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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 14, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Decisions Decisions - Tires and Wheels

Ok, I know it's my call and everybody has a different opinion but I would like to hear your thoughts. Just finishing up putting my car (x44) back together. Can't decide on whether to install wheel or rocker trim so going to leave it off for now. Currently has 15X7 and 15X8 chrome rallys and 235/60 tires. While the tires still look good they are 14 years old and I'm planning on driving from Texas to Biloxi in October so was thinking of BFG T/As 235/60 frt & 255/60 rear. Before spending the money on tires, do I really want to keep the chrome rallys or go more modern (maybe 17's)?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 14, 11:27 AM
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Just my opinion... if you've got the stock suspension stay with the Rally's cause I love the classic look and you won't gain much performance with new ones. If you want to show off Wilwood brakes and have upgraded suspension those tires aren't helping you.
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Good point! Stock suspension and I upgraded to front disc brakes but used GM style single caliper. Rear drums wouldn't look so hot showing.
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17's will give you far better handling. Looks are a matter of opinion.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 14, 05:04 PM
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you can keep the setup you have and get a new set of wheels/tires in 17 inch like torq thrust II with modern tires. Then you have the best of both worlds depending on your mood.
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Looks great as is.

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I agree, the car looks hot as is. new tires could never hurt, I'd play it safe with 225/60 for the front. 255/60 is a great choice for the rear.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 14, 04:37 AM
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Re: Decisions Decisions - Tires and Wheels

Like you said, it really depends on the look you are going for. I've had a '69 Firebird with 18s and lowered aftermarket suspension, but that car was definitely pro-touring minded.

On my current '68, I am liking more of the old school vibe and I ended up going with torque thrusts Ds: 15x6 with 3.625 backspacing - 225/60/15 tire in the front and 15x7 with 3.75 backspacing 255/60/15 tire in the rear. I actually wanted the Vintage WW V40s, but they were not available at the time.

I know a lot of people say that torque thrusts are over played, but there is a reason for that, they look great!

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The trouble with 15" wheels is you don't have any choices for tires ; it's TA radials.

45 series tires on 17 inch rims will make your Camaro handle better than you can imagine.

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Tony you have a great looking car. On the wheel and rocker trim- you won't be disappointed. Made my car come alive, though my car is black. Incidentally these are 15'' wheels
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Go 17s and don't look back.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 14, 01:26 AM
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Looks great as is.
...yup !

If shipping wasn't an arm & a leg, I'd be interested in yur old wheels !?

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 14, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the great comments and pics. Going to stay with the current wheels for now and put on new T/As. Going to "mock up" the trim and then decide.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 14, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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By the way Camaro Guy, your Coopers look real good. Are you happy with them? Have you owned BFG T/As? How do they compare?
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