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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 00, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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OK, so everybody wants to know about the low profile tires. I just want to know how much meat i can fit under a 68 camaro with 15" wheels and the fender lip rolled.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 00, 09:14 AM
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with out fender mod.s,the biggest i can fit are 275/60/15's.8.5"wheel w/ 4.5" b/s.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 00, 04:37 PM
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I believe with a 15X7" wheel with 4.5" BS, the most you'll get with "no" rub is a 265/60/15. I'm assuming you want the tire to tuck inside the lip.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 00, 01:45 PM
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275/60/15 on 8"rim w/4.5 bs is no problem.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 00, 04:03 PM
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I have also been through this before. On my 68 Camaro I found that on a 8 1/2" weld wheel with 4 1/2" backspacing the 275/50 looked the best in my opinion. The car was lowered the Wheel house opening was even with the top of the tire. The tire did rub from time to time on the inside wheelhouse when turning into a steep drive at angle. The 275/60 was a little to tall looked too much like a truck tire. I think the 275/60 looks great on a lowered 69 though.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 00, 01:03 PM
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I was running a 295/50/15 BFG on a 15x8 Vette ralley wheel on the back and never had a problem.

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What about front tire size?

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 06:01 AM
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On front I run a 235/60/15 on a 15x7" wheel (4.5" backspace) with very minimal rub.

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My fronts are 26-7.5-15's mikey thompson sportsmans on a 15x5 ralley wheel (off of a 65 CAPRICE). With derbie caps (I cut the front's down 3/4 of an inch to keep it from sticking out past the wheel) you have to look real hard to see the big-n-little package. Otherwise it looks like 15x8 ralley's from the side.
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idoxlr8, did the 295's stick out past the wheel well???????
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jvolk81,

They where even with the top of the wheel well as far as sticking out. If you give me you email address I'll send you a picture.

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Yep, you can run a 295/50/15 out back with the right offset (I think 4 1/2) on a 15x8 wheel. If you are running fast through a turn, they will roll slightly and rub the inner fender well slightly. I wouldn't try this on a 69 though, the rear wheelwells don't seem to allow enough room. If a 67 or 68 sits too low (mono leaf springs) you will also have some clearence problems.
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and I forgot to reply, no these tires will not stick out past the wheelwell. They are inside from the top lip of the wheelwell approximately 1inch or more. I run these and 235/60 15s on a 15x7 wheel up front with no clearance problems.
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I am currently running 215/60R/14s up front and 265/50R/15 out back, no fender mods and lowered 2" all the way around.

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