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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 04, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I'm looking to get some rally wheels 15x7 or 15x8 for my stock 69 camaro but I'm not sure about tire fit/rub etc.

1) If I use 225/60/15 or 235/60/15 tires do these fit a 15x8 OK? I hear this size fits without rubbing.

2) Do 82 15x8 corvette rallys fit my camaro?

3) Is there an advantage to going to 15x8's in this tire size?

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15" x 7" will work great on the front with the 235/60/15 tires with no rub. 15" x 8" will work on the back with 245/60/15 tires. I know this for sure as this the combo my Brother is running on his 69. you can look at it on my web site listed in my signature.


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Thanks for the info and the link to the pics. What a huge job. Looks great.

Do you know what the back side offset of the wheels are? 4 or 4.5?
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I think most of the Vette 15x8's are 4"bs. I'm running 245/60/15 on 15x8 4.5"bs on the back of the '69 and they fit great. You can get more tire with less backspace in the rear of a '67 than a '69.

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235/60-15 can rub on the front of a stock '69. I have had them on about 6 or 7 '69's and over 50% of the cars they would rub at full lock. Go with 225/60's to be safe. You can go 255/60's and even larger sometimes in the rear.


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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 04, 12:49 PM
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All Corvette rallys are the same from '69-'82: 15x8, -.50 offset, 5 x 4-3/4" bolt circle.

I have 235/60-15 BFG T/A's on my stock '69 Z/28 with stock "YH" rallys, and they rub on the front at full lock.

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215/65R/15 will work on the front. About the same diameter as 235, but just a little narrower.

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Hey JohnZ:

Do you have a good side shot of your car that can be posted? I am at the tire/wheel decision point now and I would like to see your combo. Thanks,

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This isn't a real crisp shot, but it shows how it sits - the springs are the 35-year-old originals, and it's down about an inch from factory specs. Will be putting new springs on it next winter, and I'm thinking about ditching the 235/60's and replacing them with 215's; I'm just looking for original stock ride height, but I only want to change the springs ONCE.


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John,
The height actually looks good! What do you think about 215/65's? The 215/60's are a little short in height. Are the front springs original or Moog 6308's (or did you say ALL springs are original)?

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I have corvette rallyes all around with only 4 in BS. I have 235/60 in the back and 215/60 in the front. I think it looks good and there isnt any rubbing. You could go bigger if you wanted all around

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John,
The height actually looks good! What do you think about 215/65's? The 215/60's are a little short in height. Are the front springs original or Moog 6308's (or did you say ALL springs are original)?

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Yup, all springs are original. 215/65's might be a better choice - I'll consider that. Saw a near-dupe of my car at Superfest yesterday (except it was restored) that had 215/70-15 TA's on it, and it looked pretty good too. Just want the stock look, stock ride height, and no rubbing. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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John,

I second the stock ride, height and look! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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I ran a 255/60 on a 15x8 on the rear of my 67 without any problems. In fact, I had plenty of room even in the lowered position of the rear suspension.

I did however run a 15x7 on the front with a 235 with the same results.
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Re: Rims 15x7 or 15x8 / corvette rallys?

Im running 15x7 on the front with 60 215 and 15x8 on the back with 60 255no rubbing and stock height, and no sticking out
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