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Re: Tire availability?

To: "Larry B. Macy, Ph.D." <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: Tire availability?
From: "Jim Johnson" <bmwwxman@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 22:46:03 -0600
On 3/26/06, Larry B. Macy, Ph.D. <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu> wrote:
> 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
> profile.
> Good luck, have fun, and look for wider wheels.

I've got 4" wires on the Midget. They'll be fine for what I use the
car for. I've already bought the Kumho's so we'll see how they go. I'm
62 - no more than I'll drive the car these tires will probably be on
it when my grandson inherits it.

Jim - reassembling Midget in Dodge City
1964 R60/2 BMW
1968 MG Midget
1976 R90/6 BMW
1990 K100LT BMW
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