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« on: January 03, 2007, 11:33:02 AM »

I have a 68 - can I fit 245/60/15's on the front using a stock 15/7 ralley wheel?

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »

I had 235/60/15's on the front of mine and they tended to rub a bit on full lock especially with bumps. At 245 width you would want to be down to a 50 profile - imo
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 12:35:31 PM »

215/70R15 BF's fit great on my 69 with the Rally wheels up front. 69's are harder on fit than the 67-68's in my opinion. And the wheel well opening looks good to. Fills it up nicely.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 12:48:04 PM »

I had 235/60/15's on the front of mine and they tended to rub a bit on full lock especially with bumps. At 245 width you would want to be down to a 50 profile - imo

where were they rubbing?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 07:54:16 PM »

67 and 68 wheel wells are not as condusive to over sized tires as 69 and later --different design.
I've got them (15 x 7) on my 68 (from previous owner --a new set of tires and yes, I'm too cheap to not run them!).  They will work, but they will also bump and rub --even with a firm ride (mine does).
Where do they rub?  Obviously, in a full turn of the wheel, but also over bumps running straight.  And this is different from bottoming out. The actual rub on mine is more on the outside of the wheel and wheel well.  It's actually more of a scrape.  So far --after about 3000 miles-- no noticeable damage to tire or wheel well.
Yes, they do look great --if that's your preference.  But they don't look original.
Take a look at this thread and the other thread(s) it refers to:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1346.msg7824#msg7824
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 09:05:46 PM »

67 and 68 wheel wells are not as condusive to over sized tires as 69 and later --different design.
I've got them (15 x 7) on my 68 (from previous owner --a new set of tires and yes, I'm too cheap to not run them!).  They will work, but they will also bump and rub --even with a firm ride (mine does).
Where do they rub?  Obviously, in a full turn of the wheel, but also over bumps running straight.  And this is different from bottoming out. The actual rub on mine is more on the outside of the wheel and wheel well.  It's actually more of a scrape.  So far --after about 3000 miles-- no noticeable damage to tire or wheel well.
Yes, they do look great --if that's your preference.  But they don't look original.
Take a look at this thread and the other thread(s) it refers to:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1346.msg7824#msg7824


What size tires are you running?
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 06:12:10 AM »

I had 235/60/15's on the front of mine and they tended to rub a bit on full lock especially with bumps. At 245 width you would want to be down to a 50 profile - imo

where were they rubbing?

As per Lakeholme, the outer edge of the tyre contacts the lip of the fender arch when turning.
Worst problems occur when it's the inside turning wheel, [i.e. left wheel when turning left] that makes the contact. Can start bending the edge of the guard and chrome mould down.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 09:08:36 AM »

Front = 235/60/15
Rear = 255/60/15
About a year ago, my mechanic's assistant rotated front to back without asking or looking. (He was trying to be helpful.) I knew before I got the car backed out of the stall. 235/60/15 fills up the front well.
Like I said, I felt the scraping, but I haven't had the problem My68SS is describing... yet.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 10:17:01 AM »

thanx for the info - starting to look like i'm getting new tires
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