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clubstylus - View topic - 175-60-13 tyres
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Post 175-60-13 tyres
Just wondered what people's thoughts were for going down to 175-60-13 tyres on the front as khumo don't do a 185-60, but they do a rear tyre in the size I'm looking to run 215-50-13 on a 8" rim

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:28 am
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Post Re: 175-60-13 tyres
I run the same all round , let the geometry adjustment do the job of balance , corner weights etc . I have 7.5 x 13 wheels with 215 x 55 tyres AVON ZZR all round . Car weighs 570kgs so 14 psi all round . When she weighed 650kgs tyre pressures were 17 psi .
To answer your question directly , I wouldn't fit that size tyre even on a road car

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Post Re: 175-60-13 tyres
Don't know about having a 175 on the front, but matched to a 215 rear may look like a hotrod. If you need the wide rears I would have thought the fronts should be only 1 size down.


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Post Re: 175-60-13 tyres
I know what you mean, tyre wise it's a toss up between avon zzs and khumo v70, Avon zzs 185/55-13 front 215/55-13 rear ,the problem is getting the back end down low enough to match the front, I've a horrible feeling I'm going to have to buy new 12" dampers and springs :twisted:

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Post Re: 175-60-13 tyres
11 in dampers 7 in springs front -- 15 in dampers 9 in springs rear (8 in if track comp) These dampers will allow you to maintain piston travel in bump as you lower/adjust ride height/rake . The rear trailing arms need to be , either the original dipped arms or my own design , that allow the same 15 in damper , along with lowering/rake/ride height adjustment/piston travel in bump.
If you have Tim Benbow's orginal dipped trailing arms great but if not and you fit 12 in dampers to lower the car then at some point you will bend the trailing arms . WHY :?: because a 12 in damper has much less piston length , hence dangerously little visible when the car is with driver/passenger , hard cornering etc . Pages have been written on here about this rather ancient problem with all SYLVA designed kits by myself .
PM me should you need lowering arms , it'll take a week to get a pair made/treated/painted , along with correct poly bushes with S Steel centres.

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Post Re: 175-60-13 tyres
Why 185 's though :?: It'll understeer under hard cornering

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