Vette(s): 1979 Corvette Coupe
Corvette Light Blue
Midnight Blue interior
Mirrored Glass T-tops
Rick in '78 I believe they changed the wheel wells to fit the 60 series tires. The earlier cars used the 70 series tires. Some say you can use the 60s on the earlier models but you may have to trim the wheelwell.
Vette(s): 70 VETTE 350/300HP, AUTOMATIC, ALL STOCK EXCEPT FOR MILD CAM,LAGUNA GREY, 3:55 POSI GEARS
I put 255/60/15 in the rear and 245/60/15 in the front. People have told me 255 in the front will be to close to the wheelwell. If you hit a pump while you are turning the tire can hit the top of the wheelwellcausing big repaires to the body
Vette(s): 1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!
My 81 Has the Goodyear 225 70 R 15 front and back. Good riding tire. If your gonna hit a bump, do it streight on !!!!dskopp2010-03-29 19:22:09
My tire guy say 225/75r15 are way better. There 1/4 inch taller. He says its got stronger side walls. I havent tryed them yet. I have 255/70r15 now. there BF Goodrich. There way better than the junk the car had when I got it.
Vette(s): 1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.
I have 225x70-15's on my car,and I saw a post here where someone mentioned 225x60's.So I figured I just check.With some of the micky mouse things I found done to my caar I wanted to be sure things were right.
I have no clearance issues with the 255/60 15's. But I have major suspension upgrades, which gave me room for error in ride height adjustments. Have not gotten to the stock version car yet so I do not know what issues I would have there. Now I am curious if it is gonna be an issue.
Just thinkin guys. I saw a post about spare tires. One of you said Gm would not have made it so the flat wouldnt fit in the tire tub. I tryed real hard and a 225/70r15 wont fit. HAD TO GO IN FRONT SEAT. I was mad too You know a flat never happens at a good time.
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
Charlie, the tire tub on our Sharks have to be adjusted down a bit to fit a 225 sized tire in them, but they are all adjustable. In fact, your '81 is easier than my '74 to adjust. From '78 up, the tubs had a slotted front mount for the tub that can be slid down to fit the full-sized tire. The original spare was a space saver spare, so it was waaay smaller than the road tires to start with. The engineers designed the tub the drop down in order to fit the road tire in there in place of the space saver. I had some pics somewhere that showed how to adjust the earlier tubs. If someone here has a '79-up owner's manual, they could copy & post the page in it that shows how to drop the tub down for the larger tire...
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Vette(s): #1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile
#2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker
my new tires are going to be Firestones.(The spare is a brand new BFG)Oh well
Well if you have a flat it will only look odd for a short while.
Barry is right about the indy 500's I love mine. At first the look is a bit different as it not the pinstripe letering look the goodyears were. But the solid look grows on you, and they are rated at the top of the charts. They sure held great with only a 100 miles or so on them when we threw it into turn one at Watkins Glen.....
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