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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: jgalfo ()
Date: November 14, 2020 04:25PM

thanks for all the info, I have settled on 16" wheels and a 225/60/16 tire. it is about 1" in diameter larger than the current 205/70/14 and should increase my speedometer about 1.5% and since it it currently 2mph slow it should make it close to right on. I am waiting for the wheels to come in so no pics yet

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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: November 14, 2020 07:58PM

Good Luck on clearing the front fenders! Let us know.

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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: November 15, 2020 12:30AM

Larger tire usually means a slower reading speedometer.

Paul

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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: jgalfo ()
Date: November 18, 2020 04:18PM

I ended up finding that the 225/60/16 were too wide and tall for the front and rubbed when only slightly turning the wheel, they were fine for the back so I left them. in the front I changed to a 205/65/16 tire which has a diameter of 25.31 inches close to the 25.3 inches of the 205/70/14 and just barely will rub on one side but you have to turn the wheel to the extreme right. the difference in height from front to rear is noticeable but looks cool since I have the lower HD springs in the rear. I plan on playing with the tire pressures 24 front and 32 read to start, anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 18, 2020 05:26PM

8-10 psi difference is what most feel handle and ride the best.

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Re: Help with LM wheels and tires
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 18, 2020 10:06PM

The greater the difference in width front to rear the less pressure difference you will need. Play around with it but I'll bet you end up with around 6psi difference since you have an LM and the size difference.

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