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Re: Tire availability?

To: "Jim Johnson" <bmwwxman@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Tire availability?
From: "Larry B. Macy, Ph.D." <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:14:35 -0500
Say what??? Why would you put that skinny durn tire on a Spridget??  
You can actually get a 175 on a std rim, but they will wear in the  
certain faster. I better bet is to use the lowest profile 165 you can  
find. I have 175's on my Midget, but I also have 4.5" rims where as  
the Roystyles are normally 4". With a car that handles as well as a  
Spridget, put as much rubber on the road as you can. a 155/80 is a  
tall skinny tire. Yea I know they are closer to original in looks,  
but if you want original, find a bias ply tire (bet ya can't except  
for lots o' bucks from Coker or the like).

Go get a low profile 165 or 175. The 175 "may" rub, depending on the  

Good luck, have fun, and look for wider wheels.


On Mar 26, 2006, at 12:29 PM, Jim Johnson wrote:

> I just bought a set of 155/80RT13s from The Tire Rack. They are Kumho
> tires and quite cheap. I hope they aren't made of discarded condums...
>   ;-)
> Cheers!!
> Jim - reassembling MIdget in Dodge City
> On 3/26/06, Allen Kramer <kramer.allen@comcast.net> wrote:
>> What is the latest on available tires for a Bugeye? It's time to  
>> replace the
>> tires. Right now there are 155sr13 tires on my Bugeye. I'm looking  
>> for a road
>> and occasional gymkhana tire. Will a 165 tire fit on standard rims  
>> without
>> rubbing?
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Allen


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