[Healeys] Tires for 100-6

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sat Sep 26 14:03:41 MDT 2015

I have 72-spoke Daytons on my BJ8; they are 6" wide.  If Dayton has a 
6.5" rim they must be new (I haven't looked into them in a while).

I run 185/70 Vreds all round; the rears occasionally rub the bolts on 
the bump stops when hard cornering.  Based on this I think 205s would be 
too wide.


On 9/26/2015 12:27 PM, Chris Scholz wrote:
> I am looking into buying new 72 spoke Dayton wire wheels for my '59 100-6 and will also get new tires at the same time.
> Thinking about running staggered sizes --- I am making much more horsepower than stock and was looking at using Vredestein 205/70HR15 for the rear which are 26.3" in diameter and section width is 8.2".
> Front tires could remain stock (165/15) which are 25.43" by Firestone or Vredestein.
> Are 205 section tires too wide for Dayton rims?  Coker says they are fine.  Believe 72 spoke Daytons are 6.5" wide.
> Wondering how it will look with staggered sizes. Anybody else try this?  Thanks.
> Sent from my iPhone
> Chris Scholz OD

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