Our 68 needs tires - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 00, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Rose Hill, NC
Posts: 31
Question

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 .
mike's 68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 10:13 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 140
Post

What size tires did you end up with? And what is the backspacing on the wheels? Do you have a picture?
Ken67SSRS is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 11:03 AM
Senior Tech
Carl
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: La La Land, CA
Posts: 2,707
Post

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
CarlC is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 00, 11:28 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: McKinney, Tx
Posts: 3,557
Post

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/
kz1000ltd is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 10:16 AM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,386
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Post

I have 275/60/15's with out mods,235?60 fronts and no problems.but each car is different so test fit first.

------------------
My68Camaro
Doug G.
68 Camaro
406 ci.
DOUG G is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 05:54 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: West Richland, Wa. USA
Posts: 175
Post

ANybody with 16 inch rims out there?

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

78Z28, 330hp vortec, TH350, 10 bolt (just finished)
1st & 2nd GENGuy is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 08:06 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: palatine, IL USA
Posts: 3
Post

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?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

stw68 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 01:29 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: West Richland, Wa. USA
Posts: 175
Post

stw68 What is the backspacing on your 16 inchers?

[This message has been edited by 1st & 2nd GENGuy (edited 09-18-2000).]
1st & 2nd GENGuy is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 06:06 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Inman,SC USA
Posts: 20
Post

for a nice look use 245/55/15 on the rear and 235/60/15 on the front
Charles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome