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Re: 17" tires...

On Fri, 2 Feb 1996, Michael Spiers wrote:

> indicated that an 8 inch wheel was too wide to run a 205 tire on.  Something

I don't agree with this at all.  205mm is approx 8".  Most racing tire 
companies will tell you to run a wheel as wide or wider than your tire.  
Hoosier recommends a wheel 1 inch wider than the tire (granted, they're 
talking bias ply tires, but still)  My experience in autocrossing, is 
that you can easily put a 205 tire on an 8 inch wheel.  You probably will 
want to use the widest tire that will fit, for ultimate grip, but a 
skinny tire will work on the wide wheel within reason.

Graydon D. Stuckey								
Flint, Michigan   USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon