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Default Bias Ply tire options for 1969 Camaro

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I am looking to replace some tires on my 69 Camaro SS/RS with some bias ply. Right now I am running 215/65/15 in front and 255/60/16 in rear on SS wheels, 15/7 in front and 15/8 in rear. I am wanting the same size tires but in bias ply. I was looking at F60's in front and G60's in rear as a possible option. Need to be around 26" tall in front and 27" tall in rear or close to this.
Anyone running these tires sizes in bias ply on a 69 Camaro? Wondering if F60's will rub in the front? Wish Firestone would make the Wide Oval in a G60 radial. They just don't have a lot of options yet. So looking at the Goodyear's....

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The F 60s will rub the front
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I have a set of 5 NOS F70-15 Firestone Wide Ovals (white letter) I think the dates are 71 or 72. PM if interested.
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I have a set of 5 NOS F70-15 Firestone Wide Ovals (white letter) I think the dates are 71 or 72. PM if interested.

Thanks, but I drive this car and want new tires. Would love to hear from others that have run wider than factory bias ply tires on these cars. Something that could mimic a 215/65/15 and a 255/60/15 in a bias.
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I'm running L60 Pro Tracs on the back of mine with but haven't driven it with them mounted yet. Looks like they will probably rub on corners w/o air shocks but luckily I do have a pair of those as well. I have seen one other car with L60 Goodyears and it looks really cool with the Goodyears. It is posted on TC forums (Post #702) linked here and pictured below

Don't know if Goodyear G or L 60's will rub when mounted on 8's so maybe Rusty can help you out with that. I would think G's are low enough profile so good chance those will work.

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Good looking Camaro. Love the tires/wheels. I think it could stand a bit taller tire out back...JMO!
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Here's mine with the Cragar 8" rears and 4.25 backspace. I went another direction on the front with skinny's on 4" rims. (old school look) I believe the red car above has E series on the front and he removed two bolts to prevent rubbing, but his front end is also dropped 2" too.

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Here are the L60 Pro Trac details and measurements. As you can see they fit well on 8" rears but are nip and tuck on the chances of rubbing or not. The Goodyear L60 is 1/2" narrower but carries good height. Again...Rusty Small is your Goodyear man on that subject and I'm sure he'll chime in here. Some different angles below which will show you how they fit the car.

Wheel Diameter: 15 in.
Tire Size: 275/60-15
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Tire Construction: Bias-ply
Tire Diameter Range: 27-27.99 in.
Tire Diameter: 27.92 in.
Section Width: 10.50 in.
Tread Width: 9.50 in.
Minimum Recommended Wheel Width: 8.00 in.







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Love that look/stance!
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I know that if you are going to use the L60-15 Polyglas, air shocks will be wanted. The 4.25" back space on an 8" rim is the best way to set the tire.

G60-15 is very close to a 255/60/15. The F60-15 is equal to a 235/60/15.

F70-15 are measuring 27.09" G60-15 are 26.8".

Eagle GT's are available in outlined raised white letters... 215/65/15 and 255/60/15.....

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