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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 00, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Almost finished restoring our 68 Camaro That we have owned for 25 years. want to update to BF Goodrich TA we will be running 15x7 front & 15x8 rear, Chevy Rally rims with debery caps & chrome trim rings. Hope to have it back on the road in a week or two.Our son Ryan 16 just got his license to drive & can't wait to drive it .
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 10:13 AM
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What size tires did you end up with? And what is the backspacing on the wheels? Do you have a picture?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 11:03 AM
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If you're interested, click on the link below to see my '68 with 255-60-15 rear and 225 front on 15x8 and 15x7 4 1/2" backspace rims.

For everyday use a 255 rear tire is about as big as can be fitted. A 245 would be ideal. 225's fit great in the front.

Click here to see see my car and hear 5-speeds. http://www.geocities.com/casanoc
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 11:28 AM
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I agree with the 255's on the rear, however, I think 235's are fine in the front, if your suspension is in good shape. That's what I have on mine, and there has been no hint of rubbing......KZ http://www.geocities.com/kz1000ltd/
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 10:16 AM
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I have 275/60/15's with out mods,235?60 fronts and no problems.but each car is different so test fit first.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 05:54 PM
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ANybody with 16 inch rims out there?

68SS ZZ4, 4sp T-10, 12 bolt, getting painted

78Z28, 330hp vortec, TH350, 10 bolt (just finished)
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 08:06 AM
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I have 16" Weld racing wheels on my '68 SS/RS. I had to go to 215's in the front, with 245's in the back. I could have gone to 255 in the back, there is extra space. But the 225's I had in the front rubbed, and had to be replaced. Every car is deifferent, so if you can test fit, that's the way to go.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1st & 2nd GENGuy:
ANybody with 16 inch rims out there?


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 01:29 PM
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stw68 What is the backspacing on your 16 inchers?

[This message has been edited by 1st & 2nd GENGuy (edited 09-18-2000).]
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 06:06 PM
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for a nice look use 245/55/15 on the rear and 235/60/15 on the front
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