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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 01, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok! I did some searching and read a bunch but didn't find anything on 15x8 w/5" back spacing. I want to put a wider tire 265 60 15 or maybe 275 60 15 on the rear of my '69. I know 15x8 with 4.5" bs will fit but that puts a half inch to the outside and I wanted to use my trim rings I have from the 15x7 4" bs. With the 8's and a 5" bs the side view would be as it is now! Not sure what it would look like with that extra 1/2".

I await your coments and suggestions... Will the 5" bs fit? 265's or 275's?

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Tis may not apply but I am running a set of 15x7 rallys off of a monte carlo with 275/60/15 BFG/radials. I had to use a 1/4 spacer to move it away from my shock (I have the bolt on coil spring that helps the worn out mono-leaf). Otherwise I believe it would have fit fine. the tire doesnt look as bad as it might sound on the 7" wheel. and is inside the wheelwell with room to spare the rally was off of a mid 70's monte 76 i think. Good luck Ryan

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Dennis,
you can buy 15x8 or 8.5's with 4" b/s.most wheel companies make multi b/s's in wheel sizes.call or e-mail them.by the way go with the 275/60's or bigger.69's will hold more than a 67or68.

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One of the previous posts stated that 275 15 60's will rub without a sway bar to stiffen things up.. Not sure the sway bar will help the 60 series keep from flexing!!

The 8" wide wheel with a 4" back spacing will push the wheel closer to the fender lip and the well trim. Also not sure I would want to use my trim rings with an extra inch to the visable side of the wheel. Even a 1/2" will mean my trim rings will be a bit short.

Anyone have a close up of a 15x8 wheel with 4 1/2" BS with a trim ring on it from a 15x7 4" BS wheel?

Any other input?

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I think the 7" trim ring on an 8" rally looks fine. Better than the rounded 8" trim ring, actually.

It just makes the wheel look deeper (and wider).
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Ment to get back to this sooner. Thanks for the input guys! I have it narrowed down to 275/60/15's on 8"/4.5" bs wheels. I like the idea of going 2" taller and 1.3" wider than my current 235/60/15's. With the 3:73 rear and the 3.06 1st gear in the 700r4 it will take the edge off the final drive ratio and help me get the 383 power planted. Raising the axle and inch might be just what's needed looks wise as well!!

So you don't think having the 4" trim ring stop 1/2" before the center of the wheel will look bad? Anybody got a photo of how it will look?

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Dennis,

You can sort of see the 15x8x4.5bs rim on back of my car shown on my website. It has 255 and 225/60/15's in the picture. 15x7x4.5's on the front.

Very few people noticed the trim ring gap difference between the 7's and 8's. The Corvette 8" rally wheel trim ring does not have the same shape around the edge as the Camaro 7" ring and it is very noticeable.

I just installed my rally wheels on a friends '69 car but several months ago I had changed the back rim to a 5" offset. Under very hard cornering the tire starts to rub on the inner fenderwell of his car. I did not have this problem on my '68 but his suspension is very soft. The reason for the 5" offset is that the '68 fenderwell gets very narrow at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions. Yours are much wider. With the 5" offset there is no visual difference when the trim ring is installed.

Have you seen a 275 tire installed on an 8" rim? The tire does tend to balloon. It's all becomes personal preference.

The guy wants my old 15x8x4.5's so I will have a set of 5" bs Argent Silver powder coated rallys. I bought them new from Wheel Vintiques. I'll make you the deal of the century if you are interested.

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Dennis,

You should have an email with a picture attachment. Hope it helps.

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I run a 8" centerline on my 69 Z 4-1/2 back 3-1/2 out never hit at all. Same thing as a 8" rally wheel. I have allso ran a 10" wheel with 4-7/8 back spaceing it's called a 5 X 5 had no problems hitting on the back did have to roll the lip. This was not no my Z but on a ss both cars had stock shocks no air shocks. Those 10" realy looked good but it took some work. That is the car that got Big Gear Head to buy a Camaro loved to drive that car.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CarlC:
Dennis,

You should have an email with a picture attachment. Hope it helps.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 01, 09:16 AM
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Hey Denis,

What did you decide on?

Do you have any pictures?

I have a 1967 Convertible Camaro
http://www.geocities.com/jjknotts/1967Camaro.html

and am running P23560R15's all the way around on 7" rims w/ 4" backspace. I am looking to keep the 235's on the front, but struggling with what tire to put on the back. My options:

1.Keep the 7" rims and add 255's

2.Buy 8" rims w/ a 4" backspace and add 255's

3.Buy 8" rims w/ 4.5" backspace and add 255's

4.Buy 8" rims w/ 4.5" backspace and add 275's

any advise or pice would be greatly appreciated.

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