i just purchased a 1969 camaro and i am planing on trying out the pro touring look. i have read many articles on tire and wheel sizes but it seems no one is sure whats going to fit. i am planning on going with hotchkis 2" lowering coils and 1 1/2" lowering springs in the rear. my shocks have already been moved inwards on the 10" rearend. will a 275/40/17 fit in the back and whats the largest size i can fit in the front. thanx for everyones help!
I have a '68 with an unmodified rear, and I am running 16x8 rims with 255/50/ZR16 rubber. There are no fit probs. On the front I have 16x7 inch rims with 225 rubber. I don't know how much bigger you could go in front, but if you moved the rear shocks, I am sure you could go bigger than the 255.
I'm running 17x7 and 17x8 TT2's with BFG Comp T/A 245/45/17 and 255/45/17 tires on my car. You can run up to 17x9-1/2" with 275/45/17 tires on the rear. Keep in mind that the available inside space is right about 11-3/4" and the section width of a 275/45/17 is 11" so if the tire is centered you'll have 3/8" each side. If the car is lowered with lowering blocks in the rear the lower shock mounts interfere with the wheel - if your's are moved in and/or you are usind lowered springs you should be OK.
Those wheels look awesome on your car. What offset are you running on the front and rear? Do you have any clearance problems when turning or over bumps? If you do, with what part of the car?
my69 - I am running 4" backspacing front and rear with no rubbing at all. However, I do have a 9" rear and I think the width is slightly different from a Chevy rear. I also trimmed the lip on the rear a bit, although it was really to clean up some rough edges and a little insurance.