Tyre advise

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#1 Tyre advise

Post by Classic » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:34 pm

I’ll be refreshing my front suspension shortly.
While I’m there i might as well change tyres, they are getting old and also are 215/65/15, far too big for my original chromies.
I’m thinking on going back to original 185/80/15 or 195/80/15 which being slightly fatter will brake even better and being larger too helps my 3.55 diff.

Which one would you recommend, 185 or 195?
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#2 Re: Tyre advise

Post by Gfhug » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:45 pm

185/15 like were originally fitted and which are so much nicer to drive on

Geoff
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#3 Re: Tyre advise

Post by Heuer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:04 pm

185VR15 - the ride, handling and steering is sublime and you drive with your finger tips.
David Jones
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#4 Re: Tyre advise

Post by Moeregaard » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:33 pm

Here's one more vote for the 185-15. You'll find that the car just feels "right" with the original skins. Back in the '80s, the 185-15 was difficult to source in the U.S., and I experimented with various tire sizes. The one that fit on the stock wheels without rubbing on anything was the 205/75-15. They filled the wells nicely, but they also gave the car a nervous feel at speed, and they tended to follow the rain grooves in California freeways.
Mark (Moe) Shipley
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