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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 2 Dog Town in West Texas
Re: wheel and tire size
Brian, 16" and 17" will work on your car, it all depends on your tires as wheels are the center of any tire and when you select tires, they are built to fit the wheel sizes.
I run 245 x 16 x 50 in front with 255 x 17 x 45 in rear. As Andrew said, your best selection of tires are going to be BFG Sport Comp directional .
Your wheel back spacing on a 69 maybe limited as in stock for most 4.25 backspace is common. The same backspacing applies to the rear unless , you have a different rear end than stock. I have 3.5 back spacing on a Moser rear end.
When you look at different wheels , the aspect or height is normally the same. The tire height from the tire bead to top of thread will change as in my rear tires , the height is 4.5" and front are 5.0" These low profile tires can be rougher riding .
My stock ralleys are 245 x 60 x 15. I run BFG Sport Comp on all my rims.
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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