[Spridgets] tires

Wm. Severin Thompson wsthompson at thicko.com
Wed Sep 10 08:49:34 MDT 2008

185/60-13 work just fine. You may need offset rear springs (better) , or run
a spacer for the rear.

You'll probably run a spacer already for the front wheels for inner rim
clearance (Clarence) for the tie rod end.

No sheet metal pounding is necessary.

-----Original Message-----
From: spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com at autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of
John Caffrey
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:44 AM
To: Matt Hagopian
Cc: spridgets Spridgets at autox.team. Net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] tires

Matt Hagopian wrote:
> hey guys,
> I just ordered a set of Hoosiers 185/60/13. They are ENORMOUS! they are a
> full 1.25" wider then my street tires and have no hope of fitting on the
> bug,
> I need help selecting a good race tire that is in the price neighborhood
> 150 or less. It currently has street tire size 185/60/13. Hoosiers
> tire is a 180. and Avons tire is for 194 each. Could someone pass on some
> advice of which tire to buy and provide a link to it? Racing next
It takes some working of the inner fenders but it is possible, and it's 
what all of the US racers use AFAIK. I just got done making some room to 
fit them to a 62 Mark II square arch. Hopefully Ron, WST, or one of the 
other vintage racers will chime in with some specifics on modifying the 
Bugeye fenders.
Fogelsville, PA

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