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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 04, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know whats the biggest size tire I can fit in the rear of my 69 without any tire sticking out. It's never been cut or modified. I'll be mounting the tires on 15x8 Rallys.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 04, 04:29 PM
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Hey Kustom,welcome to camaros.net. Check the wheel & tire forum, and do a search, the answers are there a thousand times... This time tho... 2 different 15x8's... vette wheels have more backspace (distance from inside edge of rim to mounting flange) 4.5" or so. Chevelle & Monte Carlo wheels have 4" bs. If that is what you have, you can fit a 255 or 265 / 60 / 15. If you have vette wheels... do the search, they stick out too far, and the tires will rub the fenders if they are too big.





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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 04, 01:46 PM
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I fit 275/50/15's on a 15x8 with 4.5" bs. No rubbing.

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With the correct backspacing a 275 tire should be no problem. That is keeping it in the wheelwell.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 04, 07:37 AM
 
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I was wondering, on a stock 69 what would be the best tire size for all four tires with the same wheel size of 15X7 to achieve a low profile look. Any suggestions? Thanks
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 04, 11:04 AM
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245/50/15 ????? 245's may rub in the front, 235's will fit for sure, if your suspension is up to par.......KZ
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 04, 05:26 AM
 
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Thanks
I'll give it a try. dave
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 04, 11:38 AM
 
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With full DSE suspension, how wide of a tire should I be able to fit up front on a '69? Thanks.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 04, 12:01 PM
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Although this may not be apples-to-apples, I have 245/50-16 on the front with Global West springs which dropped it about 1 1/2" or so. The key was getting the car aligned with 1* negative camber to tuck the top in and removing the upper inner fender bolts ( will put button head ones in when I can ).

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