Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cowboys and Cowgirls,
I am always perplexed by these tire size discussions.
On my Sprite Mk. II, I originally mounted 165's and had a problem with
them rubbing in the rear. That was more than 6 years ago, so maybe I did
something wrong. But I am always amazed when owners claim that they fit
even larger sizes in those square wheel well.
> Get the 185/60s. Even that is really a bit wide for stock wheels.
> 205s would be terrible. Might also not fit under the square arches
> regardless of wheel. 205/60s would also affect your gear ratio in
> a negative manner as they are a larger diameter. 185/60s are about
> same diameter as stock tires.
> I do NOT know for sure that even the 185/60s will fit under your
> square arches. (I have round.)
> No comment about prices. It's been years since I autocrossed
> regularly. Seems a mite high to me though. Consider their age too.
> They get harder after a while. Also watch out for bad flat spots;
> rough ride and that section will be that much closer to cording.
> Ed in NC