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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 04, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, it is time for new wheels and rear tires
I want to buy centerline convo pros (rear)15x8.5 with 5" b.s with 275/50/15 BFG drag radials and 15x6 wheels in front. My question is will this combo fit my 69 with a stock 12 bolt?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 04, 01:48 AM
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I think 4.5" is about right with a 15" wheel. Although 69's can get away with a little more in spots. 3.5" for the fronts.

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I would say it depends how low the car is. On a friends 69 we used 15X8" rear with 5" b.s. and 275/60-15 dr's. Very close but fit fine, and his fenders sat over the tire. But a 275/50 is even wider so it would have rubbed if the car sat low enough that the fecderwell was covering the tire.

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Thanks for the replys
But isnt the 275/60/15 two inches taller than the 275/50/15 bfg drag raidial? and with the rim being 8.5" rather than 8" wide will that make much diff?
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With the narrower rim and tire it barely fit; had to roll the fender lip. Since you're going wider, as long as the tires aren't tucking up into the fenderwell (which is why I mentioned how high the car was) they should be okay. I do not think you can get the car real low though as they will likely rub.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 04, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I might be able to score a good deal with some convo pros, except they are 10" wheels with 5" b.s will these fit on my stock 12 bolt 69 camaro with the bfg drag radials I mentioned 275/60/15 or 275/50/15
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I am looking at the same setup. I have seen several on the web that use the 275/50/15's on 8 and 8.5 inch wheels and 5 or 5.5 backspacing. This person:

http://www.belowunderground.com/69camaro/pictures.htm

Shows the exact setup you are looking at.
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I saw a '69 with 10" wheels w/5" backspace. He was running 295/60R/15's and he said he had to roll the fender lip and massage the inner wheelwell a "little." I would think the 275' would be OK on the outside, but may require the "little" hammer work on the inside

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I just put a set of Convo Pros on my 69. I went with the 15x7.5 on the front with a 5" backspace and a 245/60/15 tire. The true backspace for the convos are more like 4.75". It fits perfect, no rubbing at all. (even better the than 15x7 rally wheel) The rear, I put the 15x8.5 with a 5" backspace. With the Nitto drag radials, 275/60, It would probably rub the inner fender so for now I have a 1/8" spacer. It is close still, but as of yet has not rubbed anywhere. The rear seems to sit high? 29" at the fender lip. My next plans, a different leaf spring. It has SSM lift bars so it doesnt have much spring action.
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275/60r15 firestone indy 500 on the rear of my 69 camaro. I have crager 15x8 w/ 4.5 inches of b/s. they fit. I do get a little rub when i get on a steep incline (my driveway) on the ineer fender, but that is it. So everyone knows the 275 is the width (275mm wide), the 60 is the aspect ration (60% tall as wide) this will never change, so one 275 is no wider than anyother. The footprint of the tire may change from tire brand to tire brand, but it is still a 275mm wide tire. I am going to switch mine to a 255/60/15 just to see if it looks better,I manage a tire shop so I have nothing to loose

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Thanks for all the replys. I am going to place a order at the end of the week and go with the
8.5 with 5" b.s convo pro, with the 275/50/15 bfg drag radial. I will let you all know how they fit very soon.
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