205s won't fit, 185s may if your wheels have just the right offset and
you use a Panhard Rod.
Do you know the history of the tires? How old are they? How many times
have they been used?
On the street or in autocross? If they are heat cycled too many times
(old and used on the street) they lose their stickyness.
I also just bought a set of autocross tires (BFG R1s) used. 185/60-13.
2 years old, used for one season of autocross, about half worn. I
bought them for my Fiat. They really like at least a 5.5" rim, wider
would be better. How wide is a Rostyle, 4.5" ?
The tires would be better than street rubber on Rostyles, but they would
perform better with wider wheels. Unfortunately, the square arch
fenders don't leave you much room.
When my Sprite is back together, I will autocross it with 165/65 street
tires on 5" rims.
> I have an opportunity to buy some used sticky tires for autocross. I have a
> '77 Midget. The tires that are available are Yokohama and Bridgestone, (I
> don't know the model) and they are available in either 185/60/13 or 205/60/13
> size. I can buy 4 tires for $140.00 (possible less if I balk at the price)
> and they have about 5/32 tread left on them...probably eneough for a season.
> Questions. Which of those sizes will fit on Rostyle rims and fit in the
> square wheel arch fenders? Any comments about this "deal"?
> Allen Hefner
> SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport
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