<VV> tire question

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Fri May 8 15:33:36 EDT 2015

Generally the wider the wheel and the shorter the tire sidewall the better as far as stability goes.  I switched a Greenbrier from the stock 14" wheels with 195/70s to a 15x7" wheel with 215/65 tires and it made a world of difference.  It was especially noticeable in crosswinds.
You're going the wrong direction in wheel width and the wrong direction in sidewall height compared to a 185/70R13.
All that said - if you don't drive hard or in crosswinds you might not notice too much.

Joel McGregor

-----Original Message-----
From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Randy Hook via VirtualVairs
Subject: <VV> tire question

Now, my question is this:  what difference does it make?  Is there a preference?  And if so, why?  What would I gain/lose by using the 4.5 wide rims and why?  What would I gain/lose by staying with the 5.5 wide rims and why?  As you can see, wheels and tires are not my cup of tea.  Thanks in advance for any help. 
Randy (Cap'n) Hook
'60 700 4dr  '64' 110/4spd
'63 '500' ragtop 110/pg
'65 Monza 4dr  84/pg

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