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Charlie Cheap
Charles Johns
Texas
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03/12/2014 07:21PM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Ford 2.3 Lima (85 Mustang)

MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE ON REAR OF ALPINE WITH OEM AXLE?
Posted by: Charlie Cheap
Date: November 26, 2018 04:15PM

I have a 67 Alpine and 4 good 14" wheels with proper bolt pattern. I also have 4 Hankook 195 x 75R - 14 tires. It looks like these will work on all 4 corners, but what size 14" would be maximum on a 6" wide 14" rim? This will be a driver in all weather so I am not looking at max traction to cover the quarter mile. But because this is a rear wheel drive car, wider driving tires can't hurt. Will 205 x 70R - 14 work? This car is a total ground up rebuild using ideas from this site and the SAOCA site, plus a few ideas of my own.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE ON REAR OF ALPINE WITH OEM AXLE?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 10, 2019 10:05AM

I do not know what the max tire size that will fit under an Alpine. I do know that a 205 tire is much happier on a 7 inch rim. On a 6", it is best to stay with the 195. You will not get a bigger contact patch with the 205. The shape just changes a bit.


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