<VV> Tires, sizes and "look"
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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