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Old 05-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question Tire size

I have a 69 camaro and I want to put 17" wheels on it. What is the widest tire I can put on front and back. (I have stock suspension and do not want to modifiy the body).
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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Q: What are the largest size tires I can fit underneath a first generation Camaro?

A: With the stock suspension, the largest front tire is a P245/45R17 on an 8 inch rim or a P245/45R16 on an 8
inch rim. Areas to watch for signs of tire/wheel contact are; tire inner sidewall to subframe under full lock
steering, wheel inner to stock upper control arm during full lock steering, tire outer sidewall to fender lip
especially on 1969 models. The largest rear tire is a P275/40R17 on a 9.5 inch rim.

Info form Detroit Speed

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I ran 17's for a while on my 69... the fronts were 17x8 with 4.75" of backspacing with a 245/45 tire, and the rears were 17x9.5 with 5.5" of BS and a 275/40 tire. Everything was pretty much stock and it worked great. I've since changed a few things on the car. lol
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