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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 17, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Rally wheels for Switzerland

Hi
I just bought a 67 Camaro Convertible RS/SS with disc brakes at the front.
The car is in Los Angeles and I'm living in Switzerland. Actually the car has after market rims which are not allowed here in Switzerland. So, I have to change the rims and wheels.
My plan is to buy a rally wheel kit from Rick's for disc brakes and dimension is 15x7.
Now, I'm looking for radial red lines. Important for me are the speed index which must be "H". I hope to find P235/60R15 radial red lines. But this seems to be difficult, especially for "H". I only found this one:
https://www.cokertire.com/american-c...-redlines.html
Dimension: 215/60R15
Very slim...
Important is that the speedometer is correct with the new tires.
Has anyone any idea where I can find such tires in the US and is my thinking correct with the dimension ?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 17, 06:24 AM
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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

Congratulations on finding a car.

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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

I think Coker is the only one reproducing redline tires, so you're stuck with the sizes they list. There's a 225 and 235 in the 70 series. Or you could always make your own.

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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

Sometimes when cars have big rims its because of big brakes, maybe check the brake rotor diameter first. 12" I believe is the largest you can go with on ralleys.
What about these?https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styl...l-redline.html
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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

Thank you Don

Kevin
good idea, maybe this could be a solution.

Simon
Thank you for the link, but these have only a speed index of "S". This is not high enough unfortunately. I need "H"


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That's amazing that you can't have aftermarket wheels there. Do you mean wheels that look aftermarket, or do you have to prove that they are not aftermarket? The 16" wheels I listed below are aftermarket, although they look like period wheels as they are Rally Wheels. Only H rated I found was a 16" tire. You could put these on the rear? I think you can find 16" Rally wheels (although they might be aftermarket)

235/60R-16 H Rated RedLine

Then here are some 15" tires, but they are 70's
235/70R-15

16" Rally Wheel

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I think it's so cool that you live in Switzerland and you bought a Camaro in Cali. Obviously you haven't driven it or seen it in person. I really hope it's all you want in your new ride. How long will it be until you get to lay eyes on it? Can you post some pics of it? What kind of plans do you have for it? You gonna put ski racks on the deck lid and cruise to the Alps with the top down? haha. After re-reading your post, if you can't find your correct tire, you can always change out the speedo gear with not a lot of effort.

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If you can live without the redline Pirelli makes a "W" rated (168mph) P600 in 235/60/15...

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Can you use reproduction Rally wheels or do they have to be original GM wheels?

I would think changing to the needed wheels and tire before the car ships would be the best way to go.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 17, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

Thanks for the answers.
Well, I can use a reproduction Rally wheel, this is OK. But the dimension must be as original. We have very strict rules for this here. The car must be as he was in 1967. Of course I can use new parts, but they must be the same as the original. Everywhere on the car.

Yes, the best is, I buy it in US. Much easier and cheaper as well.
And, yes, I like the red lines very much, so it's a must. Looks original and for a black car with a red interior is it perfect.

Well, to buy a car without seeing is not a good idea. Too much risk... But, no risk no fun...
Well, I organized a PPI and the result was good. It's always a question of price and to find such a car here in Switzerland is difficult and then expensive.
Now I have to wait around 5 weeks until the container will arrive my country. It's a long time.
And then I hope to drive the car before the snow is coming. During winter time a classic car stays in a heated garage. So, no skiing with a Camaro ;-) But driving at the alps during summer time is fantastic.

I think I have to ordere these Rally Kit:
Camaro Rally Wheel Kit, 15 X 7, Complete, For Cars With Disc Brakes, 1967
And these tires:
https://www.cokertire.com/american-c...-redlines.html
Dimension: 215/60R15

Should be ok?


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You know, I think you will be okay. At least you will get it like the original. Then, later, when you find a better, bigger tire for the rear, you can upgrade. Make sure to post pics when you get it!

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Original in 67 would be 14". Correct? Unless a Z28.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 17, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, Joe, but the 15" for the Z28 was available at that time. Together with disc brake they will accept 15". Should be no problem.


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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 17, 05:37 AM
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Re: Rally wheels for Switzerland

True 67 and 68 front disc brake rally rims have a unique offset.

Although the convertible you bought MIGHT have come from the factory with (1967 J52) front disc brakes, chances are it has aftermarket brakes of the sliding caliper design (ala 1969 J52) and takes a regular "drum" style offset.

And as was mentioned earlier, some aftermarket large rotor brakes don't fit inside factory 15x7 (FW style) rally rims.

Does the convertible have factory (J52) front disc brakes, aftermarket sliding caliper or a rotor size that will fit inside a factory 15x7 rim?
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