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Postby Pickingscrap » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:34 pm

I know this topic will have had more then a few times round however
I need to know if I can get away with putting 155 65 14s on to a standard
rim before I go and waste money on 4 of them. its the last part I need
before the MOT next week so with funds running low (Christmas) I need to keep
the cost down otherwise I would pay out for like for like tyres.

Why do we have Christmas and buy/get stuff we don't need or want when
we could have Mogg'mas and get car parts instead!?

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby les » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:26 pm

More suited to 4 1/2" rims, I wouldn't want to use those tyres on standard rims.

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm

They are slightly (10mm) more than the recommended width. However half the Minors on the road seem to use this size and I have that size Nankang tyres on one of my Minors and they are absolutely fine. Much less expensive than the 145/80/14 Bridgestones fitted to my other car and very little difference in the drive. I would recommend them without hesitation if you are on a tight budget. Shop around to get the price. I prefer them to the Toyo tyres I had previously.

Only just noticed that you propose a 65 profile tyre rather than 80. Only disadvantage I can think of to that is the gearing will be altered a little. If that doesn't bother you and you can purchase them cheaply, there is no other real reason not to fit them I suppose but I cannot think of any advantage.....
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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby dalebrignall » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:04 pm

yes you can do it , i had no problems

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby SteveClem » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:06 pm

I'm inclined to agree. Ware's put them on my Traveller and they've been just fine. 6 or 7 years ago, getting ready for new ones.

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby les » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:31 pm

As a guy who likes Allegros, being outnumbered is nothing new to me! :D

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby BrianHawley » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Yes, should be fine.

Speedo will be slightly off.

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Re: Tyres....Again!

Postby biomed32uk » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:44 pm

There is some discussion about these in Practical Classic this month, I think some were fitted to Matt Tomkins Traveller as a test.

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