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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 00, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm currently running P295/50/15 rear tires on a '73 Z-28 (with a surprizing amount of room to spare). I'm considering moving to 17" rims all the way around and was wondering if anyone has managed to stuff a 315/35/17 under a 2nd gen Camaro. If you have, I'd love to hear about it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 29th, 00, 05:59 AM
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I remember stuffing N50-15s under my '74 many years back - we had to roll the fender lip with a baseball bat and they still rubbed with more than 2 people in the car. Sorry - I don't have any idea how 17's and 315's would fit but if you can get them in there they'll look great!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 00, 12:55 AM
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According to the March 2000 issue of Car Craft you can use 17x10 wheels with 6 inch backspacing and up to a 315 tire if the aspect ratio is 40 or less. Also requires removal of the rear seat belt retractor & bulge. They also say, "this is a really tight fit, so success will vary car to car".

BTW, for the fronts they say the max is 17 x 9 1/2" wheels with 6 inch backspace (if you are willing to modify lower control arm / steering stops). Tire size of 275 with aspect ratio of 40 or less.

Please let us know how it works out if you try it.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 06, 07:22 AM
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Re: P315 rear tires on '73 Camaro?


what are you running for wheels and backspacing to fit 295's?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 06, 02:25 PM
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Re: P315 rear tires on '73 Camaro?

My father in law is running 295/50/15's on his 73 Camaro. His wheels are 15x8's with 4.5" bs.

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