<VV> The End of 13 Inch Tires
tony.underwood at cox.net
Tue Apr 20 00:29:47 EDT 2010
At 10:57 PM 4/17/2010, Bill Elliott wrote:
>Other cars with 13"ers generally run smaller sizes... Neons run 165-13's
The one in the driveway has 185s, of course they got replaced a while
back. Lots of K-Cars wore 165s too. Got a couple of those wheels
w/tires someplace, came from the same source as the Neon wheels-tires.
>and Escorts generally ran small diameter 14" tires...
Nephew has an older blue Escort with 13s. Damned near bald...
waiting for him to see what HE turns up, tire-wise... ;) He'd been
mumbling about some alloys w/15's...
>those will likely be available for some time. We were lucky that
>the Citation used larger diameter 13" tires or else we would have
>likely lost tires even earlier...
I'm still waiting to see what the Fiats are gonna be running when
they show up.
Remember the Suzuki/Chevy Sprint that caused a rebirth of 12"
tires? It's why you can go to Wal-Mart and buy tires for that Fiat
500 or 600 or (in my case) Multipla. One of 'em anyway... the pink
and blue one has 13" Yugo wheels-tires on it (which added a little
top end that made it driveable on the Interstate seeing how with
taller tires it could hit off almost 50 mph without floating the
valves) while the maroon-black Multipla still has 12's, which is
kinda moot because I have the engine out of it and it's not going
anywhere anytime real soon although it's gonna keep its 12"
tires. The antique Fiats owe that Sprint a favor. :)
I'm still taking notes on all the 14" wheels that fit early
'Vairs. 14" tires are still likely gonna be available for
(relatively )cheap after the 13s get really scarce. Read:
expensive. I've also seen 'Vairs with 15" wheels/tires, so... if need be...
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