I have a '67 camaro and I lowered the forst with 2" drops and now it's rubbing. Right now I'm running with P235/60R15's on standard ralleys with a width of I think 8 inches. Has anyone else out there dropped the front and if so, what tires fit? thanks.
Something must be a matter with your springs are you sure they are stiff enough? They should clear no problem go with EIBACH front springs and a nice set of shocks and you should have no problem. My 245 clear fine, check your backspacing!!! Matt 67 383 6 spd
yah, well I think I'm gonna get smalled tires and lower it another inch, not sure yet though. I checked the clearance with the steering arm, and there isn't any, the tire is almost completely worn through, which is quite scary. I have to pick up some spacers but I think I'm gonna buy 14x7 ralleys and see how they look in the wheel well.
I recently went through a tire/ wheel ordeal on my 67. Your problem is probably the wheels. Try a 15x7" rally with 4.5" backspace up front before you resort to 14" wheels. I have 235/60/15's up front on these wheels and the fit is perfect. In the back I am running the 15X8's with 245/60/15. The 15x8" wheel has only a 4" backspace which causes fit problems up front. Keep in mind my car is not lowered 2" but I did take a coil off the front which brought it down about an inch. You may be able to go with a 225/or215/60/15 up front. You will be much happier than putting 14" ers up front.
Will a 15x8 4.5" bs with 235/60/15 work on the front of a 69. I know a 4" bs works, but the tire is flush with the outer fender. I dont car too much for that look. More backspacing would help, but would 4.5" bs rub tie rods etc?
The 4.5" backspace is what came from the factory so interference should not be an issue. I run 15"x7"x4.5"bs on the front with no problems on my '68 and all the front suspension stuff is the same as yours.
Jaybird, Keep in mind I'm no expert. I take alot more info from here than I leave. I agree with Carl. The inside clearence will not be a problem. The only problem you may have is the rear outer part of the tire rubbing on the bottom rear part of the fender, just forward of the rocker panel. If you have a 4" backspace now than you shouldn't have any problems with rubbing on the outer top fender well.