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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 04, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all

I have new 255-60-15 rear tires for my 68 Camaro. What tire size do you recommend
to me for the front to have the best look ? 235-60-15, 215-60-15, ... ?? Any pictures ?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 04, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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oupps ... 215-65-15 rather than 215-60-15
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 04, 07:45 AM
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I've got 235/60/15 on 15x8 rally's in front on my drum brake equipt '67 and they look nice but rub when I turn the wheel. What size rims are you going to use? Disc or drum? Here is a link to show you what the different sizes look like compared to each other. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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15x7 Front
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 04, 05:53 AM
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I've got 225-50-16's, on 16 by 7 rims... they fit great, and don't rub ever. many have gone as big as a 245, but it gets really tight, may rub on the top of the inner fender, and will for sure rub on the back subframe when u turn really sharp





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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 04, 09:45 AM
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Here's what you're looking for:

My 68 with 235's here

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SooperDave, do your tires rub at all? I have just put 235/60-15's on the front of my 68 with 7" Rally wheels and they rub when I turn sharp. It sucks because they really look good, and now I am going to have to get smaller tires.
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Like GunnerV asked, what type rims are you using? The offset might make a difference. I have 235's on SS rims with drum brakes (wrong rims for car, I know) and they rubbed my tie-rods, had to put spacers in.

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bama, if you're just rubbing on the frame when you turn sharp, there may be things you can do to simply limit how sharp it'll turn. something as simple as drilling a small hole in the steering stop in the lower a-arm, and running a self tapping bolt into the hole would do it.





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