<VV> More on Tire sizes; also vair spoilers

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Tue Jul 18 20:50:17 EDT 2006

You may have clearance issues with the typical 15x7 Camaro wheels if 
the car is lowered - if you get a set with some more backspace they 
should fit just fine and the car will drive better.  The Camaro wheel 
puts all of the extra width on the outside.  I believe that a BMW wheel 
has backspacing closer to ideal for a Corvair.  For a bunch of examples 
of various setups, see:

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
   Corvairs: '61 Lakewood, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
   '69 Road Runner, '97 Ford F-150, '99 Neon R/T
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"

On Jul 18, 2006, at 2:11 PM, Ray Rodriguez wrote:

> Hey guys,
>      After all your suggestions I had settled on 205-60-15 front and 
> 225- 55-15's at the rear.
>      After seeing these tires I cant help but feel that I could (and 
> would want to)go wider.  These tires are still too narrow for my 
> taste.  I'm fairly certain I had 215's all the way around on my old 14 
> inch wheels.
>      Has anyone out there had success going with wider tires?  I'm 
> thinking maybe 225-50-15 at the front and 245-50-15 at the rear?
> (Late model Vair by the way, and willing to forego wheelwell trim if 
> it helps)

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