1979 Camaro.. got 235's on 14X7's in the rear.. Need some meats! - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 01, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. i have a "hick supreme" 1979 Camaro turd brown berlinetta.. the car is now making 375hp as I try to stay ahead of the 5.0's in my town.. and believe me. I can lite this thing as 60mph. i keep way ahead. anyways. thats the problem. traction.. I was thinking about buying a set of 14X7 cragers and 15X10's in the rear.. what's a nice size tire? I have air shocks. i'm just worried about the tire sticking out of the wheel well. whats the best size? Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 01, 02:52 PM
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Sorry, I am not too knowledgeable about tires and wheels that will fit on the second gens, but I just wanted to ask if you had any traction boosting devices? I run South Side Machine Lift Bars and they really give some added traction. I have heard good things about Cal Tracks Bars too. As far as the first Gen, I run 8'' rims in back with 255 rubber and they fit fine. Good luck to you in the war against the 'stangs.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 01, 10:52 PM
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Although I'm not sure, I think the 2nd gen Camaro and Trans Am have same size wheelwells.
I have 295/50 15s on my 79 Trans Am. They're mounted on 15 x 8.5" CenterLines with 4.75" backspacing. This is the absolutely biggest tire I could fit. The tire goes right up to the edge of the car but does not stick out. There is also no extra room on the inside; there's actually a slight rubbing during hard cornering.
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