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Re: 4000 MC conversion

I am running 205-45-16's and have absolutely NO rubbing...
Dunlop Sp w-10 sport V-rated @ $92 each (discount tire)
These tires do wonderful for me I just drove 2500 miles trip with 
some spirited (90mph+) for several hours.... No cornering problems
or tire squeal... they like to take the turns unlike the 205-50-15's I had
turn, tire rolls, then turn a little more and then you turn...
The car really feels like it's on rails now!

Rich Andrews

> Gary,
> 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.
> Thanks again,
> Gary Kaklikian
> '86 4kcsq
> '86 5kcstq
> '93 K1100RS (for sale)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary G. Erickson [mailto:erickson@teleport.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
> this
> > 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.
> Gary,
> 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
> fender liner.
> 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.
> HTH!
> -Gary
> '84 4kq
> '85 turbo GT coupe
> '89 200Q