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I have a 1969 Z/28 R/S Camaro. Can somebody give me some suggestions on what tire size to buy for this car. What size are most people out there using for a car like this? I would like to stay close to the factory size for the car, unless they will look too small. The wheels are 15” x 7” factory rallys obviously. Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 05, 11:34 AM
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

Original tires would have been some type of poly/glass E70-15. Firestone still makes Wide Oval and SC200 that look original. For better performance, you could go with radial equivelent, but I'm not sure what that would be.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

The approximate modern tire size equivalent to an E70-15 is a 205-70R15.

Regarding radial or bias-ply, I think that's a presonal preference and will depend on how you intend to use the car.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

Mine had 235/60-15 T/A radials on it when I bought it, and I had some front fender rubbing with it (all original springs); replaced them with 215/65-15 radial T/A's early last summer, no more rubbing.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

Would the 225/60/15 BFG T/A's fit OK with the factory 15 X 7 rallys? Can someone tell me what backspace the factory rallys are?

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

An additional concern on an RS are the actuator brackets/shields, particularly the LF. When I was parting these things out 20 years ago it was common to see a hole worn through the LH shield.

I ran 205/65s on my RS Z/28 and had a slight rub on occassion.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Tires

I am running 225R60 on front and back of my 69Z. These are mounted on 15x7 rims. I will be changing the back to 245R60 on 15x8 soon.
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