Advice on tyre sizes

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Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Mr B » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 pm

Evening all,

Just bought a set of American racing Outlaw 2 wheel's for my car, they are 14 inch rims with 0 offset, any ideas what tyre size would be best, the car currently has Compomotives with 205 60 13 tyre's and is lowered on the arse by 1 inch and has 2.8 struts on her front, any suggestions?

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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:46 pm

215-50-15
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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by stevemarl » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 am

On 14" rims?

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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Major_Tom » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:42 am

Ive got 185 55 14 on the front of mine and 215 60 14 on the rear. Looks great will put a picture up forthwith....
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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:29 pm

You could have a play with this tyre size calculator to find tyres that have the same rolling radius (circumference) as your current tyres.
https://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator/

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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Mr B » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:28 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:29 pm
You could have a play with this tyre size calculator to find tyres that have the same rolling radius (circumference) as your current tyres.
https://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator/

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Thanks for this Andrew, I have measured the distance from the edge of the rim to the strut and I have a 28mm gap, obviously this will be smaller when the tire is mounted and bulges outwards but it does seem alot of gap for 0 offset wheels but I'm no expert on the subject
The wheel's are 14x7

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Re: Advice on tyre sizes

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 am
On 14" rims?
Nah, shoulda got 15's :xd:
I have a set of new performance superlites in 15x7, supposedly machined to fit with 215 -60-15 , happy to post dimensions if it helps :D
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