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I searched all over the tire and wheel section to try and find an answer to my question but came up with nothing.

My question is:

I thought that the classic combo for camaros was a 215/65/15 up front and 235/60/15 out back...Is this true?

I currently have 4 235/60/15 on my wifes 68 on corvette rally wheels with no rubbing issues. I just think they look a little too baloon like on the front (see pic in sig). Additionally I want to change the wheels to something more flashy. (keeping the rallys of course).

What is the width of the corvette rallys I have (how can I tell)?

Should I go with 15x6 up front for the 215/65/15 and 15x7 for the 235/60/15 I'm going to keep on the back?

Sorry if this has been asked to death.

Please help. Thanks.
 

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The other day I saw a '69 with P255 60R15 on the rear, and P215 65R15 on the front, with 15x7 Rallys, and I thought it looked great ( so much so I wrote the numbers down!).

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Rob
 

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Corvette rallys are 15x6 with a "DC" or "DG" code (1967), are 15x7 with an "AG" code (1968), and are 15x8 with an "AZ" code ('69-'82); the 15x6's have +.060" offset, the 15x7's are -.28", and the 15x8's have -.50" offset.


[ 12-09-2004, 04:11 PM: Message edited by: JohnZ ]
 

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I have a '68 with 255/60/15's in the rear and 205/65/15 up front. The rear tire's look great but I have issues with rubbing. I also have mono-leafs that I plan on replacing soon and hopefully that will cure the problem. I'd hate to have to downsize. The front tire's I would like to get the sidewall's a little shorter, I think they look a little goofy being so tall. Any advice and/or comments would be appreciated.
 

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I ran 215/65/15 on 15x7's front, 255/60/15 on 15x8's rear for a lot of years (before going to 17s)- great combo and in my opinion the optimum setup for a 15" 67-68. (not sure on 69 in the rear?).

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Six speed,
That is the set up I have on my 68 chevelle.

I was worried that the 255's would rub on the camaro. Single leaf suspension if that matters.
 

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PEOPLE, Are most of you using BFG TA radials in these misc sizes or ?????. Doesnt seem like many conclusions are coming from this thread.....Very had to coordinate facts.....
Chuck S
 

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Rus,
I am running TA currently on my rallys (235/60/15). If I do switch when I change wheels I will probably use TA's but go to a little smaller tire on the front.

When I started the thread I just wanted to verify what I had seen on other camaros. 215/65/15 on the front and a larger tire on the back.
 

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I dont know if you've already decided, but i think you should go with 215/60r15 in the front and either 235 or 245/60r15 in the back. There wont be rubbing issues with 245s. I have 245 in the back of my 69 and no matter how hard i turn it doesn't rub. I also haven't changed the leaf springs.
 

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Young 69...Funny you should post. I had just decided to go with 215/60/15 on the front and keep the 235/60/15 that are currently on the back.
I will put them both on 15x7 wheels.

Now I just need to get my wife to decide on wheels.
 

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Nice choice, what tires did you go with? Its tough finding a large selection in that size. What wheels are you deciding from. I have the classic cragar SS's on mine right now.
 

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"I thought that the classic combo for camaros was a 215/65/15 up front and 235/60/15 out back...Is this true?"

I finally looked up ALL the T/A radial specs at the BFG website. The above combo only has the rear tire 1/10" bigger in Dia. What do you misc readers think about front and rear tires being CLOSE to the same diameter, with the rears being WIDER,
as opposed to the rears being 1 1/2" or more TALLER and giving the car a (non stock looking) forward rake.....

Chuck S Seattle
 

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IF YOU ARE USING STOCK SUSPENSION FRONT & REAR , MY CHOICE ON 15X7 RALLYS ALL AROUND IS 225/60/15 ON FRONT & 235/60/15 ON THE REAR. WILL HAVE NO RUBBING ISSUES & ALSO A REAL NICE STANCE AS WELL!
 

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Rick S, THANK YOU fro taking your time to respond to my seemingly un-answerable question......
When I bought this 69 COPO clone it was a running driving car. It had a variety of inaccurate COPO details so my friend went about updating the cloning. The car has aftermarket 15x7 Rallys with 215/70R15 front(26.9" dia) and 235/70R15 rear(28.0" dia) 1.1" taller if this makes ANY difference in the eye appeal???
After we replaced front and rear springs (along with many other components) the front of car sits 2 1/2" lower than friends REAL 69 Yenko.
NOW were addressing the possibility we were provided incorrect front springs by my parts vendor. We are in process of re-replacing front springs with NEW ones......
Anyway your above combo of........
225/60R15 would be 25.6" tall
235/60R15 would be 26.1" tall making a 1/2" diff
and the other fellows suggestion to use.....
215/65R15 being 26.0 tall &
235/60R15 being 26.1 tall would be almost same

So I just dont ultimately know which combination has what most people would think is the BEST "Day 2" look, but I will continue to explore AFTER new springs are installed. If it winds up I can stay with my origianl 215/70 & 235/70 combo I may go with that and not throw MORE money at this project
Also other than THE TIRE RACK on line who might have LOW prices on BFG tires.....and what about other brands of tires for Blackwall American Muscle Cars?????
If your still with me thanks for hearing me out

regards, Chuck Sharin
 

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Still looking for additional expereinced opinions........Thanks, Chuck
 

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This is not a great picture but FWIW, 275/50-15 on the back. 15x8 with 5inch backspace and 1/4 inch spacers, (total 4.75 backspace), stock mono-leaf with slapper bars. Front is 220/60-15 on 15x7 with 4.5inch backspace, stock front with worn out springs.
 
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