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Old 01-13-2006, 10:53 AM
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Camaro Tire Question

Hi, I have a '68 Camaro that I am gradually getting going after a long stay in my garage...and I have a question about tires. It currently has old ProTrac G60's on the rear, which need replacement. Rims are American Racing Torq Thrust R's (8.5" x 15"...1 1/4" positive offset) . I talked to the online guy @ Coker Tire & apparently that size is no longer made. He suggested ProTrac 235/60b 15's...which are 27 inches outside dia. & have a 8.5" tread. This is almost identical, but about 1 1/2" larger dia. than the old ones & is going to be a bit tight on the wheelwells. I do have OEM multi leaf's (uninstalled) to replace the monoleafs that are in there now...and jacking up the back a bit is possible. My question is does anyone have any other suggestions for a tire? It'll be a geezer-driven street car, mild hop-up SBC, 4 spd. Thanks in advance!

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The "old" G60 designation is the same as a 235/60. The math works out to 26.1 inches tall with the metric tire. If you want a little shorter tire a 245/50 would fit fine and they are about 24.6 inches tall.
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We used to run around with G60s or even the larger L60s on Camaros back in the early 70s.......Tire rubbing on the fender lip was usually a problem.....Fixed that with airshocks....NOT recommmended. The stiffer multileaf springs should help quite a bit. You probably wont have a problem untill you put a couple of people in the back seat......

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Any opinion on the B.F. Goodrich 235/60R 15 T/A? It doesn't look too obnoxious,.. I like the raised white lettering, and it's cheaper & easier to find than the ProTrac's.

Cool '62. There used to be a guy named Bill Williams who raced @ Fontana Drag City in the mid '60's in a '62 or '63 SD Pontiac. Amazing to see a car as big as a bus come off the line so hard. That guy loved to race...Mickey Thompson (track operator) was a bit of a showman & given enough car lengths, Bill would race ANYTHING, A/FX Mopars to fuelers!
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Any opinion on the B.F. Goodrich 235/60R 15 T/A? It doesn't look too obnoxious,.. I like the raised white lettering, and it's cheaper & easier to find than the ProTrac's.

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Lot's of people run them. T/As might be THE most popular tire in the muscle car world. I run them size 235.60 on rear, 215 on front, S speed rated having replaced my H rated tires.

The T/As lack a lot in the handling department. Wormy, squirmy, not stable on the road compared to the H speed rated performance tires that came off. Almost feels like too low pressure. I must keep 38+ in the rear or the rear is wishy washy.. My suspension is 100 % urethane front and rear with new shocks and there is that much difference in tires, yes. I guess if they never had H or V rated tires on their car, they don't know there is a difference. But half the $$$ price.

For my car the best launch traction is 26 psi rear, which is only for the strip, can't stand to drive it on the road with 26. Launch traction is average. They have been on there 4 years and I can tell the rubber is getting harder due to time. Rain traction is OK, but not outstanding.

Next time I will use a "performance" H rated, period.

Also worth noting. I have a rear tire problem. I think they might be defective since they wear out so fast.
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