "GM Motor Division" logo.... an obvious cheapo repop ! Better reproductions with the logo are available if you don't want to spend the $$$ on GM parts.

As for wheels, not sure about those, but usually the repros are not hub centric and a seperate centering ring should be used. The common GM FW coded rims from the the 70's (Monte Carlo) are essentially the same as the original 69 15x7's. About a dime a dozen and they are hub centric.

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Travis you want 15x7 w/4.25" backspacing. Look for aftermarket with that size or FW stamped GM wheels. The 7" wide 4.25 bs is a plus 6 offset and centers your wheel in the open space between the inner and outer fenders....

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edit for my previous reply; Original derby caps read "Chevrolet Motor Division".

btw, Some of those repop caps are plastic !

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Biggest problem with those wheels is they are NOT hubcentric.

They will tell you they are "lug centric". There really is no such thing.

Check out how snug a real GM wheel fits to the hub. When you hit a bump, the load is spread over the entire lower surface of that hub. Non hub centric wheels transfer all that load to the lugs. Well, maybe not quite all, because there is clamping pressure that absorbs some, but still, the hub should center the wheel - the way it has been forever. Even the awful split rims on my 49 Studebaker truck are hub centric. How would you like to be driving around with technology inferior to a 49 Stude?

Personally, I can't believe it is even DOT approved (but they are). FW 15x7 wheels are not quite the same offset as the original YH 15 x7 inch wheels in 69, but are so close, no one can tell with the naked eye. Less than a 1/4 inch diff. They are plentiful, and if you are not worried about a "numbers" car (guessing not, if you are considering the dual bolt pattern aftermarket wheels) then they are the best way to go. They can be bought for $50 each pretty easily. I would bet you can find some locally on Craigslist.
If you can't, let me know. I have four that I have been rolling my Camaro around on. Getting ready to put the YH wheels on, so I have no more use for them. Shipping is the worst.

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