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pawied Paul Wied
Stockholm, Sweden   SWE
I Gregg,
The tires do look nice smiling smiley.

I am running with 185/60's and am looking into 165/70's to raise the profile a bit.
However, I don't want to lose the 'sport' look with too tall a profile.
Maybe I will look into the 175/70's
Afraid 165/70's will look too 'car' like, and not sporty enough.

/Paul

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Nasher Dougal Cawley/A
Doncaster, UK   GBR
Pirelli make a 145R13 & a 175/70R13. better than Vredestein and they look like period tyres.

I don't understand this avid determination to over tyre these cars backed up by the assertion that they are all over the shop on a 145R13. that must either be a old crap tyre, the car is set up wrong or a driving issue. these cars were originally considered driveable on crossply tyres that had far less grip than a 145R13 radial. particularly one made by the likes of Pirelli with its modern compounds

Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
Need I say more. An original Cross Ply Spare or a 175/70/13 Nexxen Radial. Which do you want gripping the road.



Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -
A truly rust free, garaged in Los Angeles for 57 years Bugeye

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werthie Alan W
Los Angeles, CA, USA   USA
I’m running the re-issued Pirelli CN36 tires on my Bugeye… 185/70X13 mounted on Cosmic wheels… yes, there’s some rubbing at full lock, but “the look” is worth it to me.
Alan in West Los Angeles


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Jim Gruber Avatar
Riverview, FL, USA   USA
Very Nice Alan!

Bugsy now on his way for Painting, Engine and /Tranny out, Engine Compartment almost stripped. OEW with a red interior.



Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -
A truly rust free, garaged in Los Angeles for 57 years Bugeye

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
I agree with Nasher to some extent. Too wide of tires are no better for ride and handling than too narrow. IMO 145's are too narrow but 175's are too wide. Wide tires just give the car more opportunity to be deflected by road defects and are harder to steer.

Nasher Dougal Cawley/A
Doncaster, UK   GBR
a 145 tyre puts more rubber on the road than a 520-13

why is it too thin?

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