At 4:53 +1000 30/8/97, Karl F. Rau wrote:
>First..thanks for all the responses to my octane question. Now I have a
>new one re: tires. First does anyone have a used rim for '73 TR6 and a
>185x15 redline? I need one that is serviceable for a spare (car came wo
>one). Although I didn't want to buy a new tire, I called Coker the other
>day and they won't have any in this size for "months"! Price $170! I
>wasn't prepared for that. Next spring I probably will need a set of 4
>new tires...they suggested using 195-75-15. Has anybody tried this size
>and what impact will this have on speedo and odo? Price was $120 (still
>plenty) or a savings of 200 for a set of 4. Anyone tried anything else
>with good results?
>Yours in sport
>'73 TR6 10534
Tyre sizes 195-75 and 205-70 should have similar rolling radii to the
original 185-(78?). Any differences should be smaller than the normal
inaccuracy of the speedo. If it is of great concern, get the speedo
checked and recalibrated after fitting the new tyres.
The 205-70 fits my car without any clearance problems, so 195-75 should
have plenty of clearance. They ride well, but they came with the car, so I
cannot compare them with other sizes.
to check more precisely.
Regards, Trevor Jordan