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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 04, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I have a '67 Convert with original 14x6 rallys. Over the winter I am going to put on Cragar SS's with BFG T/A's. My buddy has two 275-60-15's already mounted on 15x7 SS's that have never seen the road. (I can get them at a real good price.) I mounted one on the rear to check the fit. Looked good, good clearance with no indication of any problem while sitting. I didn't drive it fearing scraping the tire. I put my hand over the tire and had him push up and down on the rear bumper. At the lowest point, the fender lip was starting to touch/pinch my fingers, but not crush them. Would that be enough clearance to avoid any rubbing under normal driving conditions? If not, am debating having new leafs made with a 1" rise or going with a narrower tire. Any thoughts?

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1st Generation í67-í69 Camaro

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/te...18/index1.html

These are reference charts only. All sizes should be verified before purchasing.

FRONT

15-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 3.75 Wheel width: 7.0 Tire size: 225/55

16-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 5.0 Wheel width: 8.5 Tire size: 245/50

17-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 5.0 Wheel width: 8.5 Tire size: 245/40

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15-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 4.875 Wheel width: 8.5 Tire size: 28x10.5

16-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 5.5 Wheel width: 8.5 Tire size: 255/50

17-Inch Wheels Backspacing: 5.5 Wheel width: 9.5 Tire size: 275/40

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Thanks pdq. Was just wondering tho..is a 1/2 to 3/4" clearance enough, when bumper is pushed down to it's lowest point?? Maybe should just go with narrower tire???

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It's really gonna depend... look at mine. If it wasn't a lil high in the back, they would rub the lip. The springs are new, and it never rubs.





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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 04, 10:45 AM
 
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it would depend on the backspace on the rim as to the clearance.a 15x7 is a little too narrow to comfortably size a 275-60 it causes the side wall to bulge out too much. a 255-60-15 on a 15x8 rim with 4.5 inch backspace is optimal you might be able to comforably fit the 255-60 on a 15x7 but again where it will sit/fit inside the wheel well will depend on the b/s of the rim...if you get the b/s right you really do not have too mess around too much with jacking it up or down unless the 70's hot rod look is what you are after.
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Larry's Callahan's great Pro-Touring site has a tire/wheel/car fitment "matrix" that they made up to be able to keep track of what is being actually mounted!!

You might want to go over there and find it..

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