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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 06, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rim/Tire help needed

Was wonering if a 15x8 rally with a 5 inch offset with a 275/60/15 tire mounted on it will fit on the rear of a 67 camaro. If not what is the biggest tire and rim combo I can use?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 06, 03:56 AM
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Re: Rim/Tire help needed

i'm running a 275/60R15 tire on a 15 x 8 wheel with a 4.25' backspace on the back of my '69 camaro. i did have rubbing problems with the prior 15 x 8 rally wheel that has 5" backspacing. you may have to roll the fender lip to make it fit.

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Re: Rim/Tire help needed

billscamaro stated "i'm running a 275/60R15 tire on a 15 x 8 wheel with a 4.25' backspace on the back of my '69 camaro. i did have rubbing problems with the prior 15 x 8 rally wheel that has 5" backspacing. you may have to roll the fender lip to make it fit."

I might be missing something but follow me on this, Bill states:
1.0 Both rims are 15x8 and both tires are 275/60/R15.
2.0 The 4-1/4" bs works, the 5" b.s. rubs.

So this has to mean it rubbed on the inside of the tire because going from 4-1/4" b.s. to 5" b.s. moves the tire toward the brake drum.

So how will rolling the fender lip help anything? Am I right on this?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 06, 02:14 PM
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= So this has to mean it rubbed on the inside of the tire because going from 4-1/4" b.s. to 5" b.s. moves the tire toward the brake drum. So how will rolling the fender lip help anything? Am I right on this?
You are correct. Rolling the fender will not help. A straight edge should be placed across the back side of the rim and then measure to the back side of the center plate/disc where the bolt holes are.... this will be the backspace. The higher the number 4", 5" the further inwards the rim/tire will go. It it rubs on a 4 1/4 backspace its gonna rub alot more on a 5" backspace rim !

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