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Rally Wheel Help Needed

On my 68 SS, the Rally wheels are 14x6 with 4" from the rear edge of the rim to the lug surface. Right now they will rub the frame on a full wheel turn. Wouldn't I need to go to a 3.5 or 3 offset to put the wheel/tire away from the frame more? As in increasing the distance from the tire to the frame.

Also, I see many first gens with factory deep dish trim rings. Are these 7" wheels or 8"? I like the look of the deeper dish vs what I have now.

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Re: Rally Wheel Help Needed

I believe that 4" of bs is correct for the 14x6 wheels. Did you convert to disk brakes by any chance?

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I believe that 4" of bs is correct for the 14x6 wheels. Did you convert to disk brakes by any chance?

No disc. I wanted to keep it as original as I could as far as drivetrain is concerned. The power brakes as they are really stops the car well.

I want to stop the scrub and get the deeper dish look. By the way, I am running 215-70 T/A's.

This is the deeper dished look I am wanting.



This is my car now except I now have T/A radials on it.


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14 x 7 should give you the look you're after - you'll need new trim rings for the wider wheels or it won't look right. 15 x 7 would also do it, but it sounds like you have new tires. 14 x 7 in the photo below.

The 15 x 8 were Corvette wheels as I recall, and they really don't fit the 1st gens very well - they stick out too far. There might be some aftermarket 15 x 8 rallys to better fit a 1st gen but I've never looked for them.



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Re: Rally Wheel Help Needed

That's it! The look I am after. Now that I know it's 14x7, I need to work on the offset. What is the offset on yours?

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14 x 7 should give you the look you're after - you'll need new trim rings for the wider wheels or it won't look right. 15 x 7 would also do it, but it sounds like you have new tires. 14 x 7 in the photo below.

The 15 x 8 were Corvette wheels as I recall, and they really don't fit the 1st gens very well - they stick out too far. There might be some aftermarket 15 x 8 rallys to better fit a 1st gen but I've never looked for them.


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I sold the wheels/tires several years ago to a friend so I don't know the offset. But they were just standard 14 x 7 repros for a 1st gen Camaro, no special order or anything. The tires were 235/60-14 on all four and never rubbed anywhere (front discs). I realize 69 is different than 68 esp in what will fit out back, but that was my experience.


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The Vette 15 x 8 look and fit great and do not stick out to far. Keep in mind it is only 1 inch wider 1/2 in and 1/2 out but give that Muscular look. 235-60 on the rear and 225-60 up front. May rub on the front if the car sits too low. You can usually find some used on ebay or craigslist
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14 x 7 should give you the look you're after - you'll need new trim rings for the wider wheels or it won't look right. 15 x 7 would also do it, but it sounds like you have new tires. 14 x 7 in the photo below.

The 15 x 8 were Corvette wheels as I recall, and they really don't fit the 1st gens very well - they stick out too far. There might be some aftermarket 15 x 8 rallys to better fit a 1st gen but I've never looked for them.

Tell me my setup doesn't look good! I have 15x8 all the way around, 255x60x15 rear and 225x60x15 front. The rims are 4.25 backspace and 3" trim rings.
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Re: Rally Wheel Help Needed

It's a matter of preference. I don't care for the 15x8s sticking out beyond the rear wheelwell lip. Popular look in the 70s and early 80's.
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Re: Rally Wheel Help Needed

I've got 15x7 FW rallys on mine and they look great. When I do my syspension upgrades over the winter theyre getting replaced with some 17" wheels/tires

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It's a matter of preference. I don't care for the 15x8s sticking out beyond the rear wheelwell lip. Popular look in the 70s and early 80's.
My tires don't stick out beyond the wheel lip. I think car with narrow rims and tires just look odd. Sure that is what it was like back in the 60's and 70's but a tire inside the wheel lip five to six inches look just plain silly to me......

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My tires don't stick out beyond the wheel lip. I think car with narrow rims and tires just look odd. Sure that is what it was like back in the 60's and 70's but a tire inside the wheel lip five to six inches look just plain silly to me......

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I'm talking about being even with the inside of the wheelwell flange. 5-6" is extreme. If you were lowering the car, you could not exceed that flange.
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The Vette wheels look different on a 69 with the wider body than they do on the 67 or 68.
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There's a 14x7 set on craigslist Spartanburg right now for $75. And another good looking set with tires for $400
http://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/3935371287.html

Lots of stuff out there if you just search craigslist for "rally" and ignore anything that says it's for a truck. I've got a couple sets of 15" ones but can't bring myself to part with them.

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Re: Rally Wheel Help Needed

I drove up to Spartanburg last Friday to buy that set for 400. Nice looking set but not 7's. I was disappointed.

I have a lead on some more in Simpsonville now and may try this again on Friday.

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There's a 14x7 set on craigslist Spartanburg right now for $75. And another good looking set with tires for $400
http://greenville.craigslist.org/pts/3935371287.html

Lots of stuff out there if you just search craigslist for "rally" and ignore anything that says it's for a truck. I've got a couple sets of 15" ones but can't bring myself to part with them.

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