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Re: Spridget Wheels

Subject: Re: Spridget Wheels
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 11:01:58 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 3 Jan 1996 wrote:

> Steve,
> The June 95 issue of Grassroots Motorsports says this:
>      "While we're on the subject of handling, if you're still  running the
> 155/80-13 tires that  came with the car, get rid of them.  Even if you don't
> go to offset rear springs or lo9nger studs, you can snugly fit 175/70-13s on
> your stock rims without serious rubbling problems.  The difference is
> noticeable.

I beg to differ with GRMS.  Maybe you can fit 175/70s on without rubbing, 
but they are too wide for the stock rims.  For any rim width, there is 
a range of acceptable widths.  Stock spridget rims are narrow; 165 is 
pushing it, and 155 is better.  If you want wider than 165, it would be 
better to get the minilites.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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