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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 13, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Help Tire fitment for '69 Camaro

I'm thinking about getting for our '69 Camaro.

15x7 Cragar SS +3mm 4 1/8 backspacing with 225/60R15 BFG Radial TA

15X8 Cragar SS -6mm 4 1/4 backspacing with 255/60R15 BFG Radial TA

The front tire would be 25.6" dia.
and the rear would be 27.1" dia.

Does this sound like a good set up? Or should I consider other sizes. I do want to stay with a 15" wheel for that old school look.
Thanks for your input Gene.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 13, 11:06 AM
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Re: Help Tire fitment for '69 Camaro

I think you will need 4-3/4" backspacing to get the rear tire under the sheet metal. That's what I have on my 8" wide rear wheels.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 13, 07:07 PM
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Re: Help Tire fitment for '69 Camaro

Hey Gene, wheel choice can be dicey. I've run Wheel Vintiques 30 series Ralley wheels for years without any problems. I had 15x7 in the front with only 4" BS and BFG 235-60-15's. On the rear I had the same style/brand wheel in a 15x8 with a 4.5" BS and BFG 255-60-15. I had no rubbing problems either inside or out. Andrew is probably right about the 4.75" BS.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 13, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help Tire fitment for '69 Camaro

Thanks guys. The reason I asked was that one of my new old stock Goodyears got a big bulge on the side wall. Only 200 miles on it but it was date coded from 1968. So I ordered reproduction Goodyears. Man they aint cheep. But here is how it looks. I think I'll keep it like this.

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