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camaroman1969

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Slick size?
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:15:56 AM »
Does anyone know, what size slicks fit under a stock 1969 Camaro SS body??  I will be mounting them on 15 x 7 rally wheels.  Thanks!

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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 12:29:11 PM »
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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 01:12:43 PM »
This size would fit using stock 15 x 7 rim without rubbing????  Thanks

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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 05:27:45 PM »
Yes.On my 69, I ran the tallest 9x28 I could find on a 10 inch wheel with 4 7/8 inch backspace. Stock wheel wells.Only rubbed very slightly turning. I

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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 09:22:24 AM »
Would the original rally wheels (15 x 7 )  work??  I'm trying to determine what size tire would fit on these rims.  I really don't want to run the biggest tire I can.
Thanks for the input.  Anybody else, please chime in. 

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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 01:06:23 AM »
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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 02:50:08 AM »
Yes, if you are using the "newer" sizing, 255 60 15 is probably it for a 69.  I had a KILLER pair of 275 60 15 Hoosiers, and they were so close to rubbing with the car sitting still, I knew they would rub as soon as I started driving it.  Broke my heart to sell them.
I have 255 60 15 on the back right now, and there are no rubbing issues.   Your stock rally wheel should work fine with that size.  255 means it is just over 10 inches wide at teh section width, not tread width.   So a 9 inch wide slick has about a 10 inch section width.   As for heighth, the 255 60 15 is 27 inches tall.  If you can find a slick in the size stated above, 28 x 9, you should still be ok.  27 x 9 would also work.

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Re: Slick size?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 01:44:49 PM »
As stated, a 28x9 slick fits no problem.  I have a set hear screwed to a pair of 15x7 chevy rallys and they fit on the Camaro just fine.   We daily drive it with 255/60-15's and I've had everything packed in that trunk from groceries to coolers packed with ice and lawn chairs, along with family sitting in the back seat, (actually 5 adults in the car)  the tires never rub.