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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 07:08:00 PM »
My understanding is there from the same era (69) and the width is 8" but i'm not sure.

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2010, 06:37:03 AM »
Well I’ve driven my 69 for the first time and found the corvette rims with 15” 235 BF goodrich tires are rubbing in the rear, I was quiet surprised when I hear others with 255 and so forth on them. Is it my rims not being the proper rim for the car or what? When buying the car I was informed the rear end had new axels installed (4.11) but I can’t see that effecting the position of the tires in the wells. I’m going to take a hard look and make sure my axel hasn’t shifted but what I’ve could see so far it looks fine. I’m holding off buying tires until I can figure this out. I think going any smaller on the rear will really change the look of the car. When i get a chance I'll post a picture of the now and then later the after look you guys can decide if is better or not.
My car had Hi jackers due to this! The Corvette wheels are 15x8" and often with wrong offset for a 69 Camaro as Curt says!
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2010, 12:18:43 PM »
Im going to buy some BF Goodrich T/As for my 69 Z10 396,I will use the stock 14X7 rally wheels.Im keeping the car mostly stock.Any suggestions on tire size would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2010, 12:42:59 PM »
jacmac,

That's what I've got on my 68.  It's a driver.  It handles like it is supposed to handle (with power steering).  Actually, it steers and rides better than when I had the "big wheels" look. But T/A radials are certainly not stock, so every now and then someone questions the radials and the look.... 
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2010, 04:33:40 PM »
My understanding is there from the same era (69) and the width is 8" but i'm not sure.

The 15x8 "AZ" Corvette rally wheels have a -.50" offset, and the '69 Camaro 15x7 "YH" rally wheels have a +0.3" offset. That places the outer rim flange on the Corvette wheels 1-3/8" closer to the fender flange than the Camaro wheel. 1-3/8" is a LOT; the Corvette wheel isn't a good choice for the Camaro.
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2010, 08:09:48 PM »
JohnZ

Looks like that could be my problem but I'll do a little more research to make sure. The info is great, thanks.

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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2010, 11:23:28 PM »
Im going to buy some BF Goodrich T/As for my 69 Z10 396,I will use the stock 14X7 rally wheels.Im keeping the car mostly stock.Any suggestions on tire size would be greatly appreciated!!!

The BFG Radial T/A's that I put on my 69 RS were Size P215/70 R14
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS Tire size
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2010, 01:12:15 AM »
Thanks for the info,I always liked the T/As so thats what ill put on the car again.To me tires & wheels are a great way to kind of personalize your car,& if you want to change its a simple fix!
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