[Healeys] FW: Kuhmos or Vredestein for BJ8

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Fri Dec 14 18:48:10 MST 2007


I ran?Good-Year Eagle GT+4s 195/70-15 on 5.5 X15?Minilite Repro. wheels until the Good-Years were discontinued. 
After diligently searching for replacements?I liked?and that were reasonably priced I purchased Dunlop SP-60 195/65-15. They have worked very well for the first 6,000+ miles. There is rub on the inner splash panel at full lock but I try not to get in a situation where that tight of a turn is required.?

Marion Brantley
BJ8 "Blackie"

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com>
To: Dan Stromquist <dan at warner-associates.com>
Cc: Healey List Emails <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 7:04 pm
Subject: Re: [Healeys] FW: Kuhmos or Vredestein for BJ8

Dan -

For the 5.5" rim you've bought you really should put the 185/70/r15.  If you
were running the standard 4.5" rim then you mount the 165s.  The tread width
should be about the same as the rim width.  if it's too narrow it won't look
right and you could have the bead seperate under heavy use, although this is
admittedly unlikely.


'52 A90
'53 BN1
'64 BJ8

On 12/15/07, Dan Stromquist <dan at warner-associates.com> wrote:
> I am still agonizing over the choice of tires to fit a Dayton 457F heavy
> duty 72 spoke rim.  My choices are as follows:
> Vredestein 185/70/15 (Diameter 25.2, Section Width 7.3, Section Height 5.1
> )
> Michelin XZX 165/80/15 (Diameter 25.4, Section Width 6.5, Section Height
> 5.2)
> Kuhmo 758 165/80/15 (Diameter 25.4, Section Width 6.5, Section Height 5.2)
> Which one looks the best?
> Which one performs the best?
> Dan
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