Best Tire Size

rjb0@concentric.net

04/25/2001 10:34 PM

I am jumping into the reoccurring tire size thread.
I have a '64 T-6 C Cab with 165X15 Michelins on 4-1/2" rims
My late friend Richard (well, he was always late) had a '60 early T-5 B Cab
with 185x15 (brand not remembered) on 5-1/2" rims.
Richard's car felt as if it had a bit more road handling capability, but it was
very noticeably heavier steering.
My 356 fees very nimble by comparison.
Richard's 356 looked much cooler with the very noticeably wider tires.
I do prefer my 356's feel.
If you can arrange that somehow I'd say, TRY TO DRIVE SOME 356'S
WITH BOTH SIZES.
They are different and I think you will know which is "right" for you.
Rod
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lcpjr@aloha.net

04/25/2001 11:01 PM

I use 165-15 tires on 4 1/2" rims in front, 185/70-15 on 5 1/2" rims in
back. Best of both worlds!
Linus
-----Original Message-----
From: Rodney Jay Baron
To: 356talk@356registry.org <356talk@356registry.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:34 AM
Subject: Best Tire Size

>I am jumping into the reoccurring tire size thread.
Cab
but it was
rdill@cyburban.com


MRoth356@aol.com

04/26/2001 06:38 PM

I had a similar setup for a few years. The only problem I had was that on
sweeping turns over 70mph the grip felt uneven in that the front seemed
"mushier" than the back. Changed to 195 x 65 Pirelli P6000 Summer tires on 5
1/2 rims all aroung. Heavier steering at low speeds but very stable at high
speeds. Mark Roth
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Subject: Re: Best Tire Size
From: "Linus Pauling Jr"
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:01:55 -1000
I use 165-15 tires on 4 1/2" rims in front, 185/70-15 on 5 1/2" rims in
back. Best of both worlds!