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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 05, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

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i am looking to fill out the fenders on my 69 camaro ss a little better i have eagle alloys 16x8 w/ nuetral b/s i am currently running 245/50's out back and 225/50 upfront....which is the largets i can run on the front and rear that would look good i am planning on the hotchkis 2" drop on a small block or maybe the big block springs for not as low look. i have the rear dropped with the hotchkis leafs also...any suggestions guys
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Re: the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

are the rims on the car already?
I ask because a "nuetral backspacing" sounds like it would be 4"
it would be hard to say what the widest you could fit would because most of us here with 8" wide rims run 4 1/2" to 5" of BS
or atleast thats what i have gathered,
my 16s are 4 3/4", and have 255/50R16

oh and another problem with 16s is that there are not enough tire sizes out there, 255 is the widest i have found

if you want 275, they will need to be 30" tall, that would be quite the sweet rake (and it could help the front not be taller than the rear)
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Re: the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

i really dont know the backspacing to be honest with u i got them form summit they are eagle series 212's they dont say in the listing so i was thinking they were nuetral. i dont know if i could go 255 in the front my 245/50 rub. and what for the rear 275 45
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Re: the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

yes the rims are on alredy i am running 245 50 out back and 225 50 up front right now they are worn out and it time to replace so i was going to switch sizes but liek i said i did put my 245 50 on the front and they rubbed when i turned and hit a dip but i have seen people with larger rims and tires on first gens that looked sweet and htey had no problems why cant i
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Re: the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

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i am running 245 50 out back and 225 50 up front right
the same exact size I have right now, and yes i tried the rears in the front, and mine rub too

i really think you should measure your back spacing, and do you have 8" all the way around with the same BS?

and what i was saying about good luck finding tires, no one makes 275 (other than some slicks) take a look
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=8&RunFlat=All

try tire rack and see what you can find (www.tirerack.com)

if you find some 275 (street tires) for 16" rims please let me know
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Re: the largest tires i can run on a 69 with 16x8 and nuetral b/s

humm descisions dicsions....what would look good on the front if i end up going back with the 245 50 16 or maybe some 255 50 16
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