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Re: [Fot] TR4 tire & rim size for Speedsters

To: "Tim Murphy" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [Fot] TR4 tire & rim size for Speedsters
From: Tony Drews <>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 19:58:28 -0500
I run 205's on 6" wheels, and Jack ran that size too.  On my car 
clearance isn't a problem as I have mild flares.  Jack ran with stock 
fenders and while it was a net fit, there wasn't a problem with 
fender rub.  The wheel offset is going to be critical for that, I 
would think.  I'm not sure that the 205 gives more grip than the 185, 
and the 185 sure would be less troublesome to fit.

If you pass me in the carousel at Road America on 185's I'll concede 
that they have more grip... :)

Glad to hear you got a HANS, too.

- Tony

At 03:23 PM 5/5/2009, Tim Murphy wrote:
>What size Speedsters are those of you with TR4's and 6 inch rims running?
>The 185/60R15's or the 205/60R15's?  We have Revolution 6 inch wheels with
>spacers and the car is lowered about 2 inches I'd guess.  We've noticed on
>some other TR4's with the wider Speedsters (205/60R15's) that they look like
>they hit the outer fender lip on a hard bump when cornering.  Also have
>noted on the Hoosier website that the narrower tire (185/60R15's) may have
>more grip on a 6 inch rim than the 205's, as the 6 inch rim is the correct
>rim for the 185's.  Appreciate any input.
>Tim & Ryan Murphy
>1961 TR4 #317
>P.S.  We got a HANS device from a vendor who came around at Gingerman in
>South Haven, MI last weekend.  Got fitted properly in the car and he mounted
>the posts right at the track.  Got the latest "quick disconnect" posts and
>the sliding tethers at a good price, $695 plus 3% to use a credit card for
>the Sport model.  Very pleased.
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