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lcmc

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69 maximum rear tire size
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:03:25 AM »
I just bought a 69Z. I'm considering going old school with the car. Thinking about putting Crager SS wheels on it. What would be the maximum tire size I could put on the rear without clearance problem? I want to go with vintage tires so I'm thinking G60-15's. 
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 11:10:29 AM »
I have 255/60/15 BFGs with no problems on 15x7 ss cragers
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 12:03:06 AM »
If it helps any I have 255/40-19's on mine with stock tubs.


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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 03:22:36 PM »
With the 15's the largest seem to be 255's . I had 15's with 275's with the lips rolled and air shocks .

With larger rims like 17" there are more tire options . I have 275's on 17" TT IIs
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 10:05:47 PM »
I have 275/60/15 on 8.5'' rims. Back spacing has to be perfect
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008, 02:35:46 PM »
I also had 15 x 8.5 rims with 275/60/15 tires on my 69 and did not have an issue, but like stated, when you buy your wheel check the backspacing.
I think mine had something like a 3.5" back spacing??

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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 03:22:20 PM »
What do you think would be the max  on my 15 x 7's ?
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 05:15:02 PM »
I have 275/60/15's on my 15 X 7 rims. (that is what is one the avatar picture )
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 02:19:01 AM »
i have 15 x 10 on my car. centerline scorpions, backspacing is 4.5 and have a 295/50/15 with the stock suspension. tires play a huge roll, BFGs that size are to wide. their section width is more like 12in wide and the tread is about 10. but firestones are as wide as the rim and have no clearence issues. from behind looks like i mini tubed the car.
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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 12:22:03 AM »
I have 275/60/15's on my 15 X 7 rims. (that is what is one the avatar picture )
.      275s are too big for 7 inch rims askimg for trouble

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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 06:54:27 PM »
Use a 15 X 8" wheel with 4.5" backspace for a 275/60/15 tire.  I am using 17 X 8 with 4.5" backspace and  255/45/17 tires on my 68 Camaro.

 It is safer to stick to no wider than a 255 tire, but 275 will barely fit without rubbing.

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Re: 69 maximum rear tire size
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 01:02:18 PM »
Max recommended tire size on a 15x7 wheel is 255/60/15...
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