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175R78 X 14 tires on the front (only) of my LM?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:16AM

A friend of mine offered me these two tires, for next to nothing.

Hardly used, date code from last year.

Due to the onset of arthritis in my wrists and knuckles; I'm trying to get the steering wheel effort reduced on my '65 convertible.

Are these tires considered too narrow/unsafe for my car?

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Re: 175R78 X 14 tires on the front (only) of my LM?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:35AM

If you install them on 6" wide wheels, they should work fine. Are you sure they are not 175/75-14s. Still fine at that size.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 175R78 X 14 tires on the front (only) of my LM?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:36AM

The 185/75 should be fine as well.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 175R78 X 14 tires on the front (only) of my LM?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 07, 2018 11:41AM

How about elec power steering to help you out? EPAS has a system for the Corvair.

[epasperformance.com]

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
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Re: 175R78 X 14 tires on the front (only) of my LM?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:13PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> How about elec power steering to help you out?
> EPAS has a system for the Corvair.
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> [epasperformance.com]


A fine idea; will consider it if/when my budding out arthur-itis gets much worse.

Lott bucks for this early retirement simple civil service sufferer to put out at one time.

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