[MR2] Rear Tire Sizes
chrissul at comporium.net
Wed Mar 19 13:32:48 EDT 2008
I snagged some summitomo HTR200's for my 14" rims, 195/60 and 205/60's
cheap, wears well, good traction and evne good rain performance
----- Original Message -----
From: <bob-schultz at comcast.net>
To: <DCVRMTRS at aol.com>; <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [MR2] Rear Tire Sizes
>I am not going to get into a deep discussion about tire sizes but I tried
>one aspect ratio up in rear tires on my 91.
> Sitting side by side off the rim there didn't appear to be much difference
> but once on the car it looked like I had put monster mudders on the back
> of the car.
> Don't waste your time trying it.
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: DCVRMTRS at aol.com
>> Hey people,
>> My '91 n/a needs new rear tires, in the 205/60 R14 size.
>> I always used to get them from a dealer near me that seems to always have
>> them on hand. Now, however, they seem as scarce as hen's teeth(!).
>> I have found several places that have 205 14" tires, BUT they are 65 and
>> sidewall height instead of the stock 60. Walmart has Goodyears in
>> R14, W speed.
>> I know these tires will at least go on the rims... a few months ago I had
>> blowout in my '01 Volvo C70 conv. on a family outing to SC from GA. A
>> store in Anderson, SC said they had rear tire in the size I needed
>> ZR17) but they did not. They ended up GIVING me two 225/55 ZR17 tires
>> for my
>> car...and who am I to turn down free tires (plus I was stranded!)?
>> The only difference is that the car was taller in the rear... seems
>> sportier!!! ..and oh yeah.. sometimes the TRACTION CONTROL starts
>> acting up..
>> the more reason to turn it off!! ;-)
>> Anyway, anyone have any experience with going with a taller sidewall
>> height) on their MR2 MKII? Will I be experiencing some tire rub against
>> As the tires I need are rear tires, will having 60 sidewalls in front and
>> in the rear make me look like a "boy racer" and attract young asian
>> (my WIFE especially wants an answer to THIS one...!)?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Craig W.
>> Houston - Atlanta
>> '91 MR2 n/a Red
>> '91 Mr2 Turbo "Blu-ilver"
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