<VV> Tire gurus - What kind of tires do I have?

Charles Lee chaz at properproper.com
Sat Mar 26 23:22:05 EST 2005

Since you're changing from stock anyway, why not put something besides 
"taxi" tires ("80" series is the tread to height proportion, i.e.: "too tall 
for real driving and sidewalls bend too much) on her ?

Just my 2 cents' worth.

5 cents worth :  If you want a real treat, try 14" radials, around 195 R 70 
front, 205 rear.  What a difference an inch makes !

Probably lots of contrasting opinions, but that's just me !

Happy driving !

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Mackintosh" <dougmackintosh at yahoo.com>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Tire gurus - What kind of tires do I have?

> Thanks to all who replied, both on list and off.
> Looks like the tires are all Bias-ply.
> To clear up a few questions that were asked by various
> respondents:
> The "D" really is a "D", not an "R".  I am familiar
> with P185 80R-13's (that is what I buy when I buy
> tires).
> The word "radial" did not appear anywhere on the tire
> (front/back, large print / small print)
> These tires came on the car (a 1962 Monza Coupe) I
> just bought.
> I haven't done any carbon dating, but there is no
> evidence of dry rot, they seem soft.  I believe they
> were  purchased fairly recently.
> The tires were marked:
> Front: P185/80D-13
> Rear: D78-13
> -- Doug Mackintosh
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