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Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

Hey I'm a teen and i got my first hot rod, it's a '67 camaro RS, I want to put torque thrust D's on it. What rim and tire size should I use for front and rear? I want wider tires in the back, so does that involve cutting the wheel well, or just getting a different offset?
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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

Welcome David. I have 15x4 wheels with 2.25"BS on the front with 165/80/15 tires and 15x8 with 4.5" BS with 275/60/15 drag radials on the back, they fit pefect, no need to cut anything on my car.

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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

My 67 has a 327, I am running 15x8 rear 4.5 inch back space and 255 60 15 tire. I have 15x7 front 4.25 inch back space and 235 60 15 tire. I have stock suspension in the front with hotchkiss lowering springs and 1 1/8 swaybar. The rear is hotchkiss springs lowering it 1 1/2 inches.

I have not had any rubbing but do run a button head bolt on the lowest front fender bolt.

Depends on the look your after but I think I could run a 275 60 15 in the rear with out issues. I just did not like the wheel tire aspect ratio....looked too much like a truck tire to me for side wall hight.

I love the combo and think it looks great. It's been a while but I don't think you can get torque thrust in 15x7 and 4.25 inch back space....I think they only come in 3 7/8. I think the rears can be had in 15x8 with 4.5 now?









This is a shot with the 275 on the rear....just looked odd to me and I don't like the master craft tire





Torque thrust 15x7 front and rear 3 7/8 back space and 235 60 15 front and rear. No engine or trans and car is gutted so it's sitting high. Had coild over shocks in the at low setting in these pics.






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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

Here's a 69 vert with TT-D's in 15x7 with 3.76BS all the way around. I'm running BFG TA's 225/60's up front and 245/60's in the back. Could easily go 255 or maybe 265 in the rear without any rub. I have Hotchkis front and rear suspension.


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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

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Hey I'm a teen and i got my first hot rod, it's a '67 camaro RS, I want to put torque thrust D's on it. What rim and tire size should I use for front and rear? I want wider tires in the back, so does that involve cutting the wheel well, or just getting a different offset?
Hey David, is your suspension stock? That can make something of a difference. Got pics of the car? When I wanted to add TT style wheels I read through the post for 67 specific wheels. Lot's of good info there. I've got 2" lowering springs in front and 1" lowering blocks in the back. Went with Coy's C5 17" rims, 225R17/50 front, 245R17/50 rear. Little rubbing on front over big bumps.
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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

15 x 8's rear 4.5" BS 275/60/15
15 x 5's front 2.5" BS 205/65/15


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Re: Wheel and tire size for '67 Camaro

My suspension is completely stock, here's a picture. Someone put in dual exhaust, headers, and a homemade transmission crossmember but i think the car hasn't been modified otherwise. Unfortunately I can't seem to attach a better picture, but I will work on posting a few more.
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