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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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i,ve gotten a set of 15x8 rallies with a 4and a half inch this correct wheels for a 69. i mean will they rub or what size tires do i need to run. they have a set of 235 x70 on them now but something just don,t look right. or would i be better off getting a set of 14 inch rallies.or do i just need to change tire size on the 15 inch wheels. thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 05:52 PM
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Put them on and let us know.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 00, 07:09 PM
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I can tell you what sounds wrong to me 235/70's on 8 " wheels I have 235/60/15 on my 15 x 7 rallys. With a 4.5" offset they will rub up front when you turn. I would go with 7" rims up front. Do a search on largest tire size in this topic and you will find much more info.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 00, 09:04 AM
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235/70R15 is too narrow for 15x8 rims, and very tall. They would work on 7 inch rims perfectly.

A wider, lower profile looks better on the 15x8, like 245/60R15 (my pref.) or 255/60R15 (starts to look a little like a balloon to me).

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 06:00 PM
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I have 5x8 rims on my car with 235/60/15. they look great. And the car drives like a dream. The 245's will rub on the front but if your car has good shocks and springs then the 235/60/15's are the best why to go.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 00, 06:56 PM
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235/60's on 15x7 with 4" back spacing are about the limit up front on your '69! I have these on all 4's. I would guess the rears would take 15x8's with 4 1/2" back spacing with 255/60's. Like Ken mentioned they might be just a bit large in the rim....

Z's came with 15x7" wheels w/4" back spacing, I don't think any others did though! If they did someone will let us know...

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