[Healeys] more questions on the right tires for a 67 BJ8

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Nov 7 14:38:04 MST 2014

Hence the difference between a nominal 'low profile' tire and a 'standard' tire. I believe the non-low profile tires--the ones with only 2 numbers--are considered to be 80 or 85 (sidewall height as percentage of tire cross-section at max width). 



Sounds like you solved your problem; The 185/70/15 Vredestein is actually smaller in diameter than my 165/15. The 187/70/15 is 25.24 inches overall diameter and my Firestone F560 is 25.43 inches, however your rim is much wider than mine. 

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Bob Spidell < bspidell at comcast.net > wrote: 

My 6in. Dayton rim with 185/70-15 tire spare fits in the boot of my BJ8, but just barely. I had to remove the wood block that anchors the wheel on the rear bulkhead and, of course, I can't strap it down but the boot lid just clears and the wheel never moves even in spirited driving (esp. with all the spare parts, tools, oil, etc. I cram in there). 

Not concours, to be sure, but neither are my tire and wheel selection, and the car is taken on very long distance trips where having a spare tire is essential (I carry plugs and an inflater as extra insurance). 


John A Bahe Sr. 
Cell: (502) 599-2696 
johnbahesr at gmail.com 

More information about the Healeys mailing list