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Tyres for 14" Rims
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I am struggling to find a decent tyre to fit my 14x6.5 rims.
What is everyone else running, as the standard 185 60 14 isnt what I want as the rolling diameter is too big.

Posted on: 2020/5/10 6:40
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Re: Tyres for 14" Rims
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I would forget using 185 on 6.5- 175 are better.
They end up less squishy and clear most small datsuns.
TOYO made in Japan cost a little more but last way
better than yokohama and available in 50 / 55 series 14.
Hooned on them daily and at Calder they shined.
My datsun 1000 I had to flare/lip my guards but easily
cleared 14 x 6.5 inch deep dished Indys when using the
165/55/14 slightly stretched.

185/60/14 can be easily put on 8 inch rims
I would go 175 but 165 will be fine in 55s.
just compare prices 175 v 165, 165 might be cheaper.
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https://tyrestretch.com/6.5-165-55-R14 ... 65-55-R14-Dunlop-LM703-3/
https://tyrestretch.com/8.0-185-50-R14 ... 85-50-R14-Dunlop-SP-2000/

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Re: Tyres for 14" Rims
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I've also been thinking about this since I have a set of 14" rims to put on the datto. So keen to see what other people use.

185/55r14 is not a bad match for diameter. 7mm bigger which is close. 185/50r14 are about 12mm smaller diameter than stock.

I believe there's options for both sizes but probably with a lead time.

Posted on: 2020/5/21 22:48
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Re: Tyres for 14" Rims
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I noticed this post today, a bit more info:

http://datsun1200.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=7637&cid=38

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Posted: 2005/12/17 8:28 Updated: 2005/12/17 8:28
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Re: L18
they're off the Aussie R31 Skyline 14*5.5" (Pintara has the same wheels). They fitted well on the front with the Stanza struts, but at this stage I was using the 120Y diff which is same width as 1200, so i had the rear wheels modified to be 20mm deeper dish to fil the gaurds better. I think it had 195/60 R and 185/60 F in this photo. Front gaurds were lipped and trimmed though.

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So I ended up going for 165/55/14 tyres.
They are a much better fit and overall diameter fits in the front wheel well much better.

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Posted on: 2020/7/21 3:25
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Another quick pic of mocking up the rear ride height

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Posted on: 2020/7/21 3:28
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Mega......

Posted on: 2020/7/23 1:48
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Re: Tyres for 14" Rims
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I wanted a big diameter tyre to keep the revs down on the freeway in my a12 120y. My ears were going to fall off in a bloody mess.

I got 14" 200B rims with 165 80 r14. Knocked the revs down almost 1000 but of course the car is slow at take off.

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