Bill - I think so. Just put the car back on the ground yesterday so too
soon to tell. It goes for a run on Sunday so will let you know. I'm in
Brisbane, Queensland..... I would have left Melbourne too!!
----- Original Message -----
To: Miranda Pardon <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: 14" wheels
> Clyde, thanks for the tip. If I go with low profile tires, do I get the
> of the better ride in your experience? Bill
> PS Where in Oz are you? My family came to the states in 1894 from
> trendsetters really, invented reverse immigration!
> Miranda Pardon wrote:
> > Bill - just been through this exercise - 14" Superlites with 195/60
> > tyres on a Series 4 (Australia). My main concerns were with brake /
> > clearance which we checked by lots of measuring then by getting a sample
> > wheel from the factory etc. Most decent tyre shops should be able to
> > provide a chart showing the actual outside diameter of their tyres.
> > out what the OD is of your current tyre, then get the details on your
> > ones and then maybe you can avoid having to re-calibrate anything. I
> > had no end of trouble with the rear wheel studs being too short (my diff
> > not standard Alpine) but a few weekends at the wreckers with a set of
> > verniers and a club hammer soon found a solution! The Rootes studs are
> > plenty long enough for most applications - they would have been ideal
> > wheels except the OD of the stud where it passes through the axle flange
> > too small. Back to the point - if you put a bigger wheel on with a
> > (lower profile) tyre the gains are great, and the hassle is small. Good
> > luck.
> > Cheers,
> > Clyde.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: Alpine Discussion List <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:25 AM
> > Subject: 14" wheels
> > > Fello 'Pinies: I read with interest the note from the list
> > > who is using 14" Panasports successfully. I live in Pennsylvania,
> > > of the Liberty Bell, hard working Amish people and pot holes the size
> > > B-52 bomb craters. Suffice to say, 14" wheel interest me.
> > >
> > > What are the pros and cons of this change? I assume I lose a little
> > > of speed/gain a touch of high end, and need to recal my speedo. What
> > > else should I know?
> > >
> > > All thoughts appreciated, Bill