Tires for a 87 that look good

Yav8

Master Mechanic
Aug 19, 2014
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Manitowoc wis.
Just picked up 4 rims. They are 7x15 with a 4 or could be the 3 3/4in backspace. These and look like the 5 spoke chevy rims. Just wondering what size tires would look good on the 1987 EL Camino. Nothing crazy or over size just good road tires. What was on the rims were 215/70/15 but not sure what car they were on. Pictures would help to see what it would look like.
 

78Delta88

Master Mechanic
Supporting Member
May 23, 2022
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SW Arizona
7 inch is 178mm so anything 205, 215, to 225, 70's or 60's would be ok.

On my one ride I had the Rally II's put 205/70 White Letter Radial on the front and 215/60 on the rear White Letter Radial.

The visualizer didn't have El Camino, but did have '87 Monte Carlo.

Size suggested is 215/65R-15 WLR

 

spidereyes455

G-Body Guru
Mar 6, 2013
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Northeastern PA
215/65/15 is what came stock on the performance g bodys. 235/60/15 is a good replacement for the 215's , same height 26" just a bit wider. 215/70/15 should also fit just fine, about 27" tall. I had 215/70/15 's on my 81 GP for years and had no clearance problems.
Here is a pretty good tire size calculator that let's you compare all the dimensions of different tires at once.
 
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spidereyes455

G-Body Guru
Mar 6, 2013
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Here is a couple pics. The GP has the 215/70/15 and the 442 has 215/65/15.
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