Stock height with 14" rims

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Nwtercel1
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Stock height with 14" rims

Post by Nwtercel1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:30 am

I shouldn't have a problem getting a set of 14" rims with a more aggressive tires on a stock ride height should I?

I do a lot of driving hunting and on logging roads and want a more reliable tire with better traction then what 13" rims offer.

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Re: Stock height with 14" rims

Post by Petros » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:42 pm

no problem at all. you buy a wider tire with a lower profile so the rolling dia is about the same. In fact when I went to a Michelin 14" tire with 65 percent aspect ratio, my speedo became more accurate than with stock size tires.
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Re: Stock height with 14" rims

Post by Nwtercel1 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:56 am

Cool

Any idea on the largest tire size with 14" rim I can go with?

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Re: Stock height with 14" rims

Post by rer233 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:05 am

I'm running 195/70's on 14" Miata daisys on my '87 FWD. Slight inner fenderwell tire rub when pulling into driveway with steering at full lock. I'm with you- I hate those puny 13" wheels!
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Re: Stock height with 14" rims

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:04 pm

i also went with 195-70-14 on Miata rims,my speedo is with in 1-2 mph with my gps now,lifted 1" on strut spacers
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