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I have been searching the archives but can't find any pics of what I am looking for. I want about stock size looking tires, maybe a little larger in back, but I was hoping to see some pics. My local tire guy says I will most likely want 215 70 15's. The car will have the 72 SS wheels. What do you guys think? Any pics?
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That's about as close as you're going to get to the stock size. I would go a little bigger but that's personal preference. If you look at my signature you can see my '72 El Camino with SS wheels. I've got 225/70-15 on the front and 255/70-15 on the back.
 

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i've got 235/60's on the front of mine and 255/60's on the back, same wheels, and love the look
 

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i personaly have seen 215's on our wheels and i hate the look. Looks terrible.

I've got 235 70's in the front and 275 60's in the rear





 

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I have P245/60-15s on mine and they look good but I wish I had something a little taller. They are about 28" diameter and it make my 3.31 gears feel like 3.90s.
 

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The 70's are taller, correct? What made most of you guys you guys decide on 60's? BDC1013- why are you running 70's on the front and 60's out back? Don't the 70's fill up the wells better?
 

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I have P245/60-15s on mine and they look good but I wish I had something a little taller. They are about 28" diameter and it make my 3.31 gears feel like 3.90s.
My spare is an original bias-ply F60-15 and the 245/60s are pretty close in height and width when standing it next to them.
 

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The 70's are taller, correct? What made most of you guys you guys decide on 60's? BDC1013- why are you running 70's on the front and 60's out back? Don't the 70's fill up the wells better?
70 and 60 is a ratio. So because the rear is a 275 not a 235, the sidewall height ratios out to the same. if i had a 275 70 the rear tire sidwall would be HUGE!
 
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