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WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: October 09, 2019 12:42PM

I've located a set of 14 x 6 inch Panasport wheels so now I need to solve the lug nut problem and the tire problem.

I'd like to end up with a somewhat taller tire than the 185-70 13 tires that are on the car right now (stock rims). The dealer is offering a 195-70 r14 tire, don't know the rolling radius yet, but I think that should be a bit larger than the existing tires. Anyone have a comment?

The dealer for the wheels is checking to see if he can come up with 7/16-20 thread lug nuts, but barring that I'd be looking at machining something with a English thread to fit the wheel holes.

Thanks, guys,

John

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 09, 2019 01:36PM

Just be sure to tighten those bolts!

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: October 09, 2019 06:36PM

The 195/70-14 is close to the stock tire diameter.
for comparison I use [tiresize.com]

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 09, 2019 07:24PM

Post a pic of a wheel's center so we can see what you need...

The ones online seemed to be just straight shank.... get some larger shaks locally and turn them down....what I did.

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: Pickle ()
Date: October 10, 2019 08:12AM

Wheels ordered today and will be in hand in about a week. The vendor was able to get the correct lug nuts for the wheels in 7/16-20 thread, so hopefully that issue is resolved. I'll test fit a bare rim to make sure. I plan on getting Michelin Defender series tires so should have a quiet, smooth ride. No plans for autocross or racing.

Thanks for the comments, folks.

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and some old car restorations.

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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: alan_smithee ()
Date: October 10, 2019 05:27PM

idiyaught Wrote:
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> The 195/70-14 is close to the stock tire diameter.
> for comparison I use [tiresize.com]


If these are going on an EM be aware that you may get wheel rub with more than one person in the car. I was running 195/75-14 tires and with a passenger in the car, i had awful wheel rub on turns and when turning into a driveway or dip. The tire actually bent the inner lip on the front passenger wheel well. Fortunately I was able to hammer it back into place and not have it noticeable


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Re: WHEELS AND NUTS
Posted by: deltadave ()
Date: October 10, 2019 05:36PM

195/70r14 tire will be 24.7" Dia.

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