<VV> Tire size (revisited)

Marc Sheridan sheridanma1966 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 18:31:32 EST 2007


This subject has come up on this list more than any other. From my memory
the general consensus is to go to at least a 15" wheel. Fourteen inch sizes
are disappearing, like the 13" sizes have. Rally wheels are relatively cheap
and the selection is much better above 14".

Here is a tie size calculator I found on the web,
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp .

Personally, I am running 205-55-15 on the front and 225-50-16 on the back of
my '66 Monza.

Marc Sheridan
Waverly OH

On Dec 8, 2007 3:03 PM, Steven <steven at sashimi.org> wrote:

> I've been looking at old and not so old posts and scouring the net for
> available tires for my LM vert.  I've got Chevy Rally wheels, 14 x 7 and
> presently up front 195/60 Goodyear GT+4 which have a crappy ride and also
> look small to me (and did I mention they're noisy too?).  In the rear
> they're 215/60 and they look OK.  I'm looking fo an all season performance
> radial that will be close to stock diameter and a little wider, though not
> nercessarily as wide as 215.
> It seems my closest options are 195/70-14, 205/70-14, 0r 205/60-14.  I'm
> leaning toward the 70 series primarily for ride comfort but I don't want
> it
> to look too skinny.  There are more choices in the 195/70-14 size and the
> Pirelli P-4 looks like it might be a pretty good choice.  For general
> street
> use, is there any consensus?
> Thanks,
> Steve Brown
> '62 Rampside
> '69 Monza convertible

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