<VV> Tire size (revisited)

Steven steven at sashimi.org
Sat Dec 8 18:37:08 EST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Davis" <jld at wk.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Tire size (revisited)

> The 195/70-14 shouldn't be fitted on a rim any wider than 6.5 inches.  I 
> have Pirelli P400 on the Corsa in 195/70-14 on 6 inch wide rims and Yoko 
> AVID T4 on the Monza also in the 195/70-14 size.  I like Yokomahas 
> better -  quieter, better wet traction, smoother ride (imho ;-) ).
> Jim Davis


Thanks for your recommendations on the Yoko AVID.  I'll definately take a 
look at those because they sound like what I'm after.  But what's the reason 
not to use my 7" rims?  The specs show acceptable wheels widths to 7" for 
those tires.
(If I've got to replace the rims too, I might just go to 15" rally wheels).


- Steve

>  At 02:03 PM 12/8/2007, Steven 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?
>>Steve Brown
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