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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 03, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Am wondering if 15 x 8 Corvette wheels will fit on front of a 69 Z. Have P235 60 15 BFG TA's for them.
I saw a set on a 67 RS/SS , LOOKED VERY NICE! But realize there is more room on a 67 than on 69. May be a rub when turning???

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 03, 04:11 PM
 
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I'm not sure if those wheels will work or not. I took the front wheels and tires off my 71 Vette and put them on the 67 Camaro.They are 15x8 with 235's on them. It was quite a tight fit. Don't think I would have been able to turn the Camaro. Not sure what the backspacing is on the wheels.Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 03, 03:15 PM
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I used that set up on my 69 rs\ss. They will rub on the front fender wells.I just bought a set of 15x7 ss wheels and I am going with 225\60 on front, and 235\60 on the rear. I also didnt like the look of the wider tire\wheel on the front, of course that is just a matter of what you like. I dont know if a smaller size tire on the 15x8 would still rub, but I know the 235's will. Hope this info helps.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 03, 03:19 PM
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I assumed that when you say corvette wheels, you are talking about rally wheels. That is the wheel I am refering to. I don't want to mislead you with bad info. Good luck.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 03, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, corvette rally wheels is what I'm wondering about. 15 X 8.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 06:48 AM
 
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You really need the aftermarket 15 x 8 ralley with the extra 1/2" backspacing for the front. I had them and 235/60-15 on my '69 and it was lowered 1 1/2" also. They fit and looked good. I have 17" wheels on it now.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 08:21 AM
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15x8 corvette wheels have the wrong backspacing. I tried 15x8 w/4.5" backspacing from NPD up front and it still rubbed. I would recommend 15x7 max up front on a '69...
i put the 15x8's out back.

btw, i have 15x7 235/15 up front- 15x8 245/15 out back..

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 09:46 AM
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Gary,
What size 17's are you running? Backspace too?
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Mike,
I have a set of the ZR1 style 17 x 9 wheels from a '98 SS Camaro that I got for $600. They have 7" backspacing. I use a 2" adapter front and and 2 1/4" rear from Vette Products & Brakes. Tires front 255/40-17 rear 275/40-17. Car is lowered 2".

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 03, 09:04 AM
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I had a set of 15 X 8" Corvette Rally wheels on a 69 SS I owned years ago. They had the stock tires on them which I believe were G70-15's (I think that equates to 225-70-15). Those fit fine except if you turned the steering wheel all the way in either direction the front of the tires would just barely touch the subframe. I lived with it cause I loved the way the 8 inchers looked on the front!!!!!
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No fit issues reagrding using the corvette 15x8's on the rear?

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 03, 10:41 AM
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No problems at all with the stock 12 bolt and drum brakes.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 03, 04:40 PM
 
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On my 69Z with factory 15x8 rallys and P255x60x15 tires I had rubbing on outer fender lip. Factory 15x8 wheels are 4 inch backspacing. I went to 4.5 inch backspacing rallys from wheel vintiques, problem solved. In the front I have the stock 15x7 rally with P35x60x15, P245x60x15 might work also. This is a great looking wheel and tire combo. I especially like the look of the deeper wheels in back. Factory vette trim rings fit these aftermarket wheels also.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 03, 02:10 AM
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chucky,
Any pics of your combo?
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