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Re: Spridget Wheels

To: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Subject: Re: Spridget Wheels
From: "U. Goettsch" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 09:00:09 -0800 (PST)
On Wed, 3 Jan 1996, W. R. Gibbons wrote:

> 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
OK, this depends, what kind of stock rims you are talking about, early 
steel, wires, or rostyle? I think they are all different.
Now, the question I have been meaning to ask for a while:
On a SQUARE WHEELARCH Spridget, what size rims/tires will fit the rear. 
If haven't read anything about that anywhere. Probably because racers 
don't care an bugeyes have round wheelarches...

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