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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 03, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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what is the biggest size tire that will fit on a 1968 camaro? im looking to go to a wider tire for more traction (obviously).
what about bigger fender flares? are they an option? do they look dumb? are there any pictures?
sorry if its a dumb question. i dont know a whole lot in this area. thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 03, 09:30 PM
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It depends on what diameter wheel you are talking about. I run 255/60/15, lowered 2 inches, and no more room for anything bigger! The wheels are 15x7 rally's.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 03, 07:24 AM
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I ran old-fashioned L/60-14's n my car for years.

A modern equivalent tire is a 298/53-14 by measuring them!! The suckers sure weren't a true 60 series tire by no stretch....

My back rims are Fenton slotted mag's at 14" x 9" with 3.5 backspacing.

I ran coilover shocks and raised her up some to get them to fit but all in all, they weren't quite out to the top of the wheelwell chrome so to me looked fine!!

I still have them mounted along with E/60-14's on 14" x 7"'s on the same style front rims.


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as of right now I have 245/60/15's... but can go as large as 275/60/15's.

cut out a cardboard/plywood template of the tire size your tring for and check, be sure to allow room for suspension travel.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 03, 12:47 PM
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I run 275/60/15's at the rear with 255/14's at the front. But the rear rims are 15/10's from a corvette. The set up looks very clean and there's no problem at the rear.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 03, 08:07 PM
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I just got some Boyd Smoothies this summer. They are 17x8 245/45 in the front and 17x9.5 275/40 in the rear.

All tires are tucked up under the fenders and have no rubbing. The only drawback would be that with the wider front tire, steering has gotten much tougher. I'm now considering a power steering conversion for this winter. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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