FRONT TIRE RECOMMENDATION? - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 03, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Marc
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 734
Question

I'M LOOKING FOR A SET OF FRONT TIRES FOR MY 67 CAMARO. I WANT TIRES THAT WILL WORK WILL ON THE STREET AS WELL AS ON THE 1/4 MILE. I WANT TO RUN SOMETHING AROUND A 225/70/15 ON A 7" RIM. ANYBODY GOT A RECOMMENDATION SUCH AS BRAND AND TYPE? [img]graemlins/clonk.gif[/img]

Marc


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


67 Camaro, 454, TH400, 9" 4.11's
camaro man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 03, 05:18 PM
Tech Team
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Swansea, MA
Posts: 83
Post

Are you fixed on a 70 series tire? I would recommend a 215/60/15. This is good for handling on the street (as long as you don't plan on carving any corners) and is flexible enough for the track. Just my .02.

I've always had good luck with BFG Radial TA's, but I'm sure you might get some different opinions.

Rich
4Barrel is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 03, 06:26 PM
Senior Tech
Tim
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Spokane, WA.
Posts: 522
Send a message via AIM to sixtsevnssrs
Post

Dunlop GT Qualifiers. I like em.

Tim


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sixtsevnssrs is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 03, 10:22 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
Posts: 571
Post

If you go by the book looking for something for the 1/4 try deciding on front tires looking at the manufacturers websites for tire weight not size. A long time ago studies showed aerodynamic drag of bigger tires in the front was no real difference. It's the tires weight that makes the difference up front. If you are really hard up for 1/4 mile time via weight loss hehehe take the tires you want to use only for drag down to a retread place and have them shave them down to whatevers the minimum legal. Stock car rims can loose you a lot of weight also. I didn't tell you that right
The only real focus I can think of is watch the weight of the tire since you are sticking with your rims. I've got 235/60/14's up front and 295/50/15's in the rear. Good luck blowing doors off.
Snatchin'gears is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 03, 03:05 AM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 32,159
Garage
Cool

As a former Iowan, I suggest 165SR-15 (Volkswagen front tires) on an alum rim, 15X5.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - Thank you, Joe Madden enjoy your next chapter.
Everett#2390 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome