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Re: questions about handling (Re: Wire Wheels ...)

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Subject: Re: questions about handling (Re: Wire Wheels ...)
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 18:05:10 -0800
No problem... I didn't say low-profile tires wouldn't be a improvement, I
said they wouldn't solve all the handling problems.

I'm not sure what you meant by "not as fast". The change in tire
circumference would affect the final drive ratio, of course.

on 11/8/02 3:17 PM, JAMES SCHULTE at wrote:

> Max,
> I sold my 78B 1 month or so ago, but before I did, I
> tried my wife's tires on it.  They are 185 65 14
> Goodyears.  They really improved the handling of my
> 78B.  I could corner better and had better grip.  The
> front end had been lowered 1" by the PO.  I had tube
> shocks in the front and levers in the back.  Sorry to
> counter your statement but the tires did make a
> difference.  However, the car was not as fast.  I
> could tell some difference in speed.  Don't ask me how
> I knew but it just was a feeling I had.  I would
> change them in the same day and play with them for the
> reasons mentioned earlier.  I enjoyed  the 78B more
> with the lower profile tires.   They are now on the
> 70B and are a lot of fun to drive on really windy
> roads.  The 70 doesn't even sway (-:
> Jim
> 69C
> 70B


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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