I have a '68 with stock 14" rims. I'm switching to 15x7 inch in order to put front disc brakes on and also put on a larger tire. I was thinking of going to a 215/70 in the front and a 255/60 in the back as the height is close to the same. If I go to the 225/70 in the front, the front would be higher than the back of the car. Anyone running with 215/70 in front and 255/60 in the rear? If so, do you have any pictures.
Most 67/8 guys with 15" run either 225/60 or 215/65 in the front. The space between the tire and wheel well is almost always greater in the rear (depending on the suspension and load), so a slightly taller tire in the back helps even out that gap.
Here's my '69 with 215/65-15 on 15x7 rims. Same size tire/rim on all 4 corners. In the right conditions, I get tire rub on the front, but hopefully that is cured in the next week as new front springs are going in to get the car level.
After reading all the posts and threads/information, I was told the 235's won't rub. That's why I went with the smaller diameter 60's instead of 65's or 70's. I hope I'm right. BTW, your car looks great.
I'm looking at a few '69's and wondering about wheels... trying to decide if I like the muscle look or the pro-touring look. I'm not a purist and will never buy a numbers-matching car, so I'm more concerned with what rubber will fit without rubbing with basically stock suspension or maybe slightly lowered. Also sucks that most aftermarket 15" wheels only come in 8" or 10" widths and not half-inch increments LOL. Guess theres always Vintique wheels?
But for a typical rear 15" by 8" Rally wheel or a Cragar SS wheel... what sizes and profiles will fit?
And for a typical rear 17" wheel... with maybe a 8-9-10" width... what works?
'69 LeMans Blue Coupe, White Interior, 030" over 454, Super T10 4-Speed, Holley 4150, Pertronix Ignition
CompCams XS274S, 781 Oval Port Heads, PYPES Full 3" SS Exhaust, Hooker Comp Headers, Wilwood Calipers/MC
JGC Steering Box, Helix Uppers/Lowers, ProForged BJs, SpeedHut Gauges, MOMO Steering Wheel, Budnik 17" Wheels