[Healeys] Michelin 175R15 tires and splash panels

Rick Swain rjswain at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 11 11:35:50 MST 2007


I had Michelin 175R15 tires on my BN4 and they did foul the splash guards. I
now have Vredestein Sprint 165R15s and they also hit the splash guards. In
both cases this only happens when the wheels are on full lock for example when
turning to park the car. It doesn't happen on the road because I never turn
the wheels that far. It has taken the paint off small areas on the splash
guards. When I first got the car there were no lower splash guard brackets and
I didn't notice any rubbing. Installation of those brackets pushed the lower
end of the splash guards farther into the wheel wells and I began to hear the
rubbing during parking at full lock. I think if I shorten the brackets a bit I
can eliminate the rubbing but haven't got around to it yet.


Rick Swain

> Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:21:23 -0500
> From: dwhite4949 at wowway.com
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Subject: [Healeys] Michelin 175R15 tires and splash panels
> Listers,
> My 1962 BN7 has Michelin 175R15 tires.  The splash panels which mount at
> the front of the right and left wheel arch are missing and I'm wondering
> if they were removed in order to provide adequate clearance for the
> front tires when making sharp right and left turns.  Question- Any of
> you have this size tire on your car with the splash panels in place and
> if so do you have adequate tire clearance?
> Regards,
> Dan White
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