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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 06, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Which Tire?

I was wondering if someone could help me with some suggestions on which tire size to use on the rear of my Camaro. I currently have a 225/60R/15 which ever since I converted over to multi leaf left me quite a bit of room. The rim size is 15x8. I would like to use a bigger series tire as well as wider. What is the widest I could go without running into problems like wheel rub? I also don't want that super drag look, just a little on the beefy side. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 06, 09:39 PM
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Re: Which Tire?

A 225/60 is awfully short in those big wheel wells. I run 235/60's on 15x7 in front and 255/60's on 15x7 in the rear. the 255's would look good on a 15x8 rim and don't 'look' much bigger than the front, but fill the wheel well better. JMO.
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Re: Which Tire?

275/60-15 on mine, with 15X8 rallyes. they fit good, but are tight if the suspension "sinks" too much. they are inside the wheel wells but will rub the lip if the rear sags too much, mine did once with my old springs, before i got the cal tracs.
i like 'em but bigger would be tricky. that is if you want them in the wheel wells, and i did.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 06, 10:18 PM
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Re: Which Tire?

Measure from the ground to your outer wheel lip. The 255/60 R15's are 27" tall and about 10 1/4" wide on an 8" wheel. This fills most 1st gen wheel wells pretty good. It's also a very safe fit and unless your rear sits real low rubbing isn't an issue.


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Re: Which Tire?

Thanks for the replies..... The 255/60R/15's seem like a good deal. I have the car on Jack stands right now and will lower it back down this weekend to get a more accurate measurement of the wheel space.

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