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Re: Tires

To: "Thomas James Pokrefke, III" <>
Subject: Re: Tires
From: "Christopher M. Delling" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 12:30:15 -0500
Thomas James Pokrefke, III wrote:
> I hope this post is not redundant.  The tires on my MGB are almost ready
> to be (standby...pun on the way...) re-tired.  I had put 175-70R14's on
> all four corners, but the price was way too high.  Can I put 185-70R14's
> on without any difficulties?  are there are any advantages/dosadvantages
> to the bigger tires?
> Thanks in advance,
> Thomas James Pokrefke, III
> 1970 MGB


I encountered the same issues on my "B" when it came home.  The P0 (add 
the D if you wish) had fitted some 205-55R14's on all four corners.  
Suprisingly, even these tires had no clearance problems, although they 
looked (in my opinion) horrible, and resulted in very heavy steering.  

I purchased some inexpensive imported radials - 185-40R14.  I believe 
that even these "cheap" tires still posess more cornering "grip" than 
the standard MGB suspension can use.  IMHO, they look great!  I have 
been very happy with the 10,000 miles that I have on these tires, and no 
obvious signs of wear are apparent.

I should note that my car is a '77, and has a higher ride height than 
the chrome bumper cars.  I don't think that the lower ride would result 
in clearance problems, but can't say that with 100% certainty.


Chris Delling

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