Re: Which Ralley wheels for my 68??
Rogue68 the 255/70 would've been a better choice for me as they are 1/4" taller and aslo wider than the 235/75 I went with. I think I so hated the way the 245/60 tire looked on the car with the 15 x 8 rim that I had it in my mind to I had to go narrower, so the 235. However the 255/70 on the 15 x 7 with the tire set in 1 1/2" with the new rim would have probably been a better choice. I could have used the traction as well. I'll run these until I park the car and probably try the 255/70 you suggested. I also removed the trim rings as they don't stay on the rear of the car if I really drive it hard. I got a good deal on the BF Goodrich Touring radial 235, about half the price of the larger tire you suggested. With two kids in college it's something I have to consider if I want to do all the other things I need to this car.
I didn't mention the front because they will be the next thing I change. 15 x7 with 215/65R15 on this car the way it sits I don't like them. The car originall came with 14 inch ralley, which are long gone, had Convo Pros on it when I bought it, those are gone now, previous owner didn't spend any time selecting the right size wheel and there were a lot of issues with 15 X 10 on the rear and 15 x 4 on the front, both with terrible offsets. He threw in a set of 15 x 7 front ralley and 15 x 8 rears, I ran them for a month before I decided I needed a change, started with the rear.
I'll probably run a 6 inch front ralley, maybe try a repop 5 inch if I can find a SFI approved. I'm considering 195/80R15 front or a 215/70R15. Narrow and tall. My 68 SS sits higher than most, especially in the front. My 68 Z and RS with the 302 front springs both set much higher in the front than most I see now.
Dan's 68 RS/SS looks great with his 60 series tires, but his car sits much lower than mine. He's done a great job selecting his wheels and tires and I like the stance and look of his car in the pic he posted. My car just sits significantly higher and I need a taller tire to fill the well. I don't want to lower the car, because the way I remember these when new was they did sit a little higher than most you see today.
My car sits more like Johnnys in the rear, but a little higher in the front than his. It too is a nice looking car with a great stance, but I had about the same space in my rear wheel well to fill as he does. A lot of guys don't mind that, I just want to fill it. It's all subjective. So start by looking at the stance of your car and decide which way to go. Every car is a little different.
I don't have a photo hosting site right now, I can email a pic if you'd like. I also have to add following my advice you may hate it afterwards, I love that it's different than most. I find I usually am in the minority in what most look for in a first gen. Just like things a little different than the norm.
Last edited by SY1; Sep 3rd, 06 at 11:10 PM.