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RE: 4000 MC conversion
Thanks for the info. 215/40-16 was the size I was going to try, even though
tire choices are pretty limited. I believe it's about .25" shorter and wider
than the 205/50-15 I'm currently running with all-season tires for the
winter. Believe it or not, the front actually rubs on very hard cornering
even with what I think is an extremely stiff suspension. Maybe a front strut
brace will help.
'93 K1100RS (for sale)
From: Gary G. Erickson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 1998 10:41 AM
To: Gary Kaklikian
Subject: Re: 4000 MC conversion
Gary Kaklikian wrote:
> 1)Anyone have any recommendations for a relatively light 16" wheel for
> car? What is the proper offset for this application? What is the largest
> size tire without fender flares? I've already rolled the fender lips. Tire
> Rack says 205/45-16 is the largest size, but I believe some have fitted
> larger sizes. And by the way, my car has been lowered about 1-1/2 inches.
I'm running 215/40-16's on my GT Coupe. They're mounted on a 16"x7.5"
wheel using a 40mm offset. Everything just fits in the front. The back
is OK except when I have the trunk fully loaded (or people in the back
seat) and I hit a decent bump; then the left side tire will rub the
The car is currently lowered about an inch using an Eibach/Bilstein
combination. It rides a bit firmly, but with a decent tire (I'm using
Pirelli P7000 Summer's) it provides more than enough traction to harness
the power of turbo converted GT.
'85 turbo GT coupe