<VV> Tires, sizes and "look"

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Oct 20 13:03:19 EDT 2005

Ah, but there's the rub :-)  Problem is, most of the places I know of 
that sell new tires, it's "you buy 'em you bought 'em".  So, a few 

  - Find a used tire place, and hopefully find a tire of the type you 
want, mount it, and see how it looks.
  - Go to a Corvair event, and check out what other folks are using.
  - Look at web sites with photos.  I have a page with some non-stock 
sizes, I try to get as much info as I can so you'll know what it looks 
like.  Gary Aube and Scott Trunkhill (to name just a couple) have lots 
of photos too, you can probably get more info on the specific tires on 
a car with a little investigation.

I'll say that although there is some variation from manufacturer to 
manufacturer, generally speaking a given brand will be consistent in 
size.  As others have noted, the specs are often available, so if 
you're looking for a tire that's say, a little taller, you can use 
those sizes to get a good idea of how it will look.
Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
   Corvairs: '61 Lakewood, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
   '69 Road Runner, '97 Ford F-150, '99 Neon R/T
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"

On Oct 20, 2005, at 4:48 AM, Chris & Bill Strickland wrote:

> You do not know how a tire is going to "look" on your car unless you 
> have the imagination of the automotive artist and can "see" these 
> things on the easel of your mind's eye. How do you *know* how it is 
> going to "look"?  I know I can't do it.  Stock or otherwise:
> an example -- slow connections need to wait for the graphics to load 
> -- http://www.brinkleymfg.com/new.html
> Otherwise, go try 'em on!

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