I had 165-80s for a long time (the car had them when I bought it), and
I never had any rubbing problem. But they are a bit too tall for
good handling, and the odometer is inaccurate.
Last year I switched to 175-70's, which are about the same diameter as the
factory-spec 155-80's. No rubbing with them, either. (But I have a MK IV
car with the shorter rear axles).
At 01:15 PM 4/24/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Do any other listers have 165-80-13's?
>I realise now that I should have got 165-70-13's... I bought them at a
>time when I didnt really know what all those numbers meant... the old
>tyres were actually 80's as well - but the were significantly worn. Added
>to this the Spax that I installed just after the new tyres - which I
>believe lower the front.
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