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Biggest Wheels & Tires for 69 RS CONV.

I recently bought a 69 RS Convert. Looking for tires and wheels. What's the widest wheel/tire in a 15" and or 17" that will fit without cutting the body. It has a 10 bolt single leaf now,I'm going to install a 12 bolt multi leaf later. (unless someone has a better idea) My friend had a 69 RS Coupe and he thinks his Billet Spec. wheels were 17x9 w/ 5" Backspacing and 245/40/17 or 245/45/17 tires all the way around. It looked good (lowered) but with the Z-rated tires darted around on the rutts in the road.I like the look of the 17's if I could get some in a lesser speed rating that would drive better I would but would rather go 15" and have it drive better on our crappy roads. The car has 15x8 repro. ralleys w/4" bs now and 245/60/15 and they just barely rub occasionally. Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Biggest Wheels & Tires for 69 RS CONV.

BBM,

On the front if you are looking to go w/ 15" I would go w/ P235/60/R15. I was going to go 15x8 w/ P235's or P 245's but a guy I know said he had 15x8's w/ 245's on his and the barely rubbed like yours does now. He suggested the 15x7's with 235/60's on them. That's what I went with and I decided to put them all the way around.

For what it's worth the conversion for a G60x15 is about a P235/60/R15. I believe F60x15 converts to P 225/60/R15. The 2nd gen's in the late 1970's came with P 225/70/R15 and the early 3rd gen Z's were P 215/65/R15.

As far as the 17" on the rear you should be ok with the sizes you mentioned. Although I have seen some guys try to stuff a Corvette sized P 275/40ZR17 under there. That means you gotta be perfect with backpacing & clearance. Stick with the rear sizes you mentioned.

Make sure you check ALL clearances along with measuring your backspacing.

Here are some helpful tire conversion charts.


http://www.barretire.com/Main/INCHUP.htm

http://www.mopar1.us/tireconversion.html

http://www.turbinecar.com/tires.htm (for you bias ply to radial conversion guys out there)


Good Luck with your 1969!!
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