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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:23 am    Post subject: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

Iíve got rear adjustable spring plates and wanted to see peopleís opinions on tire widths?

The stock smoothies with 165/80ís have maybe just under 1 inch of space to the adjustment screw blocks on the spring plates.

Iíve got a set of the CIP Super Speeds (https://www2.cip1.com/c32-ss5205-5515-sb/) that Iím going to use. So the +14 offset should push the wheels out just a bit, but then theyíre 1 inch wider than stock.

Iíd like to get something wider than 165 in the back and stay close to stock circumference for gearing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:58 am    Post subject: Re: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

You will have heaps of clearance with wheels like that with very low offset.

185/70/15s are the same OD as a 165/80, but put more rubber on the ground. Perfect fit for a 5.5" wheel.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

^^^ What @Bruce said^^^ This forum really needs a like button...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

Thanks. Iíll see what I can find in that size.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

A 185/65-15 would work as well- same width, only 3/4" shorter than a 185/70 (25.2" tall), a lot more choices and not nearly as expensive.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.j...rmance=ALL

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.j...rmance=ALL
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire width with rear adjustable spring plates Reply with quote

Thanks. Yeah, looks like Iíll be going 185/65r15ís as the 70ís arenít that common.

Iím getting my transaxle rebuilt when my new engine is going in. Itís an Australian 1966 with a 1300 and Iím having a 1914/1915/1916 built (can never work out exactly which it will be). So Iím going to have taller ratios installed which should help with that slightly shorter tire.
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