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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 17, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel and tire fitment

I know I know this topic has been beaten to death time and time again. I have spent the last week searching everything and have found a good start for what I want to achieve, but I will need help before I pull the trigger on a new set of wheels and rubber.

I have a 69' Firebird with all stock suspension. My goal is to achieve a vintage Trans Am look without a mini-tub setup. I plan on rolling the fenders but only within the boundaries as to not disturb the paint work. I am also prepared to move the rear shocks inboard.

Can anyone tell me what the maximum size 15" wheel and tire combo I can put on front and rear and offset? I would really love a 295-60 15x10 on the rear but have found mixed opinions on whether or not it will fit.

Again I am sorry that I am asking on this topic, especially considering this is my first post here. Thank you for your insight!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 17, 03:31 PM
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I have 275-60-15 drag radials 4.5 b.s. and they just fit under the well. If I hit a dip in the road I will get a scrape now and then.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 17, 04:14 PM
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I have 275-60-15 drag radials 4.5 b.s. and they just fit under the well. If I hit a dip in the road I will get a scrape now and then.
What wheel width?

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 17, 07:31 PM
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Re: Wheel and tire fitment

8" which is the smallest width recommended for the tires, I think it is 8-10 recommended.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 17, 07:38 PM
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https://www.camaros.net/forums/126-ri...entries-3.html


If you scroll down to my post you can see what it looks like. Those pictures were on my old computer.
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https://www.camaros.net/forums/126-ri...entries-3.html


If you scroll down to my post you can see what it looks like. Those pictures were on my old computer.
What size front tires you running Mike? Rears look good. That's the size I'm contemplating-275/60/15.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 17, 05:43 AM
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Sorry I will have to take a look at the size of the tire, car is at a friends garage while I remodel the garage. I will check it out tomorrow and get back to you.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 17, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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So searching the interwebs I have found that the 5.00/11.30-15 are what would now be a 275/50-15 and the 6.00/12.30-15 are a 315/50-15 that seems huge! someone please correct me if I am wrong. These are what the trans am cars ran.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 17, 10:04 AM
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Re: Wheel and tire fitment

Detroit Speed's wheel fitment info here:

Detroit Speed, Inc. - 1967-1969 F-Body Mini-Tubs

You cannot fit a 315 tire in the rear without a minitub or extensive use of a BFH/quarter stretching etc. You can barely fit a 275 tire up front if you use something like Ridetech Tru-Turn and nail the backspacing along with living with some rubbing. Trans Am guys didn't worry about a little rubbing front or rear....

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I'm thinking 275-50 15x9.5 on the rear and xxx-50 15x8 on the front can anyone help fill in the blanks for me?

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i'm thinking 275-50 15x9.5 on the rear and xxx-50 15x8 on the front can anyone help fill in the blanks for me?
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 17, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Don, do you see any issue with the 15x9.5 on the rear. I'm hoping to order this evening just need a final vote of confidence.

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Also 4.5 bs for the front still unsure about the rear.

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Also 4.5 bs for the front still unsure about the rear.
Front should be 4.75 rear should be 5.5. 9.5 inch rear wheel should be fine.

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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 17, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Front should be 4.75 rear should be 5.5. 9.5 inch rear wheel should be fine.

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I've been in contact with a company called the wheelsmith and they don't offer a 15x9.5 so I wanted to see if a 15x10 is possible or will I need to just go with a 15x8 square set up. Sorry I feel like a major pita, thank you all for your patience.

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