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Old 12-28-2008, 12:02 AM
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1967 Firebird... need help on wheel and tire size

Now that I have my 67 'bird mobile, the next step is to put some new rubber and rims on...... I want a larger size rim and tire to "fill" the wheel well without making the car ride like a covered wagon, but still look good. I am not going for the factory option of 14" tires nor 18"'s either.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what would work without well rub or turning rub on the inner fender?

Any help would be appreciated

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67 firebird

go to www.musclecarclub.com that place is full of people who own late 60's model firebirds and trans am's you will find your answer there.
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I'm a big fan of the smaller wheel thing, but common wheel sizes keep getting bigger. I remember when 15" was the bread and butter, then in the late 90s it was all about the 17". Now it seems like the big stuff is in, which limits tire selection in the more "normal" sizes.

Depending on the look you want, 16" is a nice upgrade. Bigger wheels almost always means more tire/wheel weight. 17" right now has a gazillion tire choices, and it would look nice as well.

I suggest adding one thing to your research. Once you figure out what overall diameter and wheel size you want, go to a tire site like www.tirerack.com and look up the sizes. You might be shocked at what you find. For instance, put in 285/40-17 and you get a ton of search results. But put in 275/55-16 (same basic diameter) and you get almost no results. It might be a factor in which size you choose.
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i myself am a fan of the 15s.thats what i run on my 67 camaro.not much different from the firebird.check my photo gallery look at my camaro stance see what you think may help you decide. cole
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