15x8's on Front of 1969 Conv - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 03, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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All,

I have researched all of the history on the site, but I have not seen very much discussion on 15x8's on the front of 1969 convertible.

I would like to go with 15x8's all the way around, rear appears to be no problem with either 4.5 or 5" BS and 245 or 255/60-15 tires.

But the front? will a 4.5" BS and 235 or 245-60-15 fit?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 02:51 AM
 
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I have a 15" rally up front on a 69 convertible with a 235 BFG and dont have any problems. I am not sure what my back spacking is. My car is also lowered with the Hotchkis suspension. I am sure more will chime in.
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I have 15X8 corvette rally's all around on my 68. I personally dont like how far the tires stick out past the fenders. Im gonna sell these because of the way they fit. Kevin
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Guys!
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone tried 5" BS 15x8's on the front?

Seems like they would not stick any farther than 15x7" with 4" BS. So fender clearance should not be a problem, but is there enough clearance on the inside?

Thanks for the help,

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 03, 04:57 PM
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i tried 15x8 (4.5" bs, 235/60) on the front of my 69 convert. and they rubbed pretty bad. I ended up going with 15x7 up front (235/60).

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Diddo on what MR69 said. I did the same thing.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 03, 03:46 PM
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is the '69 convertible different from the coupes as far as the front-end? i've got 15x8's w/4.5" b.s. w/235/60's and have experienced no probs. i have stock front springs and the original disk brakes. i plan on installing the hotchkis springs to lower the front so i may have problems with fitment in the future.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 03, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've decided to go 15x7's in the front with 235/60-15's.

I think the only reason people have problems more with Conv's and not coupes is the weight difference.

Thanks for everyone's help!!

Final setup will be front's as above and rears will be 15x8's with 5" BS and 255/60-15's. Went with 5" BS so the trim rings would fit just like the 15x7's. Wheels should show up Tuesday [img]smile.gif[/img]
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 03, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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MR69,

Your trim rings look great on the car and appear to fit better than the one's I have, Where did you get the trim rings?

Are they GM?

The GM rings that I have are only 2 1/2" deep and there is about a 1/2"-1" gap between the back edge of the trim ring and the center of the wheel. I have 15x7 with 4" BS in front and 15x8 with 5" BS in rear.

Anyone know if there are any 3" or 3 1/2" deep rings for 15" wheels?

Thanks,

Brian
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 03, 12:09 PM
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the stock vette trim rings,are deep for 15x8

these rims were also used on some Monte Carlo's etc

my 15x8 5 inch b.s. Wheel Vintiques i used the same trim rings,as the 15x8 4 inch Stock b.s vette rims

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