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Tire sizes help needed

Postby jco1971136 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:18 pm

Hi
I need to get 2 tires for the front of my 88 Reliant.
The ones on the car right now are 195/70/R/14 but I cant find any replacements in that size.
I have found 2 used tires in the size of 195/60/R/14.
Would it be OK to use the 195/60/R/14's as replacements?

Thanks a bunch
Jim
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Re: Tire sizes help needed

Postby mikey Cee » Wed May 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Jim the second number is a ratio of the width of the tire to it's height This means that your current tire's width is 70% of it's height. So going to a 60 means it will be slightly narrower than your current tire. So you'll not be running into any tire clearance issues that's for sure. Mike
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Re: Tire sizes help needed

Postby mona's k » Fri May 04, 2018 1:59 am

Maybe you can't find the tires because they are the wrong size? According to what I have looked up they should be 185/70R14, unless it is the version with 13" tires which would then be a problem in finding tires.

Bought 4 new tires for my '82 Lebaron less than a year ago and I found a least 4 tire stores in my town that could get the correct size 14" tires and went with Hankook Optimo H724 for about $50.00/tire installed with a coupon I had. Hankooks Optimo even has the narrow whitewall if you need that option.
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