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Username Post: Advice on tires for 72 Monte carlo        (Topic#322424)
Ooltewahman 
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03-18-15 09:43 AM - Post#2531718    

My 72 Monte carlo is set up at a stock stance. 15" rally's. I want white letter tires. What size tires should I get on it? I'd like a little bigger on the back than the front. But what size would you recommend?





 




Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
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Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
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03-21-15 08:39 AM - Post#2532595    
    In response to Ooltewahman

Here's my 70 Monte with 255/60/15 tires on the stock 15x7 rallys.



Here's my 71 with 245/60/25 tires on the stock 15x7 rallys.



The 255/60/15s have a slightly taller sidewall than the 245/60/15s. I used to have 235/60/15s on my 70 but found the sidewall was not tall enough and the overall diameter was too small.


This info may be helpful also:
http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/topic/...

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Ooltewahman 
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03-23-15 10:59 AM - Post#2533259    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

Great. Thanks for your reply. The tires I have now rub when I turn.



 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
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03-23-15 12:19 PM - Post#2533284    
    In response to Ooltewahman

Do you have the stock 15x7 rallys or are they 15x8 Corvette rallys? Corvette rallys have a different offset and tires can rub if the car sits low.

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Ooltewahman 
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03-24-15 05:28 PM - Post#2533714    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

I believe that they are corvette rally's now that u mention it. They have 225/70 r15 on it now and they rub



 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
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03-27-15 06:16 AM - Post#2534431    
    In response to Ooltewahman

I have 245/60/25s on Vette ralys on my 70 Monte now. On both cars I had to bend the quarter panel lip in slightly to avoid rubbing on the rear. They do not rub on the front but the car is sitting at stock height with new front springs. If your car has old or original springs, they will rub on the front when turning. These wheels/tires used to be on my 72 also and they rubbed on the front when turning because the front was too low.

My 70 with 245/60/15s on 15x8 Vette rallys:


My 72 with 245/60/15s on 15x8 Vette rallys:


Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



Edited by Aaron70Monte on 03-27-15 06:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Butcher 318 
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Butcher 318
Loc: Ft Wayne, Indiana
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03-27-15 09:05 PM - Post#2534675    
    In response to Ooltewahman

I went through this last year and the 15" white letter tires are limited these days. These are the options.

1) BF Goodrich T/A's
2) Cooper Cobra Radial GT
3) Mickey Thompson Sportsman ST
4) Mastercraft Avenger GT

I went with the Mickey Thompson's in 245/60/15 and I love them. You could go to like Lucas Classic tire and get the factory original tires for your car but they are like 350 bucks each. Good luck.

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2006/11/0 1/hmn...


 
Butcher 318 
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Butcher 318
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03-29-15 04:47 PM - Post#2535177    
    In response to Butcher 318

Here are some pics of the Mickey Thompson tires. Also the pics in the previous post of the Monte with the 255/60/15's looks real tuff. Either size will work well on the 15x7 rims.





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http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2006/11/0 1/hmn...


 




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