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mikefam

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tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:10:21 PM »
My 68 is due for a new set of tires and I'm looking for a tire that looks nice and beefy on the car to give it a little bit of a muscle car look. I'd love some size recommendations and really love any photos of your cars to see what the tires look like on the car. I'm considering maybe a different profile on the rear than the front and maybe even 14" on the front and 15" on the rear.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:36:30 PM »
68 with the "proverbial" BFG T/A all around on 14" wheels.
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 09:44:25 PM »
That's a nice look and I've always liked the T/A radials. What size are those on your car?
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 10:21:10 PM »
215/70... When I bought it, it had "big wheels" on it, but I got tired of the rubbing.
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 04:22:25 PM »
Are you switching from bias ply to radial, or already radial.  When I went to radial found that the factory front alignment specs didn't work well.  Went to a customized setup to compensate for the radial tires.

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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 05:24:58 PM »
Simple white stripe look. P215 70 15 Michelin Symmetry...Discontinued.  :(

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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 05:30:21 PM »
Nope, inside and outside of Charlotte Motor Speeedway...
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 04:16:51 PM »
My 68 is due for a new set of tires and I'm looking for a tire that looks nice and beefy on the car to give it a little bit of a muscle car look. I'd love some size recommendations and really love any photos of your cars to see what the tires look like on the car. I'm considering maybe a different profile on the rear than the front and maybe even 14" on the front and 15" on the rear.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
215/70... When I bought it, it had "big wheels" on it, but I got tired of the rubbing.
Look HERE for more opinions.  Sorry, not any pics in this thread, just plenty of discussion.

215/70 radials are what I have now. I put them on the car in the late 1980's and they still have treads but are overdue for a change. I may go back with the same but I'm playing with the idea of the rears being a little beefier than the fronts this time. I will post a photo as soon as I learn to attach a photo here.

Mike.


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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »
Here's a photo that I took a last week, I've always liked the look of the 215/70 radials but like I said earlier I'm thinking of something a little racier.

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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 05:49:17 PM »
Nice looking car!
If it suits your needs, go for it!
We certainly did back in the day....
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Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 07:33:20 PM »
Nice looking car!
If it suits your needs, go for it!
We certainly did back in the day....

Oh I remember, I was born in 1954 and have owned this Camaro since 1987.

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